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Analysis Of Goodwill Hunting

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When you think of the film Goodwill Hunting the first thing to come to mind is a Cinderella story. A story that shows a boy starting at the bottom and making it all the way to the top through events of change. This is not the case if you keep looking for the deeper meaning because Goodwill Hunting is not a coming of age tale it is a story of real events. Will does not wake up one day and his life is totally changed, he has to go out and change who he is in order to grow up. He is not gifted money or opportunity instead he must use what he has and make something for himself. These characteristics of the film are what make it different from every other coming of age tale. Upon first viewing Goodwill Hunting one might think it is a tail of a…show more content…
At this university a math professor posts a nearly unsolvable math problem on the board, WIll solves it. After Will comes forward about solving the problem the teacher would like to help him get a better job to put his talents to use. In order to do so WIll must meet with a therapist. Will makes a strong connection with this therapist because of their common background. Throughout the movie you see Will grow in his relationships, but you also see him stumble because of all the opportunities he now has. Finally, he makes a breakthrough in therapy and chooses a job to start his new life, and goes to get the love of his…show more content…
Will knows that his life is not great, but it is not until he has this breakthrough that he sees that he is the one that can make it better. In the being of the film you can tell Will does not enjoy the life he lives, but does not think there is anything different out there for him. Once he opens up to Shawn his therapist, he realizes he has the power to change the things he is dissatisfied with. Will understands now that if he works hard enough and gets the proper about of support that he can make a difference in the world and put his skills to