Love, And Character Analysis: Thelma And Louise

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Jennifer Vo Thelma and Louise is a story about two women who decide to go on a trip, but it does not go as planned. The premise is a classic adventure story about friends who plan a great adventure; however, they hit bumps in the road, but the problems they endure help them define themselves. In the three act breakdown, act I is the planning of the trip to taking off on the trip, act II is the runaway from all their troubles, which leads to act III Thelma and Louise tries to escape and their official acceptance of an identity as criminals. The film sets up their escape perfectly through the methods of character development and foreshadowing. Character development allows the viewer to come to terms with the ending of the film. Furthermore, …show more content…
We get to see how different they are. Their contrasting personalities creates an interesting dynamic. Thelma in act I is nervous to go against her husband and go on the trip with Louise. Thelma is also not brave compared to Louise. It takes awhile before Thelma gets fully comfortable with the idea of going on the trip without her husband 's permission and finally sees that her husband is an awful person. This is fascinating because one of the themes of the film that is displayed in act I is that men are always obstacles in Thelma and Louise’s journey. Therefore, men are the antagonists of the film. On the other hand, Louise is confident, upbeat, and bold. Louise is also a waitress, and Thelma is assumed to be a housewife. They have different lifestyles as …show more content…
I think the turning point was when Thelma and Louise pulls the truck driver to the side of the road and shoots the tank of his truck to create the explosion when they are driving off. This scene is a turning point because it demonstrates that Thelma and Louise cannot turn back from their life of crime and have accepted a criminal identity; subsequently, completing their character arc. Some interesting aspects of mise en scene in this particular scene is Thelma wearing sunglasses, it is set during the daytime in a deserted area, the truck driver’s American flag cap, the truck, and the fire from the explosion. The scene taking place in the daytime can demonstrate Thelma and Louise are no longer afraid of their criminal identity and will commit crimes in daylight. Moreover, Thelma wearing sunglasses gives off a composed and a carefree attitude. Additionally, when Thelma picks up the truck driver’s hat before driving off can indicate the cap as a prize in their quest for

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