Pursuit Of Happyness

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The Pursuit of Happyness is a film based on a real story of Christopher Gardner, a renowned author, philanthropist, stockbroker, investor, entrepreneur, and a motivational speaker. While trying to highlight the most admired aspects of the life of Gardner, portrayed by Will Smith, the film also depicts the underside of Christopher Gardner. The film took place in San Francisco, California in the year 2006. Christopher Gardner is married to Linda, who for most of the film seems to have an unstable emotion state. The couple one child named Christopher. In Gardner’s household, the means of generating sufficient income to offset the living cost that they occur daily include the laundry job which Linda holds and the selling of bone density scanners, …show more content…
In a research study by Black et al, the impacts of the presence of a father or a father figure in a child’s life were analyzed. The researchers’ objective was to analyze the contribution that an African American father with a low socioeconomic status make to their family and the impact that this contribution, in turn, has on a preschool children’s competence, behavior, and home environment. According to Black et al, paternal engagement with a child can be determined by the status of his marriage. Fathers who are satisfied with their marital life have a tendency to be more involved in the child’s daily life compared to the fathers which are discontent with their marriage …show more content…
However, other films have a tendency to over-exaggerate the psychological concepts to lure in their audience. The Pursuit of Happyness, partially, conveyed the concept behind the role of a father in a child’s life. The film points that although Gardner was not satisfied with his marital relationship he, continued to care for his child. According to the study, it is typical for a father to part away from him children in an unhealthy relation marriage. Another point that the film pointed out is the impact which Gardner had on Christopher. Due to the presence of Gardner in the life of Christopher, he appropriately developed cognitively. For instance, at the end of film, Christopher is telling his father knock-knock jokes that he heard at the daycare center. This development is proven by Black et

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