Writing the Introduction for The Incredibles essay

Writing an Introduction

Below is the template we used in class to ensure that we are addressing the question (see assignment) and that we are also introducing other points relating to identity and so on. The main aim is to somehow get your five points that you are going to discuss in the intro. When you have finished writing it, ask yourself

  • Does it relate to the question?
  • Have I included five main points?
  • Have I referred to the film?
  • Does my introduction conclude?

Writing an Introduction

Pixar’s animated feature ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality. In the film, the Incredible superhero family experiences ………………………………………… . Other themes relating to the concept of self and identity include _____________, ____________ and ___________________ .  (1-2 sentences relating explicitly to the film –an event that supports your ideas?) In addition to these ideas, the film also explores _____________________ and ______________. This is made evident to the viewer when _______________________________. (You might need a sentence to conclude the paragraph. Do not say ‘In conclusion’ )

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30 thoughts on “Writing the Introduction for The Incredibles essay

  1. Pixar’s animated feature ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality. In the film, the Incredible superhero-family experiences having to hide their true identity because they are not accepted for who they truly are. Other themes relating to the concept of self and identity includes what is normality, fitting in, and accepting who you are. In one scene in the film the whole family are sitting at the dinner table, feeling miserable because they cant be normal and have to hide their true identity. In addition to these ideas, the film also explores being true to yourself and being different and unique from others. This is made evident to the viewer when everyone starts arguing about how it’s not fair that they can’t be themselves around everyone else. What the film is trying to show is that everyone should accept other people no matter who they are, and should not treat people any differently from the way they want to be treated themselves.

    1. Excellent work Julia. Combined with your two other paragraphs that I have seen, and the three carefully planned and edited ones that I haven’t seen :), this essay will be great and your best assignment to date!

  2. Pixar’s animate feature ‘The Incredibles” (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality. The Incredible superhero-family experiences an adventure through the ideas of fitting in, being true to oneself, and what really is considered to be normality. The point of fitting in and not fitting in is expressed in the film when the government issues a Super Relocation Program, forbidding superheroes to do anymore super work, and making them convert into a normal citizen. We see the Incredibles family have difficulties accomplishing this. In addition to these ideas, the film also explores the tendency of the world celebrating mediocrity; rather than extraordinary feats; as well as the concept of being a superhero. This is made evident to the viewer when Mr. Incredible complains that celebrating a grade-up graduation is foolish, as it is a normal circumstance or progression in life. In general, the film shares a great moral about accepting people as they are and celebrating it.

    1. Excellent work -clearly and concisely written, and your intro is well expressed and gets your essay off onto a great start. Hopefully your additional three paragraphs will be as good as the ones I have read! Keep up with the good work.

  3. Pixar’s animated feature ‘the Incredibles’ (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality. In the film, the Incredible superhero family experiences difficulty in everyday life, with raising a family of superhero kids,as they view things from another perspective. Other themes relating to the concept of self and identity include fitting in, accepting who you are and being true to yourself. The Incredible family find it difficult to fit in because they are superheroes and have powers that nobody should know about because they have been relocated so that they could fit into ‘normal’society. Fitting in has has been very hard for the Incredibles because they cannot be themselves and be who they truly are as individuals. In addition to these ideas, the film also explores the concept of what is being normal and the contradiction of being unique. This is made evident to the viewer when Violet expresses that she is tired of acting and being someone she really isn’t. As we can see here, being a superhero or growing up in a superhero family is not easy for the Incredibles at all.

    1. Great work Laura -your introduction is detailed and you incorporate many goods ideas. You have made a number of perceptive observations as well, and your paragraph shows that you are thinking deeply about the film. Well done

  4. Pixar’s animated feature ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality. In the film, the Incredible family experiences the loss of identity of the whole family, as well as the struggle of fitting in within the ordinary community, which leads to not showing your true self. Other themes relating to the concept of self and identity include the question of normality, the differences and uniqueness of family/marriage life and accepting who you are. The question of normality is expressed in the scene when Violet states and questions her mother about their family being and acting normal. The sense of accepting who you are is shown when Incrediboy asks Mr. Incredible about which part of yourself that you should be true to. Another theme explored in this film is family and marriage. Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl find superhero marriage life difficult though they both accept each other’s differences and individuality. Also with the family life, the Incredible family struggles a lot. There’s Dash who wants to show off his talents in sport, there’s Violet who wants to be completely normal and there’s little baby Jack-Jack who yet doesn’t even have a superpower. In addition to these ideas, the film also explores the loss of true identity and the struggle of fitting in. This is made evident to the viewer when Dash asks his mother about trying up for sports. Mrs. Parr turned him down, knowing that he would obviously show off and said that the world just wants them to fit in. In this scene, it shows both loss of identity and the struggle of fitting in. Dash can’t show his true self, he has to act like someone who he doesn’t want to be just to make the world happy. Following on from what I have said, the main points in this film all gather up to the same point about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality.

