Tarzan And The Gorillas: Movie Analysis

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A quotation by Eric Thomas admirably alludes to the relationship between Tarzan and his mother, Kala, throughout the movie Tarzan, “It’s not about where you come from, it’s about heart.” Although Tarzan grew up with gorillas, he constantly tried to acquire a sense of belonging to them. Kala, Tarzan’s ape mother, revealed that although visually, they appear notably different, internally, they have the same heart. Through this explanation, he could finally fathom that it did not matter what he looked like because his family would always love him. Tarzan and the gorillas may share tantamount hearts, but they additionally share countless other similarities, including their conversation techniques. The film, Tarzan, exposed numerous concepts of …show more content…
Tarzan truly believed he was a gorilla; he recognized his dissimilar appearance from the others, but he longed to succeed in doing all they could. When you have an idea of what you would like yourself to be, refers to ideal self-concept (Verderber, 2014). Toward the opening of the movie, Tarzan could not keep pace with the other gorillas in the jungle which left him feeling hopeless. However, he pronounced that in order to convince Kerchak that Tarzan could be one of them, he would become the best ape ever. As Tarzan grew up, he was able to swing expeditiously through the vines, climb trees nimbly, and dash through the jungle, keeping pace with the other gorillas. So desperately, Tarzan desired to cohere with his presumed family and have Kerchak welcome him, that he was willing to become all that he could. Indeed, he thought himself to be a gorilla, even though he did not have the biology necessary to actually be one, he took steps which allowed him to be successful in acquiring the behavioral traits that coincide with being a gorilla. Another factor of self-perception, called self-concept, is the perception we have of our skills, abilities, knowledge, competencies and personality, or how we describe ourselves (Verderber, 2014). Moreover, our self-concept, forms by how others react and respond to us as we use peoples’ comments to validate, reinforce, or alter our perceptions of who we think we are. When Tarzan met Jane, she said to him, “Oh, I’m in a tree with a man who talks to monkeys.” This was his first inkling that he had indeed been more similar to Jane than his ape family. This idea further developed as Jane’s father said, “Moves like an ape, but looks like a man.” At this point, it became eminently clarified that Tarzan was in fact a man, not a monkey. In reality, Tarzan matured lacking familiarity about humans, so he just continuously believed he

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