Nemo essay

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The film Finding Nemo is a prime example of two characters coming together in orientation to solve a conflict. In the beginning of the movie there is a moment of happiness and laughter that is quickly interrupted by a tragedy. This influences the actions of Marlin, the main character, takes throughout the movie. This paper will connect terms from chapters nine and ten in Communication Principles for a Lifetime, in order to demonstrate the process Marlin and Dory took in order to find his son, Nemo. The primary problems that Marlin faced was letting go of his son and losing him. Nemo had a desire to explore so he went out to the safety of the coral reef when he was taken by divers. This is where Marlin is faced with his primary conflict. In his pursuit to find Nemo he finds a clumsy and forgetful fish called Dory. When Marlin and Dory meet they instantly began the orientation phase. Dory knows the direction of the boat that took Nemo, so she was in control at that moment. The primary tension occurred when Dory became uncomfortable with Marlin because he was following her. This was the first conflict they faced. The constant problem for Marlin was that he had to find his son, yet the only person who knew the direction that Nemo went forgets things after a period of time. Dory at first was in control, but Marlin became the authoritarian leader because he could not rely on Dory for long periods of time. Marlin was counting on Dory, but because of her conditions he felt at times frustrated. Marlin was faced with many conflict phases because of the lack of trust and guidance towards Dory. In the film Finding Nemo when Dory and Marlin are stuck inside the wale Marlin had to trust Dory because she could talk wale. This is was an example of the reinforcement phase where Marlin has to trust Dory even though he is not sure she can talk wale.
Throughout the movie Dory presented herself as being the easy going and creative thinker. She constantly knew how to solve miner problems. For example, when marlin was trying to get the attention of the group of fish who were making shapes and signs with their bodies they would mock and ignore him. Dory stepped, told them that he was her friend and that he was looking for his son. Dory presented herself with a functional approach that led them closer to their destination. Marlin would have not solved his problem without Dory. Marilyn's best decision was to keep Dory by his side, despite her condition, because she was a vigilant thinker. Dory was his companion and helped him make better decisions along the way. Many occasions Marlin was confused and was not sure if he should continue, but Dory kept pushing him not to give up. It was clear that Dory suffered from memory lost, so Marlin sometimes would not trust her judgment. It was when he felt that he was going to die, inside the wale, that he felt the structure of his plan had failed. It was…