The author of the book Lord of the Flies, William Golding published this loss of innocence fiction novel post World War II. During this time, the Nazi’s were being heavily criticized by the public for supporting Hitler’s evil ways. In this allegory Golding’s central theme is depicted in this excerpt, “It was simply what seemed sensible for me to write after the war when everyone was thanking God we weren’t Nazis” (Golding). This theme is an accurate representation of the story as it displays how even the most kindhearted, civilized individual can be manipulated into committing acts of evil. Ultimately, the adventurous plot clearly demonstrates how a person with sound morals can lose his or her innocence and turn into
It was the first day of sixth grade and I was waiting outside for the school day to begin. Suddenly a bell rang and everyone began to walk inside. As I walked in, everything was overwhelming and scary, and I wanted to go back to elementary school where I felt less nervous and more relaxed. This relates to The Giver because it is about a boy named Jonas who wants to be given a good assignment for his adult life at a ceremony known as the Ceremony of Twelve. But, he was chosen to become the next Receiver of Memory for his community, and so he begins his training. Then during his training he receives memories in order to give him wisdom to lead his community, but he is conflicted and unsure of what he is supposed to do as he is being asked to do adult tasks.Therefore, the theme of The Giver is that growing up is a challenge for everyone.
Many of us have seen a Disney movie when we were younger. Disney movies captured our attention with their mortals and successful conclusion. The animations and music transform us into a land of magic where anything is possible if we just believe. Disney movies wrapped us in the idea that good always triumphs evil, that happy ever after exists. We have become the generation of Beauty and the Beast, The 101 Dalmatians, Dumbo and Snow White as children now have not heard of these or have watched them. Some of these movies have been recreated and released in high definition and on DVDs in the past few years, but the structure and themes of the movies stays the same. However, we never stop and
Disney is known as a company that has produced all the classics. A majority of the movies that Disney has produced, comes from Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, and Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales have been known for being gory and unpleasant towards certain people. Disney has always been a family friendly company, so they had to change the gory and unpleasant theme of the story to something with a childlike theme.
Imagine being trapped in a community and everyone is the exact same. Imagine feeling not special in anyway. Everybody wears the same clothes, rides the same bike, the weather is always sunny behind clouds, and there is no color. Well Jonas had to live in the society for many years until his world was turned upside down. In The Giver, the Giver is the receiver of memory for the community. The receiver of memory is in charge of the memories of the past that the community doesn’t know about. The ceremony of 12 is when the people of 12 is given there jobs picked out by the elders. The elders are the main committee of the community, they make the decisions. Jonas was then given the one of the highest job of the community, Reciever of memory. The job was rare and only chosen once the old receiver is about ready to pass. The receiver of memory passes the memories of the past that he got from the previous receiver of memory. The Giver is the receiver of memory he gave Jonas memories he never knew about. He transferred them by putting his hand on Jonas’s back and transferring them. When his memory was gone and in the new receiver the memory would vanish from his memory and transfer into the new receiver's memory. Until the new receiver passes the memories on. In The Giver, By Lois Lowry, The theme of, sameness means everything being the same and nothing being different is supported by these symbols: No Color, Bikes, and the weather.
Disney have released the movie Finding Nemo in 2005, about a father, Marlin, horrifically losing his son, Nemo, to scuba diver trying to prove himself. Along the way, Marlin is out to find Nemo as he encounters Dory, which later joins Marlin’s expedition to locate his son. Having a heartbreaking story, Finding Nemo, was a classic Disney movie throughout the years with motivating father trying to have his beloved son back. Which indeed appeal to several generation, hands down one of the best movies in that time. Disney after releasing Finding Dory, triggers their audience nostalgic moments when the movie was first released. As
The movie Shrek is a fairytale that you can watch with family. It’s a movie that not only entertains, but it also teaches valuable lessons. Shrek puts the viewers in awe and gets them excited, so this movie is definitely worth watching! One of the main themes in this movie is the acceptance of people for who they truly are. In this movie we witness a lot of prejudice, or just assumptions. People assume that because someone looks a certain way that they are dangerous. Appearances are deceiving, and this movie shows us exactly that. To begin, you should all know that Shrek is not your normal fairytale. This
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world”-(Albert Einstein). Imagination is one of the varieties of themes that are introduced in Peter Pan. It is demonstrated in the novel in an assortment of ways from the children’s actions to Neverland itself. When you are a child imagination encircles the world like Albert Einstein said, and when you are young your imagination is more vibrant. It also configures as you start to matriculate and start realizing reality. In J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, the theme of Imagination is illustrated by characters, events, and symbols.
