Drugs In Requiem For A Dream

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The movie “Requiem for a Dream” is a film that demonstrates how drugs can slowly deteriorate a person and the willingness to do whatever possible to get the drugs. My first thoughts on the film is that it seems to be about drugs and sex, however the main idea is to show how drugs can affect a person and the people around them. The movie exhibited four individuals, all different cases, and each their own obsessions to accomplish their goal of being skinny and beautiful, being rich, or just simply getting “high.” Anyone can get addicted to substances or certain behaviors, but not many can stop their addiction. Throughout the film, I came up with questions such as, why did they get addicted? How long will it take them to realize that they have …show more content…
Unlike Sarah, she wanted to lose weight and eat whatever she wanted, but towards the end of the movie she was taking more pills than prescribed to her and drinking coffee only. Sarah’s hallucinations of the refrigerator going towards her and opening up with foods that she wanted was more about self-control than, the drugs. She was seeing this even before the diet pills, but the drugs made the hallucinations worse. Sarah lost her sense of reality and she did not realize that she had an addiction. The movie really showed Sarah and her experience with her addictions in a good and accurate way because food can be an addiction and it's hard when a person wants to lose weight fast and easy. Sarah’s addiction with her diet pills is something that can happen to anyone who becomes obsessed with their weight loss goals. There are a lot of stories online about young women and men who take diet pills to increase their weight loss process, but then end up addicted to the substance. Many, like Sarah, would do anything to get their pills and were willing to pay whatever the price …show more content…
There different ways that heroin can be used, such as smoking it, injecting the drug into body, and snorting it through the nose. Harry enjoyed injecting heroin into his arm. In the beginning of the film he is trying to sell his mother’s television in order to get heroin. My first thought of this behavior was that an addiction can make a person violent and ruthless. People who are addicted to a substance will steal from their own friends and family. Addiction is hard to stop and the body will start to breakdown if a person beginning to detox or goes without the drug for more than they are used to. Harry is a great example of a person who’s on heroin because he does it for the “high” and to escape the reality, which is a reason why many individuals use drugs. Harry’s ambition grew when he learned at he could buy a large amount of heroin and sell it in smaller amounts and make a profit. The idea of selling drugs and making profit is a thought that many young people think of because it’s easy money and it’s a get rich quick. What most people do not think of is the risk of getting murdered or being caught by

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