Existentialism In The Movie: Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind

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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 …show more content…
For example, Clementine wanted to make sure she never thought of Joel again and went under a special type of brain surgery. This brain surgery had erased everything she had known about Joel. When Joel found out he wanted to do the same. Although he had a hard time of letting go of these memories during the procedure. This shows existentialism in a way that life is all about making choices. Existentialism has many underlying concepts involved which highlights what was mentioned above. From allaboutphilosiphy.org, existentialism is “A person is best when struggling against their individual nature, fighting for life and decisions are not without stress and consequences.” …show more content…
This slogan reflects simply what every person living on this planet wants to do. The slogan relates to Joel and clementine in the same ways. With Joel he knows what he wants to do with his life but is unsure of how to approach it. Clementine has the same intentions but goes about showing it in a different way. She is very outgoing unlike Joel who is shy. She is the same however in knowing what she wants but not sure how to approach

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