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The Terminator Film Summary & Analysis

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Essay Questions

What has happened in the years between the present (1984) and beginning (future) scenes of the film?

How do humans live in the future?

How does the film seek to answer the question, "What if machines began to act independently, like humans"?

What is Kyle Reese's role in both the present and the future?

Who is John Connor, and why is he important to both machines and humans in the future?

What does the film say about choice versus predestination?

What does the Terminator mean when he says, "I'll be back"?

Why doesn't Kyle bring weapons from the future?

What do we learn from Sarah's tapes at the end of the film?

Will the future remain unchanged, or will it be altered by the events of the film?

Bibliography

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088247/

www.filmsite.org

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