Magnolia Film Summary & Analysis

Paul Thomas Anderson
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Magnolias

Magnolias are interesting flowers. Each flower has many petals that all meet in the center. In every room shown in the film, there is at least one picture of flowers. Throughout the film, we are reminded that everyone is connected in some way. Every character has some connection to the film What Do Kids Know? Thus, they all have connections to each other as well. The magnolia symbolizes that they are all connected.

The magnolia symbolizes the interconnectedness all of us. No matter how alone we may feel at times, we are always somehow connected to others. Anderson tends to focus on the isolation of people, especially those in the suburbs, and how eventually, in order to survive, people must come to terms with their lives and learn to live in harmony with others. By the end of the film every person has begun re-evaluating his or her...

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