Chris Gardner

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  • The Pursuit Of Happiness Film Analysis

    Francisco. His name is Chris Gardner, who devoted all of his life savings into an investment to sell a device known as a portable "bone density scanner." He is a hard-working, caring and loving father who struggles financially to provide for his wife and son. With his wife working back to back shift to make ends meet with their rent bills. She is unable to live a life of stress with her husband and ends up leaving him with their five-year-old son name Christopher. The movie centers around six stages of his Mr. Gardner life where he guides the audience through his journey of being a salesman and hardships. As he introduces us in his first stages of his life called 'riding the bus' we learn that he has to sell at least 4 bone density scanners a month to be…

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  • Pursuit Of Happyness

    The Pursuit of Happyness is a film based on a real story of Christopher Gardner, a renowned author, philanthropist, stockbroker, investor, entrepreneur, and a motivational speaker. While trying to highlight the most admired aspects of the life of Gardner, portrayed by Will Smith, the film also depicts the underside of Christopher Gardner. The film took place in San Francisco, California in the year 2006. Christopher Gardner is married to Linda, who for most of the film seems to have an unstable…

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  • Chris Gardner In The Film 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'

    transpired to Chris Gardner as so brilliantly depicted in the film The Pursuit of Hapyness. In this film, based on a true story, Chris Gardner who is played by actor Will Smith, is a very bright self employed marginal salesman in San Francisco who invested in 40-pound bone density scanners to try and profit and make a living for him and his girlfriend Linda (Thandie Newton) and son Christopher (Jaden Smith). When they don’t sell, life starts to go downhill for Gardner. Tired of carrying the…

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  • Summary Of The Pursuit Of Happyness By Chris Gardner

    Chris Gardner expresses his struggle to achieve the American dream although he had stayed n the country for over a year without any form of shelter. Ideally, Will Smith takes the part as Gardner while his son, Jaden smith acts as his child who is committed to ensure they can improve their lifestyle. It is noted that Gardner invests his personal savings in scanners although the business does not provide enough for the family. Thus, his wife has to work in between jobs so that they can afford a…

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  • Chris Gardner: From Homelessness To Great Success

    Chris Gardner: Homelessness to Great success The American Dream is a dream that many Americans strive for. The freedom in which includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work, with few barriers. The Pursuit of Happiness, is a book written by the multi-millionaire Chris Gardner. Gardner was not born into nobility. He battled through many obstacles to become the man he is today. His book also…

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  • The Seven Components Of Interpersonal Intelligence

    comprises seven components, namely a musical, bodily-kinaesthetic, logical-mathematical, linguistic, spatial, interpersonal, and intrapersonal component. Gardner (1997:35) further refers to the traditional psychometric view of intelligence as outdated. He states that from multiple, converging lines there is evidence to propose that human beings have evolved as a species to possess at least seven distinct forms of intelligence - defined as the ability to solve problems or fashion products that…

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  • Days Of Destruction Day Of Revolt, By Chris Hedges And Joe Sacco

    Throughout history, the human species have not always been able to read or write. One thing humans have always understood are pictures. The cavemen painted on walls in order to document and tell the stories of their lives. In the more modern era, books, especially for children, are filled with pictures in order to help convey the ideas of the writer to all who read his books. This idea of pictures to help support book is shown very well in Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco’s book Days of Destruction…

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  • Theme Of Symbolism In The Tea Party

    The use of symbolism in Betty Keller’s play Tea Party is prominently focused on how isolated the characters Hester and Alma feel. The two elderly women in their late seventies do everything they can possibly think of to prepare themselves and their home for the boy who delivers their paper. The poor lonely women decide where it will be best for them and the boy to sit and discuss what topics they wish to converse with the boy. Meanwhile, they are also preparing a tea trolley with snacks and…

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  • John Gardner's Grendel: Good Or Evil?

    Grendel is almost completely alone throughout his entire life. His only companion is his mother, with whom he cannot truly communicate. Everyone in the nearest civilization is terrified of him. Grendel’s description of a typical day encompasses “holding conversation with the only friend and comfort this world affords, my shadow” (Gardner 8). Grendel is so alone that he considers his shadow to be his one comfort in the world. The dilemma, however, is that no matter where Grendel goes, he…

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  • The In Truth Albert Camus Character Analysis

    Terrible tragedies impact virtuous people every day, seemingly without justification. Although these horrific occurrences have no apparent cause—these people may not have committed a wrongdoing or any otherwise immoral act to deserve such a punishment—they occur anyway, subjecting the unfortunate victims to unfair tragedy. The inability of humanity to find reason behind these unjust events relates to the philosophical school of absurdism, and in particular, the amorality of the universe, a key…

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