Powder Questions


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Powder: Questions

1 Jeremy’s original source of rejection came from his parents who banished him

from his home. He was to live in the basement, away from society. This hurting

he received made him a more compassionate, caring and loving person. Although

his early stages of life were of persecution and sadness he accepted as a way of

life. Being banished from society, he solely learned the meaning of compassion.

He acquired the knowledge of caring and loving by experiencing the direct

opposite of treatment. When he received this treatment, he hated it, and wished

for something different.

2. Three personality traits of Jeremy or Powder were his extreme compassion,

his shyness, and his caring. Jeremy expressed compassion in the fullest possible

form. He expressed feeling for others that went to extreme measures. Such as the

passing of death from the dying deer to the sheriff who shot him for sport.

Since he was an albino genius, it would be simple to understand his difficulty

of fitting and acquiring new friends that he can socialize with. Thus he became

a shy boy that pretty much kept to himself. Jeremy’s characteristic that

distinguished him from the rest of society in which he lived in. Although he was

persecuted, beaten, and ridiculed at. He understood his characteristics and

understood why the boys hated him It was fear!

3. I respect Jeremy’s caring. Like Christ himself, he wouldn’t fight or use any

sort of violence to resolve problems. Jeremy would speak his words of wisdom, or

use his divine powers of mental stability and force to express a point. He would,

without hurting anyone, prove a point. This characteristic made us create a

field of empathy for the boy.

4. Jeremy showed his love and compassion and caring for other people and

creatures in a few instances in the movie. The most popular scene expressed

caring for a creature. A creature, in the shape of a defenseless deer. A sheriff

was with a bunch of kids, hunting when they should not. The sheriff found and

shot the deer. As the deer laid there breathing his last breathes of life,

Jeremy stepped into action. In order to express the anguish of death to the

sheriff, he held on to the neck of the deer and the arm of the sheriff. Using

his forces of mental power he fed the feelings of death to the sheriff. Even

though Jeremy loved the animal inhabitants, he also expressed compassion and

caring for the human population. Jeremy was being ridiculed once again during

stormy weather. A boy named Johnny pushed Jeremy into the mud, laughing Johnny

was then struck by lightning. Even though revenge would have been sweet, Jeremy

reacquired the life for Johnny.

5. The treatment Jeremy received in the cafeteria by the student is quite

disheartening and show the lack of empathy in the students. But the reasons for

his treatment is more intriguing than the actual treatment received. Einstein

once said, that we fear what is not known , and Jeremy was an unknown case of

supernatural difference. These students, being average, were reacting as normal

as frighten children, in the form of insult. These children were not mean, they

were frighten of the unknown. Another scientist or psychologist said that fear

is sometimes distinguished in the form of laughter. As the children insulted

Jeremy, other children laughed to relieve the tension they held within. Natural

human reactions are to laugh instead of crying when in fear, just as an infant.

And yet another reason for the harsh treatment of Jeremy, was because he made

everyone else seem normal. Today, people try to express their uniqueness the

clothes they wear. Of course they say that its their own look, but we all know

that peer pressure from friends and the media, cause them to do, what they do.

So, Jeremy being albino, distinguished all the other kids. The kids hated this

because they are working to be noticed (just as an infant will). Jeremy proposed

a threat to their uniqueness and that caused their behavior to be what it was.

There was once a student, who was quite isolated because of his external

appearance. But many students began to feel empathy for him and they invited him

to cafeteria tables and accepted into groups.

6. Now although, Jeremy seems to be living in a world of rejection, persecution,

and insult, he has a friend. Like the Good Samaritan, a girl from school,

expresses interest in Jeremy. She talks to Jeremy and sticks by him during harsh

times. Their relationship, sinks into a deeper level of love and compassion.

They become lovers. This girl listens to the troubles of Jeremy, and Jeremy does

likewise. It seems that they stood together as partners fighting the world in

which they lived in.

7. Jeremy was ultimately searching for a way to live free of anguish. He wished

to find a place where he can be accepted by all. A place where his looks were

disregarded and his intelligence acknowledged. In this story, he never finds his

promised land, so he escapes. Since Powder is nothing but energy, he flees to

a field of lightning where he is elevated and taken away. This seems to be in

parallel with the story of Jesus Christ and his resurrection.

8. I like the acting jobs by actors Jeff Goldblum and Powder . They tried their

very best to make sense of the plot that had no logic. Goldblum expressed his

scientific knowledge and Powder expressed himself as a suffering friend.

Although the actors did a superb job in the acting department. The story itself

is quite unlogical and makes no sense. If you find a boy with an IQ that

surpasses everyone else on the face of the planet, and he has the power to

elevate with lightning, one of the purest forms of energy, you are not going to

leave him in a school where he would beaten and made fun of. No, you will take

him to a home with a family that loves him and cares for him, while he uses his

mental power to learn and resolve many world problems.

9. Jeremy, parallels with Jesus. They both are persecuted, one for his beliefs,

the other for his external appearance. They both have divine power, one comes

from the heavens in the form of lightning, the other from God. Finally they both

escape this world leaving a message behind, one for us to be free from sin, and

the other to be free from ignorance.

10. Besides Jeremy, another character that I liked is Jeff Goldblum. He is an

authentic Jewish Scientist. Consistently searching for answers through the path

of science. Jeff is also quite understanding of Jeremy’s problem, and tries to

understand more from this boy of eternal powerand knowledge.

11. The story of Powder, teaches you the lesson, that you should not judge

people from their external appearance. Men are created different, but all in the

likeness of God. Powder also emphasizes the way society treats the unknown. With

violence, persecution, and hate. As in the cafeteria scene, Powder is ridiculed

and made fun of, yet he responds with love. Thus Powder, teaches the ultimate

lesson that love is more powerful than violence. I can incorporate this into my

life, by trying to understand that all humans are different in external

appearance, some are pretty, some are not. But they all have gifts within to

share with the world, if you just give them a chance to show them.

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