About A Boy Essay

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The movie About a Boy was directed by Paul and Chris Weitz from the novel by Nick Hornby. The movie was about how a young boy named Marcus has to basically take care of himself without the help of his very depressed mom. Marcus then meet Will a grown man that has no responsibility and all he wants to do is to sleep with women. Throughout the movie Marcus helps Will out by becoming his friends and Will makes Marcus more like a kid his age should act like. This is why Marcus is the god-teacher in the movie About a Boy because he straddles between two worlds, sacrifices himself, and gives Will lessons on how to use his gift.
One reason Marcus is the god-teacher is because he straddles between two worlds. Marcus straddles between the world of his mother or his normal world and the world of Will. He straddle between these two worlds because in the movie after school he would visit Will at his house and would begin to do the thing he would do at that time of the day. Then Marcus would go home to his house and continue his everyday life until he would go back to Will’s house the next day for a hour or two. This shows that Marcus is straddling between two worlds because he goes to Will’s house and he does everything that Will does like put his legs on the coffee table and watches the same show as he does. Then he goes to another world which is his world and he goes back to being the odd kid at school and the one in charge of his family by taking care of the person that is suppose to take care of Marcus, his mom.
The second reason that shows that Marcus is the god-teacher is that he sacrifices himself for Will’s and his mom’s happiness. In the movie Marcus wants to make his mom happy because she is starting to become depressed again by signing up for the school talent show. And Marcus also pretends to be Will’s son just so that he can get the girl he likes. When they show up at her...

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