It's a Wonderful Life Film Summary & Analysis

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Themes

Each Life is Important

One of the reasons that It's a Wonderful Life is such a popular movie around the holidays is that it emphasizes that each life is important. During a season of magic and wealth, people often begin to feel that their lives have not been good enough. This film reminds viewers that even those who have the least important looking lives may be making the greatest impact on their fellow men.

George's life seems wasted on doing the normal, daily things of life. Rather than becoming a big-name engineer or being a war hero, George takes life as it comes and makes the best of his circumstances. Although George does not feel that he has done anything important, the truth is everyone he knows would have suffered terribly had George not been born.

Your Dreams Are Not Always What You Expect

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