In contemporary times, interpersonal relationships are the most important part of the human social life. Take the example of the popular culture; films and popular songs are popular among all cultures. With these, the themes of life and enduring families are very common. In fact, these, love and family, are the themes to the greatest films (such as Titanic and Avatar) and the best songs. However, these relationships are often punctuated by conflicts. This paper will show that conflict plays a defining role in interpersonal relationships using demonstrations from the film Good Will Hunting.
The film covers the life of a young man, Will Hunting, who lives in deplorable conditions despite his outstanding cognitive abilities (Good will hunting). He blames himself for all the things that happened to him as a child, and consequently hates himself. This results in a state of self-sabotage, where he disrupts his own profession and personal lives. However, these conflicts in the end shape him into a better person with the ability to have meaningful relationships.
After Doctor Lambeau takes him into his custody, Will must undergo therapy sessions (Good will hunting). These sessions are unsuccessful due to his sarcastic demeanor. However, Sean finally gets through the barriers and the two develop a meaningful relationship (Good Will Hunting). However, Will, after seeing a painting by Sean, Accuses the therapist of killing his wife. In addition, he asserts that the dark nature of the painting is a reflection of his guilt after her death.
At this point, Sean becomes violent and Will leaves in the middle of a session, straining the meaningful relationship between the two (Good Will Hunting). At this point, Lambeau believes that Will has ruined his chances of therapy with yet another therapist. However, this moment proves to be a turning point in the relationship (Good Will Hunting). Maybe Sean views Will as a challenge and is driven by the desire to overcome this challenge, or maybe he realizes the true extent...