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Essay on There Will Be Blood Analysis

The film “There Will Be Blood: is a movie about Daniel Plainview and his struggle to become a self-proclaimed oilman. In the film, Daniel is at war with mother earth in the fight for black gold. Throughout the movie, his ongoing battle alters his life in countless ways. It changes his family, friends and his frame of mind. In the film, there is an underlying theme of the struggle of drilling for oil. This theme alters several concepts throughout the film like plot, and the characters. I want to look at how these situations play out in the movie and their importance to the story. We will look at how Daniel forced his will on and how the Natural world fought back. Lastly, we will discuss the impact that this had on his life.
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By the time, this scene happens there are numerous concepts that have already unfolded in the plot, to show that drilling is changing Daniel. He has taken up a child sidekick H.W. that he calls his son. He also states that he is “the face” implying that people will sympathize with a single father. However, there is a bond between Daniel and H.W. that is deeper than what is on the surface. Daniel claims to use the boy as a tool, but he cares for his so-called son. In the scene, his workers are putting the oilrig together. Daniel rushed them back to work after losing a comrade to an accident. To Daniel, no matter what happens, the show must continue. While drilling into the ground, it erupts. Shooting first out the air and then oil. H.W. happens to be on a ledge a few feet off the ground at the rig that day. The pressure for the eruption knocks H.W. off the ledge. Daniel rushes to his aid pick the boy up and carries him to safety. In the explosion, H.W. sustains minor scrapes and scratches but he loses his hearing. The scene right after that shows Daniel looking at the rig shooting out flames and he is laughing and smiling. These few parts of the film show that Daniel has no remorse for anyone. When it comes to getting the job done and being paid. The film never states if anyone dies in the explosion. Nevertheless, his self-proclaimed son injured himself badly, and in the next scene Daniel is smiling about how much money the rig is going to generate. This also shows that this is an attempt by the natural world to stop what is going on. The natural world is obviously trying to take a stand in that scene. The natural world launched a forceful act that injured his son. However, this does not stop the show; Daniel builds a new rig, in his pursuit to be…

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