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Big Fish Film Summary & Analysis

Tim Burton
This Study Guide consists of approximately 23 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Big Fish.
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Motifs

Journey

The journey is arguably the most popular motif in film and literature. Once again, it is used in Big Fish. Ed is a small town boy who's simply too big for his surroundings. He finds his way out to pursue his big dreams by taking care of Karl the Giant.

Ed continues his journey with a stop in Specter before he hits the circus and sees Sandra. From that point on, he makes it his purpose to find and win her. Although it takes him almost a year to find and win Sandra, his journey still doesn't end there. He goes on to have Will and pass the stories on down.

Will also takes a journey, but it's a mental and emotional one. He doesn't believe his father's stories, and as his father dies, Will wants to know the truth behind the man. After talking with...

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