Write a response to one of the following topics featured in the films discussed this semester, Shutter Island and Back to the Future. Pick from the following list of themes:
In Shutter Island:
What does the story tell us about the labels people and/or society in general try to enforce on us? What does it say about the concept of “sanity”? Who decides what sanity is, and does it differ from person to person?
Do you think the main character of Shutter Island was actually Teddy or Andrew? Prove your point using examples from the movie.
You can talk about a topic of your choice related to the movie.
If you decide to write a paper on BTTF:
In Back to the Future:
How does consumerism help to form peoples’ identities? Are the characters in this film capable of forming identities outside of consumerism?
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