Take Another Look

People say ignorance is bliss, but I think that the more that you know, the better off you’ll be in the long run. Whether you’re buying a cheap jalopy from a sketchy salesman, or realizing for the first time in forever that love is an open door, it’s always best to have some sort of background check. In the current book that I am reading, The Grapes of Wrath, it always seems as if all that’s good and all that is ever meant to be, is simply just a lie. Deceit can be found in the tiniest of corners, peering its ugly head out every once in a while. For example, the used car dealership in Chapter Seven is a prime example of the reoccurring theme of lying and deceit. The car salesman, like most in real life, stopped at nothing to get his cars sold; even if that meant he had to sabotage the car to make it look good. Money is the only thing this vicious animal tends to feed off of and without he wouldn’t last long. The lies and deceit are his methods of attacking his prey.

Paralleling this to a more modern take, the recent movie, Frozen was full of lies and deceit throughout. I love this movie more than anything right now and if you’ve seen the movie then you know what I’m talking about but *SPOILER ALERT* if you haven’t. As close as you look at it, you’ll notice that Hans is exactly like this deceitful car saleman in the book! Both men only think of themselves and do things that will only benefit their futures. They are able to make you feel comfortable, like you’re a long lost friend in order to develop an emotional attachment. Not much is known about who they are or where they come from but their motive becomes very clear. They are willing to crush someones hopes and dreams to better themselves. (Anna’s of falling in love and the consumers’ desire to travel west in a running car) And last but certainly not least, they are fast-talking smooth operators who can sway the opinions of anyone they encounter. I mean who saw that ending coming anyway! Overall, these two have the moral compass of the devil. The consumers deserved better. Anna deserved better. So before you decide to do anything drastic like buy a car or marry a man you just met, take another look, because what you might think you see could be something completely different that what you expected. Don’t let the idea of promise or hope blind you no matter how great it might seem at first, because you never know when what seems like the perfect guy will try to kill you and your sister.

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P.S. I mean Hans and Anna sang a song together for crying out loud!!! Why does he have to be the bad guy? There gotta be a rule somewhere saying that if you harmonize together as well as they did, you’re not allowed to be evil. (Sorry I’m still a little angry at the fact that that happened)

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-Matt

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