Character Analysis Of Wendy And Lucy: A Forever Bond

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Wendy and Lucy: A Forever Bond In 2008, an independent movie, Wendy and Lucy, was produced. This movie is based off a short story, “Train Choir.” The film stars Michelle Williams, Walter Dalton, and Will Patton. In this movie, Wendy has every reason to break down and give into the typically careless hobo, homeless person 's habits, but she stands above and tries to stay clean, appropriate and happy. While also caring for her dog and make it to Alaska so she can get a job. This film also leaves people inquiring why Wendy is homeless and going to Alaska, and why her sister refuses to help her financially or emotionally. However, among all the obstacles in Wendy’s and Lucy’s story, people can always see the love and connection between these two. …show more content…
Wendy stops in a small town in Oregon to refresh. She wakes up and is asked to move her car, but her car would not start. As a result, the mechanic says it will cost two-thousand dollars to fix. This is just the start of the headaches coming her way. She has no place to sleep after her car is put in the shop. Wendy is forced to take all her belongings from her trunk, stuff them in a small bag, and go on her way. Next, she is caught shoplifting. Then she is forced to ride in the back of a cop car to the station and get fingerprinted not just once, but twice. To top it all off, she even loses her beloved dog Lucy.
When living in poverty people may feel like the world if falling all around them. This happens to Wendy. But above all odds, Wendy puts Lucy first and never screams, or is resentful of Lucy. Their bond of love is unbreakable. One reason for that is, Wendy treats Lucy like her own child. Wendy gives Lucy nicknames, including, “Luc”, “Baby girl” and “Lou.” People only give nicknames to people or animals that they truly connect with and
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Next, Wendy walks to the grocery store and ties Lucy outside so she can go retrieve food for Lucy. Then, Lucy starts barking, While Wendy is walking into the store, she turns around and says, “Hey what did I say don’t be nuisance.” This is an example of Wendy disciplining Lucy; Wendy does this because she does not want Lucy to draw attention. They already are outcasts in a small town. While Wendy is in the store, she walks out to check on her dog. Andy the clerk at the store grabs her and accuses her of larceny. Next, Andy makes her go to the back of the store and show his boss what she stole. It was two cans of dog food for her dog. Andy makes a judgment and says “If you can’t afford a dog you shouldn’t have one.” Andy’s statement was very blunt, but not very accurate. This is because Wendy is doing everything she can for Lucy. Lucy is not shown to be starved or hungry, or abused or mistreated. In fact, Wendy takes Lucy on walks for exercise, because she knows her dog needs it daily. With the little money Wendy, has she still feeds Lucy and cares for Lucy to the best of her

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