Is there any event that you think demonstrates the monster’s good side? If so, what makes it different from other events in the novel? Consider how this event helps us to understand the monster, and why it’s important in light of the overall novel and its themes. What do you think of this event, and how do you feel about the monster after it happens? Your answers can help to shed light on your own view of human nature, as well as any conclusions you come to about the monster himself.
The Great Sanderson Escape
In Pixels, it’s easy to write off The Great Sanderson Escape as nothing more than a marketing ploy by Kevin. In one of their first meetings with Max (Adam Sandler), director Sam Brenner (Josh Gad) rattles off an epic list of Sanderson-based blockbusters, and we see Max jotting them down in his notebook. But there is a real event that serves as inspiration for Max’s plot: Today there are so many top best events and festivals in Glasgow that you could go to one every night of the week.
The Great Train Robbery of 1855, in which 150 pounds worth of gold bullion was stolen from a moving train. It was later discovered that what had been taken wasn’t actually bullion; it was just painted lead.
The Love Story Of Clarisse And Henry
The most obvious of all is Henry Jones, Sr.’s affection for his son and how important he is to him. At one point in Raiders, Henry Sr. even says I may have failed you as a father, but I will not fail you as a friend. It’s nice to see that Henry Jr. reciprocates his father’s feelings. During their final duel in Last Crusade, Indy tells Henry to run; however, Henry doesn’t flee and bravely fights alongside Indy. What better way to illustrate both men’s good sides than by having them fight together in a life-or-death situation?
The Reluctant Hero
Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is a story of redemption, where a young mermaid trades her tail for legs to pursue her forbidden love for a prince. In Hans Christian Andersen’s world, happy endings are hard-won, and true love comes with sacrifices.
But which event in The Little Mermaid most directly illustrates how far our titular heroine goes to save her prince? In my opinion, it’s not when she gives up her voice to obtain legs – that has nothing to do with rescuing him. No, I believe that one of the events described in detail – but depicted only fleetingly – is what truly captures what it means to be The Little Mermaid.
The Mended Heart
This was a tough decision. I mean, so many events illustrated Godzilla’s good side! Like his adorable fight with Mothra and that one time he saved Japan from Ghidorah and also remember when he was just chilling out in that volcano but then Mechagodzilla came along and fucked everything up?! But ultimately, it has to be The Mended Heart for me. Here we compiled 40 Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas with recipes.
For anyone who hasn’t seen it, there’s a beautiful scene where Godzilla saves these two kids from falling into a volcano; their robot god makes it over first and scoops them up, but there are all sorts of obstacles preventing Godzilla from getting across (lava! explosions!
Henry Gets His Groove Back
Henry was a bit of a sad sack. Then, one day, he walked past a barbershop and heard some nice music coming from inside. Henry stopped to listen and was instantly inspired. He felt like dancing—and got his groove back. Being on a deserted island isn’t all bad! It wasn’t until Henry looked in his mirror that he realized how terrible he looked with shaggy hair and an unkempt beard. The barber made him feel like a new man when he gave him his fresh new cut, shave, and shoeshine!
Having been given such great service by the kindly barber, Henry vowed to himself that he would never be rude again – at least not to someone who could help him look (and feel) so awesome! But then, as if things weren’t bad enough already, disaster struck: A few hours later, Henry’s once-cool haircut had grown out. Was it time for another haircut? There was only one way to find out.
Time passed slowly while Henry waited for his mane to grow long enough for him to get that coveted second haircut. But what happened when it grew out yet again? Alas… Henry could no longer even reach enough hair with which to make a ponytail! In order for Henry ever being able to make his dream come true – being able to get a trendy but practical hairstyle he would need more than just two haircuts!
The monster used its big heart and imagination to help a group of children find their way home. The event was a tragic one but it shows that monsters are more than what we have been led to believe by fictional stories about them.
It is important for people to stop fearing monsters and start seeing that they too have feelings like humans do. Hopefully, in time, we will be able to see each other as equals rather than being judged by our looks or origins. We should never judge others before getting to know them for who they really are inside.