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In the movie Whats Eating Gilbert Grape the various characters develop and evolve during the course of the film Each character holds certain individual motivations that drive them to change parts of their personality and how they view certain aspects in their life Two characters in which change becomes evident in are Gilbert Grape and his mother Bonnie Grape Gilbert Grapes actions in the movie are mainly motivated by his family and specifically by his father Gilberts father left the family several years earlier and ever since then Gilbert feels like he has to hold the family together He works at a local grocery store to provide for the family he takes care of his younger brother Arnie all by himself and he helps to take care of his obese mother Gilbert is motivated by responsibility He feels obligated at the beginning of the movie because it is as if everyone else in his family is helpless Gilberts motivations to care for his family shift over time By the end of the movie Gilbert realizes how much he means to his mother and how much his family really means to him He respects his mother more at the end of the movie after he realizes what she went through with his father leaving He wants to make his mother happy Gilbert begins to make his mother feel happier by showing her she is important and worth while when he convinces her to meet his girlfriend Becky during Arnies birthday party Mama Grapes motivations at the beginning of the play are the same motivations she has had for the past seven years She is trying to make herself feel better about her husband leaving the family through food and she wont leave the house to see anyone or do anything Mama Grape wont even sleep upstairs when Amy her oldest daughter makes up the bed for her Mama Grape is depressed and is embarrassed of what
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