Creative Lessons from The Iron Giant

Yolanda Quiroz Soto, JD

 

 

The Iron Giant presents a robot that lands in Rockwell, Maine in 1957 who is programmed to destroy humanity, but who’s memory is erased upon crashing in the ocean. Hogarth Hughes befriends the giant and teaches him that guns kill and that killing is bad. And, that he can choose to be what he wants to be. 

 

In terms of the creative process, here’s how it works. We each have a soul. The soul is the storehouse of all our creative abilities which we express through the physical body. Sometimes, we get programmed to do “evil” things – things that go against our original nature. But, we can fix ourselves. We have the ability to choose who we want to be. We need to ignore the creeps along the way, and choose.

 

Atomo or Superman?