Writing the Essay-The Incredibles

The Incredibles Essay-Grade 8

For most of you this will be the first time you will have ever written a formal essay for English where you are expected to select, insert and anlayse quotations to support your ideas. This is a major transition from dealing with plot, character and basic themes, and, are skills you will require for Grade 9/10 and beyond.

It is therefore crucial that we are more or less on the same page. A lesson ago we selected a quotation (from your Quotation assignment) which had been already analysed/discussed in detail. What we tried to do was to think about how that quotation fits into the question, and some of the points raised by the question. We look at PEA – Point, Example, Analysis (some teachers have different terms for this structure, but all boils down to the same thing).

Point –the start of a paragraph. Your first sentence is often called a ‘Topic sentence’, and introduces an idea that relates to the question. A couple of sentences discuss this point.

Example-usually a quotation. You introduce a quotation to support your point. Introducing a quotation to support your thoughts is a skill in itself, and we will have a lesson on this once we have the structure under control. The idea is that it should flow.

Analysis – We have actually done this in our ‘Quotation Assignment’ and we discussed the quotation in some detail. You may wish to change/add/edit this when you write your essay.

Instructions

The question is:

Discuss how the film The Incredibles is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality.

Some of the ideas we brainstormed included

  • Fitting in –does fitting in mean loss of identity?
  • What is a hero? Are they unique individuals?
  • Marriage – does Mrs Parr accept that her husband is different and must be valued as an individual? Is she supportive
  • Normal –what does being ‘normal’mean? Is it possible to be ‘normal’ but still be an individual? Be unique?
  • Being true to yourself – what does this mean? What are the problems experienced about not being true to yourself in the film?
  • Family/siblings –differences and similarities, what makes a person unique?

1)      For each of these ideas, find a quotation from your assignment that best highlights the ideas above (select 6 quotations and analysis).

2)      Now create topic sentences for all six quotations, so you will have six paragraphs (you can include the one you did in class the other day).

3)      Do not write an introduction or conclusion-we will do this as a class together.

Select one paragraph and add it to the blog, so I can comment on your understanding and progress.

J Mayer

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25 thoughts on “Writing the Essay-The Incredibles

  1. Fitting in is not being yourself. It is copying someone who is considered ‘normal’ and not letting your true colors show. In the film Mrs. Parr is concerned of Dash for he is starting reveal too much, almost blowing his family’s identity. She finds that he doesn’t understand there are things he shouldn’t do that others would because he was different such as the racing. As he complains to his mother, she replies:
    ‘Honey you know why we can’t do that…right now the world wants us to fit in, so we gotta be like everybody else.’ (Helen)
    Dash is devastated, as not only has he been in the principal’s office for the third time this year, but also because he has not been given permission to run in the school carnival’s race. Dash’s superpower is his amazing speed so running to the best of his ability will expose his true identity. He claims he can run slower to match the speed of average elementary runners but his mom disagrees saying he is too competitive to hold back. For kids his age, it is a reflex to start competing against each other for everything and Dash might feel an urge to speed up meaning this is a very risky business. Interestingly, being competitive is an aspect of individuality, the chance to rule out opposition and be a winner and to stand out as being exceptional.

    One of the most interesting factors associated with being an individual is accepting who you are. This point is made clear when we witness the confusion of Incrediboy who aspires to be like his hero, Mr. Incredible. Incrediboy struggles, as a young person does, to come to terms with who he truly is, and says:
    ’You always say be true to yourself but you never say which part to be true to.’ (Incrediboy)
    Incrediboy is confused about Mr. Incredible’s words because he feels as if he is being true to himself by trying to be a hero like him. What he doesn’t realize is that he isn’t being true to himself because he is acting like someone else, someone he’s not. Incrediboy tries to fit in with the heroes by creating machines that mimic super powers. He slowly attempts to change his identity to be something he wants to be. The fact that he has been at it for a while shows that no one else has told him he should stop until Mr. Incredible tells him so. And now he is being told not to follow his dreams.

    1. Well done Jeni -your ideas are sophisticated and well thought out. You have expressed yourself rather well, and I like your thoughts about ‘fitting in’. Your written expression is excellent in places, and I look forward to reading the rest.

