Argumentative Essay On The Movie Inside Out

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I have seen the movie Inside Out a couple of times now and every time I watch it, the signs of depression given off by the main character Riley become more prevalent. Her family moved from Minnesota to San Francisco due to her father changing jobs. She was not very excited about the move but was forced to start a new life with her family. She was unable to play hockey with her old team and had to attend a new high school. The point of view of the movie is from inside Riley’s head. It features her emotions Joy, Fear, Anger and Disgust as the main characters. These emotions help the viewer understand what is going on in her mind and how she is coping with all of the new changes she is experiencing.
Depression can be causes by a stressful environment, among many other things. Riley’s experience of moving was not particularly great. She had imagined her new house to be these extravagant places and it turns out that she was extremely displeased with the new house. The outside was a
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As she walked closer to the school she began to become nervous but knew there was nothing she could do to avoid going to class. She immediately spotted the cool girls and desired to be friends with them. When the teacher called on Riley to stand up and say something about herself she began to become sad while she was reminiscing about all of her family’s traditions and the fun times they had together at her old house. She was sad because she knew that would never happen again. She cried in front of her whole class and after that she knew that she would never be accepted by the cool girls. One of the other causes of depression according to the Diathesis-Stress Model is social rejection. She felt as though she would not be accepted at the new school in addition to feeling unhappy about not being able to experience the enjoyable times she had with her family before

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