Erasing Memory In Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

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The movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind expresses the idea of erasing memory from a person can changes their perspective as well as the people around them. Joel and Clementine are a couple who try to erase their memory so they can forget about their sorrow experience with one another. In the movie, memory is portrayed as an experience that people have been through as well as a cause for their sadness. Every characters in this movie have displeasing memories in which they don’t want to think about it anymore to the point they want to erase it completely from their mind. Fortunately, I have never had to experience how it feels like to endure a painful memory. Some people have memory that they want to forget since it brings them sorrow…show more content…
The answer to this question is no. Base on the movie, Mary, Clementine, and Joel still stuck with their painful memory. Surprisingly, they move on after knowing about the erased memory. For example, Clementine and Joel still want to try their relationship again after hearing what they have said about one another before the Lucana procedure. Another example, Mary finds out she was and still in love with Dr. Howard when his wife told her. Therefore, erasing the memory does not help us move on and be happy since we will expose the sorrow memory in the future due to many different…show more content…
If everyone were able to erase the memory they don’t want then the human species will change forever. Believe it or not, painful memory sometimes can help us stay away from unpleasant problems that might happen to us in the future. If we force ourselves to erase the memory then some of us will likely do the same mistake again the future. For example, Mary was in love with the Dr. Howard and his wife found out. Surprisingly, Mary does the same mistake after her Lacuna procedure when she kisses Dr. Howard while they are erasing Joel’s memories of
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