While reading The Grapes of Wrath with my class this month, I introduced the idea of pragmatism to the students. I used the two primary facets of this philosophy to help analyze the novel. These two characteristics of pragmatism are: 1) truth is mutable, and 2) things become true by verification (experience).
If truth is relative and ever-changing, then there are no absolutes.
With this in mind, I just saw a film which epitomizes this philosophical position: Gone Baby Gone. I can’t say much or else the surprises are given away, but watch the film and decide what you would have done at the film’s conclusion. Please let me know in a reply. I’d love to
hear read your thoughts.
If you do post anything about the ending, please begin your post with the word “Spolier,” so others know whether or not to read any further.