  2. Being true to your self isn’t always the easiest thing to do, especially when half of you wants something and other half wants something completely different. Sometimes, you just got to listen to your heart and a brand new path will eventually open up. And then, only then, will you really be true to yourself.
    ‘You always say be true to yourself but you never say which part to be true to.’ (Incrediboy)
    Incrediboy feels a little bit confused about the maxim ‘be true to yourself’ because he doesn’t know whether to follow his dreams or to run away from them. There are two parts of him: One part that wants to be a superhero and another that knows it’s ridiculous because he doesn’t have any powers. When he meets Mr. Incredible during his “saving” hours, Mr. Incredible tells him to go home because it’s dangerous but Incrediboy knows that and not only will he not give up, he will get his revenge.

    Superheroes have secret identities. Superheroes are also people, they have feelings and just like all of us they have personalities.**************************************
    It is time for their secret identity to become their only identity. Time for them to join us, or go away.’ (The presiding court judge)
    By law, the superheroes have to make their secret identity their only one because even though they are “supers”, they aren’t exactly and always “super”. They get in the way of other people’s lives, once in a while. The superheroes now have to become normal. And as hard as that may be, they’ll have to give it a go. Since this one citizen sued Mr. Incredible, it started becoming a revolution against all superheroes.

    1. Hi Aida, thank you for your response. The fact that you have changed the original template into your own words is great, and well appreciated. Your discussion shows that you are thinking deeply about the issues embedded in the film and you express them well. You need to review the structure of the paragraph, and expand your ideas a little more.

  3. One of the most interesting factors associated with being an individual is accepting who you are. This point is made clear when we witness the confusion of Incrediboy who aspires to be like his hero, Mr. Incredible. Incrediboy struggles, as a young person does, to come to terms with who he truly is, and says:

    “You always say be true to yourself, but you don’t say which part to be true to.”

    Incrediboy feels a little bit confused about the maxim ‘be true to yourself because he does not really understand what Mr. Incredible means by it. When people say be true to yourself, it usually means that you should not listen to what other people say, and follow what you believe and trust yourself in every decision you make. Incrediboy may have thought about it in a different perspective. I don’t think that Incrediboy is being true to himself because the only reason why he is using his intelligence in a bad way is because he wants to get revenge for the way Mr. Incredible has treated him in the past. He wanted to be like every other super-hero. He wants to ‘fit in’ with the other super-heroes by trying to save a town by destroying a dangerous machine that he made, to make him look like a hero and for everyone to respect him. He creates tools to make it look like he has special powers and sets up a machine to destroy a city but does not succeed because of some technical problems and the Incredibles save the town instead.

    No one in reality is considered normal. Everyone is different in their own way. In Violet’s case, being normal would mean being like an average teenager. If you are a superhero, like Violet’s family, being normal is being an everyday, average citizen. She feels like she can’t fit in with the others in her school, because she knows that she is not normal, and she is hiding her true identity from them, which in our cases, also happens with us. People don’t feel comfortable with who they are because they don’t feel like they are good enough to be around other people. Violet wants to be normal like the others, and says to her mother:

    ‘Normal? What do you know about normal? What does anyone in this family know about normal? We ACT normal. But I want to BE normal.’ (Violet)

    Violet’s outburst can be viewed as a typical teenagers comment because she wants to be like everyone else, like the normal teenagers she sees around school. She feels left out because of the fact that she is hiding something about her that is crucial and nobody else is allowed to know, which makes her feel very insecure about herself, that she can’t even be what she really wants to be to anyone. The difference between acting normal and being normal is that when you are acting normal, you know that it is not how you really want to act, when in real life, you might want to be totally different no matter what people may think about it. Being normal is actually being able to be like everyone else, not feeling left out, which is what Violet really wants.

    1. Excellent work – this is outstanding and I hope that the rest will be equally detailed. Your work here is well edited, detailed and sophisticated!! Well done, Julia!

  4. Fitting in when you are a superhero can be very difficult. It could lead to loss of identity and acting like someone completely different, so no one knows the real you. Dash finds it difficult to fit in because he loves his superpower and showing off with it but he can’t do this because it puts his and his family’s cover in jeopardy. This is why he gets frustrated at his mother because she won’t let him try up for sports.************
    “Honey you know why we can’t do that… right now the world wants us to fit in, so we gotta be like everyone else.”
    Dash is devastated, as not only has he been in the principal’s office for the third time this year, but also because his mother won’t let him take part in sports. This is because Helen thinks that Dash is very competitive and a show-off. Helen feels that if Dash went up for sports that he would probably go impossibly fast and blow their cover and identity. I agree with Helen because Dash is an ambitious boy and would do anything to succeed. Helen is just trying to protect her family from being revealed. I think she would let Dash try out for sports but she knows what he is capable of doing, disobeying her and going too fast.

