Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Symbols & Objects

Jesse Andrews
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Aguirre, the Wrath of God is a 1972 film directed by Werner Herzog. Greg and Earl’s first attempt at filmmaking is a remake of Aguirre, the Wrath of God. The movie becomes significant for multiple reasons throughout the novel but it is, at heart, a symbol of friendship. When Earl and Greg first discover the movie they love it and try to share it with their other classmates who all hate it or think it’s really weird. This symbolizes that the bond between Greg and Earl is something special which they don’t share with anyone else. It becomes significant again when Rachel asks Greg what his favorite movie is and he chooses to show her Aguirre, the Wrath of God. This action symbolizes the growing closeness between Greg and Rachel. Greg tries to avoid becoming close friends with anyone because...

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