Movie Analysis-Along Came a Spider

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Movie Analysis-Along Came a Spider
I selected the movie, Along Came a Spider, because I found the movie in itself to be complex. There were many different issues within the storyline itself that made for a very good and intriguing plot. I was very fascinated with how the main character, Gary Soneji, seemed to be so caught up and focused on the Lindenbergh kidnapping, which involved the kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindenbergh, Jr., who was the 20 month old son of aviator Charles Lindenbergh, Sr. and his wife (fbi.gov). Soneji was very consumed and borderline obsessed with the case, to the extent that he decided to carry out his own kidnapping. He kidnapped the daughter of a senator who was a student at Washington Day School, the private school where he was a math teacher. After the kidnapping, Soneji, who wore prosthetics while teaching, watched the news coverage of the kidnapping. When questioned about why he kidnapped the girl, Soneji admitted that at the age of 15, he had burned down a house. He stated that he did not get the response that he thought that he would, which was to end up on the news. Ultimately, he wanted attention and he wanted to feel as if he was someone important. While Soneji was the one who kidnapped the senators daughter, Jezzie, who worked for the Secret Service at the private school that Soneji taught at, was in on the kidnapping also. Her reasons for assisting with the kidnapping were greed and power. She resorted to murdering one of her co-workers in order to not be caught. The situation in the movie was very interesting to me because both of them played integral roles.
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