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Unformatted text preview: Murray 1 Kristin Murray English 1010-032 Prof. Tipton 16 November 2007 Essay 3 Final Draft A Mumble Metaphor So, you are on your couch watching home videos with your family rolling your eyes every time you see yourself. Yeah, you know the feeling. Everyone hates seeing themselves on television acting like an idiot especially if your best friend is over gaining serious dirt on you. Now imagine this, instead of seeing yourself, you see a metaphoric commentary on America. I can already see the look on your face. You are wondering how America can be on T.V in such a ridiculous way. Well, try taking our country and add some color, twist, feathers and call it the movie Happy Feet . This unique film takes place in the deep cold south with a well developed society of penguins. One of their biggest traditions is that during the mating season the sing their love song to one another. If the female hear the right song she is wooed into an adventure of egg- hood. However, one couple has an egg and the father drops it during a stormy winter. He thinks that this is the reason why his son Mumble splinters out of his egg feet first. If that is not weird enough for you, the little squirt starts hip-a-die-hopping over to his stunned father. Over time Mumble becomes an outcast in music school. When he is asked to sing the other penguins ask each other if something had just died. No one realizes that his love song is his rhythm at his toes. As he grows up it is brought to his attention that there is a food shortage taking place in the frigid waters. His intelligence causes him to question the Elder penguins....
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