Good Will Hunting Theme

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There are several qualities that made me choose the film, Good Will Hunting. The main reason was the emotions that I felt when I watch the film for the first time. As I watched the film, I became engulfed in a world that was very similar to mine. From the story plot to the characters, each aspect of the film seemed to demonstrate the central theme of the film, which was the ability for the protagonist to grow as a person. Will begins the film by being distant from others, which is a common defense mechanism for people who have been emotionally and physically hurt. As the story progresses, Dr. Maguire is the only person who understands how to fully help Will transition from being unhappy to happy. He becomes a mentor to Will by teaching him …show more content…
This central theme holds the plot together because the actions of all the characters revolve around this theme. Will is constantly fighting between trying to improve himself and trying to be safe. For example, Will decides to solve the math theory because he knows he is capable of doing it; however, when Professor Lambeau approaches him, Will quickly scurries off. As the film progresses, Will decides to become emotionally connected and goes to California in order to form a relationship with Skylar. The central theme assists the film in smoothly developing Will’s attitude and behavior. In my opinion, this central theme is a universal theme since it can be meaningful for people of various ages and backgrounds. People often are scared to become emotionally vulnerable towards others because of previous experiences; however, through time people are able to work on forming relationships with …show more content…
For example one complication that occurs during “Act Two” is when Will begins to lie to Skylar. The reason this adds complications is that Skylar continues to ask Will about his family. As a result, this continues to remind Will about a nonexistent family and his bad upbringing. Another complication that occurs is when Professor Lambeau and Dr. Maguire meet up at a bar in order to discuss the direction Will should go in. This leads to Professor Lambeau expressing his distaste with Dr. Maguire for not adding more pressure to Will. This altercation will further expand later on in the film. Through these different complications, the dramatic tension begins to rise until it finally reaches the

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