Despite the fact that the movie is the same storyline as the original, there are many junctions in the new movie that are woven specially for the 21st century child. Little Annie played by Quvenzhané Wallis puts a great spark to the entire plot line of the story. Her character and personality is captivating.
Annie displays a character trait that defies all odds: charity. Another word for charity is “love”. Despite the harsh treatment she and her friends had received from their foster mother (Ms. Hannigan), when Annie had the chance to return evil for evil, she automatically defaulted to charity. She spoke well of Ms. Hannigan, who on the other hand found it very difficult to believe that Annie would do that. That act of kindness from Annie would begin the transformation for Ms. Hannigan. Could it be that this automatic charity default Annie had is a good indication of the power of consistency when it comes to living successfully? This is a good question for any round-table with the new year rolling in.
Mr. Stacks with guidance from his advisers on the other hand; started off with how he could use Annie’s situation to his own political advantage. However, the billionaire would soon find out that this little girl has so much to teach him about charity and honesty. Stacks learned quickly that it is indeed more fulfilling to give than to receive. This Christmas and beyond; let’s give charity to everyone we encounter; whether it is deserved or not. The language of charity is transforming.
“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” – I Corinthians 13:13 (KJV).