Life Is Beautiful Movie Analysis

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The Holocaust was one of, if not the worst event in world history. Ran by Hitler and his Nazis, this horrific event took place from around 1939 to 1945. During this time period, 6 million Jews, as well as millions of other people, were persecuted by the Nazis, as they were thought to be bad people, even though they did nothing wrong. This event is known as arguably the greatest example of human genocide in history. Because of this tragic event, and all of the bad things that happened during this event, many directors and authors have created movies and books based on these events. Two of these movies include The Diary of Anne Frank and Life is Beautiful. Both of these movies are based on the Holocaust, as well as they both have a theme of …show more content…
The main character in this movie is a Jewish man named Guido, and the story is about his life both before, and after being in a concentration camp. The movie takes place in Arezzo, Italy, between 1939 and 1945, the time of the Holocaust. The story starts off with Guido finding the love of his life, marrying her, and having a beautiful baby boy. However, the movie takes a turn during the second half. In the second half of this movie, Guido and his son, Joshua, are taken away to a concentration camp. Guiodo’s wife, Dora, is not Jewish, but does not want to leave her family, so she comes with them. Guido is successfully able to help Dora and Joshua survive the camp, but unfortunately is not able to make it out himself. Guido is tragically killed by a German Officer at the end of the movie, and Joshua is extremely grateful for what his father did for …show more content…
During the first half of the movie, the mood and tone is very humorous and happy. Guido does some very funny and entertaining things, and the movie is very romantic and happy thanks to the love of Guido and Dora, as well as the birth of their son Joshua. However, Roberto Benigni is able to do a great but difficult thing. This thing is half way through the movie, he completely changes the tone and mood. Instead of happy and light-hearted, the movie becomes sad and depressing, but still keeps it’s humor. Guido and his family are sent to a concentration camp, and are forced to live under harsh conditions, and Guido tries his best to keep his son’s mind innocent, which is very humorous. The movie ends with the reunion of Joshua and Dora, after being saved by the Americans, and after Guido unfortunately dieing. These moods and tones help the audience to like the characters, as they are so lovable, and also helps the movie to be extremely entertaining for the

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