Essay on Analysis Of The Movie ' The Night Face Up '

1270 Words Feb 20th, 2016 null Page
Discoveries can be self-driven initiatives, or thrust upon us through unwitting circumstances, compelling us to examine core beliefs about ourselves and ultimately renewing our perceptions of the world around us (epistemological). Ang Lee’s film Life of Pi (2012) is not merely a triumphant masterpiece of cinematic diversity but a fantastical trajectory of the human soul from a position of spiritual and emotional disorientation (theological) and into a habitat of inner clarity and gratification, eventually leading to a shift in worldly perspectives. Thus Lee uses Pi, whose inner workings of the mind are representative of an ongoing pattern of mathematical obscurity, to lead audiences to the collective belief that effective discoveries possess elements of irrationality, often distorting the line between perception and reality (ontological). Despite the contemporary framework of the film, these transcendental values are equally prevalent in a much older and traditional paradigm in which Julio Cortzar’s short story, The Night Face Up (1967) emerges. Cortzar presents the ebb and flow between reality and the subconscious and ultimately the protagonist’s discovery of his terrible denouement as a result of the inseparability of such constructs within his mind. If I have time to discuss my second related text, Ulysses I will add: Much like Lee, Alfred Tennyson’s Ulysses (1887) confronts readers who live a moribund reality and attempts to remove them from a stance of physical,…

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