The Man from Snowy River

Topics: Interpersonal relationship, Love, Protagonist Pages: 2 (598 words) Published: July 13, 2011
The Man from Snowy River

The Man from Snowy River is a film about a man who loses his father, as well as his horse to a pack of wild horses. During the course of the film, the viewer experiences how the relationship between two of the main characters develops. Jim Craig, the main character who loses his horse and Jessica Harrison, Jim’s eventual love interest are different, but similar as well. Jim is an adventurous cowboy that lives in the mountains of Australia. Jessica is a young woman who lives in the “flats” of Australia. As characters, Jim and Jess are independent, hardworking, and attracted to each other. Despite their similarities, they’re also very different. While Jim is outgoing, Jess is quiet and reserved. Though Jim and Jessica have many differences between them, their similarities are abundant as well, and it is these similarities and differences that significantly change their behavior during the course of the film.

Jim and Jessica are connected to many people in the plot and they are both connected to some of the same people. Jim is the son of Henry Craig, who tragically dies in an accident. After the accident, Jim comes down to work for Mr. Harrison. Jessica is Mr. Harrison’s daughter and Jim’s love interest. Jessica has an uncle named Spur. Jim knows Spur because he and his father are in the mining business together before the accident. These common relationships thrust Jim and Jessica into circumstances that impact their lives. For example, Spur is Jessica’s uncle and also has a close relationship with Jim through his father. His actions in taking care of Jim after his father died and bringing Jessica back home after she ran away is crucial in bringing the two characters closer together. Spur’s kind actions provide a catalyst to Jim and Jessica’s developing relationship toward each other.

Jim and Jessica have different personalities than each other. Jim is very nice to people, but doesn't get along very well with Mr....
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