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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.
What drives Ben to atone for his mistake? Can guilt or remorse motivate us to do good things or can it become an unhealthy emotional response? Do you feel it is important to pay restitution for mistakes or injuries caused to others?
How did the receivers of Ben’s generosity respond? Were his gifts realistic? How would you feel in a similar situation?
If you wanted to bestow a substantial gift on a stranger, how would you go about finding the perfect recipient? With many worthwhile charities, organizations and individuals in need of support, do you donate? If so, how do you choose which ones to support?