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Films are expressions of ideas in a society

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Films are expressions of ideas in a society This essay will show that films are expressions of ideas in a society. This is because various themes are developed through the film in different contexts relating to freedom through mental health and authority. Films are expressions of ideas in a society because various themes are developed through the film in different contexts that relate to freedom through mental health. Freedom in its denoted sense is the act of living in a way in which a person is free from any restraints. However, this statement is opposed in relation to the connotation of the word freedom as portrayed in the film of Freedom cannot be achieved when it is confined by mental health. ...read more.

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His acts are a portrayal of the theme - Freedom is escaping mental health constraints for a second chance. Films are expressions of ideas in a society because various themes are developed through the film in different contexts that relate to freedom through authority. Authority was a major issue in the film as depicted within the mental institute. An instance where this was the case was when McMurphy challenged Nurse Ratchet after the vote to turn on the television set. In this scene, McMurphy lay on the couch in front of the television where he used his imagination to commentate the first game in the 1963 baseball world series. With time, he gained the interests of many of the other patients creating bonds of friendship and happiness. ...read more.

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When asked to cease this act, McMurphy alongside the other patients continued to not conform. He illustrated his dominance and gain of authority whereas Nurse Ratchet for the first time in the film demonstrated her lack of control and inferiority. His acts in this particular scene are a portrayal of the theme - Freedom is the change in authority of dominating figures. As demonstrated, films are expressions of ideas in a society because various themes are developed through the film in different contexts. These are: Freedom is escaping mental health constraints for a second chance and Freedom is the change in authority of dominating figures. The director Milos Freeman portrays them effectively through linking them with scenes of great depth to test our understanding and witness the corruption in life and the fatal effects it can have on certain individuals. ...read more.

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