The Movie ' Fantastic Mr Fox ' Essays

791 Words May 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
The movie “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is about a Taoist concept called Inner nature. In the book “The Tao of Pooh,” the author, Benjamin Hoff, states that Inner nature is beyond the power of the intellect to measure or understand (38). Furthermore, Hoff explains that Inner nature is the concept that everything has its own unique function (40). In other words, we cannot scientifically understand Inner nature, but only know that everything in nature has its own unique purpose including individual humans. My goal is to show the various stages the character Mr. Fox experiences in understanding his Inner nature.
The opening scenes of the movie “Fantastic Mr. Fox” shows the character Mr. Fox respecting his Inner nature. In the book “The Tao of Pooh,” Hoff states “when you know and respect your own Inner Nature, you know where you belong (41).” The movie begins depicting Mr. Fox’s change by first showing him at his best. The movie illustrates Mr. Fox at his best with his fast and un-interrupted speech. At this point, Mr. Fox is shown to be in a state of acceptance with his life until Felicia tells him she is pregnant and asks him to promise to stop doing his dangers job. This as a result caused Mr. Fox’s to become speechless and start denying his Inner Nature.
The next stage in Mr. Fox’s journey is his realization that he is empty after denying his Inner Nature. The movie starts this sage a couple of year after Mr. Fox’s promise. Mr. Fox is in his kitchen talking about his columnist job…

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