A Walk to Remember Movie analysis Part 1: The movie is talking about Jamie (Mandy Moore) and Landon (Shane West) as popular bad boy follows the lives of these two Beaufort, North Carolina, high school students as they each grow and learn from each other through life's tender moments and unexpected trials. Jamie is a star-gazing, Bible-toting priest daughter, who, because of her strict Baptist upbringing, wears mostly loose-fitting dresses and sweaters.
Landon, on the other hand, is an angry young man with a mean streak for those outside of the popular crowd.He initially considers Jamie prudish and bookish. But then he gets to know her, Jamie who is sweet…Jamie who is determined…Jamie who doesn't care what people think…Jamie who has quiet strength…Jamie who has faith in God and faith in him. And Landon, despite the taunts and tricks of his friends, finds himself not only falling for Jamie, but standing up for her when she needs it most specially when he found out that she is suffering with blood cancer (leukemia).
True love -- not sex -- is what this story is all about.The movie is not content to make Jamie a good girl; she must be a martyr as well. Midway through the movie, Jamie says to Landon, ''I warned you not to fall in love with me. '' (Too late! ) This drew a gasp from a young woman behind me at the teenager-packed sneak preview. ''That's it,'' she said to her friends. ''She's sick.
She's dying. '' And, sure enough, a few minutes later, Jamie said to Landon: ''I'm sick. I'm dying,'' and the story shifted from ''Pretty in Pink'' to ''Love Story. '' The Script was Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, the Warner Brothers Pictures.
The movie had so many music and songs such as : * "Cannonball" Written by Kim Deal Performed by The Breeders * "So What Does It All Mean? " Written by Shane West * "Empty Spaces" Written by Carl William Bell Performed by Fuel * "Only Hope" Written by Jon Foreman (as Jonathan Mark Foreman) Performed by Mandy Moore * "It's Gonna Be Love" Written by Anthony Michael Bruno and Thomas V. Byrnes Performed by Mandy Moore * "Only Hope" Written by Jon Foreman (as Jonathan Mark Foreman) Performed by Switchfoot * "Cry" Written by J.Renald Performed by Mandy Moore * "Numb In Both Lips" Written by Dave Jay, Jim Sumner & Austin Reynolds Performed by Soul Hooligan Part 2: Q1. What is the role of the main character? Include his/her goals, Gender, age physical traits, personality traits, relationships toward others Jamie is the real angel of the story, not just a character in the school play. She is depicted as a rather strange quite 17 year old girl who wears her long brown hair in a bun and dons the same sweater and plaid skirt or long dresses almost every day.
Since they have all been children, her classmates have made fun of her for look and clothes, her illness (leukemia) and the fact that her father is a priest made her full of faith and close to religion. She used always to read her dead mother bible to comfort her. Jamie was very quite a girl he has known for many years but to whom he has rarely ever spoken; her relationships to others were weak except her father which he was everything to her. She goes to church and sings with the course, do charity work, she loved helping and doing goods for others. Q2.
Select a specific scene in the movie that shows the communication process. Identify all the elements such as source, frame of reference, receiver, massage, channel, feedback, context, and encoding, decoding, noise. The scene when they were at her car, she was driving and turned on the radio and listen to a girly song that’s when London flipped the channel to rock songs. Here when Jamie said: "42", "what's 42? " Asked London amusingly...
Jamie replied:" 42 means being friend with someone u don’t like" London" what is this is it a list u created for a new personality? Jamie started to talk about a list she have putted and wants to achieve, such as " make a medical discovering – being in a two places at same time – getting a tattoo .. ", and while they are talking they passed by London's friends and he tried to hide himself and Jamie saw him and smiled. The source was Jamie and London was the receiver, Jamie was sending an indirect massage which that everybody has goals and dreams to achieve.
London was impressed and got more interested in Jamie's List and wanted to know more. The background rock music was the noise that most hearing while the two parts communicating.A. How do the source and receiver's different approaches to communication affect the outcome of the interaction? I f the Source sent the massage clearly and in a language that the receiver could understand, it will be easier for the receiver to interrupt, Communication is only successful when the reaction of the receiver is that which the communicator intended.
Effective communication takes place with shared meaning and understanding. Communicating is not an isolated series of one skill, it involves several skills.For example, speaking involves not only getting your message across but also being able to listen and understand what others are saying (Active listening) and observing the verbal and nonverbal clues in order to monitor the effectiveness of your message. Barriers can appear at any point of the communication loop.
There are two types of barriers—internal and external. Examples of internal barriers are fatigue, poor listening skills, attitude toward the sender or the information, lack of interest in the message, fear, mistrust, past experiences, negative attitude, problems at home, lack of common experiences, and emotions.B. Was the communication effective or ineffective? If ineffective, what could have been done to make it effective? Yes it was effective, it attracted London's attention and made him more interested in Jamie, knowing that she's normal like every teenager, wanting to know the rest of Jamie's to do list. And he listened well for what she was saying. Q3: Evaluate the main character based on the following description.
You will be marked based on your using on specific examples from the movie. A. Self Concept. B. Self Steam.
C. Self Fulfilling prophecy. D. Significant others: how do others influence the main character. E.
Reflective appraisal: how does the main character believe others see him/her? Jamie's concept was to not care for other people opinion, believe in self and to always have Hope and Faith on God, herself steam was high because of her good relationship with her god and father, and being close to religion what made her happier from the inside even when she used to always see and hear people laughs and jocks about her look.We can tell that her childhood made her more quite and away from others, plus her suffering from blood cancer which made her to focus on her achievement and dreams and God, which made not to make any connections and relationships. And when finally she gets close to someone she remembers her illness and got afraid from losing the person. London made her more social and open to life, he showed her a new type and experiences to happiness she have always dreamed to live.She always knew what others thinks about her and got used to hear them laughs over her long dresses and her old hair style, and learned not to care anymore for their opinion, here were London got to knew her well and loved her for the person she is forgetting the ideas he used to thinks about her. Part 3: How can the main characters experience help you understand your values as a student, son/ daughter, father/ mother, and/or as professional and citizen of your country?Explain very well As a person Jamie showed us how important to be yourself without caring for other people opinion because people will love you for who you are not for who you are pretending to be.
And to always have hope and faith in god and others; because faith is what keeping us dreaming of a better future, to believe in self and being strong against rudeness and illness, and treat others the way you like to be treated because; eventually they will treat you good. I have also learned is how nice and kind to do charity work once on w while to help others, to be more satisfied and happy.Having a high self steam is what kept Jamie strong against what others thinks about her, and to always set goals and achievements to reach life is short u cannot know when it will exactly ends. As a daughter Jamie can teach us to respect our parents, listen to them, and open our hearts and minds because; Parents are our secrets holders our lovers and everything. To always hold in values that we gain from our parents, being connected to her mother through bible is what comfort her and kept her pain.
As a Citizen, She shows the kindness and goodness, to help others, to be kind and Tolerant toward other people mistakes, and achieving what's best for the country and citizens. You may influence other without knowing such what happened to London and his friends, and to participate in building our country and to do something to be remembered for. And the movie can give us an important lesson, Not to judge others based on how do they look, in fact based on their inside beauty and personality.