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    In the movie, Unbreakable, directed by M. Night Shyamalan the main character David Dunn has a sharp intuition, better than average strength, and a natural immunity to getting injured or sick, rather than superpowers that his son and Elijah Price believe him to have. To begin with, David Dunn has honed his instincts to sense danger due to his current position as a security guard. From many years as a security guard, David has gained the ability to sense criminals. However, this is not a supernatural

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    compromised and his life aside from Cole seems to be one foot in the grave. Through lighting, angle shot, and color scheme techniques M. Night Shyamalan artfully, and creatively represents the theme of destiny fulfillment

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    existence man has struggled with that question. M. Night Shyamalan gives a new look at that question in a sci-fi blockbuster film, Signs, as he follows the path of a family, already struck by crises due to their mother dying, as they are trying to survive an alien invasion of Earth. Shyamalan effectively conveys his theme of man’s struggle with God and belief of something else out there through the use of symbolism, flashback and conflict. The main way Shyamalan reveals his theme is through symbolism. He

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    its existence? Men struggle with this concept throughout their whole life. M. Night Shyamalan shows this concept in his film Signs as he goes through a journey of a family that struggles with an alien invasion. During the film, Shyamalan reveals the theme of man’s struggle between belief in faith and the nonexistence of a higher power through his use of allegory, symbolism, and flashback. One of the ways Shyamalan reveals his theme is through allegory, showing that just because something

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    produced by M. Night Shyamalan the main characters are Graham, Merrill, Bo, and Morgan. In the film, the author uses flashback, allegory, and characters to convey the message to us that everything happens for a reason. Weather we understand the reasoning or not is up to us. In this film the author incorporates the theme by using flashback. Shyamalan uses this literary device to build wonder inside of the audience, and later gives us a reasoning for everything that is taking place. Shyamalan gives us

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    opinions. M. Night Shyamalan made a film about how there could be something other than humans outside the universe. The movie was called Signs. It shows how this guy Graham lost his wife and loses his faith in God. Then all these signs start showing up and some people believe it is aliens and others believe it is just someone playing a joke. M. Night Shyamalan shows the theme throughout the movie by flashbacks, symbolism , conflict, character, and allegory. The primary way M. Night Shyamalan

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    of Hippo & Kahlil Gibran). In the movie Signs (2002) M. Night Shyamalan shows the quest of faith, how it grows, and how it can waver. Like Graham learned we can see signs if we look close enough and everything is connected in a way. M. Night Shyamalan uses symbolism, allegory, and flashback to reveal the theme, that there are no coincidences, everything happens for a reason, and there are signs of a higher power around us. M.Night Shyamalan uses these literary devices to represent religious ideas

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    Would you consider this luck or would you say God was protecting you ? In the 2002 movie “Signs”, director M. Night Shyamalan effectively used the story of Graham (Mel Gibson) and his brother Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix) to portray the universal theme of people struggling with faith and belief in God or any higher power using flashback, symbolism and conflict. In the screenplay M. Night Shyamalan uses flashback to support his theme. During the story Graham has a flashback to his wife’s last words. His

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    Signs is an American Science Fiction Thriller made in 2002. It was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and produced in part by his company Blinding Edge pictures. Mel Gibson, Rory Culkin, Joaquin Phoenix, and Abigail Breslin play the main characters. The movie touches on the subjects of faith, family, grief, loss, and recovery. The movie has been construed by many to use aliens as its primary antagonist, but I did not find that to be true. The film was nominated for many awards and won several

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    Applying post-structuralism and ecocriticism to ‘The Happening’ ‘The Happening’ by M. Night Shyamalan, is an apocalyptic film about plants striking back against humanity by spreading neurotoxic chemicals which induce humans to commit suicide. According to the director, this film was created to raise awareness on what humans are doing to the environment. He elaborated saying that humans today think that they are above nature, when in fact, we are at nature’s mercy because natural disasters like tsunamis

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