Good Will Hunting

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Inexperienced Criticizer

The saying is very true that you can't judge a book by it's cover. No person can tell someone else what they've been through or how it feels to be them if they haven't had a walk in their shoes. That's the problem with today’s society now, judgment. Many people judge and criticize others before even getting to know that person. In the film, “Good Will Hunting”, Will judged Sean just from a painting he had on the wall. The description Will had given Sean of the painting sounded like he described himself.
I feel that Will is the man on the boat lost in a storm and it's ironic how he felt that person was Sean when in actuality it was him all along. Will is the man on the boat lost in the storm because he's very afraid and lost in the world. He's unsure of what he wants and he's afraid to get close to anyone or even be loved. All these fears and insecurities prevent him from living a happy life and doing what makes him content. The world is the storm he's lost in because as seen in the movie he pushes love away and doesn't have a stable normal life. His home is a dump but regardless of that he still continues to live there but is embarrassed for Skyler to come by. She would consistently ask to go see his place and meet his brothers but never took her to go do it because of the fear of her leaving him.
In the film, Sean tells Will that he doesn't have the faintest idea what he's talking about because he hasn't experienced aspects of life to think he knows about someones life when he's barely lived his own. Will felt that because he was so book smart he could read a person from personal objects they possess but in reality you can't unless you hear their story or have similar experiences. Will and Sean both had been abused as a child so they may know how it feels for one another in that type of situation. I believe that's why Will is so closed…...

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