Slumdog Millionaire: Reaction Paper

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“Some things are destined to be – it just takes us a couple of tries to get there.” (J.R. Ward) I agree with the quote previously stated by J.R. Ward. Along with the movie Slumdog Millionaire, the quote defines Jamal’s destiny in the movie. I believe that what happened with Jamal was destiny and all of the events was bound to happen.
The movie Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan, creates a movie that shows a Jamal go from rag to riches. Jamal is the protagonist of the picture and enters a game show, “Who wants to be a Millionaire”, which wins him an abundance of money. Along with the game show, Jamal recalls events with his brother Salim and his female companion Lutika. All three characters travel life together and each goes down a different path. Since Jamal wins the game show, I believe it was his destiny to do so. First, all of the game show questions was ...view middle of the document...

This was going to happen all the time; Jamal was going to benefit from his rough life. His journey as a child into adulthood made it his destiny to better in the end. While other characters didn’t have the same destiny. Salim’s destiny was to protect his brother, which led to his death. However, his was living a foul and criminalized journey throughout his adult hood, which led him to this fate. Lutika destiny was unsure at the beginning, but she ended up staying with Jamal and they were a couple. I believe it was Lutika destiny to answer the phone and be there for Jamal at his time of need, like how he was there when she was stuck in the rain. After pulling her out the rain, there was a mutual connection. Jamal’s journey along with some other characters was made to fit their lives and eventually led them to their fate.
Third, Jamal actually won the game show. Prem Kumer said it himself, “It was written.” Many of the characters hinted that this was his destiny and he should take this chance. While one could think that its destiny when something goes well and fate when something goes poor, well that is what exactly happens in the movie. Jamal’s fate leads him to his destiny. When Jamal’s mother died, it was Jamal’s fate though it was very sad. Jamal even sates, “Every day I wake up wishing I didn’t know the answer to that question.” Jamal lowest moments in his life set him up for the game show and eventually won him the money.
In conclusion, Jamal won a game show “Who wants to be a Millionaire” and it was his destiny to do so. First, all of the questions were accustomed to his past life, which made the game easier for him than others. Second, his entire life Journey prepared him for this moment. The other characters lives set them up for their future also. Lastly, Jamal low points in his life made it fate, but it was his destiny to prevail through it all. Just like the quote from J.R. Ward, “Some things are destined to be – it just takes us a couple of tries to get there.” It took Jamal a couple of times to find Lutika, connect with his brother, and be put on his back to eventually find his destiny.

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