Defining Family In My Life As A Zucchini

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Defining Family A family does not necessarily mean that they have to be blood related to each other. The definition of “family” has been modified throughout the years. The 2016 film My Life as a Zucchini directed by Claude Barras, illustrates the story of a boy name Zucchini who ends up going to a foster home and finding out that family can end up being a group of individuals who can love and care for one another. The film is a great example of how modern families do not live up under the stereotypic form of two parents and children living under the same household. The film gave examples of how today’s modern family can be considered as non-blood related, show how blood related families don’t always treat each other as a family, and shows…show more content…
The article “The Modern Definition of Family” by Alexandra Temblador published on January 7, 2015, from the website thenextfamily.com, gives multiple examples of the different kinds of families. Some of her examples are shown in the film such as families being diverse, families being a certain size, and how families are not blood related (Temblador). Temblador suggests that we should redefine family “as a close-knit unit of individuals joined together without distinction to race/ethnicity, biology, sexual orientation, age, generation, or presence in households, cemented through one common characteristic: love.” A family’s love is not given, it takes time to build it. In the beginning of the film, Zucchini lives with his alcoholic mother at home and dies in an accident caused by Zucchini. Zucchini is then taken to a foster home where he eventually was able to make friends with the rest of the foster kids. Halfway to the film, the foster kids went on a trip to the snowing mountains and stayed at a cabin where the foster kids build love and careness for one another. The trip helps the foster kids to bond more like a family and pass the stereotype idea of family being blood related

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