    1. Thanks Erin for your response – you included only one of the paragraphs, but trust that the other one is just as good. I especially like the analysis part of your pararaph above as it is detailed and thoughtful. Some further expansion of ideas where the asterix are is required. An excellent piece of work in progress.

  5. One of the interesting factors associated with being an individual is accepting who you are. This point is made clear when we witness, the confusion of Incrediboy who dreams to be like his hero, Mr. Incredible. Incrediboy struggles as a young person does, to come to terms with he truly in, and says:

    ’You always say be true to yourself but you never say which part to be true to.’ (Incrediboy)
    Incrediboy feels a little bit confused about the maxim ‘be true to you because he wants to be a hero to the public and a friend of Mr. Incredible. I believe he also wants to be a normal kid at the same time. He wants to be a hero more than a normal kid.

    Throughout the beginning of the movie Mr. Incredible describe how he would like the simple life. How he just wants to settle down and live life. He feels over worked and underappreciated.

    ‘Sometimes I think I’d like the simple life, you know. Relax a little and raise a family …’ (Mr Incredible, interview)
    In the interview, Mr. Incredible expresses that the city only gets in trouble the more times he saves it. That no matter how hard he tries it will still finds itself in trouble again. He wishes that he could have the simple life. Raise a family and a couple children. A wife. He wants the calm life. He feels underappreciated. Not have to run and save the world ever blinking moment.

    1. Hi Pierce thank you for your response. It is clear that you have an excellent idea about the issues raised by the film! To ensure that your paragraphs are developed ‘block of wrinting’ you may have to review your sentence structure, as they are really short. Keep up with the good work.

  6. One of the most interesting factors associated with being an individual is accepting who you are. This point is made clear when we witness the confusion of Incrediboy who aspires to be like his hero, Mr Incredible. Incrediboy struggles as a young person does to come to terms with who he truly is, and says:
    “You always say be true to yourself but you never say which part to be true to…”- Incrediboy
    Incrediboy is confused because Mr Incredible is not true to himself; he hides his real identity from his super-hero identity. Incrediboy also thinks that anyone can be a hero, but Mr Incredible denies that. I think that Incrediboy is being true to himself because he believes that he can be a hero even though he does not have super-powers. He wants to fit-in with the super-heroes because he also wants to save the world like Mr Incredible. He invents items like ‘rocket shoes’ so that he can fly like a super-hero.

    **************
    ‘Dad always said our powers are nothing to be ashamed of, our powers make us special.’-Dash
    Dash wants to join races/competitions because he knows he can win races and make his parents proud. But Helen is not letting him do this because he might run very fast and accidentally reveal his powers to the public. He is made to feel ashamed because his family is banned from doing hero work and there also banned from showing their powers to the public.

    1. Well done Lovely. You have got the right idea here about the structure. Your first paragraph is really good. The second one requires topic sentences so that the quotation sits in the middle. Good effort.

  7. One of the most interesting factors associated with being an individual is accepting who you are. This point is made clear when we witness the confusion of Incrediboy who aspires to be like his hero, Mr Incredible. Incrediboy struggles as a young person does, to come to terms with who he truly is, and says:
    “You always say to be true to yourself, but you never say which part to be true to” (Incrediboy)
    Incrediboy feels a little bit confused about the maxim ‘be true to yourself because it’s hard to understand what Mr Incredible’s words are supposed to mean. You should trust yourself and do your own thing the way you want it. Incrediboy wants to be like a superhero, but he doesn’t have any powers. He has created some machines though, to make it look like he has got powers. The bad thing is that he only uses his “powers” to take a revenge on Mr Incredible after he didn’t let Incrediboy work with him in the past, when he wasn’t strong. Incrediboy is not really being true to himself, yes, he believes that he can do everything, but he is not thinking deeply about what he really wants to do. Incrediboy really wants to fit in with the other superheroes even though he is not a proper superhero. To do this he creates machines to get his own powers.

