The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
A Reaction Paper
I see the movie as the story of a man who has an extra ordinary life, the primary unusual aspect of which was his aging backwards, being diagnosed with several aging diseases at birth and thus little chance of survival, but who does survive and gets younger with time.
As his age progresses, Benjamin became even younger. During this time, he fell in love with a girl named Daisy whom he met when he was 12 years old and reunited again when they were older and with comparable physical age. They had a daughter named Caroline. When Caroline was born, it was also the time when Benjamin Button was aging younger. Daisy said that it is best for Benjamin to leave believing he cannot be a father figure to his daughter due to his reverse aging. But Benjamin proved otherwise even with his disease.
My reaction to this movie is that, Parenthood sets no boundaries. Diseases cannot be a reason for anybody becoming less of a parent. Benjamin Button tried his best to become the best father to Caroline despite his disease.
The story is really similar in real life. When we grow old we become ULIANIN and thus behave like a child also. I saw some grandparents who behave like this and we respect them because we know that in their younger years, they did their best to become good parents to their children too.
I just wish that when our twilight years comes and we go back being a child like Benjamin, we were able to share and spend precious time with our children and showed our deepest love for them.
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