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Garden State Film Summary & Analysis

Zach Braff
This Study Guide consists of approximately 21 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Garden State.
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Motifs

Journey

All of life is a journey, but Andrew takes a very specific journey and on the way he learns some life lessons. Andrew travels not only back home but back through his past. As Andrew shares the truth about his past with his friends and reexamines what happened himself.

The journey motif is the most common in both literature and film, but the reason for its popularity is that you can see a person at one point in his or her life and see how one journey changed the person. In Andrew's case, the journey taught him to begin living his life instead of letting his life pass him by.

Returning Home for a Funeral

A return home especially for a funeral, opens up old memories for a character. The technique has been used for years to help reveal character, and it is once again employed...

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