Themes In "Werewolf" Essay

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The main theme in this film is the journey from innocence to adult hood. Everything that happens as the movie progresses is a symbol or representation of how David is "growing up" and dealing with reality and who he really is. In the beginning of the film David and his friend Jack are very lighthearted and have a carefree attitude about the world. They don't take many things seriously even when adult around them are trying to warn them, however cryptically, about the dangers of real life.After the attack on David and Jack, David not only has to deal with the death of his friend, he has to deal with finding out that he is a coward who ran away and left his friend in his time of need. All of the times when Jack's spirit shows up and talks to him, telling him that he has to kill himself because of what he will become could also be interpreted as David's own guilt at what he did to his friend. The thought of suicide would be a common reaction to feelings of guilt after the death of one so close.As David becomes the werewolf, or monster, this could also be interpreted as his horrible feelings about himself coming out. He would think that he was a monster, inside, because of what happened to Jack. The pain he experiences when transforming into the werewolf could be attributed to the pain he feels over the loss of Jack. However, David does not deal with this pain, this reality of himself. He...

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