In 1929, the stock market plummeted and sent America into a downward spiral of poverty. Just as it happened, a gleam of hope arose in people’s hearts, turning their spirits around for the better. Seabiscuit, a story written by Laura Hillenbrand, tells the true story of a race horse. The winning race horse, Seabiscuit, captured many American’s hearts during the time of the Great Depression. In Seabiscuit, the famous horse provided the public with much-needed hope, a relatable figure, and support.
Seabiscuit provided hope to America because he accomplished what he wanted even when times were tough. “At the sound of the bell, Seabiscuit bounded forward” (238). He was an inspiration to them because he was determined to win. He had a background
on the order of “Seabiscuit.” With its star attraction, a gentle elephant named Rosie who understands Polish, the novel belongs to the John Irving school of semi-serious whimsy with allegorical overtones.
The primary draw for Water for Elephants is the pairing of Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson (ignore the ten year age gap) in a love story based on the best-selling novel by Sara Gruen. Sadly, passion and romance are two ingredients missing from this melodrama, which does an excellent job…