    Being normal is very hard for superheroes. They are not normal, they are special. The superheroes have to be normal and fit in because they were told so by the Relocation Program. The Parr family is supposed to be normal, but they are not all happy with their lives at the moment. Violet is mad at her parents and complains to them, because their family isn’t normal at all, they just try to act normal, Violet wants to be normal. Acting normal is very different from being normal. She gets mad at her parents and says:
    ‘Normal? What do you know about normal? What does anyone in this family know about normal? We ACT normal. But I want to BE normal.’ (Violet)
    Violet’s outburst can be viewed as a typical teenagers comment because it is directed to her parents about how everything is not the way she likes it. Teenagers are usually unhappy with what they have and complain about it a lot. She is right though; there is a difference between acting and being normal. When you act normal you are not really yourself, you are someone else, and that is what Violet is doing. Violet is not herself; she is hiding under a cover identity. When you are normal you don’t have to act or do anything special, you can just be yourself, you just have to be normal.

    The superheroes have to try their best to fit in with normal people. If the superheroes don’t fit in they may be noticed as being different, and their cover could be blown. The superheroes are a part of a Superhero Relocation Program; where they are told that they have to live like normal people. They cannot use their powers to daily things; they have to do it the hard way. Dash has some problems fitting in with the rest of the people in his school. His mother us trying to explain how he has to fit in, and says:
    ‘Honey you know why we can’t do that…right now the world wants us to fit in, so we gotta be like everybody else.’ (Helen)
    Dash is devastated, as not only has he been in the principal’s office for the third time this year, but also because his mother doesn’t want Dash to use his powers in front of people even though he really wants to show them off. Helen is scared that by using his powers, Dash will blow their cover so they have to move again. The family has to fit in with everybody else, so Dash can’t be special in the way he really wants to. Helen wishes they didn’t have to cover their identities, so he could use his powers, but it is illegal. Helen’s point of view is fair; it is very risky to let Dash participate in sports events because people could find out who they really are.

    1. Outstanding effort Hanna -you have got the structure well organised and you write clearly and concisely. Your writing is detailed and you are really exploring your ideas thoroughly! I look forward to reading the other papragraphs when they are completed. Keep up with the detail.

  8. One of the most interesting factors associated with being on individual is accepting who you are. This point is made clear when we witness the confusion of Incrediboy who aspires to be like his hero, Mr. Incredible. Incrediboy struggles, as a young person does, to come to terms with who he truly is, and he says
    “You always say to be true to yourself but you never say which part to be true to”
    Incrediboy feels a little bit confused about the maxim ‘be true to yourself’ because he doesn’t know what he have done wrong. He thinks that he is doing all the things a good boy should do because he have been trying to help Mr. Incredible although he doesn’t realize that he is an obstacle to Mr. Incredible. So Incrediboy is confused and frustrated because all he wants to do is help but all he gets is a maxim. I think Incrediboy is being true to himself because it is understandable how Mr. Incredible under estimated him and now Incrediboy wants revenge. Incrediboy is a young man, who wants to get some recognition so he makes up a plan to destroy what he has programmed, but that has not turned out to work and the Incredible’s took his chance to become a hero. So in greater rage he tried to kidnap Jack-Jack, that didn’t turn out well because Jack-Jack has super powers too.

    Adapting is hard when you are used to something. But there is a saying, “Adapt or die”. From Mr. and Mrs. Parr perspective adapting is very hard because they have super powers and it is hard not to use them. This all started because of the government. The government made an association called Superhero Relocation Program. Now people do not care about the heroes anymore. A news reporter states:
    “Where are they now? They are living among us. Average citizens, average heroes. Quietly and anonymously continuing to make the world a better place.” The ‘average citizen’ means that this person has a job and other people to care about. Super heroes won’t like this because they are different to normal average citizens. They want to do things what they can. Anyone can be a hero, superheroes have super powers which is an advantage for the superheroes. An average hero can be a normal citizen who can help people and can be an average hero.

    1. Samuel I am so pleased with your effort here! This is the BEST piece of writing you have ever submitted and I hope that the other paragraphs will be just as detailed! This should be your standard! Please make sure that when you write the other paragraphs they should be thorougly edited.

  9. One of the most interesting factors associated with being and individual is accepting who you are. This point is made clear when we witness the confusion of Incrediboy who aspires to be like his hero, Mr Incredible. Incrediboy struggles, as a young person does, to come to terms with who he truly is, and says:

    “You always say be true to yourself but you never say which part to be true to.”

