Essays Tagged: "Gilbert"

The main pentagonist, Gilbert, in Lasse Halstrom's film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape", is not the good person he wants to be. Do you agree?

Gilbert (Johnny Depp) is a young man who lives in Endora, Iowa, population 1,091. "Describing it", s ... es in Endora, Iowa, population 1,091. "Describing it", says Gilbert, "is like dancing to no music, "Gilbert lives with his mother (Darlene Cates), whose five hundred pound frame is slowly destroying t ... r (Darlene Cates), whose five hundred pound frame is slowly destroying the fragile Grape homestead. Gilbert also lives with his brother, Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio), who is nearly eighteen but was never ...

(3 pages) 50 0 3.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"What's eating Gilbert Grape is an entertaining film that teaches the audience about life." Discuss.

"What's eating Gilbert Grape is an entertaining film that teaches the audience about life." Discuss.Gilbert is a co ... re is no father, his younger brother is mentally impaired and his mother is dangerously obese. Both Gilberts sisters are faced with the responsibility of the families' survival, as is Gilbert. The sto ... ss, the burdens and the conflicts, these people love each other and want to help each other survive.Gilbert is bound by responsibility for his family and his hesitation to step into the new world. We ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

XEL Communications Inc. Group Study Case.

he company could choose a strategic partner. XEL chose to find a partner, and it found a partner in Gilbert Associates, out of Reading, Pennsylvania. XEL was attracted to Gilbert by three factors. One ... One was Gilbert's long term strategy to enter the telecommunications industry. The second factor is Gilbert's intention to keep XEL as a separate, autonomous company. The third factor is that Gilbert ...

(12 pages) 94 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Is the Corporate Strategy of Downsizing Unethical?

namics of change, we cannot allow it to serve as an excuse to act unethically" (Gross 30).In Joseph Gilbert's article titled "Sorrow and Guilt: An Ethical Analysis of Layoffs" a more philosophical app ... lysis of Layoffs" a more philosophical approach to the ethicality of downsizing is brought forward. Gilbert first addresses the several view points from which downsizing can be looked upon. First, for ...

(6 pages) 115 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

"What's Eating Gilbert Grape": Setting

The film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" directed by Lasse Hallstrom is set in the small and slow moving town of Endora in Am ... re apparent to the viewer in the film. We see Endora as being the embodiment of the main character, Gilbert's feelings about himself and his life. The Grape house and Endora also personify different c ... fields and empty roads. This gives the audience a sense of loneliness. The feeling is reinforced by Gilbert's statement that: "Describing Endora is like dancing to no music." When Gilbert describes hi ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Essay about how discrimination affects entire families with reference to the novel, "What's Eating Gilbert Grape"

lies, as well as for the individual addict. This is clearly exemplified in the novel, What's Eating Gilbert Grape. In this novel, Gilbert and his siblings suffer greatly due to their mother's obesity ... ompensate for emotional pain and often becomes more of a recluse out of fear of being seen, just as Gilbert's mother, Bonnie, does in the novel.Bonnie Grape is referred to in the book by Gilbert as ha ...

(4 pages) 20 0 3.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How have generic techniques been used to shape our response towards the characters of the feature film "What's eating Gilbert Grape"? Write your response in the form of a book review.

What's eating Gilbert Grape? is a dramatic, feature film produced by renowned Swedish director, Lasse Hallstrom. T ... s to the grim realization of the main character's dead-end life. With the help of the town visitor, Gilbert Grape rises from his oppressed state to live for himself as well as for those he is left to ... ature of the opening scene where the viewer sees the endlessness of the farmland terrain. Arnie and Gilbert, standing there with their old and uninteresting clothes, seem completely dwarfed by this vi ...

(8 pages) 37 0 4.1 Apr/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

By Claire Bolto In the film "What's eating Gilbert Grape?"� Gilbert does not lose our sympathy after he belts into Arnie, despite his ea ... is earlier proclamations and advice. The act may seem hypocritical but by knowing and understanding Gilbert's character, we can find reasons to justify his actions. There are many components in Gilber ... g these different issues, we can gain a better understanding of why the viewer retains sympathy for Gilbert, even after his behavior in this scene.Gilbert has had a traumatic family life that has left ...

(6 pages) 14 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Change: 'Taming of the Shrew' by Shakespeare,'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' directed by Lasse Hollstrom and 'Window' by Jeannie Baker.

e change that dominates society.Through detailed analysis of ‘Window’, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and “The Taming of the Shrew”, the responder experiences a journey in unders ... the outer city as they search for the perfect home.Lasse Hollstrom’s film; What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, explores the life of a young man in a secluded town, constantly fighting to support h ...

(3 pages) 1067 1 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What's eating Gilbert Grape

Is Gilbert a good man? Being good can have several interpretations. If ?good? is defined as efficient a ... ? Being good can have several interpretations. If ?good? is defined as efficient and reliable, then Gilbert is certainly good. But if good is used to mean morally well behaved, the Gilbert is not. He ... l behaved, the Gilbert is not. He is however, good in the sense of being kind and caring. Therefor, Gilbert is not totally a good man nor is he a bad man. As the film What?s eating Gilbert Grape progr ...

(2 pages) 1928 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Gilbert Grape

There is one man who does however, and he dreams of life being so much more than it is. His name is Gilbert, the individual living in Endora with his Mum, Bonnie, two sisters, Amy and Ellen, and broth ... wo sisters, Amy and Ellen, and brother, Arnie.Directed by Lasse Hallstrom, the movie ?What?s Eating Gilbert Grape?? is a romantic drama revolving around the character Gilbert. It is a film that explor ...

(3 pages) 2080 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Whats Eating Gilbert Grape

Death is a reaccurrent theme in the film whats eating gilbert grape:yet the ultimate effect is is hopefull and full of images of rebirth and life...Well h ... entraps people and other times offers freedoms or the chance to make dramatic changes to ones life. Gilberts fathers death didnt offer freedom at all in fact it is this that caused the entrapment of t ... nly sign of civilisation in the whole town being the recently opened foodland supermarket. Withe as Gilbert says "life just passing them by."A younger ortistic brother who needed to be under constant ...

(1 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Book Analysis: Second World War by Martin Gilbert

ht empirically or thematically and impressionistically. These two histories illustrate the dilemma. Gilbert is concerned with giving his readers the hard facts, chronologically arranged--and, above al ... volumes-it is to be hoped that he will in due time be offered a knighthood.I would guess that both Gilbert and As noted by Gilbert shuddered when they saw the much-abused word `definitive' (`decisive ...

(4 pages) 15 0 5.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert - Book Report

cientific and psychological standpoint, and shows us how our perceptions of happiness is distorted. Gilbert begins his argument by making the claim that "the human being is the only animal that thinks ... to the existence of the frontal lobe in their brains. So why do humans construct imaginary futures? Gilbert claims that imagining about a pleasant future event can be pleasurable, while imagining an u ...

(5 pages) 33 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy