Sunday, February 17, 2013
What's a story without a hero? For my quick write I examine the movie Slumdog Millionare. In my day book I define the hero(protagonist) and the villains. Something I noticed in our discussion group, especially in the movies/tv shows we picked that a reoccurring villain was society. I think that is an interesting perspective that we as viewers of this pop culture and the writers of the pop culture itself see society as constantly being corrupting and evil.
To the movie I picked though; I think the hero in the movie is a lot more complicated then previously perceived. Of course the main character Jamar is on the adventure, chases after the girl, and has many obstacles in his way that he is forced to overcome. These obstacles, the villains, like the gang, the tv show host, and poverty all prove to be bad in their own ways. After reconsidering though it isn't that simple, because fate has such a huge role in the movie, the whole concept of "it is written" that everything is already predestined and we are helpless to the outcome. so in reality in the movie fate is the hero, and fate is the villain and while we do have choices on how we handle the cards we are given the fact that Jamar becomes the hero that he is and gets the girl and the glory was all pre-written.