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Old 04-24-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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Hey everyone,

Can you think of any stories where the protag loses his ignorance and becomes more self-aware?

I know that all characters start out ignorant in some fashion and through the course of the story learn something deep about themselves.

What I mean is ignorance on a more basic level. Like a character who's against acquiring knowledge/education in a literal sense but transforms into an aware individual at the end?

Any suggestions will help. Thank you!!
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:01 AM   #2
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Is it Happy Madison? (Title?) The Adam Sandler film where he has to go back to elementary school. Or is that too obvious/literal?
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:25 AM   #3
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^not really.

I guess I'm thinking more along the lines of Parallax View.

He/she starts out with little awareness of the powers-that-be and ends up highly aware at the end of the film.

note: I'm curious about a protag who is reluctant to find the truth at first. Most conspiracy films tend to have an active, truth-seeking protag from the get-go. I'd like to know if you've seen a film where the opposite occurs.

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Old 04-24-2011, 03:31 AM   #4
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:10 AM   #5
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After she "commits suicide" in PARALLAX he becomes danged active. And that happens early on.

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Old 04-24-2011, 04:21 AM   #6
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A bit old school but A Christmas Carol?
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:03 AM   #7
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:43 AM   #8
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:47 AM   #9
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:55 AM   #10
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