I think the theme of this film is exploration. I think this because throughout the whole movie it shows how Indiana Jones travels around the world trying to find the Arc. Like in the beginning of the movie it shows him in South America, then it shows him in Washington, and then it shows him going to Cairo. I think the filmmakers are trying to tell us that if we want something, that we should keep on trying until we get it. The filmmakers are successful showing us to not give up if we want something. Like in the beginning of the movie it shows how Jones goes through traps to get this ancient artifact. After he gets it, someone else takes it from him but that doesn’t stop him from getting the Arc. Another example from the movie is when the girl
Saving Private Ryan is a theatrical masterpiece that incorporates many universal themes that almost all people can relate to. The movie follows a squad of U.S. soldiers as they battle through the trenches of World War II. Directed by the great Stephen Spielberg, the movie is claimed by many to be the most accurate presentation of war in any movie to date. The movie includes several themes that helps captivate the audience and truly help people understand just how horrible war is. The idea of losing loved ones frightens even the toughest of us, and being lost in a foreign land scares many others. Both of these themes are thoroughly explored and propelled onto the audience to experience. The extremely accurate depiction of war, the universal themes that everyone can relate to, and the film being a theatrical masterpiece are all reasons why everyone should watch Saving Private Ryan.
Growing up and being the youngest of three girls means a great deal of dress up, makeovers, tea parties, dolls, princesses, and of course, Disney. The reason I am truly fortunate to grow up in the household I did, is that my loving parents have taught and raised me right. From how to use manners, to modesty and responsibility, they have enforced it all. However, when I wasn’t running around with my family having a blast, I would have one of my parents throw in a Disney movie so all of us could sit around and watch it together. Surprisingly, through all the Disney movies we ever watched, no matter the problem, everything was always better in the end. With this, I believe that most life lessons can be taught through Disney movies.
The Boy in Striped Pyjamas One of the main ideas in the film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas directed by Mark Herman is that friendship breaks all barriers, no matter the circumstances. This is conveyed through the characters Bruno, a naive Christian boy who loves exploring, and whose father is a head officer in Hitler’s army. And his unexpected friend Shmuel, a Jewish boy who lives in a concentration camp on the opposite side of the forest that Bruno and his family live at. This is a very unusual friendship , but because of the two boy’s naive and kind hearts, they physically and emotionally break every barrier in their way that stops them from being best friends. In this Film it begins with Bruno and his family living securely in Berlin,
Disney is one of the most successful and largest companies in the world. They have their hand in nearly every form of entertainment as well as media, and broadcasting. Disney is best known for their animated films, unique cartoon characters, catchy musicals, and fairy tales that most of us were first introduced to as children. They are one of the few entertainment companies in the World whose primary demographic is children and teens. Nearly everybody is familiar with the Disney name and its brand, and its realistic to suggest that nearly everybody has experienced a Disney film and animated character at some point in their lives; which may have helped to influence them or their behaviors or even their
Peter Pan is a timeless tale in which transcends time and culture through its’ underlying themes. Each of the characters fulfilled their roles tremendously, and was able to bring forth these themes in their own unique ways.
Perhaps, the reasons these films are so popular and influential to children is simply because their focus is directed distinctively towards them. Each character in Disney films possesses a distinct personality wherein children who watches these films may tend to characterize themselves as the character also.