Soul Surfer is an inspirational film. It is filled with drama that turns the audiences’ world upside down. Grasping humanity, the movie pulls it in and transforms it into something beautiful. It is founded on a true story about Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm during a vicious shark attack. Sean McNamara, the director, planned to film the movie shortly after the attack in 2003. Seven years from the plot of storyline, it premiered in theaters in April 2011 as a PG movie. Its purpose was to inform viewers that all things are possible. In the movie Sean presents that, people can overcome life challenges with perspective, determination, and support. Soul Surfer is about over coming fears in light of a misfortune.
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This word, soul, is depicted by Sean as a symbolism of Hamilton’s beliefs as a Christian and her passion for surfing.
Evaluating the film, one may find it is organized into numerous themes such as: love, trust, family, following your dreams, and Christianity. These themes happen to be a strong points in this movie because they all this should be valued. Love is presented through the help of family and friends after the shark attack, the community members that welcomed Bethany home, and the help the youth group showed on their mission trip. During that mission trip, they had to learn to trust her when she offered help. In addition, Bethany had to put her trust in God with her current situation. At first, she was shaky and a little uneasy about it all, but soon she came to know that her faith is all that she really needed. Family is a big theme in this movie, considering it was the foundation in which Bethany was rooted. They were there for her to support her, and help her when she needed them. Although there is no perfect family, we also know how important family is. Additionally, this movie taught that we have to overcome obstacles to achieve our dreams. Everyone has a dream, but few take the necessary to make it come true. Where an individual is from or what they encounter in life cannot stop a dream from coming true. All viewers can relate to something bad
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The theme -family and friends are a powerful force to help people through their struggles- is shown very clearly in the story Inside Out & Back Again as well as in my life.
Another theme heavily shown throughout the book is people are defined by the choices they make. Ben left his little sister Sissy to die even though he may have been able to save her, because he left her therefore he now vows to not run from danger/things that scare him. On top of that, Cassie promised Sammy that she would find him, and because she made that promise she will stop at nothing to be with him again.
This quote is very vital in the story, Because it takes a strong character to go through what Bethany did.Through this quote you understand Bethany more and how she was so determinated to get back to surfing. This shows that Bethany got her character from her parents, and that she got her work-ethic from them.
Soul Surfer is based off of the true story of how a young girl, Bethany Hamilton, lost her arm due to a shark attack. Bethany was 13 years old at the time her attack occurred on the morning of Halloween 2003. Bethany was surfing with her best friend, Alana Blanchard, along with Alana's dad and brother in a place known as "The Tunnels" or Tunnels Beach which is located on the North Shore of Kauai. Bethany was laying on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when out of the blue the shark attacked her and took her arm almost to her armpit. The remainder of the movie shows how Bethany coped with her injury with the help of her community, as well as her re-learning how to surf and go through her daily life as normal as possible. This film's estimated budget was about $18,000,000.
At the beginning of the book, there is a part that starts the story and how it affects them later in their lives. When Raina races against her friends to go home, she trips and knocks out her two front teeth. This shows me the theme of how all things, and even things that are meant to be fun or enjoyable may have some weird/terrible consequences. It also shows us how the relationship between her and her friends in another scene in the beginning of the story is that I saw for the theme friendship was when Raina came back to school the day after her teeth were knocked out and people were wondering how was her and if she was okay. Then more people come over and then they ask her if she saw the blood and how much blood there was and if Raina cried. This shows that her friends do not care for her as much and would rather hear Raina’s story from a different side than her own. A theme that seems great for the both scenes that work together is most people
The theme of the story is under some circumstances people can be blind to the truth. Character Edie determines the style of the story by talking about the circumstances of her life as a fifteen year old girl and as an older woman. She retells the stories of those that she has known, and the man that she believed she loved deeply. Sometimes the things we want to happen may not be the things that life has for us. We need to be open to all the opportunities in life that are different from what we believe.
1. Soul Surfer takes place in Kauai, Hawaii. In the story, the main character-Bethany Hamilton- is an extremely talented surfer. Her whole life basically revolved around surfing, she loved it more than anything else in the world. Bethany spent most of her time in the water, either practicing or competing. Until one day during a practice session with her best friend, Alana Blanchard, something tragic occurred. Bethany was attacked by a 14 foot tiger shark. Alana, and her father and brother rushed Bethany to the hospital, in fear that she might die. Ironically, Bethany’s father was getting surgery that day, and he left his room so that his daughter could be helped. It was her and her family’s faith in God
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“Life is a lot like surfing…When you get caught in the impact zone, you’ve got to just get back up. Because you never know what may be over the next wave” (“Soul Surfer”). Bethany Hamilton endured a very traumatic experience in her life, and this is why she is known as the “Soul Surfer.” The difficulties she faced and overcame were truly remarkable.
In conclusion, the three most important themes to me in the story, abuse, fear, and karma are what made the story so good. He abuses her, she has fear, that he pokes fun at, and he is punished for his actions. Her greatest fear saved her from enduring anymore abuse from
To begin with, one major theme that continuously played a part throughout the entire book is desire. To many of the characters, it was the one urge that they could never overcome. One
Good vs. evil, greed, social oppression, we see it all around us and more importantly it shows up in the books we read. The themes good vs. evil, greed, social oppression, they all show up the book The Pearl, by John Steinbeck to help you find general topics in the story and to show the reader the impact that the different themes have on the story. In The Pearl the many themes in the book help you see big and small impacts to characters and the world around them, the themes also help you convey the main idea of the story. The book The Pearl, by John Steinbeck has different themes that incorporate into the story, and impact the book from the beginning to the end. All of the themes throughout the book work together and impact the story
Bethany Hamilton is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off. On the morning of October 31, 2003, Bethany went out to surf at Tunnels Beach in Ha'ena with her best friend, Alana Blanchard, and Blanchard's father and brother. While lying on her board,she suddenly felt intense pressure on her left arm and was pulled back and forth for a few seconds. Originally feeling no pain, she noticed the water around her had turned red, and her friends realized that her left arm had been bitten off nearly to the shoulder. The process of healing after that was challenging and hard for her, but she overcame it with her faith in God and hard work.
The 2011 film Soul Surfer is based on true events about the life of surfer Bethany Hamilton. When she was a teenager, Bethany was attacked by a shark while surfing. She lived, but ended up losing her arm and threatening to end her competitive surfing career. However, she retrains herself to surf in spite of her injury. The film takes place in Kauai, Hawaii. Hamilton's life is surrounded by surfing and surfers; her entire family surfs. Their emotional support and Bethany's faith help her to garner the psychological strength the protagonist needs to overcome the adversity of the shark attack.