Submit Assignment: Final Project – Harry and Tonto
Watch the following movie.
Harry and Tonto (1974)
115 min – Adventure | Comedy | Drama
Description: When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto.
Director: Paul Mazursky
Writers: Paul Mazursky, Josh Greenfeld
Stars: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, RenÃ© EnrÃquez
You have the freedom to view this movie by any means you have at your disposal. You may want to watch it as a free Streaming video on Netflix â€“ just sign up for a free 30 day trial of Netflix and cancel your membership before 30 days expire: http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Harry_and_Tonto/60010427?sod=search-autocomplete
Note: This movie is rated R: It has strong sexual language and vulgarity. If you want to watch a different movie please contact the instructor.
Final Project Instructions
This project is intended to tie together all that you have studied during this course. Write a four to five page paper that incorporates the content of this class with the information gleaned from the movie, Harry & Tonto.
For example as you watch the movie do you see any examples of ageism, myths of aging, or examples of attitudes toward aging? If you do see examples of these concepts then write about the examples and explain the concepts.
You can write about any suggested idea about theories of aging that the movie might suggest. Basically you should review the writings of each week and then look for content from the course and explain the course content in light of the movie.
You may note the one of the outcomes of this course is, â€œTo develop a healthy perspective on oneâ€™s own aging and oneâ€™s role in aging families and societies.â€ You could write your entire paper developing concepts about oneâ€™s own aging and role. There are plenty of family members and younger people in the movie that will help you craft this venue if you should choose to write from this perspective.
Write a four to five page paper, not including the cover and resource page that includes:
A minimum of ten concepts noted with citations from the course material and applied to the characters in the movie. Some of the topics you write about might only be implied or spoken about in the movie but not seen.
Citations can come from the course materials or research you have done.
No only should you give detail of the movie that illustrations the point you are making, but also make sure you explain the concepts from the course that you are applying to the movie.
The paper should have an introduction and a conclusion. Please write the paper so that it flows easily through the topics you want to discuss.
The paper should give a glimpse of all that you have studied during this course.
Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research.
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