Another similarity is that they both have similar illnesses, which is cancer. After both of these two mens death, they are burned into ashes and are buried on the summit of Mt. Everest. Even though they have some similarities, they also have a lot of differences. There are a lot of differences between Carter Chambers and Edward Cole. Edward is a wealthy, proud millionaire, but Carter, the mechanic, is a smart and helpful person. One other difference is that Carter has a family, wife and kids, but Edward was married and divorced four times and does not have a family, but only one daughter, that is not in peace with him.
While being in the hospital, Carters wife, Virginia, and his daughter visit Carter, but Edward is lonely and the only visitor he gets is Tommy-his personal assistant. When both men were very ill and almost ending their lives, Carter died first, and after him went Edward. These men were friends for only about two months and they both got to know each other, and Carter was the one that made Edwards life more smooth and peaceful. Some of the literary devices/elements that are used in this movie are very important to identify. A metaphor is a direct comparison of two unlike things using the verb to be. In this movie, this literary device is referred to Edward, when he is talking to Carter and he says, Were both in the same boat.
He means that they are on the same level of their lives and their illness. Another element would be a simile. It is the comparison of two unlike things using the words like or as. The sound of a mountain was like a voice of god. In addition, hyperboles are used a lot in this movie. A hyperbole is exaggeration or overstatement. Youre going to be dead in five minutes is a good example of a hyperbole. A pun is another example that is provided for us in the movie. A pun is usually a humorous use of a word in such a way as to suggest two or more of its meaning. Edward uses a pun saying You look like shit, right. In this movie, I was able to identify lots of literary devices/elements that helped me remember the movie more lucid and explicit.
The movie The Bucket List is a story about two men, Carter Chambers and Edward Cole that were totally opposite of each other. Carter was an open-hearted, nice, and a helpful mechanic, while Edward was a more proud, rich millionaire. Once they meet on their hospital beds, they become friends and decide to see the world together. In these two men, you could see a lot of their differences and similarities. Both of these men, after their death, are burned into ashes and are buried on top of Mt. Everest., even though it was against the law. Also literary devices/elements are very important to identify. They make the whole movie interesting and understandable.