Hi, I am looking for someone to write an article on the film life is beautiful Paper must be at least 1750 words. Please, no plagiarized work! It deviates from the tradition of Schindler’s List and the inevitably emotion-charged topic of the world’s history that continuously affects a portion of society. Life is Beautiful showed a human side focused on a family and how love and ingenuity can never be taken away despite a person’s circumstances. Roger Ebert says it best in his review of the film, “The film falls into two parts. One is pure comedy. The other smiles through tears” (para.2).
It was not about making fun of the Holocaust, rather, the film was showing that even in those dire situations, funny still exists. Set in the latter part of World War II after Italy has been occupied by Nazi Germany, Guido and his son Giosue were taken to a concentration camp where Guido was to work for the Germans at the risk of his life. His Jewish background made him a subject of the racial campaign of the Nazis for Arian supremacy and genocide founded on anti-Semitism. Dora, fearing that she would be separated from her family inadvertently joined the rows of women on the train. They ended up in the same concentration camp but the segregation between men and women divided them. Throughout this ordeal, Guido devised a scheme where he convinces his young son that they were in a contest to win a real military tank. The things that happened in between made this film an endearing story and paved the way for it to win a number of awards including none other than the Oscars.
Mirna Ciccioni aptly writes, “Benigni provides an alternative discourse to those of the fascist and Nazi oppressors, and foregrounds their contradictions, encouraging reflection on them” (285). Though the flow of the story mainly focused on Guido and his family, the minor characters shed light on this point.