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This paper provides an analysis of the theme of redemption and violence in the movie 'Taxi Driver' by Martin Scorsese. Through an exposition of the plot and a critical analysis of major themes in the movie, the paper shows how the main character Travis Bickle attempted to find redemption and acceptance in society and ultimately resorted to violence to achieve salvation.
From the Paper:"In Martin Scorsese's 'Taxi Driver', Travis Bickle (as played by Robert DeNiro) is a man on the edge of society and sanity. As a late-night taxi driver in 1970s New York City, he finds himself dealing regularly with what he calls the "animals" which come out at night including "whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies" and other "sick, venal" persons. He himself seeks a normal life amidst all this decaying humanity, and he fantasizes that "Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets." As the story progresses through a series of events showing Travis trying and failing to relate to normal society, we find Travis coming to a realization that he is a part of the society he despises and it is a part of him."
Cite this Film Review:
'Taxi Driver' (2006, December 01) Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/film-review/taxi-driver-90244/
"'Taxi Driver'" 01 December 2006. Web. 11 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/film-review/taxi-driver-90244/>