One character that I noticed that was “damaged” was Daniel’s (the locksmith), daughter. You first see the little girl when her father comes home and she is hiding underneath the bed. She tells her father that she is scared and that she heard a big bag. Her dad asked her like a truck bang and she replied “Like a gun.” The little girl was scared because they used to live in a neighborhood that had lots of gun being fired and one of the bullets went into your bedroom window. Even though her dad told her “that’s funny, ‘cause we moved outta that bad neighborhood.” So to help her feel safe, her father told her about a fairy that came into his room at a young age and gave him this invisible cloak. The cloak was around his neck and it was impenetrable. Impenetrable means that nothing can hurt him even a bullet. So he took the invisible cloak and tied it around his daughter neck so that she knew that nothing could hurt her. The little girl did believe and started to heal. You see this at the end of the movie when her father is held up at gun point in their front yard. She yells back at her mother and said “he doesn’t have it…..I have it…He doesn’t have the impenetrable cloak!” She runs out to her father into his arms and you see the gun go off thinking that the little girl got shot, however the little girl did not get shot (due to the bullets being blank) but helping the little girl heal in her fear of bullets to safe her father’s life.
Another character that showed they were “damaged” was Officer Ryan....
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...ced, but that the door is broken and needed to be fixed. I feel that maybe the locksmith’s daughter should have been in counseling for her fear of bullets. Yes the father helped her deal with the situation with telling her a story about an invisible cloak, but the situation with her running out to save her father could have ended tragically. Counseling for Detective Waters and his family. One would be family counseling so that they could each deal with their feelings and not hurt each other by their words. Detective Waters’ mother needed drug rehabilitation to help with her drug addiction. However, counseling and education programs may help but until we as a society can take time to understand the roots of discrimination and prejudice and look at our actions in how we treat people we will never move forward and make it a better world for everyone to live in.
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