Gru Themes In The Movie

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Register to read the introduction… During the first scene of the film, it is very evident that Gru does indeed possess a very negative mind-set, on all things in his life. This is illustrated to us through his demeaning body language and his agitated tone towards others, “Go away. I’m not home”. Further into the movie, we see Gru’s relationship with the little children cultivate into a loving and caring relationship, as Gru opens up to the children and saves them from the notorious villain named Vector. Furthermore, the relationship between Alex and Marty is a love-hate one. They are always quarrelling over the smallest of issues, but always hold together a true and meaningful relationship. When the protagonists first arrive on the island, they are hateful towards each other and blame each other for one another’s dismay. As the film progresses on, and the relationships kept strong, they are able to over come these adversaries and develop a positive perspective of the island. The tone and body language of the characters when they are enjoying the facilities they have constructed, illustrate to us that relationships will develop into understandings of a person’s true …show more content…
Gru is a super villain, who hasn’t been very successful in his meddling with society and is therefore frowned upon by the other super villains (Vector) and also by the Bank of Evil. No one is able to truly understand or open up to Gru because of his spiteful nature and malignant characteristics. The juxtaposition of Gru’s house to all the other houses in the neighbourhood, portray to us that the people who aren’t accepted into society will stand out the most and that the people who aren’t accepted, will not be understood for who they are. Similarly to this, in the film Madagascar, Alex comes to the sudden realisation of his primeval desire after attacking his good friend Marty while they were running through the field. The use of pathetic fallacy in the scene where Alex isolates himself in the pouring rain, exemplifies Alex’s remorse towards Marty, and he succumbs to the fact that he indeed has become a wild creature. Through accepting his own ways, Alex is able to protect his dear friends and once again be accepted back into the group

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