Cider House Rules

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Cider House Rules

The movie Cider House Rules involves many different characters that one can focus on, but
the main character I want to focus on is Homer Wells, who is also the main character of
the film. Now every character goes through many different situations and are faced with
different obstacles that they must over come. Dr. Larch has to over come the ability to
realize he is human, and how the board wants to replace him. Mr. Rose has to over come
non-diligent workers, and conflicts with his daughter and keep a calm, flowing working
environment. Candy Kendall has to deal with her husband Wally Worthington being away
fighting for the United States in World War II. On the other side Wally has to deal with
the loss of ability to use his legs and being paralyzed in a wheel chair. But, none of
these are more compelling or can be looked at in so many ways as Homer's.

Now from the time Dr. Larch said, "Hence forth you be known as Homer Wells", he seemed to
be the type of person to say, "What you see, is what you get". Now I believe this cause
from early childhood, to adolescence, to early adulthood there was never anything to
flashy about him. He was dressed in plain old school baby pajamas with legs and feet on
them. When he was growing up he was wearing plains shirts, and a pair of slacks. This form
of appearance remained constant through the rest of the movie in reality. The main colors
that Homer wore were grays, blacks, and browns. Showing a drab, dim look on him, and
portraying his character in that way. Now, I understand that Homer grew up in an
orphanage, and doesn't have access to the Tommy Hilfiger, or the Eddie Bauer's of the
time. But, it shows very little to make the viewer concentrate on Homer, which allows
other emphasis to be put on other characters.

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When Wally visits we learn that Homer has a heart disease or dysfunction so this maybe
part of the reason that Homer is a very slow and enunciating talker. When he gets excited
or shows emotion he doesn't take it over the edge, he keeps his composure at all times. So
you can say that Homer is calm, cool, and collected. Homer has this way of giving sheepish
smiles, and an aw-shucks way of presenting himself, that is a major appeal to the viewer
and makes them fall in love with the young character.

Homer evolves a lot as the movie progresses also; he goes from the boyish gullible type to
the independent intelligent man that he is in the end. While watching one single movie for
the past 10 years or so, watching movies becomes and insationable love for Homer. Now he
is mainly excited when he and Candy make their annual trip to the drive-in movie. Now they
don't watch movies there, he just sits and stairs at the screen and imagines King-Kong on
the giant screen. While all of this is going on, he doesn't get very giddy like you think
a young adult would in the beginning of his new venture on life. I know I would be
ecstatic.

While Homer falls in and out of love with Candy no real feelings can be seen. He is almost
always smiling, whether he thinks Candy really cares for him, or how when he knows that he
is making her look bad by repeating what she said earlier. It's not so much of a boyish
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