Pathos In Film Essay

703 words - 3 pages

I will be analyzing Justin Lin’s Fast & Furious 6: particularly, the Jump scene. Lin uses pathos in this scene by capturing the emotion of love and hope. The famous actor Van Diesel plays the leading role of a retired professional street racer who also happens to be a leader of a hijacking crew. Diesel plays the character Dominic Toretto. Toretto gets in a mission where he is offered to get involved with the police, which is Ironic since they were trying to catch him in the past for his endless crimes such as illegal street races and car hijacking. In fact, they offered him a great deal; if he and his crew decide to help them capture an unstoppable criminal named Shaw and put him and his crew behind bars; they would erase their criminal records and earn them back their freedom. However, one of the criminal members of Shaw’s Crew is Toretto’s girlfriend Letty, who was supposed to be dead since part 4 of the film’s sequence, after going through a major car wreck where she could’ve been burned inside her car if it wasn’t for Shaw who saved her. As a result of the incident, she had severely suffered from memory loss, so she couldn’t possibly remember anything, including Toretto. Toretto never wanted to be a part of the mission in the first place, but after he found out that his girlfriend is surprisingly alive, he immediately approved to join the mission after seeing a picture of her that was taken lately by the cops. The jump scene happened near the end of the movie where Shaw was driving a tank out in the streets on the wrong side of the road, crashing into cars and putting people’s lives in danger. Also, he takes Letty with him. Toretto and his crew along with the cops are trying to stop Shaw from getting away with his plan to escape outside the country. As the tank was heading towards a bridge, Toretto’s crew found a way to stop the tank by attaching a car...

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