Analysis of the Film Good Will Hunting

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Good Will Hunting The movie Good Will Hunting shows a dramatic relationship between a teacher and student and also relationship's between fellow teachers. The film helps you grow with the characters in order to anticipate and acknowledge the ways in which they interact with one another. It also incorporated the way that egos develop and arise due to relationships and how they can interact with the daily lives of people. The teacher – teacher relationship between Dr. Sean Maguire (played by Robin Williams) and Professor Gerald Lambeau (played by Stellen Skarsgard) is an old friendship that has picked up after a long separation. Being former college roommates and both obviously extremely smart it is apparent why competition and jeolosy were possible between the two. The theme of egos is displayed magnificently in this relationship through both the jealousy and achievements, or lack of, each have. The first signs of jealousy are apparent from Gerry who feels threatened by Sean with his brilliance and genius. The mention of the Field's Metal and the assumption of resentment that Gerry feel's Sean has towards him for being more successful in life help drive the conflict in their relationship. Gerry's ego is fueled from the success he's had and the awards he's accumulated. He is cocky and arrogant around almost every character he comes in contact to in the movie and it is fueled by his achievements. As a review shows Gerr... ... middle of paper ... ...ing both how ego's are built and torn down, and how people have to depend on other people. The movie received many awards and rightly so due to the great craftsmanship of the relationship ties and attributes each character was given. These two specific dramatic relationships are good in convincing the audience that these could be real situations and that they do exist. Works Cited 1) Good Will Hunting, THREE STARS – Thought Provoking, http://www.cinemainfocus.com/Good%20Will%20Hunting_3.htm 2) GOOD FOR WILL HUNTING!!!, Feb 06 '00 (Updated Feb 06 '00) http://www.epinions.com/mvie-review-1059-4DE0E55-389DB34C-prod2 3) Good Will Hunting, Original Script by Matt Daman and Ben Affleck, http://www.un-official.com/GWH/GoodWillT.html
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