By presenting a rather unusual scenario (a man who ages backwards), "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" explores the nature of life, death, and aging in the rest of us. This story poses several questions: what does age really reflect of a person? What is the value of youth, and what is the value of experience? How do we deal with our own mortality and how does the knowledge of our own impending deaths affect the way we live our lives? These are the questions examined in this bittersweet story.
Benjamin makes the most of the life he is given.
Benjamin is unable to enjoy his life because of his condition.