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Ferris Bueller's Timeline Fault Essay

1350 words - 6 pages

This movie presents Ferris Bueller, a clever high school student who feels that he does not want to go to school when he wakes up, so he decides to pretend being sick to trick his parents into letting him stay home from school. His parents are nice, caring and naive people who would never imagine that their son would lie to them, and therefore, they believe his horrendous sick acting. He gets his girlfriend, Sloan Peterson, excused out of school by calling in to fake report that her grandmother had died. He also gets his friend Cameron, who really is sick, to accompany Sloan and himself for a day in the city of Chicago before they all go off to different universities. Two people who have no ...view middle of the document...

The list of attractions that Ferris and friends do is quite a big list for such a small amount of time. Ferris and friend’s journey consists of going to the top of the Sears Tower, visiting the stock market, visiting Museum of Art, having Lunch at Chez Quiz, and Catching (at least part of) a Cubs game. But that’s only have the fun, then they take part in a parade, stop on the side of road to check on Cameron, go to Sloane's and swim in the pool, return to Cameron's place and try to wind miles off speedometer, then Ferris walks Sloane home. The list is long for one nine hour time period and probably exceeds it.
Okay, now let us look at this logically: Jeanie leaves for school at approximately 7:45am after Ferris has pretended sickness. Ferris then calls Cameron, who has also stayed home from school. He then alters the school's computer record of his absences, has some drinks by the pool, messes around with various items in his room, calls school to tell them that he is very sick, and this is all before Cameron arrives. It is probably 9:15am by this point. Cameron and Ferris then fool Rooney to bring Sloane outside to be picked up. Then they have to go back to Cameron’s house, which looks like it is in the middle of the woods and the grab the Ferrari to pick up Sloan. When Ferris and Cameron arrive to pick up Sloane it has to be approximately 10 am. Now, let us assume it is a 1/2 hour drive to downtown Chicago. This means its 10:30 when they arrive at the parking lot. The Sears Tower is the tallest building at the time and it is probably a huge tourist attraction, so it approximately takes 45 minutes to go to the top of the Sears tower and back, and now its 11:15am. Then they head to the stock market, which would bring them to about 12:00 noon. Then they have a one-hour walk through the Museum, and it is about time for lunch. Lunch at Chez Quiz begins at 1:00pm and runs approximately 1 hour guessing that they did not have any dessert, so infer its 2pm by the time they leave Chez Quiz. Then the gang travel to Wrigley feild and it takes about 1/2 hour to arrive and get to their seats, which makes the time 2:30pm. At this time, the vendor that Rooney talks to says that it is the 3rd inning; the game probably started at 1:30pm judging that the game is in its 3rd inning. Ferris is also a baseball fan, so even in a total loss he would not leave until the 7th inning, which leaves us at 4:00 pm and then another...

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