American Beauty is a beloved film that details the lives of three main characters: Lester, Carolyn, and Ricky. Each of these characters are affected by the events within the movie in various ways and are perceived differently by viewers.
For each character/setting,on the film American Beauty , describe how that character is perceived
Carolyn Burnham plays second fiddle in her marriage to Lester but she’s commanding presence can not be ignored throughout American Beauty. She is viewed as an ambitious woman trying desperately to maintain control over her own image while simultaneously attempting to make sure her family appears “perfect” on paper – even if it means sacrificing her own happiness in order to do so. The audience sees how this ambition affects their relationship negatively as well as how it causes tension between herself and daughter Jane which leads viewers empathizing with both women quite deeply by the end of their story arcs within American Beauty.
The final main character within American Beauty is Ricky Fitts – a teenage boy living next door who often films everyday moments around town or at school rather than actually participating in them due to social anxieties related primarily due self-expression through artistry (especially videography). His outlook on life is one filled with optimism despite hating high school just like many other teenagers which makes viewers identify more closely with him than either Lester or Carolyn because they can relate easier having gone through similar experiences themselves during adolescence.. While some may view Ricky’s hobby/habit of filming everything slightly creepy given that some things were filmed without consent such as when Jane was dancing around half naked at home , overall people tend look favorably upon Ricky because he ended up helping both Jane & Lester find happiness before tragedy struck near the end .
Overall, each character featured prominently within American beauty contributes greatly towards creating depth for its narrative arc yet there’s no denying that each person has their own unique perception amongst different audiences depending on individual experiences watching/discussing this iconic movie over time since its release almost 20 years ago now!