Life Is Beautiful Film Analysis

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John Franks once said, “Hope, as it pertains to love, is a good thing because by hoping for certain things such as an extended future with the one you love is made possible.” In the movie “Life Is Beautiful," Guido is an Italian Jew who is married to a gentile named Dora. He protected his son during the war by making him believe that they playing a game while in the concentration camp. He did this to keep the harsh reality unknown to his son, Giosue. The book Maus’ main character is Vladek, a Polish Jew who went through ghettos and concentration camp while doing his best to protect his wife, Anja, and their son, Richeu. He strived to give his family the best that he can get since the persecutions are overwhelming everyone. Both stories are warfare related, and …show more content…
Upon arrival at the camp, Giudo’s family was separated into three, him with his son, Eliseo with other elderlies, and Dora with other women. They were given different tasks to do. Dora learned that children and elderlies are to be gassed, and so she was worried. Her worry didn’t last long as she heard her son and husband speaking through the intercom. This sparked her hope to live so that the idea of them reuniting after the war would be a possibility. Another example of having hope is when Guido saw Dr. Lessing, a customer at the restaurant he was working at before the war. When Guido saw him, he was hoping that the doctor would save him and his family from the concentration camp. Guido was asked to wait tables for Dr. Lessing during the dinner with the German officials. This request, ignited Guido’s hope for survival even more. During dinner, Guido and the doctor was able to talk. Guido found out that the idea of saving them from the camp had never crossed the doctor’s mind. The doctor's intention of talking to Guido was to ask him help with a riddle. Upon knowing this, Guido was dismayed and walked out. WRAP

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