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The Complex Themes of “The Kingdom of Heaven”

4 pages | 1010 words

The Kingdom of Heaven is a film set during the Crusades of the 12th century. It follows the story of a blacksmith named Balian who joins the Crusaders in an attempt to save his wife's soul. The film explores themes of religion, politics, and culture, and provides a realistic portrayal of the Crusades.

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The Twilight Samurai- A Glimpse into the Life of a Samurai during a Time of Great Change

4 pages | 890 words

The Twilight Samurai is a film that captures the time of change in Japan when the Meiji Restoration occurred. It tells the story of two samurai who are struggling to maintain their way of life while dealing with the new challenges that come with the Meiji Restoration. The film portrays the way the family-duty conflict, the difference in social classes and love.

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The film “Amistad” – A story of slavery and freedom

2 pages | 480 words

The film "Amistad" is based on true events and tells the story of slavery and the journey of a group of slaves who hijack a ship and eventually make their way back to Africa. The film stars Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, and Matthew McConaughey.

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Chris McCandless – A Tragic Hero

3 pages | 790 words

This essay discusses the similarities between the tragic hero Chris McCandless from the film "Into the Wild" and Pierre Bezukhov from Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace". Both characters are lost and confused at the beginning of their journey and are searching for something that they cannot find in their current lifestyle. However, Chris's journey is more successful as he manages to find himself and his place in this world.

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