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The 4 Wants as Exhibited in Groundhog Day

Summary: Analyzes the Bill Murray film, Groundhog Day. Describes how the film portrays the Four Wants of Hinduism, pleasure, success, duty, and Moksha. Provides plot detail to support each want.
“I'm a god (Groundhog Day),” proclaims Bill Murray, as Phil Connors, in the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day. Although Murray’s statement may not be true, many other gods and religions are discussed in the film. A prime example of this is Hinduism. As Phil constantly relives the same day time and time again, the movie exhibits the Hindu concept of samsara. This is demonstrated through the evolution Phil goes through as a person. Initially using his powers to gain pleasure and success, he eventually moves on to duty, and finally, although somewhat inadvertently, works to achieve moksha. Thus, Connors goes through all of the Four Wants.

At the beginning of Groundhog Day, it appears as if Phil’s only goals are success and pleasure. His desire for success is epitomized by his view of his current job. “There is a major network interested in me (Groundhog Day),” he proclaims...

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