    Incrediboy feels a little bit confused about the maxim ‘be true to yourself’ because he himself wants to be a superhero or the sidekick to Mr Incredible but he doesn’t allow it, then Mr Incredible tells Incrediboy to be true to himself but Incrediboy is being true to himself by trying to be Mr Incredible’s sidekick. He wants to fit in with the other super-heroes by being Mr Incredible’s sidekick and inventing stuff that Incrediboy thinks that Mr Incredible will make him think that Incrediboy is cool and will like him as his sidekick. But in the end, sometime later, Incrediboy figures out ways to become a superhero without superhero powers like the others and that’s how he figured out to ‘fit in.’

    Being a superhero is not easy. People say that everyone is special but as we see, Dash sees that in another way. He sees being special as a bad thing. Fitting in the society around Dash is hard for him, he loses his individuality in life and it frustrates him. His mother thinks otherwise, and tells Dash that he is special as a good thing. She says:

    ‘Everyone’s special Dash’ (Helen)
    ‘…which is another way of saying no-one is.’ (Dash)

    By saying that ‘every one’s special’ Mrs Parr means that everybody has a special talent that maybe other people doesn’t have. I think Dash interpreted her statement as that everybody is special so nobody actually is special because if everybody is special then the ordinary person would be the “special” person out of all of them because he has a difference. Dash is disappointed because he is not allowed to show his special skills and that he is not allowed to be the special person that he wants to be in real life like in school.

  10. One of the most interesting factors associated with being an individual is accepting who you are. This point is made clear when we witness the confusion of Incrediboy who aspires to be like his hero, Mr. Incredible. Incrediboy struggles, as a young person does to come to terms with who he truly is, and says:
    ‘You always say to be true to yourself but you never say which part to be true to.’
    Incrediboy feels confused about Mr. Incredible’s words because it was his dream to work alongside by Mr. Incredible but then he got rejected by Mr. Incredible which made him furious. He is true to himself because he is determined to get to his dream and to be like treated like the other superheroes. Incrediboy had a lot of intelligence so he created magnificent inventions to show off how good he was. But he used them to get revenge on all superheroes including Mr. Incredible.

    Wanting to be normal is something that Violet wants for her and her whole family. She struggles dealing with the idea that they have these superpowers and thinks that they are all freaks says:
    ‘Normal? What do you know about normal? What does anyone in this family know about normal? We ACT normal. But I want to BE normal.’ (Violet)
    Most teenagers at Violet’s age do say things like saying that they want to be normal. Meaning that they want to fit into a crowd or some sort of group so they are a part of something they consider to be normal. The difference of acing normal and being normal is that acting normal in Violet’s case is that she has to act like everyone else to fit in so she does not expose her identity. Being normal is that you do not have anything like super powers and you live your life as you do not have a secret.

  11. One of the most interesting factors associated with being an individual is accepting who you are. This point is made clear when we witness the confusion of Incrediboy who aspires to be like his hero, Mr. Incredible. Incrediboy struggles, as a young person does, to come to terms with who he truly is, and says:
    ‘You always say be true to yourself but you never say which part to be true to.’ (Incrediboy)
    Incrediboy feels confused because he wants to be a super hero, but on the other hand he doesn’t have any powers. He wants to help Mr. Incredible but he keeps refusing his help. He finally comes to terms and decides to annihilate all super heroes and share all his technology to the modern world and share all his technology to the modern world so there will be no super hero because everybody will have access to this equipment.

    Fitting in is not just blending into the shadows of other people, fitting in is trying to fit the status quo of being normal. The idea of being normal is portrayed a lot in this film. It looks like a normal super hero film, but if you watch the movie a couple of times, the real meaning of the plot and ideas start to come out.
    ‘Honey you know why we can’t do that…right now the world wants us to fit in,
    so we got to be like everybody else.’ (Helen)
    Dash is obviously devastated as shown in this scene. He is also upset about his family heritage and his roots and his powers because of the ability of not playing the sport he wants. This to me I think is pretty selfish because he is only thinking about his own needs and not his family’s needs. For example if his powers are uncovered this will make his family have to relocate to a new place or city. His mother’s point of view is more of a family orientated. She is willing to compensate and sacrifice for the needs of his family. She really wants to stay in the same place and wants to settle down for a long period of time, not two or three months at a time.

