***Something from a few movie quotes.
Alice in Wonderland (2010): From the moment I fell down that rabbit hole I’ve been told where I must go and who I must be.
This keeps happening, no matter how much we try. Some people tell us to move out of it and that adults should take the decisions by themselves. But for people who have been taught to respect and obey the elders, it is not that easy. We have been taught this as part of our culture. Along with it, there is the commandment number four “Honour thy father and thy mother” – this comes as a very strong commandment, and the uncles, aunties along with the others also joins the party as the extention of this commandment. One can work, but only within the limits. Some people will find not obeying which points to not respecting very easy, but not every people can do that with ease; but, may be practice will help.
The Devil’s Advocate (1997): Vanity, definitely my favorite sin.
In one of my favourite movies which combines so many interesting things, this quote had my attention. It is not something that is not a secret, but surprisingly it becomes more and more relevant these days. As the movie ends with these lines, it leaves people with a never ending scope for false pride and leaves them considering the other as humans of a lower level. If there is something that evil can thrive on, it is this. The same feature has been carried on to both younger and older generations who boast about themselves as well as their sons and daughters who score high marks, marry from a rich family or earn a very high salary. Yes, these mean everything for them.
The Island (2005): The life you thought you had… it never happened.
Even though The Island is one of those lesser known science fiction movies questioning the reality of one’s existence, I have found it more engaging that a number of others. I have often wondered about this particular quotes, about the life that has seemed to exist. I have felt that my life has extended so much without nothing special happening with it. As it goes on to the third year of my times after finishing MA English, I wonder if that post graduation ever happened. My memories about the same fades, and with nothing much to memorize after that, I often feel that most of my life never really happened. Each and every day moves on as if nothing really happens – nothing really happened or happens, right?
King Arthur (2004): There is no worse death than the end of hope.
Even though this is closer to truth than ever, there is never any certainty about it. In this case, I have died so many times, and has remained dead for a very long time. Death takes us all, but one has to wonder why life doesn’t take everyone. There are very less cases of hope being personified; may be it doesn’t really exist, and to prevent death and the ultimate end, hope is invented so that people can live on. Meanwhile, death is personified so much and the same is the case of fate. So, is the hope something that we can hope for? If there is none and we are not even provided with the illusions about the same, aren’t we already dead? I should contact someone to dig a grave for me.
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994): The world changes, we do not, there lies the irony that finally kills us.
This existed in the original book by Anne Rice with small changes, and this one haunts me very often. Even when we think outside the immortality, we understand that we are getting outdated so fast. I have felt that I was outdated even when I was in school. I struggled to keep up with the increasing pace of the world, and even though I learned computer very early, I have fallen out of that certain advantage. I feel very old already, with not able to keep up to the pace and the thought procedures of the new generation. Nowadays, I feel that I don’t need to choose to be different, because I am different, more than I have ever been. Each and every day, my strength disappears as modernity further progresses.
DragonHeart (1996): Dreams die hard and you hold them in your hands long after they’ve turned to dust.
There is a lot said about the dreams, but do we do when there are none? What if there were so many of them one day and nowadays the only thing that remains is dust? Well, may be I should think about selling some ash. I wonder if some churches will be interested in buying ash from me for an Ash Wednesday. If dreams could stay as ashes, that could be a job to do, but ashes also gets scattered into the void and there is almost no sign left of it. Ashes of the Undead Dreams could be a nice title for a future novel with the dreams coming back as nightmares to haunt the sleep, bringing hopeless nights. Well, the hoplessness is eternally possible, even without that.
Braveheart (1995): Every man dies, not every man really lives.
I have often heard similar quotes and I have often wondered what would classify as living. I am pretty much confident that existence is just a part of living and there got to be something more about it. There had to be a meaning for life and my existential crisis has led me only to understand the absurd side of the same. Nihilism is such a natural thing, and it awaits all of us. May be one day, I can look back and see if I had lived, may be after my death. There can be only doubts about this, as the classification is really difficult. Living is more difficult than staying alive, even though from the viewpoint of those who feel dead already, they are both the same.
***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Pages of the two movies mentioned above.