What's Eating Gilbert Grape Essay

881 Words Jun 30th, 2013 4 Pages
In the movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape directed by Lasse Hallstrom, the idea of adversity is clearly shown. The Grapes aren’t your typical family, after the mother spirals down the staircase of depression, the five children are forced to grow up and mature as they now have the responsibility of looking after their mother. Endora is the town in which the story is set and the children are trapped inside as their mother hasn’t left the house in seven years. Gilbert Grape is faced with a number of adversities, he has to live with an obese mother that demands him to always do better and take responsibility for his family, he has to protect and care for his little brother Arnie who is mentally slow and Gilbert is trapped in Endora due to all …show more content…
In the film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape directed by Lasse Hallstrom Gilbert Grape overcomes some of his adversity as he is now free to do what he wants. In this film you learn that adversity is a hard thing to live with but if you stick through it there will be something rewarding that comes out of it. Gilbert’s reward was getting his dream, being set free of Endora. Living with an obese mother that puts a lot of pressure on you can be hard or looking after your mentally slow brother but people stay in situations that are hard because they love their family and that’s why Gilbert stayed in Endora until the burden of his mother was gone.


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