  12. Another important point that can be made is the difficulty of trying to fit in. This is shown in the film when we see Mr. Incredible struggling to adjust to life as an “average citizen” years after the government had relocated superheroes. As the media reporter says:
    ‘Where are they now? They are living among us. Average citizens, average heroes. Quietly and anonymously continuing to make the world a better place.’
    The ‘average citizen’ means to be like everybody else; start a family, get a job, make friends. Superheroes , especially Mr Incredible, would have a hard time adjusting as they would need to hide their powers, and get used to the fact that they aren’t famous anymore. I think there is a such thing as an average hero, which is a person who does normal good deeds, for example helping the elderly, and do good for the world one job application at a time, and obviously it is hard for Mr Incredible to adapt to this life.

    1. One of the most interesting factors associated with being an individual is accepting who you are. This point is made clear when we witness the confusion of Incrediboy who aspires to be like his hero, Mr. Incredible. Incrediboy struggles, as a young person does, to come to terms with who he truly is, and says:
      “You always say be true to yourself, but you never say which part to be true to”
      Incrediboy feels a little bit confused about the maxim ‘be true to yourself’ because he thought his true self would be the superhero side of him and he always wanted to work alongside with Mr. Incredible. I think Incrediboy is being true to himself because he was following his dreams. He wanted to be respected by people, just like other superheroes and he tried to do this by creating inventions to show how good he is.

  13. One of the most interesting factors associated with being an individual is accepting who you are. This point is made clear when we witness the confusion of Incrediboy who aspires to be like his hero, Mr Incredible. Incrediboy struggles, as a young person does, to come to terms with who he truly is, and says:
    ’You always say be true to yourself but you never say which part to be true to.’ (Incrediboy)

    Incrediboy feels confused about the maxim ‘be true to yourself’ as he is unsure of which part of ‘yourself’ Mr Incredible is referring to. He was once a boy who dreamt of being a superhero, but after Mr Incredible refuses his help, he uses his intelligence as an act of revenge. I don’t think Incrediboy is being true to himself as he turns to evil after being rejected instead of persisting to follow his dreams. However, Incrediboy doesn’t realize this and continues to make foolish attempts to make him appear as the hero. He attempts to fit in by creating inventions with his intelligence and using them to earn respect, where in truth, he is the villain. This quotation clearly demonstrates that being true to yourself and accepting who you are is important in being an individual.

    The theme that is continuously repeated in the film is individuality and the idea of being special. As the Parr family continues to live under a secret identity, they are unable to use their special powers leading to the loss of the family’s individuality. This idea is represented in the scene when Mrs Parr explains to Dash that everyone is special. However, Dash argues back by saying that this means no-one is unique:
    ‘Everyone’s special Dash’ (Helen)
    ‘…which is another way of saying no-one is.’ (Dash)
    In this particular scene, Mrs Parr expresses her concern for Dash by saying ‘everyone’s special’. By saying this, she means that each individual is different and unique. Everyone has distinct strengths and weaknesses, personalities, appearances and abilities. Dash interprets her statement in a negative way by pointing out that that is another way of saying no-one is. If everyone has their own power or ability, it’s not special anymore because everyone has one, leading to a loss of individuality. This quotation highlights that everyone should have a chance to be special and be able to reflect their individuality.

  14. One of the interesting factors associated with being an individual is accepting who you are. This point is made clear when we witness, the confusion of Incrediboy who dreams to be like his hero, Mr. Incredible. Incrediboy struggles as a young person does, to come to terms with he truly in, and says:

    ’You always say be true to yourself but you never say which part to be true to.’ (Incrediboy)
    Incrediboy feels a little bit confused about the maxim ‘be true to you because he wants to be a hero to the public and a friend of Mr. Incredible. I believe he also wants to be a normal kid at the same time. l He wants to be a hero more than a normal kid.

    Throughout the beginning of the movie Mr. Incredible describe how he would like the simple life. How he just wants to settle down and live life. He feels over worked and underappreciated.
    ‘Sometimes I think I’d like the simple life, you know. Relax a little and raise a family …’ (Mr. Incredible, interview)
    In the interview, Mr. Incredible expresses that the city only gets in trouble the more times he saves it. That no matter how hard he tries it will still finds itself in trouble again. He wishes that he could have the simple life. Raise a family and a couple children. A wife. He wants the calm life. He feels underappreciated. Not have to run and save the world ever blinking moment.

    In the film Mr. Incredible states that the school celebrates mediocrity by holding a large graduation party for people that are going from the fourth grade to the fifth grade. He states how stupid it is with this quote:
    ‘It’s not a graduation. He is moving from the fourth to the fifth grade …they keep creating ways to celebrate mediocrity but if someone is genuinely exceptional…’ (Mr. Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible)
    The point Mr. Incredible is making about his son’s graduation is that they are just making up ways to celebrate small, not very big ideas. That if he was truly greater than normal they should receive something like this. They should be noticed. But just because someone is doing something that happens to everyone it’s not deserving of a celebration.

