Casablanca is a film set in Casablanca in unnoccupied France during the Second World War. The film tells a story of Rick Blaine.
A middle age man living in Casablanca who owns Rick's, the cafe where a lot of the main events in the film happen. Of the love triangle between himself, Ilsa Lunde and Victor Laslow and also of all the characters roles play in the war. There is a lot of debate whether the main theme in the film is love or war, I will discuss this in this essay.
There are lots of arguments to support the view that Casablanca was written mainly about the love shared between Ilsa and Rick and Ilsa and Victor, and also about the sacrifices and pains that the characters go through throughout the film for the people they love.
One of the main arguments for this is that Victor Laslow is willing to stay behind in Casablanca and let his wife, Ilsa go on to Lisbon by herself. When there is no visa available for Victor to travel to Lisbon because of his involvement in the war but there is a possibility for Ilsa to go on without him he tells her to go, but Ilsa chooses to stay in Casablanca with Victor, even though she knows the risks of him being arrested are very high and she could also be at risk as she is Victor's wife. Ilsa made this desicion because her love for Victor meant more to her then leaving Casablanca.
Some would assume this would mean that Ilsa was madly inlove with Victor, but later in the film Ilsa decides she does want to leave Victor behind in Casablanca but she wants to go to Lisbon with Rick Blaine, an old love of Ilsa's who she has met again in Casablanca and their feelings for each other come rushing back. Ilsa leaving with Rick would not only break Victor's heart, but leave Victor a great risk of being arrester by Seargant Renault or Major Strausser after being left by himself. Ilsa however decides that leaving with Rick is worth the risks and hurting Victor. Rick however secretly has other ideas.
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