Analysis Of The Movie ' The Natural ' Essay

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The Natural’s Nostalgia

Nostalgia is something that everyone seems to love. The memory of a time that once was, truly brings a great feeling to a person. One clear example of this is the movie The Natural that was released back in 1984. Most of the movie is set in the late 1930s. The story is about the main character, Roy Hobbs, and the series of obstacles that he had to overcome to finally fulfill his dream of being a professional baseball player. In this story, there is a great sense of nostalgia of what America once looked like. The Natural shows America in a different light in comparison to what it is on a day-to-day basis. It gives a glimpse of a more pure America where people could go out to baseball games with no worries, and it seemed that life was more simple and moved a bit slower than the fast pace times of today. The Natural represents a more pure America by the different characteristics of Roy Hobbs, the role of farming in the movie, and the way baseball is displayed in a retrospective light throughout the film. One distinct characteristic of Roy Hobbs that gives off that nostalgia of a purer America is his hard work ethic. The movie may show that Roy Hobbs does just have “natural, God-given” talent, since every time he came up to the plate it was either a big home run or a strike out. But, Roy did have to work hard to get where he wanted be in life. After his near fatal altercation with Harriet Bird, it took Hobbs more than 15 years to finally to get back to…

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