Much Ado About Nothing and Good Will Hunting - Self-Discovery

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Self-discovery relies on the learning from others.Self-discovery is defined as “The act or process of achieving understanding or knowledge of oneself.”We all interact with many people who play an influential role in our lives. These people could challenge, criticize, motivate, inspire, or judge us. Through this, we may develop a deeper understanding of ourselves and our abilities. By reflecting upon difficult or unhappy interactions with another person, we might even be able to see these interactions with new eyes. The idea of counterfeiting, in the sense of presenting a false face to the world, appears frequently throughout Shakespeare’s much ado about nothing. A particularly rich and complex example of counterfeiting occurs as Leonato,…show more content…
Again, influenced by the people around him. Similarly, during the film Good Will Hunting, Will counterfeits himself to his new lover, Skylar. “I have 12 older brothers, were scattered all over the place but three live with me” Hiding the shameful fact that he was an abused orphan. Benedick and Beatrice both get soliloquies during the play after being tricked into thinking that one loves the other. Both soliloquies contain the personal growth that they have just encountered through the help of the other people around them. Benedick speaks of Beatrice as “fair”, “virtuous”, and “wise”, which confirms that he has always been in love with her, but had never wanted to admit it to himself. Beatrice has come into realisation of how she was and what she is becoming by discovering her love for benedick. “Taming my wild heart to thy loving hand; If thou dost love, my kindness shall incite thee” The scene with Will and Sean at the pond. Sean has a soliloquy through almost the entire thing; the only shot is an eye-level close up on Sean. It stays on him until he begins talking about love, then the camera very slowly, staying at eye-level, and pans to include Will in the shot. “Michelangelo? You know a lot about him I bet. Life's work, criticisms, political aspirations. But you couldn't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel” This effective technique creates the idea that Will is slowly being exposed by Sean's words.

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