"Grotesques" in the film From Here to Eternity

Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio – a collection of short stories – presents what the authors refers to as "grotesques," people who harm themselves by believing in one truth or ideal while ignoring all others. The eight-Oscar-winning film, "From Here to Eternity," seems to follow the same theme. Which characters in the film are "grotesques?" To what truth or ideal does each "grotesque" cling? What truth(s) or ideal(s) do(es) each "grotesque" ignore? How do these characters suffer for their constrained beliefs? How would each character – if they expanded their beliefs – not only reduce their own suffering, but better their own life, as well as (perhaps) others?

  • I'll pm you. I don't want to suggest/state too much and steal an epiphany from someone. – Tigey 6 years ago
  • Danielle, I'm assuming my email clarified things, so I marked fixed. If not... oops. I can always try again. – Tigey 6 years ago
  • This is correct! – danielle577 6 years ago
  • It should be author, singular, since Winesburg was written by only Anderson. – Tigey 6 years ago

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