Where the Wild things Are Film

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To escape the reality of this undeniably complicated world, would be something so distant to even consider, yet it would not be impossible to. The film “Where the Wild Things Are” unconsciously portrays an attempt at this escape through the leading role, Max and his fellow Wild Things. Max’s Journey could be considered a quest for sanity and morality in the sense that his everyday life initiated him to escape this reality and experience a much preferable life in which would be considered his safe space, where he was unknowingly faced with his own deepest aspects of himself through the personalities and conflicts of others leading him to further learn his place in the world. It is evident that Max tries to escape his reality and get …show more content…
Max used a fantasy world to help him better understand and cope with his emotions and problems. Through the wild things brought a sense of comfort and left Max feeling wanted, which was something he was deprived of at home. The wild things were alike Max in various ways, he felt welcomed, safe, understood and most of all wanted. It is merrily obvious that without fantasy, it is nearly impossible for a child to fathom the more complicated things in life on their own. Through fantasy brings understanding and the ability to keep continuous hope through life because with imagination comes hope and imagination is the root to all beginning of understanding.

Max begins to find sanity through the wild things, he experiences every feeling he has dealt with through the personalities and situations of his fellow friends. Through dealing with the emotions and conflicts of the wild things, each character easily becomes scene as a shadow of one of Max’s feelings. Whether it be through Carol, who seemed to have similar attributes as a father figure, yet was just as out of control as max was said to be, or Alexander who was neglected and belittled compared to others, just like Max was. All the characters in some way project Max’s personality and put a twist on his reality so that it is based on them instead of him, which allows him to better understand and deal with such concepts and issues. A great poet Schiller once said “Deeper meaning…