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Running Head An excerpt into the life of George Abstract This is basically an in depth take on Georges life and how he reacted to his diagnoses It goes through some of his crucial developmental stages in his life and how his character morphed It also describes his emotions personality and what motivated him to change into the person he became after his diagnoses In the movie Life as a House the central character that the movie tends to evolve around is George This particular character learns early in the movie that he is diagnosed with a terminal cancer and has only a short time to live Before he is informed of his misfortune we are given hindsight into a bit of his past and learn that he was quite a troubled person In the opening scene he is urinating off a cliff that belongs to his property on the beach front Certain examples such as this display his inner self and portray him as a careless slob that has been conditioned to be this was and is a bit stuck in his ways After his little trip to the hospital however he transforms into a completely different character He goes through many changes and learns not to take life for granted Later on in the movie the audience is informed of Georges deeply troubled past that he straightforwardly describes to his rebellious son He tells his son Sam on a couple occasions that his father used to emotionally mentally and physically hurt him George tells Sam how his father would always ridicule him on anything he could think of so that he could feel better about himself George also explained that be was obviously emotionally scarred from the many times his father hurt his feelings and would physically beat him up Emotional scarring may cause barriers that prohibit the victim to living a normal and healthy life from day to day Contemporary
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