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by SamIam
Thu May 03, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #32 ~ And in the end...
Replies: 8
Views: 2226

:lol: Question mark optional! Too funny. What is eating Gilbert Grape? I think he is eaten by a lot of things including his father's death, his mom, and how he is embarrassed by his family. His shame and guilt are eating him. He felt responsible for not being able to save his dad but who knows the g...
by SamIam
Wed May 02, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #31 ~ The Sequel
Replies: 15
Views: 3751

Hmmm.I've been trying to think of something as I cleaned my room and everything so here goes. Gilbert worked to put himself through school and got a teaching degree. Amy did not become Mama and got herself a job too. Ellen finished high school and is in college getting a degree in psychology. Arnie ...
by SamIam
Tue May 01, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #30 - The Book vs. The Movie
Replies: 15
Views: 6033

I am writing a paper on the American Dream in A Raisin in the Sun and Whats Eating Gilbert Grape? SamIam, after I was halfway through What's Eating Gilbert Grape, I realized that the title doesn't have a question mark at the end of it. The book isn't asking a question. It lists the things that are ...
by SamIam
Tue May 01, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #30 - The Book vs. The Movie
Replies: 15
Views: 6033

I am writing a paper on the American Dream in A Raisin in the Sun and Whats Eating Gilbert Grape? and My english teacher looked at my outline and said "Their name is Grape?". I said Yes it was. She never knew it was a book. She had just known it was a movie. I really liked both the book an...
by SamIam
Tue May 01, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #29 ~ Relating to the Story
Replies: 27
Views: 5014

I'm glad I lost my innocence. I nor my family could ever have lived up to those ideal families on TV. But ideal families in the media have been replaced by other equally difficult models to emmulate....and that would be fashion models. It's always something. I agree with you Liz. It is always somet...
by SamIam
Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #29 ~ Relating to the Story
Replies: 27
Views: 5014

I think we can all relate. No families are perfect. No community is perfect. We’re all a little quirky with some level of dysfunction. In fact, this morning my son is home from school because an explosive device was found under a graffiti swastika outside the principal’s office at the high school. ...
by SamIam
Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #28 - Casting
Replies: 10
Views: 2470

I thought the casting was great. I thought that all the actors made the characters their own. It is the most real movie and it's because everyone in the movie were actors that showed real emotion through their acting. That is what makes a great movie; The Casting. Who you put in a part t can make or...
by SamIam
Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #27 - Why Johnny?
Replies: 20
Views: 4717

I thought WEGG was the most real movie and it was because the actors in the movie were real and Johnny is definitely the most real actor. He shows emotions in his body language and he is the most sensitive actor. Lasse definitely made the best choice going with Johnny.
by SamIam
Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: The Lollipop Shoes: New Joanne Harris
Replies: 9
Views: 3317

I thought that was an interesting idea, too, Suec. I would venture to say that Roux is not in the sequel. I think Vianne was moving on with her life. And it looks like she has...in Montemartre. Thanks for the heads up, Endora. :cool: I've been to Montemartre. I love it there. I had my picture drawn...
by SamIam
Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #26 - Realism
Replies: 23
Views: 4545

I thought the characters were realistic and it shows in the attitudes they had. It's plausible that there are families like them but I don't think Becky was realistic. I don't think there are any fifthteen year olds that smart and worldly and if there are they're not living in Iowa. The Carvers seem...
by SamIam
Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #25 ~ Saying Goodbye to Momma
Replies: 20
Views: 4467

I think they reacted the way they did because they wanted to remember the positive things about their mother because she was their mom. They didn't want to think about what she had become but that she was their mom. They wanted to celebrate that even in her death. They didn't want to make a mockery ...
by SamIam
Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #24 - Good-byes are Important
Replies: 17
Views: 5317

Wow, inspired, you totally hit the nail on the head. :cool: I agree that saying goodbye is important because it gives closure and somehow forgiveness as well. Gilbert didn't deal well with change so he had to revisit everyone who was leaving so he could give closure to that part of his life with Mrs...
by SamIam
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #23 ~ After the Party
Replies: 35
Views: 6596

She goes upstairs because she has done what she has waited to do. She saw him turn 18 and now she can die peacefully because she lived long enough for that. She feels they can go on without her now because Arnie turned 18. She is finally at peace with herself and her family. She comes to terms with ...
by SamIam
Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #22 ~ Gilbert's Meltdown
Replies: 17
Views: 4062

I think he should have written see the lack of love Gilbert didn't have any love for himself, and I wonder if Arnie loved him? Maybe not, Arnie didn't remember things well, he didn't understand how Gilbert thought about him. What I mean to say is that caring for someone like this is a thankless tas...
by SamIam
Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #20 ~ The Water Tower
Replies: 18
Views: 5029

I think Arnie climbs the water tower simply for the fun and enjoyment of doing it just as he climbs the tree for fun. It makes him feel free and he enjoys the attention he receives from it. To him he feels free up on the water tower. Sorry I haven't been around I was down the shore for the weekend ...

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