The Wolf Of Wall Street Movie Analysis Essay

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A review of the movie The Wolf of Wall Street. This movie starts off as Jordan Belfort, the main character in the movie, losing his job as a stockbroker in Wall Street. After losing his job, he goes and gets a job in a Long Island brokerage room. In the brokerage room, he sells penny stocks. Thanks to him being aggressive in his selling skills, he was able to make a profit. With the new income, he gives his wife a bracelet and she asked him why doesn’t he go after the people that can afford to lose money, not the middle-class people or lower income people. That is when he gets the idea to get a lot of young people and train them to become the best stock brokers. Later on in the movie he befriends his neighbor Donny, which tells Jordan that…show more content…
As seen in the movie, Jordan at first would only do it on the job so he can stay relaxed. Seeing numbers all day causes stress and he needed a way to relieve it. This type of job causes people to lose one’s cool, so he tried to do what was required to keep the rhythm going or else he would fall out of balance. Unfortunately, after getting successful, he did not just use it when he was working, he was doing it for entertainment purposes now, and other situations. One of the main reasons he did it was due to stress. Cocaine gave Jordan the sense of…show more content…
Cocaine use makes the fight center in the limbic center hyper-activated, as well as the emotional triggers are over stimulated, which makes sense as to why Jordan slaps his wife and then tries to kidnap his own child after snorting cocaine. All of this rage and emotion were running through him and it made him explode. They also state that cocaine raises the heart rate and constricts blood vessels, Jordan’s physical state showed signs of heart rate acceleration and then he would do another line of cocaine. Throughout the movie, cocaine was used which meant that Jordan was a compulsive cocaine user. Inaba, Cohen and Pharm (2014) state that besides hereditary and environmental vulnerability, like Jordan’s case of stress with the FBI investigating him, people use cocaine compulsively to recapture that first rush they had, cocaine changes the way the brain works and, therefore, makes it more vulnerable to cravings, and to control the symptoms of depression. I think this movie shows every stage of cocaine use. From when he had stress, so he had to find a way to cope, to feeling the symptoms, to leading to other drugs, to getting in trouble with the law, to finally trying to sober up. What is great about this movie is that it shows something that can happen to someone and as well was based on something that actually happened

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