Maggie is motivated to lift up his dignity and to get herself out of the “trash” and as what Scrap said that Maggie just want to get her shot. Scrap’s role in the film was perceived as the one who gives advice to Frankie’s difficulties. He imparts his knowledge and wisdom to Frankie which he uses in his decision making throughout the film. Danger’s role, in my own perspective, is a foil to the character of Maggie. Danger didn’t have any chance at fighting in a formal arena but his defeat when Shawrelle beat him up shows that even though he is mentally incapable, he realizes his limitation and at the same time the nature of defeat. On my own perspective, Maggie is the opposite; her continuous wins upon her opponents somewhat overconfident her and possibly one the reason of her own destruction. Danger realized that losing will embark a lesson to anyone while Maggie is only focused in her fights and the fact that she could win anything for as long as Frankie will guide her. 5) The mood established in the opening scenes is one of depicting violence. This mood is maintained through the film as we see Frankie starts to train Maggie. Background includes people wooing and shouting for their bets in the arena. As the film focus to Maggie’s downfall, the mood transitioned into a more heavy and emotional state as Frankie watches Maggie suffers.
- Winter '13
- English, Suffering, Maggie, FRANKIE