Snake Eyes Essay

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HUM 101 • Myers
Greek Tragedy Film Analysis

1. Who is the hero of this film and why do you see it that way?
The hero of the film is Rick Santoro because even though yes he has been making decisions his whole life that hurts others. The definition of hero is character should be an admirable person with whom the audience can identify. While Rick does not really follow the description of a knight in shining armor, he still makes the right decision in the end and is willing to serve his time in order to see justice done.

2. Explain the hero’s tragic flaw.
The hero’s tragic flaw is that is Santoro has been bullying people and accepting payoffs for years. He is a greedy person who for most of his life
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While it did have some complex parts to it, overall the plot was pretty easy to see and to guess ahead of time. It did not have many complex turns in it, so overall it seemed like a pretty simple and straightforward plot to me.

8. Describe how well do the actors represent the main characters:
I think that Nickolas Cage is not that good of an actor to start off. He has done a few ok roles in my opinion but I do not hold him in high esteems. When playing Rick, I found him to have done a poor job of playing the character Rick was supposed to be. Rick was supposed to be a all about him, money is the world, and greed is good person. He was supposed to be a person that only thinks about what is in it for him and gets his way by bullying and getting on the good side of others. Nickolas Cage portrayed this, but it just to me did not seem believable.
Not to say any of the actors in this movie did that. I did not find Gary Sinise or Carla Gugino to be all that great either. Carla Gugino I did not find played a good example of what her role needed. Yes she had some nerdy side to her, but someone that would be doing the job she had to do, in movies at least, would be a lot nerdier and I think smarter. Now being smart does not make you street smart at all, she still did not seem to fit the role I thought she needed to. Gary Sinise did come a lot closer to the role I thought he should be. He played a good disgruntled soldier who truly was looking out for the welfare of

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