Essay about Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind

787 Words Nov 11th, 2015 4 Pages
With the word existentialism, you have to think outside of the box on what a definition could be. Although there is a general definition described as a philosophy concerned with finding self and the meaning of life through free will, choice, and personal responsibility (“Existentialism”). I chose the movie entitled Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. Heading into the movie I was not expecting to get any knowledge out of it but to my surprise I did. This movie is one of many great examples of existentialism. This movie focuses on the love aspect that we humans seem to need to fulfill. Although when Clementine and Joel meet for the first time they are not quite sure what to think about each other. They are on the younger sides of their lives still trying to find out who they are. And that is what existentialism all uncovers about a person. When you go on a journey with your significant other, you are able to choose from many different paths in life. Both good and bad, you typically want to choose the good path. We as humans are able to do whatever we want with our lives and that nothing can stop us unless we let it. Clementine is a great example of this, she is very free spirited and loves to live life to the fullest. This quote from Sartre explains this meaning perfectly, “man must create his own essence; it is in throwing himself into the world, in suffering it, in struggling with it, that – little by little – he defines himself.” (Sayre). Joel is the exact opposite of…

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