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Unformatted text preview: misunderstood giant, and an undiscovered friendly town. Bloom relates the story of the courtship of his wife, Sandra, to his son’s wife, Josephine. Like many of the tales in Big Fish , this one seems to have a basis in truth, but has been greatly decorated. Certainly it is more “believable” than some of the other stories, Sandra is a normal college girl and Edward woos her with a field of flowers. However, the events leading up to their first real meeting include Edward working at a circus and learning that Amos, the ringmaster, is actually a werewolf. It is the structure of the film that leads us to not believe Edward’s tall tales. Unlike other fantasy films and stories, Big Fish is constantly alternating between the world of the fantastic and a present reality where many characters, most importantly Will, indicate that Bloom’s stories are in fact myths....
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course ENGL 106 taught by Professor Ceyhan during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.
- Spring '08