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Humans Learn to Trust As Well As Distrust
Naturally as humans, we learn how to trust. We trust individuals like our family, friends, and those around us. However, there are times when our trust falter. This is due to our trust is damage by a lie or misinformation that makes us worry about who we’re really dealing with. Within storytelling, thriller stories play on the trust of the main character as well as the audience. Especially when the audience sees the goodness in one the characters that is testing the main character’s trust. On June 7, 2019, Netflix came out with an original film title I Am Mother. I Am Mother follows a young girl as she is put to the ultimate test of trust after finding some troubling information about her caretaker. In this review, we’re examining how I Am Mother puts the element of trust to the test very effectively through the story, characters, and cinematography.
The Element of Trust Shows Itself in I Am Mother’s Story
The element of trust is put to the test throughout the story. Within I Am Mother, the story follows a girl name Daughter. Strangely enough, she isn’t given a name. In fact, none of the characters in this film have actual names. Originally, she is told by a robot name Mother that she’s the only human alive. Mother has taken care of Daughter. However, everything changes when Daughter finds another human. As Daughter learns, she begins to question everything. Ultimately, there’s a running question of who should Daughter trust? Without a doubt, this film does an exceptional job of questioning who Daughter should trust. Through Daughter’s perspective, we hear both sides of what each character has to say. The audience can personally see the internal struggle that Daughter is going through. The characters in I Am Mother do a phenomenal job putting Daughter’s trust to the test.
Characters in I Am Mother Test Daughter’s Ability to Trust
The main character of I Am Mother is Daughter. Within this film, there are two other characters that send Daughter on this trust journey. In the beginning, we’re introduce to Mother. A robot who takes care of Daughter throughout her life. It is clear that Daughter has form a bond with Mother. When another Woman is found, Daughter wants to know everything from her. The Woman is extremely different than Mother and explains a little bit more about the lore of this film. With this in mind, Daughter becomes more vigorous as she tries to find out what is really going on. As an audience, we can see mental as well as emotional turmoil that Daughter is facing. Even though she follows the teaching of her mother, she wants to know more about her own kind. This ongoing test of trust shows itself through the cinematography of this film.