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Plot Structure Essay Rushmore The dramatic comedy Rushmore is a film that follows the interaction between three main characters and the unusual love triangle that gets formed between them These characters are different in many ways but are also alike in more ways than one They have their own motivations and desires but are all searching for one thing happiness They all feel that the way to achieve happiness is through love Max Fischer is a fifteen year old student at Rushmore academy Rushmore is a private prep school for the financially advantaged Max however is not rich and is attending the school on a scholarship which he earned by writing a play in second grade about Watergate His mother is dead and his father earns a living as a barber He is extremely smart and acts as though he is twenty-five and not fifteen Max has a problem though He spends so much time being the president of every extra curricular activity that he has no time to study So Max is on the verge of failing out Mr Herman Blume is a Vietnam veteran turned steel tycoon who has twin sons that attend Rushmore He is a miserable man who is in a stale loveless marriage and is always melancholy This is never more evident than at the twins birthday party Mr Blume is sitting on the other side of the pool from the rest of the party throwing golf balls into his own pool He sees his wife flirting with another man so he climbs the diving board and does a cannon ball He doesnt even care enough about his marriage to confront his wife and the other man When giving a speech to the kids at Rushmore he tells them to put the rich kids in the cross hairs and take them out He is a self loathing wealthy man who is self built and feels his life has already
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