Big Fish

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Jeff Trangsrud PHI-105-2 (040613) 4:30pm-5:45pm Question 1
Several times Edward Bloom told the story about the birth of his son Will and how he retrieved his golden wedding ring from the big fish on the day that his son was born. We find out later in the movie from Dr. Bennet, their family doctor, that he had a normal birth and that his father was out of town on business the day he was born. Ed’s story about the witch with a glass eye, which reveals the eventual death of anyone who looks into it. According to Ed, he and his friends all saw how their lives would end. These stories were not true. Will discovered, when he and his wife had rushed home from Paris after getting word his father was ill, there was a poetic truth behind many of his father’s stories. The giant Carl was a very tall man, but not a giant animal killer. The Siamese twins, Ping and Jing, were indeed twins but not conjoined. Sandra Templeton, his mother, who he first saw at the circus where he met his eventual lifelong friends, the ringmaster Amos Calloway, and the clown/attorney, Mr. Soggybottom, really did exist. The town of Spectre was a real town. Norther Winslow, the famous poet from his hometown of Ashton, really did exist and was a friend of Ed’s. When he was going through his father’s belongings he found a deed of a home his dad bought from Jenny in the town of Spectre. These characters and places in Ed’s life all came to fruition at the funeral and provided Will the proof he had been seeking all of his adult life and the truth behind his father’s incredible life. Granted the stories his father told were true but he added a little extra flavor to make them bigger than life itself.

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