Analysis Of The Movie ' Rain Man ' Essay

1362 Words Nov 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
Rain Man is a movie of psychological change; from beginning to end the persona of a self-centered, egotistical, businessman changes to that of a caring man capable of showing love. Charlie Babbit worked as a car dealership owner, in which he put most of his time and energy into. Charlie can be seen as a pretty lonely person, despite having a girlfriend and living an upper-middle class American lifestyle. Charlie 's mother died since he was a child, and his relationship with his father ended on a negative note leaving Charlie feeling even more isolated after his passing.

Charlie 's past and present behavior in the movie can be seen as influenced by biosocial development. In her article on biosocial development in teenagers, Sheri Oz writes that Biosocial Development Theory refers to the understanding that a person’s whole genetic makeup consistently interacts with the environment at different stages of development, leading to various outcomes (Oz, para. 1). Biosocial development in the teenage years are dependent on developmental conditions from pre infancy and onward. It is a delayed effect, since the effects cannot be immediately seen until later on in life. Although a grown man, a lot of Charlie 's actions are impulsive and flighty, similar to those of an immature teenager. Since the beginning of the movie his past and present ideals are shown, from him running away from home as a teen, his desire for material wealth, elegant childhood home, and demanding personality;…

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