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Will Hunting grew upon the poor side of Boston the Southie neighborhood Its area for the working class less fortunate and uneducated In the beginning scenes we the viewers are just getting to know Will At first he seems like any twenty-year old Southie Thug violent and brash Of those weve seen in the film his violence is the most extreme One of the scenes in which he spies and old school bully Carmine and decides to attack him is a perfect example of his character It shows that he holds grudges and is the type of person who cant get over past experiences It emphasizes his bottled anger and violence as he continues to punch Carmine even after hes hit the ground and cant fight back Wills spontaneity and rashness is depicted when he suddenly stops the car to go and confront Carmine when he hasnt even been provoked We see the loyalty and trust between him and his friends as they all rush to his side without question and how they prevent him from murdering Carmine - only to save him from more trouble with the police However this beginning character is not all cheek and hostility Soon we begin to see the intelligent gentler side of Will that evolves throughout the film To my recollection the first evidence of this is shown in the bar scene where interrupts a conversation between Chuckie his best friend and another man who is trying to impress a few girls with his intelligence In this scene Will manages to save his friend from embarrassment and finds himself engaged in a duel of intellect with the other man From this the viewer has a glimpse of the knowledge that Will possesses After the encounter with Carmine we are taken to a scene inside a courtroom where Will is on trial However instead of the usual Law and Order type scene one might
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