The Fox and the Hound

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The relationship between Tod and Copper was like the relationship between black and white kids in the 1970s. Whilst their parents would be against it, they see no harm in playing with each other. People are expected to conform to their roles they have in society. I chose this particular movie because not only is it a classic, but it is a very deep movie with adult themes. The mix of characters, each different and pursuing a different goal, combined with as subtle mix of themes, makes this a winner. The Fox and the Hound is about society and the roles we are expected to conform to. There is a plethora of themes packed into this Disney film. Similarly to Bambi, there is an anti-hunting theme. The opening shot shows Tod’s mother being killed in the woods. There are also the other hunting themes such as hunting being the wedge that is driven into Tod and Coppers friendship. Without hunting, they would be able to play forever. There is also the continuous friendship premise, which I believe in the case of Tod and Copper, shows that a friendship can survive anything as they prove on several occasions. Although the movie is, in general, a happy film, there is a large presence of evil brought on by the hunting. As I stated earlier, this film has many adult themes that would pass over the heads of minors. The first is the symbolism of racism. The film was made in the 1970s and is a perfect representation of the struggle between black and white children. Even though the children may want to be friends with one another, their parents will not allow it. There are many life lessons that can be taken from the movie. The first one I observed was that children are born with no hate and no prejudice. Throughout the whole film, Tod and Copper build on the life lesson that friends can learn things from one another and they are people that you can trust. There are many times during the movie when Copper is forced to choose between his friendship and the influence from others. As...
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