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Throughout the course of Good Will Hunting Will Hunting develops from an emotional and social outcast to a strong young man who is healing from his past Before he makes these changes however Will is more inclined to display his strong sense of isolation intelligence and anger through aggression Attention will be paid to the causes of this aggression and the steps taken to overcome the adolescent delinquency that he has become a part of Wills physical development has been an important aspect of his life Growing up on the streets of the low-income area of South Boston and also due to the years of physical abuse suffered at the hands of his foster families Will was forced to become physically self-reliant His friends are of the same nature At the beginning of the movie before any process of change is begun in Will we see a scene with Will and his best friends driving past a group of young men playing basketball Will recognises one of them as the kid that used to beat me up in kindergarten They stop the car and when Morgan protests he is told by Wills best friend Chuckie that if he does not join them he will be the next Morgan didnt want to go he was happy to enjoy the lunch they had just bought but he joined in anyway This is the dynamic of their group and typical of peer groups lacking stable home lives - you do anything for each other knowing there is no one else to trust Also the brutality with which Will attacked this young man who used to beat him up when they were five years old is disturbing Will does not give in and the fury with which he attacks introduces us to the fact that he is not completely healthy Both emotionally and socially Will is unsound He has no relationships save for those with his best friends and
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