Polar Express Psychology

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Innocence, trust, truth, and calmness are all different feelings that one might have or encounter in their life. Most of these feelings are felt as a child and as a parent more often. Blue is conservative and calming in a positive aspect. But blue can also relate to sadness, lonely, cold, or depressing, in a more negative way. You feel these things when you feel betrayed, lied to, or the loss of a loved one. Blue can stimulate so many feelings depending on a situation. The Polar Express and the poem The Side of Truth stimulate different feelings when read but they are intertwined in some aspects. Though written in different centuries, The Polar Express and the poem The Side Of Truth use emotional imagery to emphasize character transformation…show more content…
The blue seen in the movie suggests the truth of hero boy’s thoughts, and confusion. Archetypally, blue is contemplated as “reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention” (Color Psychology Web). The film embodies these exact feelings in hero boy. He is reserved and quite and doesn’t draw attention to himself on the train and tries to stay low during the trip. However, the most significant reference to blue throughout the film is his blue robe, which represents the reserved person he is because of his beliefs. The train is also exemplifies the truth that he can only decide for him self what he truly wants to believe in.
Thomas begins with “truth” and ends the poem with “love”, there is the silly level of tension simply the reason in the side of truth, that all will resolve into a unjudging “truth” which weakens the idea of truth itself. Truth is not essentially not “false”. Just like in The Polar Express, it is not a film that convinces young children to believe in the “big man” it paints a bigger a picture, to believe in what you think is true and believe with all your heart and not let others convince you, you are
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