The main characters are Guido and Dora. Guido is an interesting character because he always take a bad situation and made it romantic and funny. An example of this is when he was on the bicycle going down the hill and he could not stop and he fell on Dora. He made the most out of it by saying something really nice to her. He did not lay there and frown on the situation.
Life Is Beautiful Movie Analysis
Life Is Beautiful, By Roberto Benigni - Words | Cram
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. In s Italy, a carefree Jewish book keeper named Guido starts a fairy tale life by courting and marrying a lovely woman from a nearby city. Guido and his wife have a son and live happily together until the occupation of Italy by German forces. In an attempt to hold his family together and help his son survive the horrors of a Jewish Concentration Camp, Guido imagines that the Holocaust is a game and that the grand prize for winning is a tank.
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Their storybook life goes on until one day when Dora returns to an empty house on Joshua's Birthday, and everything changes. Guido and Joshua, with many other Jews, have been brought off to a Jewish concentration camp, but Dora requests to be brought along as not to be separated from her family. Guido wants to keep his son from being scarred by all of this, so he tells his son that it is all part of a game, and if he does what his father says, he will win a prize. Even when things begin to get really tough, and Joshua no longer wants to stay, Guido fins a way of raising his spirits and reminds him of the prize they are working for. And when things start to get Guido down, he still keeps on a happy facade in front of Joshua, and risks his life with acts to convince Joshua of the 'game' they are playing, such as when he made an announcement of the winning team over the loud speaker.
The next day, Guido is preparing to wait tables. He sees German children playing hide-and-seek outside. He sneaks back to the barracks and brings Giosue to see that there are other children having fun. When the mistress of the children spots Guido and Giosue, Guido tells Giosue to go with her but never to speak, so as not to give away the fact that he is not German. At dinner that night, Guido waits tables while Giosue eats with the German children, obediently not saying a word.