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mechanical things, early film making, clock making, and fixing things; all of these things are components of humanly desired creation which in this movie help you to further understand the characters. At one point, the main character, Hugo, is explaining his confidence in the ambition of finding a true purpose: “I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts you know. They always come with the exact amount they need, so I figured if they entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason.” (Hugo). I absolutely adore Hugo’s connection between himself, machines, and the world around him. He directly links the creation of machines with the creation of purpose. Coupled with the scenery of looking down on the busy streets of Paris, this entire scene is almost a complete metaphor to my universal truth, and I love it. My second quote is a simpler and takes place while Hugo is speaking with his dad about fixing the broken automaton: “Of course we can fix it. We’re clockmakers aren’t we?” (Hugo). This scene takes place in a flashback, and it reflects the love that Hugo feels for his late father. His father was a clockmaker, and he taught Hugo many things about the clock making business. This is one of the many essential points to understand about my universal truth: the hereditary passing of knowledge. If you have worked your whole life to create one thing, principle stands that you will wish to pass this knowledge on to your kin- and only your kin. Creating things was, and still is, an important part of the world economy, so if you could create things, you were making a life for yourself, as well as a tight kinship, bound by the bond of proud knowledge in a particular field.