Good Will Hunting

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This paper will discuss the relationship between Will Hunting and the psychologist Sean Mcguire in the movie Good Will Hunting. The struggles that occur between these main characters will be analyzed and their meanings found. A basic outline of the movie will be included to give the larger picture and its influence upon the two men.

An Analysis of the Movie "Good Will Hunting" and the Main Characters Will Hunting and Sean Mcguire


1. Description of the Movie
a. Setting of the movie
b. Introduction of the main characters
2. The Main Characters and their problem
a. Will Huntings Problem and Sean's intervention.
b. Development of the problem and their solutions
3. The final development of the Characters
a. A solution
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This psychiatrist is not a pushover like the others, however; he is just as stubborn as Will, and works hard to get inside the prodigy's head. At the same time, Skylar tries to get inside his heart, and both hope that Will would grow up and fully realize his potential." (Good Will Hunting Website) This is why Will could not get past Sean and his style of psychology, because the two had so much in common that Sean could not be snow-balled into thinking that Will was unique.
The psychotherapy sessions do not go well, however, and they end up having a sort of stalemate that goes on for quite some time. Will gives in, though, and it seems that Sean's patience was a good strategy to open Will up. The two end up having some minor dialogue and Will is constantly on the move with his intellect by trying to put down Sean. Sean parries him well usually, until they get to talking about a painting that Sean's wife had done and Will deduces from the painting the sadness and guilt that Sean felt from her death. Sean does not take this from Will and physically assaults him for being so crude. This gets Will to respect Sean and really breaks the ice between the two men. Another critic has said of this relationship: "Although the confrontational nature of these well-drawn characters serve primarily to call each other's bluffs, it's far less pretentious than it might sound. The


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