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Unformatted text preview: blood but also from the bile and acid that shreds and eats away at him. He doesn't eat, he hardly drinks, he has no life to speak of and when he dares to love a woman, she is taken away also. Bourne is empty, reduced to absolutely nothing. Towards the end of "The Bourne Ultimatum," Jason confronts a man who has been sent to kill him and he asks, "Do you have any idea why you want to kill me?" "Do you have any idea why you do the things that you do? The movie comes to a screeching halt after an hour and a half of car and foot chases, hand-to-hand combat, and gunfire ricocheting as we all take a deep breath, recognizing that Bourne is not only commenting on himself and on the man who would be his murderer but also to us: after his hectic journey that symbolizes our lives, he poses the question for everyone: why am I doing what I am doing?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ARTH 110 taught by Professor Peters during the Fall '07 term at St. Thomas.
- Fall '07