May 23, 2011
Comp & Lit
“A window is not only a window but it’s the feeling of what you see and what you hope to see that signifies the beginning of what can become with the chances that come your way”. In the movie “Finding Forrester” there are many chances and times were there are bumpy roads that may take you one way or take a way where there is no change for the better. There are moment‘s were others try to prevent others from their success, but it is the way that it is handle that shows were your true destiny lies and this is what occurs to Jamal it is up to him to make the right decision as to where he belongs.
The setting of this young man’s life is in a middle class neighborhood in the Bronx were many don’t live up to what life has to offer. It is a neighborhood where others don’t really expect much from ...view middle of the document...
In the movie books the love for literature and writing was to me, books meant opportunity, learning, adventure, uniqueness, and most the passion and love that both Jamal and Forrester had for writing and it was proved every time they wrote a passage or spoke with so much knowledge they clearly stated there true love for literature was simply never an undermined of themselves as one with so many capabilities. The window meant several things it meant that there was opportunity out there somewhere, it meant that there is another world out there which was different from our world on the inside, I think it also signified a barrier between the outside world and being on the inside it distinguished its surroundings .It signified being safe and protected by this one window were nothing could get in. It signified being protected from others.
In the movie “Finding Forrester” there were many parts of symbolism but separating Forrester from Jamal by their class Forrester would be more upper-class oppose to Jamal who was more of a lower class were many things he couldn’t get and Forrester was able to by what he desired such his bottles of Johnny, his many pairs of brand new socks , and his phone bill which although he never use it he still continue to pay for it monthly. Jamal was more of lower class because he didn’t come from much many his mom worked and his brother work at the yankee stadium parking cars for a living for $25.
Jamal use both his basketball and his words to win power struggle because he use both his stregnghts to show what he was capable of and he showed that he had the power to be more or less of what area he wanted to control, for example Jamal had the power and the ability to outsmart his teacher in the classroom because of the way that he had spoken to one of his classmates he showed his teacher that he was way smarter then what he thought Jamal was, even his teacher said perhaps Jamal you are a bit further then basketball. Jamal also had the power as