Simonet and they will always shape his life. Suggested Response: The desired response is that the students think about the world outside. He gave his class an assignment that involved changing the world for the better, but perhaps because of fear of doing it himself. Parenting Points: You may want to ask your children what they would do were the opportunity to pay forward three times presented to them. In most public K-12 schools, classrooms are locked until class begins.
Growing up in a dysfunctional family, he has basic needs that are unmet. Or just go straight to Charley Johnson's , where the pulse of the movement is really going on. Four months later, a reporter's car crashes while on a beat and a stranger gives him his Jaguar to keep. A woman pulls a shotgun on a homeless man her son has let sleep in her garage. Simonet provides all of the above. Simonet has become a man of habit; he derives his image from throwing his life into work. As it is, we get a better movie than we might have, because the performances are so good: Spacey as a vulnerable and wounded man; Hunt as a woman no less wounded in her own way, and Osment, once again proving himself the equal of adult actors in the complexity and depth of his performance.
This is done so that audiences will not think the filmmakers used a demographic audience analysis. Trevor's death is a tragedy, especially when things seem to be getting better; but in tragedy comes hope. One girl volunteers that she sometimes thinks about going to the mall, which is two miles away. What did you think of the different acts of pay-it-forwardism shown in the movie? The bullies run away and Trevor is taken to the hospital, where he dies from his injuries. She fends off the sticky hands of horny men as a cocktail waitress, and dispenses change at a casino for a living. This is one of the main problems nowadays and we must eradicate it.
The actors themselves performed remarkably well in this movie. It tells a story that audience members will want to like, but it doesn't tell it strongly and cleanly enough; it puts too many loops into the plot, and its ending is shamelessly soapy for the material. Non-parents should read it with someone they love. Simonet she projects feelings of inferiority due to his social standing and education. Hauser Freshman Seminar 29 April 2013 Pay it forward: Character Analysis In the movie Pay It Forward, many characters can tell many life lessons. This is the idea that gives the movie Pay It Forward such persuasive appeal.
With a cleaner story line, the basic idea could have been free to deliver. The Truman Show, or as he knows it, his life. It provides opportunities for discussion and written assignments associated with the motivation for generosity and exercising good judgment. When Eugene hears Trevor's words, he realizes that he and Arlene should be together. The notion comes to Trevor in the form of Mr.
She resorts to cannibalizing it and selling its parts, and trying to beat it to death with Trevor's baseball bat. After all, why should a teacher ever impart information i. A good element though is that the movie's jokes can be funny. In the novel, the character of Eugene Simonet was originally an African-American man named Reuben St. This film does not change my opinion on community service because I already feel big on community service like always have.
Additional Discussion Questions: Continued from the Learning Guide. Trevor would have turned into a codependent or he would have left Arlene, emotionally or physically. Because we're only three minutes into this turkey, and already I'm wondering if the video store will give me a refund. The target audience for this movie is everyone, but it does use a lot of stereotypes. The soundtrack was generally praised by critics, and is considered to be fitting with the theme of the film. A number of issues surround him at home, at school, and in society. Again, if Trevor had wanted to befriend and help a homeless person he should have worked through an established program with a proven track record.
It was Trevor's idea to invite him in. Receiving word from a reporter that his movement had spread much further then he ever imagined, Trevor was filled with motivation. Trevor let him to live in the garage. The pay it forward movement consists of Trevor accomplishing a task for three different people, which they could not do for themselves. Am I underestimating the filmmakers? After this movie, I got a project about pay it forward. In this movie, what was the danger for Mr.