    1. Wow this is a very long into, Eryn! You have supported your ideas by providing examples to the reader, which you will discuss in more detail in the paragraphs. You have communicated and excellent understanding of the film, and have demonstrated this by introducing the members of the family. Keep up with the good work!

  5. Pixar’s animated feature ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality. In the film, the ‘Incredibles’ superhero family experiences about their past undercover life and trying to live the quiet suburban life. While the world is in danger is forced into action to save the world. Other themes relating to the concept of self and identity include the personal identity, accepting who you are and fitting in. They actually have been trying to forget about their exciting superhero life but it was really hard for them to do so. Doing things with their superpowers was quiet difficult for them to fit in to the world because they are not allowed to do it. In addition to these ideas, the film also explores normality and family/siblings. This is made evident to the viewer when the ‘Incredibles’ stop doing a superhero work, when they just started a new life like all average citizens. They became like all normal families. They were working, taking care of children; their kids were going to school. Being like all normal people weren’t that easy for ‘Incredibles’.

  6. Pixar’s animated feature ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality.In the film, The Incredible superhero family experiences different lifesyles. Other themes relating to the concept of self and identity includes fitting in, accepting who you are, and being normal. The Incredible family can not do herowork and they are not even supposed to use their powers.The people around the world wants them to fit in. The Incredible family and other superheroes are not being who they are if they keep on trying to be normal.In addition to these ideas the film also explores about being unique and the importance of family. This is made evident to the viewer when Dash and Violet are just by themselves in the forest and they both do their best to protect each other and also when Elastigirl puts herself in danger to help her husband.In life there are things each individual is good at or not. The important thing is that to use our good skill for the use of other people without losing our personality . This way each individual can be happy and in peace and also the public would live in a great harmony.

    1. This is your best piece of writing to date Sevval. Your understanding of the film is evidently very good, as is your ability to write a well structured introduction that gets your essay off to a great start! I also like how the last part of your paragraph shows depth in thought.

  7. Pixar’s animated feature ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality. In the film, the Incredible superhero family experiences great difficulty adjusting to civilian life. Other themes relating to the concept of self and identity include the question of normality, the loss of identity and accepting who you are. This can be demonstrated through the hardships Mr Incredible faces while trying to settle in with a normal career at the insurance office. In addition to these ideas, the film also explores the aspects of being a true hero and society’s tendency to celebrate mediocrity. This is made evident to the viewer from society’s mistreatment of superheroes. People ignore the incredible deeds of heroes and sue them, but continue to celebrate insignificant, everyday events such as the graduation from the fourth to the fifth grade. These themes presented in the film convey the message that everyone is special and to teach the audience about accepting each other as individuals.

    1. Clear and concisely written, your introduction is a pleasure to read. Your vocabulary is mature and your writing is sophisticated. I look forward to reading the rest.

  8. Pixar’s animated feature ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality. In the film, The Incredible superhero family experiences a hard situation of hiding one’s true identity because they are not accepted for who they are as superheroes. Other themes relating to the concept of self and identity includes being normal, fitting in and accepting yourself for who you are. In the case of fitting in because of the government issues The Superhero Relocation Program which superheroes cannot be able to use any of their powers which mean that they have to live as normal people with normal lives. Which seems a great struggle to the Incredible family. In addition to these ideas the film also explores what is to be ‘normal’, being a unique individual and accepting oneself as they are. This is made evident to the viewer when Violet expresses that she is tired of acting like someone else instead of herself. Everyone cannot show their true identity to others for who they really are because they think that they are normal like that. Furthermore what the film is trying to say is that everyone is special in their own way so you should accept them for who they are as individuals.

    1. Well done Emily! Your intro is well written and really gets your essay off to a great start. I really like your final sentence to this paragraph as it shows your thinking and makes your reader think!

  9. Pixar’s animation feature ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality. In the film, the Incredible superhero-family experiences what it’s like to be an individual, the pressure on fitting in, and having identity crisis’. Other themes relating to the concept of self and identity include fitting in, what is normality and accepting who you are. The Incredible family find fitting in challenging because they can’t be who they truly are, as they don’t know what being normal means. The children are not allowed to accept who they are because their powers must remain classified. In addition to these ideas, the film also explores the concept of working as a team and the difficulty of marriage. This is made evident to the viewer when Mr. Incredible has problems with his normal job and when lies take part in the family’s life.

    1. Well done, Jeni. Your paragraph is written with careful consideration toward written expression which is increasingly more mature. Your ideas are well expressed, and your intro gets you off onto a great start. I look forward to reading the rest!

