Essay about Movie Review of The Fisher King

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Movie Review of The Fisher King

Jack, a cynical Manhattan disc jockey plunges into a

suicidal depression when one of his outrageous comments

inspires a crazed listener to shoot seven people in a

fashionable nightspot. Redemption comes in the form of a

derelict, ex-history professor named Parry whose wife was one

of those killed by the sniper. Parry heads a gang of loony

homeless people in the search for what he believes to be the

Holy Grail. Jack helps Parry in his quest and in the process

finds what he had been looking for, too.

Hero’s Journey

The movies main two characters Jack and Parry go

through the hero’s journey of departure, fulfillment, and

return. Parry brought Jack in to his
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Jack no longer knew who he was, and what

he stood for and that is how Parry helped him. Parry, lets Jack

see the life he lead as a bum. As Peer Gyant was obsessed with

sleeping with all women to full fill the emptiness in side, Jack

kept doing things for Parry such as giving him money and

trying to set him up with a girl he loved, hopping it would cure

his guilt and emptiness in side. After Jack gave the Holy Grail

to Parry he felt a sense of peace and control. Also, as did Peer

gyant leaving behind the girl that loved him, Jack left his

girlfriend Anne, because he needed time to think and sort out

his life. Anne waits for Jack and he eventually realizes how

much he loves and needs her.

Parry was a physical hero when he saved Jack from being

beaten to death by the two punk kids in the ally. But he was

also a psychological hero because he helped Jack to keep his

sanity. He took Jack in to the park at night and taught him to

relax by laying naked and watching the stars.

Jack was a psychological hero because he helped to free

the pain in Parry. He helped to get the girl that Parry had

fallen in love with, to notice and taken interest in Parry. He

stole the holy grail so that Parry would no longer have to face

the red knight who tortured Parry. He also, helped Parry
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