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La Strada Film Summary & Analysis

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Journey

Both Gelsomina and Zampano experience a journey both physically and emotionally during the course of the film. Gelsomina travels from her family home on a quiet beach to follow Zampano into a sporadic and unstable life. During their travels, Gelsomina begins to lose her innocence, but she keeps a quiet hope and unfailing optimism throughout all her trials.

Zampano also changes as they continue on their journey. In his own rough way, he begins to care a bit for Gelsomina. In the end, he fights the Fool so that he will not have to share Gelsomina with him. However, when Gelsomina breaks under the pressure after the Fool dies, Zampano cannot cope with the stress and leaves her by the side of the road.

Innocence

Gelsomina is the epitome of innocence. When she goes off with Zampano, she is scared and will miss her family, but she still...

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