Essay about Beasts Of The Southern Wild By Cormac Mccarthy

1432 Words Jun 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
All composers hold a mirror to what they consider to be the key aspects of their perception of our common humanity. Through Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending, it is apparent that each composer perceives our common humanity in a different light. These compositions are set in a time nearing the end of life as humankind apprehends it to be, thus creating high levels of uncertainty and unrest within society. It is under these conditions that the audience is able to comprehend the different ways in which each composer discerns our common humanity.

Throughout Beasts of the Southern Wild, Zeitlin explores the notion that a person’s worldview is tied to where they came from. For Hushpuppy, the main protagonist in the film, her worldview revolves around the idea that every individual has an important role to play in the universe. This is exemplified when Hushpuppy claims “The whole universe depends on everything fitting together just right. If one piece busts, even the smallest piece, the entire universe will get busted.” From this analogy, it can be deduced that Zeitlin’s perception of humanity has been reflected in Hushpuppy’s character. The sense of responsibility that Hushpuppy feels towards the universe is likely to have developed as a result of the experiences that she endured whilst living in the poverty-stricken Louisiana bayou, known as the ‘Bathtub’. Consequently, this demonstrates the…

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