Analysis Of The Pursuit Of Happyness

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In 1981, a very smart salesman and family man from San Francisco, CA named Christopher Gardner spends the family savings on "Bone scanning devices ". However, these scanners do not sell. As Gardner tries to figure out how to sell them, he financially breaks the family. He soon loses his house, his bank account, and credit cards, which brings troubles to his relationship with his wife who eventually leaves him. Their son stays with his dad because he and his wife both know that their son is better off with the dad. He is forced to live out in the streets without any money or a wife, nonetheless he is committed to his son. He sees a chance to fight for a stockbroker internship position at a major corporate organization but before he can earn a paycheck, he needs to go through 6 months of unpaid …show more content…
These are a few of life cycle stages, Olson termed common life family events that effect families. For the most part, the father appears to be coping well under the conditions, however, this had to have some kind of mental and physical effect on him. I am glad that the movie showed the father being determined to make it and be apart of his son’s life. I believe this was due to the fact that his father had not been. He was also strengthen and ambitious. Yet, there were times, when he puts both himself and his son in danger. Being hit by a car and sleeping in a public bathroom in the train station, just to name a few. (Olson, 2011, pgs 407-408). Although, there is a presence of a mother in the beginning of the film, as the movie progresses, the mother is absent, so you find the father, being in both the role of the mother and father. Single parent is a very common, but unfortunate reality in this day and

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