Big Fish Film Summary & Analysis

Tim Burton
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The Fish

Ever since Will's birth, Ed has been telling the same story. He says that the night Will was born he caught an uncatchable fish but had to give up his wedding ring to it. The night of Will's wedding, Ed tells the story again, and Will blows up.

Throughout the film, Will seeks to find out the truth about this story and all the other stories Ed tells. Will discovers that many of them are true but have been changed so that they are more entertaining for everyone. Will even uses the fish in his story about Ed's death.

Finally, Will realizes that over the years Ed has become his stories. He has become immortal through them, and Will passes the stories down to his son as well. Ed is truly the big, uncatchable fish that lives on forever, a fish that symbolizes dreams and imagination.

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