Simon Birch

By: Tierra Andersen


The theme of the movie, Simon Birch is to still have faith through rough times.

  • Evidence: Joe states," I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice, not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because, he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God. What faith I have, I owe to Simon Birch, the boy I grew up with in Gravedown, Maine."
  • This evidence shows that, Joe kept showing his faith through God even when his mom died. Simon helped him overcome him giving up on God when his mom dies. Simon and Joe have faced multiple issues and Simon kept his faith with God and guides Joe. Joe stops believing in God and loses his faith after his mom dies because he has struggles dealing with her death. This is only one of the issues that occurred in the movie, that Joe had a hard time with and Simon had to help him with.

Simon's Character

Physical Characteristics: He is smaller than everyone his age, born sick with a small heart, has brown/blondish hair.

Emotional Characteristics: He believes in God and that he has a plan for him and everyone else. Also he is very hopeful and caring about everyone.

Interactions: Very friendly with others, his church leaders aren't very nice to him but he still try's to be kind to them, outgoing, his parents think he is a screw up.

His Change: He starts off from being an outsider/hopeful kid--> being a hero and taking action.

His Type of Character: He is a dynamic character-changes physically or emotionally- and a round character- A lot of details, emotion, depth.

Evidence: Joe states, " Simon and I never talked much about that day on the baseball field. It was too painful for both of us. For as much as I loved my mother, I knew that Simon loved her just as much. She was the only real mother he ever had."

Evidence Proves: This evidence proves that Simon's parents didn't care much for him because Joe's mom was like the only real mother Simon has ever had. Also that he is caring because when Joe's mom died, it was only painful for him but was also for Simon. Simon thought of Joe's mom as his too, and was just as much pain when she died. He was really sad that he accidently caused the death of Joe's mom and gave Joe his baseball cards, which are valuable to him.