  10. Pixar’s animated feature ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality. ‘The Incredibles’, is a about a superhero family living normally trying to hide their past undercover life. While they are trying to live the quiet suburban life, society forces them into action to save the world. Other themes relating to the concept of self and identity include the personal identity, accepting who you are and fitting in. All the members of the family actually try to forget about their exciting superhero life but it is really hard for them to do so. Doing things without superpower is quite difficult because they aren’t used to it. Fitting into the world isn’t in their experience. Accepting who you are is also a problem for Violet, she was born with superpowers but wants to be normal. In addition to these ideas the film also explores normality and family. This is made evident to the viewer when they appear to become like all normal families: doing their jobs, taking care of their children, the kids going to school, communicating with each other and even arguing and solving problems. However, we discover that normal isn’t easy for ‘The Incredibles’.

    1. Great effort Kristina! Of the two sent, this one is more detailed. Your written expression here is rather good, here, as your sentence structure is more sophisticated. Keep up with the good work,

  11. INTRODUCTION THE INCREDIBLES ESSAY
    The motion picture directed by Brad Bird and produced by Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures, ‘The Incredibles’ (2005) is an original movie about accepting who you are, accepting differences and valuing individuality. In the film ‘The Incredibles’ the family experiences the tough life and reality of being ‘normal’ like everybody around them. Other themes that the film incorporates are being true to yourself, ‘How to manage and have a successful relationship’ and ‘Knowing when to stop holding grudges’. In addition to these ideas, the film also explores the ideas of ‘What is a hero?’ and the question of ‘What is normality?’.

    1. Fantastic Justin! I admire how you have introduced the essay using your own words. Your intro is clearly and concisely written, incorporating all the features to get your discussion off onto a great start!

  12. Pixar’s animated feature ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality. In the film, the Incredible superhero-family experiences the difficulties with acting normal, when they are not, long with fitting in with ordinary society. Other themes relating to the concept of self and identity include individuality, being true to yourself and accepting who you really are. In the film Violet does not want to accept the fact that she is not normal; she is not like everybody else. Violet wants to be normal, but she can’t show people her true identity, because it is secret and forbidden to have superhero powers. In addition to these ideas, the film also explores how important good teamwork is and how marriage and being a family can be very hard, but your family is also very important for you. This is made evident to the viewer when Mr. Incredible seems to think he can do everything on his own, but when he gets into trouble his family comes to help him out. This is not only an entertaining film for children, it can also tell us a lot about fitting in, being normal, and most importantly accepting yourself for who you are.

  13. Pixar’s animated feature ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality. In the film, ‘The Incredible’ superhero family experiences a number of problems. They are acting like cats trying to fit in with dogs. Other themes relating to the concept of self and identity include fitting in, family and social impact and accepting who you are. After heroes were banned, the heroes had to adapt to the normal world. In addition normal rights of being a hero. This made evident to the viewer when the government made a organization called SRP so they can relocate heroes. What the film is trying to teach the audience is how you have to accept who you are and who they are as individuals.

  14. Pixar’s animated feature ‘The Incredibles” (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality. In the movie, the incredible superhero family experiences co-operation and what’s it really like to be different. To stand out from the croud. They learn how to accept eachothers differences and unique personalities. Other themes realting to the concept of self include: Fitting in, normality and being true to your self. Fitting in, in the incredibles family is not as easy as it might seem, because they can’t hide who they are when theit identities makes them who they are. This is made evident to the viewer when the superhero family is having dinner and you witness the activity going on. If they aren’t superheroes then… who are they?

  15. Pixar’s animated feature ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality. In the film, the Incredibles super hero family experiences difficulty ‘fitting’ in with people around them. This is because they know they are special from ordinary people around them, and that they can do things that no one else can do. Other themes relating the concept of self and identity include being true to yourself and pretending to be normal when you’re not. When Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) injures his boss in the insurance company, and Mr Smith told Bob that he has to try his best to work well with his co-workers and his boss, and he also has to try to control ability because it affects the people around him and his life. In addition to these ideas, the film also explores being happy with who you are and to try to be normal for the sake of others around you. This is made evident to the viewer when Mr Incredible/Bob Parr pretends to love/like everything that’s going on in his life but he is actually very miserable with it. Life is very difficult for the Incredibles because they need to try their best to be normal.

    1. Excellent Effort, Lovely!! This is your best piece of writing ever! You have not only introduced the film and the main ideas clearly but it is also in detail!! Please ensure that your other paragraphs are detailed and well edited. Well done

  16. Pixar’s animated feature ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) is about accepting differences and valuing people’s individuality. In the film, the Incredible superhero-family experiences of hiding one’s true identity and the pressure of fitting in because they are not accepted as their true self. Other themes relating to the concept of self and identity include the question of normality and accepting yourself for who you are. The point of fitting is showed in the film when the government issues The Superhero Relocated Program, not allowing superheroes to do anymore super-work meaning that they have to live as normal people with normal lives.

    1. Hey Julia! I’ve only just seen this! Thank you for sending it to me. It’s clear and concise and should get your essay off to a good start. Please see me if you need any advice or extra time to catch up. Thanks again!

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