So, I am showing Life is Beautiful in my English classes right now as an introduction to my unit on Anne Frank. I saw it when it first came out, and it rocked me to my core. What a beautifully written movie about a horrid time in our world’s history!
But, as I watch it now with my kids, I find myself affected by it even more since I am now a parent to an innocent, naive, loving child. The story the father weaves in order for his child to believe he is part of a “game” while they are in the concentration camp is heartwrenching. I can better understand this now as a parent and as a wife that you do do anything to protect your child’s innocence, childhood, and family no matter what the circumstance.