Look Both Ways Essay About the Theme Fear

707 Words Dec 15th, 2012 3 Pages
CRAM Exclusive
Essay Sample
Fears can paralyse individuals by making them feel anxious and paranoid with their lives and surroundings. They would be constantly worried about what’s happening around them, which causes them to feel restless and isolated. In ‘Look Both Ways’, Meryl experiences her fear with death after attending her Dad’s funeral and witnessed a man getting run over by a train. She realises that death can happen to anyone at unexpected times. She starts to perceive negative things and death happening to her.

middle of document…

Nick is accepting the fact that he has cancer while Meryl is still dealing with grief, and they both don’t know whether they should tell each other their problem and what to talk about otherwise. Sarah Watt uses photo montage to show others Nick’s feelings and thoughts at times. The different images flashings in his mind to show what he is thinking and his fears of having cancer as well as the memories that he is unable to discuss with anyone. Fear often effect the ability of people to express their emotions and unable to connect with others making them paralysed and isolated.

While some are paralysed by fear, some deal with it by facing it and making a decision. By making a decision, they can become a better person and not feeling anxious all the time. In ‘Look Both Ways’, Andy is a journalist who uses media as a way to deal with anxiety and has an obsession with suicide. He is also very insensitive and inconsiderate of others. Nick is afraid of responsibilities and doesn’t like kids, he likes his single life where he is able to do whatever he wants. Although he is living a single, he is depressed and has a dark personality because of the fact that he is alone. When he got Anna pregnant, he thinks that she’s done it on purpose to pin him down in a serious relationship with responsibilities. However, in the end, Nick decides to face his anxiety by making a decision
CRAM Exclusive

Related Documents

  • Look Both Ways Essay

    The film “Look Both Ways” directed by Sarah Watt explores many ideas such as fear, religion/faith, and loneliness. These ideas are portrayed to the viewer using a variety of visual techniques such as animation, photomontage, transitions, close-ups, adjacent worlds, music, tracking, still shots, sound effects and cuts. The idea of fear of various characters is portrayed in the film using a variety of techniques. Watt uses animation when Meryl is walking and imagines someone coming up to her and

    Words: 741 - Pages: 4
  • Essay about Look Both Ways

    Look Both Ways is an Optimistic Film. To what extent do you agree? Sarah Watt’s film, “Look Both Ways” depicts the initial inability of people to deal with grief but with understanding and communication its shows everybody is capable of dealing with pain. Presented when fear had taken control of the Western World as a result of the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, Watt convinces the audience that there can still be optimism which leads happiness even when people are fearful

    Words: 1415 - Pages: 6
  • Look Both Ways Essay

    Look both ways shows us that tragedy is a part of life. To what extent do you think this is true? The Australian film “Look both ways” directed by Sarah watt explores many enduring aspects of the human situation and examines the changes that can potentially occur during the course of one’s daily life. The film treats a range of issue of practical, emotional and psychological as well as our different characters in changing life situations can impinge upon other characters both in a positive and negative

    Words: 717 - Pages: 3
  • Look The Other Way Essay

    Before explaining how human factors affect aviation safety we need to understand what human factors are. The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) definition of human factors is,” A multidisciplinary effort to generate and compile information about human capabilities and limitations and apply that information to equipment, systems, software, facilities, procedures, jobs, environments, training, staffing, and personnel management to produce safe comfortable, and effective human performance.(p

    Words: 1484 - Pages: 6
  • the messenger themes essay

    Novel Essay The Messenger “Everyone can live beyond what they are capable of.” Discuss in relation to ‘The Messenger” The Messenger by Markus Zusak shows us that everyone can live beyond what they are capable of. As the protagonist Ed, helps those in need, he is challenged to do things beyond his capability. In the beginning, Ed is described as the ‘epitome of ordinariness’ and he is called a ‘dead man’. The reason for this is because he has no meaning to his life and nothing to live for, no

    Words: 1034 - Pages: 5
  • Fear and Foresight - Essay

    Fear and Foresight Fear is “a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger” (Webster‘s dictionary). Fear is also the best way to disrupt one’s foresight creating corrupted decisions. To achieve this level of understanding, so that one’s decisions will be made effectively, one must understand him or herself well enough to be able to cut out the emotion and think rationally. Recalling experiences from the holocaust Fear tended to come when there was no hope or faith in the novel Night, by award

    Words: 1032 - Pages: 5
  • Essay on The Theme of Rappaccini’s Daughter

    “Rappaccini’s Daughter” – The Theme                 In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s tale, “Rappaccini’s Daughter,” the dominanat theme is the evil within mankind. This essay intends to explore, exemplify and develop this topic.   Hyatt Waggoner in “Nathaniel Hawthorne” states:   Alienation is perhaps the theme he handles with greatest power. “Insulation,” he sometimes called it – which suggests not only isolation but imperviousness. It is the opposite of that “osmosis of being” that

    Words: 2256 - Pages: 10
  • Crucible Essay: the Fear of Power

    The Fear of Power Fear can be a profoundly persuasive tool. Looking back at the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692, and later on in the McCarthy trials, you can determine that fear was a ruling factor in the behavior of those involved. Arthur Miller was unmistaken when he stated in Why I wrote The Crucible: An Artist’s Answer to Politics by Arthur Miller that “fear doesn’t travel well; …it can warp judgment” (1). The fear that was instilled upon the people of Salem was that if anyone opposed the

    Words: 688 - Pages: 3
  • The Stones Cry Out Themes Essay

    The Stones Cry Out: Analytical Essay In Hikaru Okuizumi's book, "The Stones Cry Out", we follow a man named Manase through his life after the war. Although this seems like just a look on a mans life, there are many themes that tie us in. Hikaru uses many literary elements to develop those themes. Four of those elements are complication, false assumptions, flashbacks, and foreshadowing. Although there are many key themes, the two I noticed the most were the psychological effects of war and family

    Words: 766 - Pages: 4
  • “When I Have Fears” and “Mezzo Cammin” Essay

    Stephanie Villalobos Mr. Domingo AP Literature; Period 2 August 23rd 2010 “When I Have Fears” and “Mezzo Cammin” Essay In the two poems, “When I Have Fears” by John Keats and “Mezzo Cammin” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, both of the poets deal with the death that they believe is quickly approaching them and think back to their regrets in life. Keats during the time when this poem had been written had just seen his brother die of tuberculosis and due to this he believed he too would soon die

    Words: 983 - Pages: 4