Me And Earl And The Dying Girl Analysis

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Personal response of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

This coming-of-age film is about an isolated, high school senior named Greg, who tries to blend through crowds and makes parodies of classic films with his friend Earl. Greg’s mum forces him to befriend a girl named Rachel who has been diagnosed with stage 4 leukemia. The film overall is not about cancer but explores the main themes of friendship and life itself.

One of the huge themes presented in this film is the authentic friendship between Greg and Rachel, and it’s goes against cliches because they do not fall in love and love relationships are very common in films. Greg’s character lacks confidence and pride in himself. He wants to avoid enemies in
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But in Greg’s one sided perspective, he instead lashes out on her because he is upset. Rather than being compassionate for the person, he is mad at the fact that he let himself care for someone and will ultimately get hurt. Rachel states, “Yeah, it is my life, it’s me who has to lie in bed all day, with a shaved head getting weaker and uglier and more miserable with no hope in sight, I’m the one who has to suffer through with this, not you, so don’t yell at me.” Often when someone is sick we tend to forget about the patient and what they might be going through. As a teenager you often think it’s about you but we realize that it’s not always about you. With Greg’s insecurity leads to his self-absorption and it consequently ends up to ruining his two friendships, who he stops seeing for a short while. We learn at the end that time is too short to stay mad at each …show more content…
But in Greg’s one sided perspective, he instead lashes out on her because he is upset. Rather than being compassionate for the person, he is mad at the fact that he let himself care for someone and will ultimately get hurt. Rachel states, “Yeah, it is my life, it’s me who has to lie in bed all day, with a shaved head getting weaker and uglier and more miserable with no hope in sight, I’m the one who has to suffer through with this, not you, so don’t yell at me.” Often when someone is sick we tend to forget about the patient and what they might be going through. As a teenager, you often think it’s about you, but we realize that it’s not always about you. With Greg’s insecurity leads to his self-absorption and it consequently ends up to ruining his two friendships, who he stops seeing for a short while. We learn at the end that time is too short to stay mad at each

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