    People are always trying to find ways to be normal and fit in. I also speak about how this sentence was formed and how it relates to her being a teenager. Violet elaborates by saying:
    ‘Normal? What do you know about normal? What does anyone in this family know about normal? We ACT normal. But I want to BE normal.’ (Violet)
    Violet’s outburst can be viewed as a typical teenagers comment because Violet formed this sentence with a little resistance as most teens would. I do believe that it was something that teen would say. As a teen being part of the crowd or even having a friend is valuable in ways that you can only repay them back by being theirs. The difference between acting and being normal are enormous. Acting normal is like lying to yourself and the people around you. Being normal is a fact of who you are. Nobody really wants to be an outsider. Everyone wants to have friends and be in groups but their powers restrict that.
    The people of the city have chosen to demark every and any super hero to not only save money, but to lower critical health conditions caused by the supers. Here I discuss The Justice system’s reasoning.
    ‘It is time for their secret identity to become their only identity. Time for them to join us, or go away.’ (The presiding court judge)
    By law, the superheroes have to make their secret identity their only one because the super heroes are causing damage at the same time they are saving. So the people decided to ban hero work and make them average citizens. Therefore causing less property damage and more use and jobs for the police department.

    One of the interesting factors associated with being an individual is accepting who you are. This point is made clear when we witness, the confusion of Incrediboy who dreams to be like his hero, Mr. Incredible. Incrediboy struggles as a young person does, to come to terms with he truly in, and says:

    ’You always say be true to yourself but you never say which part to be true to.’ (Incrediboy)
    Incrediboy feels a little bit confused about the maxim ‘be true to you because he wants to be a hero to the public and a friend of Mr. Incredible. I believe he also wants to be a normal kid at the same time. l He wants to be a hero more than a normal kid.

    Throughout the beginning of the movie Mr. Incredible describe how he would like the simple life. How he just wants to settle down and live life. He feels over worked and underappreciated.
    ‘Sometimes I think I’d like the simple life, you know. Relax a little and raise a family …’ (Mr. Incredible, interview)
    In the interview, Mr. Incredible expresses that the city only gets in trouble the more times he saves it. That no matter how hard he tries it will still finds itself in trouble again. He wishes that he could have the simple life. Raise a family and a couple children. A wife. He wants the calm life. He feels underappreciated. Not have to run and save the world ever blinking moment.

    In the film Mr. Incredible states that the school celebrates mediocrity by holding a large graduation party for people that are going from the fourth grade to the fifth grade. He states how stupid it is with this quote:
    ‘It’s not a graduation. He is moving from the fourth to the fifth grade …they keep creating ways to celebrate mediocrity but if someone is genuinely exceptional…’ (Mr. Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible)
    The point Mr. Incredible is making about his son’s graduation is that they are just making up ways to celebrate small, not very big ideas. That if he was truly greater than normal they should receive something like this. They should be noticed. But just because someone is doing something that happens to everyone it’s not deserving of a celebration.

    People are always trying to find ways to be normal and fit in. I also speak about how this sentence was formed and how it relates to her being a teenager. Violet elaborates by saying:
    ‘Normal? What do you know about normal? What does anyone in this family know about normal? We ACT normal. But I want to BE normal.’ (Violet)
    Violet’s outburst can be viewed as a typical teenagers comment because Violet formed this sentence with a little resistance as most teens would. I do believe that it was something that teen would say. As a teen being part of the crowd or even having a friend is valuable in ways that you can only repay them back by being theirs. The difference between acting and being normal are enormous. Acting normal is like lying to yourself and the people around you. Being normal is a fact of who you are. Nobody really wants to be an outsider. Everyone wants to have friends and be in groups but their powers restrict that.
    The people of the city have chosen to demark every and any super hero to not only save money, but to lower critical health conditions caused by the supers. Here I discuss The Justice system’s reasoning.
    ‘It is time for their secret identity to become their only identity. Time for them to join us, or go away.’ (The presiding court judge)
    By law, the superheroes have to make their secret identity their only one because the super heroes are causing damage at the same time they are saving. So the people decided to ban hero work and make them average citizens. Therefore causing less property damage and more use and jobs for the police department.

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