The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Analysis

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is about a boy who was born prematurely old and aged backwards. The movie started off in a present setting in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina with an elderly dying woman named Daisy Williams and her daughter, Caroline. Daisy told Caroline to read Benjamin Button’s diary; her old friend and first love. As Caroline started to read, the scene flashed back to the early nineteen hundreds to Benjamin’s birth. He was born on the day World War One ended and his mother passed while giving birth to him. The doctor examined the new born baby and states that he was suffering from a number of illnesses that an elder would normally have and predicted that the baby would not survive long. After seeing his strange condition, his father abandoned him on a stranger’s porch. A black woman who runs a retirement home, Queenie, discovered Benjamin and raised him. As several years passed, Benjamin met Daisy at the retirement home party and instantly fell in love with her. They became good friends and spent a lot of time together. However, since Benjamin had the appearance of an old man and the elders in the house were unaware of his backwards aging condition, they did not find this acceptable and inappropriate. As more years passed, Daisy and Benjamin always kept in touch even though they went different paths. Benjamin went on to work on a tugboat and Daisy grew a passion for dance and became a ballet dancer. Even though they were separated, they never forgot each other and remained in love. They were able to meet and lived with each other when they were both in their forties, except this time, Benjamin looked about the same age as Daisy. They spent all day and all night together and she soon became pregnant with his baby. He became very worried the child would turn out like him and he would have to raise and take care of Daisy and the child while he was becoming younger. Shortly after the baby is born, Benjamin left Daisy and...
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