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Changing Self Essay Using The Film "About A Boy"

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Changing self is an important aspect to change and it is the focus of this speech. Changing self is when someone becomes different, or the result of someone becoming different. By the end of my speech I would have spoken about and discussed the movie "About a Boy" directed by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz, and the poem "The Door", composed by Miroslav Holav.Firstly I would like to discuss what changes took place in the movie "About a Boy". The main character in the movie is Marcus, who undergoes the process of change. Marcus would go to school and get bullied. Will on the other hand was very lonely and kept to himself mostly. As the movie unfolds, Marcus meets a girl who he likes and a relationship between Will and Marcus grows. Their relationship strengthens and this can be proven as Will begins to take a fatherly role over Marcus and buys him items such as quality shoes. The outcome of Will spending money on Marcus, leads to Marcus having more friends. The technique of a voice over was used where Will said "I'd created a monster or maybe he created me" which means that Will tried to impact and change Marcus's life for the better but instead unexpectedly its Will's life that also changes for the better where he changes within himself to be a better man. One camera technique used shows all of the other people going down the escalator and Will as the only person going up which signifies that Will is ready to accept change. The journey embarked by both characters has led to a valuable change of self.Now I would like to talk to you about the poem titled...

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