6. Within Life
We have been reading various theories on the meaning of life. We have read some theories that suggest that the meaning of life is to be found within life.
In thinking of the films Amelie and Ikiru, compare and contrast the lives of Amelie and Wantanabe in respect to the way in which they find meaning within life. Wantanabe, finally, at the end of his life—gives his life meaning in a certain way. Amelie, however, endows her life with meaning in a different way. Nevertheless, both illustrate ways in which meaning can arise from WITHIN LIFE.