Prejudging Based On Appearance In The Film The Usual Suspects

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In the movie, The Usual Suspects, directed by Bryan Singer, five men suspected of hijacking a truck filled with guns are brought together by the police for questioning. The five ex-cons, Michael McManus, Dean Keaton, Fred Fenster, Todd Hockney, and Roger "Verbal" Kint are the main characters in this film. Brought together via unusual circumstances, the five become co-workers, and plan out several "jobs" together. The main goal of this movie is to show the audience that looks can be deceiving. This is shown through the use of Verbal's character.Verbal is a physically disabled con who despite his disability, can run pretty good ...view middle of the document...

Verbal tells the police his story, including the role of Mr. Soze in his profession. Verbal tells about this man who is feared in the crime circle and who Verbal tells the police killed Keaton in San Pedro. The police never suspect that Verbal's story about this Soze character is complete fiction because they don't think the Verbal is "smart enough" to concoct such a story. Verbal is underestimated, and this allows him to be released from questioning without a second thought, even though he and his made up character, Soze, are one in the same.The police also don't know that Verbal uses his physical disability to purposely throw them off of his trail. Verbal has a severe handicap when he walks, and this consequently slows him down. However, his entire character as the police know it to be, is fake. As Verbal leaves the police station, the camera moves in on his feet at he is walking to a waiting car, and suddenly Verbal's limp is gone.The movie The Usual Suspects illustrates how underestimating someone based on physical appearance can come back to haunt people. The physically handicapped character named Verbal in the movie uses his handicap to make people think less of him in order for him to get away with things, completely unquestioned. It is for this reason that the movie shows that prejudging anyone based on their appearance can be detrimental.

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