On Good Will Hunting: Winner or Loser Discourse by Pascale Tremblay
At the end of the movie, does his decision to follow Skylar make him a loser?
By following his soul mate, he turns his back to the scholar and working
opportunities offered to him. Again, on a social point of view Will rejects
what most of the people would consider success.
On Good Will Hunting: Anti-School Attitude by Alexandra Jacques
In this movie, the main character, Will Hunting, who is played by Matt Damon,
is a genius and an autodidact who has a negative attitude towards school. This
short text demonstrates where Will's anti-school attitude comes from and how
Will Hunting made the decision to fail
On Silitoe's The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner: The Winner/Loser Discourse as Illustrated in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Claudia Charbonneau
Smith's loneliness while running expresses his need to take a distance from
the society in which he lives. While running, he realises that this life does
not satisfy him and he seeks his own meaning of life:
the long-distance run
of an early morning makes me think that every run like this is a life- a
little life, I know- but a life as full of misery and happiness and things
happening as you can ever get really around yourself
On Good Will Hunting: Good Will Hunting and Meritocracy by Frédérike Côté-Fortier
One day, Professor Gerald Lambeau, played by Stellan Skarsgard, wrote an
extremely difficult math problem on one of the blackboards in the corridor of
the University. When the problem was solved, Professor Lambeau wanted to know
who was the genius that solved it. However, nobody came forward to claim that
they had solved the problem. Thus, a second problem was written on the board
and Will was caught trying to solve it.
On Good Will Hunting: Education and Intelligence as seen in Good Will Hunting by Maxime Arel
Education and intelligence. While similar, almost synonymous, these two
concepts are quite far apart. Both relate to acquiring knowledge, but work
differently: education is more about acquiring intelligence through scholarly
means, whereas intelligence relates more to knowledge acquired at birth or
through general life lessons.