Eng comp. 101-18
November 5, 2013
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of everyday life, some people want to escape reality and live out their fantasy. In the movie Inception , people do this by falling into a dream state; a level of consciousness in which they are in complete control of who is involved and what happens. Though, when they wake up, nothing has changed. The main character, Cobb, had this particular experience. He was distracted by the love of his life in his subconscious and was faced with the conflict of staying in limbo for the rest of his life with her, or living out his life “up top”, in the real world, with his children. In the end I believe he finally figured out where he belonged, that being with his children. This brings me to the conclusion that the ending is in fact reality. “To wake up from that after years, after decades... after we'd become old souls thrown back into youth like that... I knew something was wrong with her. She just wouldn't admit it. Eventually, she told me the truth. She was possessed by an idea, this one, very simple idea, that changed everything. That our world wasn't real. That she needed to wake up to come back to reality, that, in order to get back home, we had to kill ourselves.” As quoted by Cobb in the movie, Inception; he told us that when they woke up from the dream, Mal wanted to get back to that “reality”. In order to do that, they had to kill themselves. Little did Mal know, they Luers Page 2
actually woke up to their reality. When she gracefully fulfilled her mission by committing suicide when she jumped off the window sill, Cobb was heartbroken knowing they would never meet again unless he put her in his dream. She was no longer real and this is where we begin to realize that Cobb wants to be with the love of his life more than anything. However, because he could not stop her from taking her own life, he had a heavy heart and realized the only way he could be...
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