1) The loss of Nell's twin sister had a dramatic effect on her. Nell and May were
raised in a secluded environment with no outside contact. As a result, May and Nell
became very close emotionally and were an integral part in each others lives. When May
died, Nell lost part of her life as well which resulted in vivid memory replay. A good
example of this is when Nell was turning around in circles by herself but, in her mind, she
was turning around in circles with her missing half. At the end of the movie, the evidence
of the importance of May in Nell's life was still evident as Nell played will Jerry's daughter
on the rocks that May and her once played on. The movie did portray what is generally
believed about twins. The loss of one had a dramatic effect on the other. They had their
own twin speech and their own games.
At the end of 20 plus years, Nell still felt the loss
of her twin sister.
ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ 2) The expert psychologist in the movie believed that Nell was mentally retarded
and had made a small amount of intellectual development as a result of being raised in
seclusion. Fortunately, they were wrong. The speech that Nell gave in the courtroom
proved that she had developed intellectually. While the language that she used was
different, Nell still gave a good list of very abstract ideas that someone who is mentally
retarded could not possibly comprehend. Nell understood why she was different saying
that she was raised in a small world and knew small things unlike the large things found in
the city of Charlotte, N.C. This proved that Nell was very capable of living by herself and
taking care of herself.
ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ 3) The experts, in the...