ALRIGHT LISSEN UP IMMA BOUT TO ENGLISH CLASS THE CRAP OUTTA TREASURE PLANET SO SIT DOWN CLASS AND LET THE LEARNING BEGIN.
There is so much symbolism hidden all throughout Treasure Planet, but it would take me years to uncover and explain it all, so I’m just going to focus on my beautiful baby boy and husband, Jim Hawkins. There is so much symbolism in Jim’s face and clothes, that once you’ve seen it, it’s frankly quite hard to ignore.
In the beginning of the movie, Jim’s clothes are dark. Dark pants, dark boots, dark jacket, even darker black shirt. Dark dark dark. The darkness of his clothes symbolizes the internalized hopelessness he has, and the despondency that he emanates. After all, black is the color of mourning (unless you’re on Altea, then it’s pink) and Jim is still mourning the fact that his father left him and his mother when he was twelve. Now, let’s talk about his face. Do you see that shadowy eye mask? How about those bags that look kinda like scars? No, he doesn’t just have deep set eyes. Those are there to intensify the hopelessness of Jim’s outlook on his future. pretty deep, right? Just wait. It gets deeper.
Take a better look here. Dark clothes, dark eyes, dark outlook. Hopelessness.
Then, our buddy Jimbo here gets the map. The map is supposed to symbolize a sort of hope for Jim, something he had previously been lacking. Now, look at this next gif.
A glimmer of hope has entered Jim’s life with this odd little sphere, and Jim is ready to jump into the first ship he can and said across the galaxy, chasing his favorite fairy tale. (Damn, that’s a real dreamer there. I applaud you, honey.)
In the next scene we see him in, his clothes are a little different.
He still wears the dark jacket, dark pants, and dark boots, but notice something: his black shirt is gone, replaced with one of a lighter color. This is SO IMPORTANT because it shows something that you might have missed if you weren’t overanalyzing the crap out of it like I am omg I have no life. He is wearing a lighter color, which symbolizes how he now has a little bit of hope to hold to now. However, he still wears the black jacket, which is supposed to show that he is still trying to hide this hope with his sullen exterior.
Now, look! Jim’s jacket is gone! This is supposed to show that even after everything he’s been put through on this voyage, he now has hope. That hope was originally the map, but soon became Silver.
I mean just look at the look he gives Silver when the cook cheers him up. My depression: cured. My skin: clear. My heart: full.
Now, onto my next point.
In the last scene of Treasure Planet, Jim has a haircut, and he’s wearing white. The haircut symbolizes that he took initiative to take care of himself. The white clothing is symbolic of a few things. White often denotes purity, cleanliness, and the most important of all, new birth or rebirth. At the end of the movie, Jim is essentially “reborn” into a new person, into a man who found his hope and future, instead of a boy haunted by his dark emotional state. Now, remember how I mentioned those eye bags and shadow mask? Notice here that they’re gone. This symbolizes the fact that Jim no longer is weighed down by his emotions. No, he sees he has a future, and has internalized hope. He looks forward to the brightness of his future instead of back into the darkness of his past.
I’ve never read anything by Paula Hawkins. I was told she was a great writer. This is an old book, and also a movie starring Emily Blunt. I have this thing for reading books that are attached to films and tv series. i.e. The Robert Langdon Series. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into this book.
We’re starting baby sign language today. It’s a little early but that’s okay. Starting early gives me time to practice and perfect baby signing. Babies don’t usually understand signing until 6-8 months. I want to be able to understand what she’s trying to express to me until she learns how to speak.
One, Two… BOO! is such a great book! We’ve read it 5-6 times already! It’s a counting, board book with flaps. Perfect for Halloween and infants. I’m sure we’re going to read it again today.