Trainspotting Film Summary & Analysis

Danny Boyle
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Journey

Trainspotting is at least partially constructed around a journey motif. Renton journeys through his sordid life in the Edinburgh drug underworld, emerges in the "real world" of work in London and descends back underground to the drug community. At the end of the film, he seems to be on his way back to a normal life once again. While immersed in drug culture, Renton seems to be totally focused on his addicted lifestyle, displaying neither ability nor desire to move to another type of life. However, after the death of the baby and his admission to the hospital, Renton forces himself to begin his gradual journey toward what most would consider a normal life.

In his life journey, Renton is aided by both Diane and his parents as well as his relocation to London (which is an actual journey in itself). After moving to London, Renton seems to...

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