Flashback- In the movie Matilda, Ms. Honey explained when she was little her father had died and Ms. Trunchbull( Ms. Honey's aunt) had to become her legal guardian and treated Ms. Honey poorly.
Flashback- Another flashback is in the movie I Am Legend, Robert sits down in the dining room to eat breakfast while watching an old interview of Dr.Kroppen saying she cured cancer by manipulating the measles to attack cancer cells.
Flashback-In the movie Matilda, there was a flashback of how she was basically growing up alone and taught herself how to read and do many things. Her parents never paid any attention to her unless they need something, so Matilda would go to the library everyday while her family left for school and work.
Connection to Present- After finding out Ms.Trunchbull treated Ms. Honey poorly when she was younger, she was motivated to help Ms. Honey take revenge for how Ms.Trunchbull treats her students and her niece (Ms.Honey). Without Matilda, Ms.Honey wouldn't have stood up for herself.
Connection To Present-The cure turned into a apocolypse turning humans and animals into creatures with very few people survived. Throughout the movie Robert is doing experiments with mice and the alpha female of the creatures in search for the cure to turn them back to human. Robert also did recordings in hope to find someone alive in which Anne and her son Ethan had found.
Connection To Present-When Matilda finally asked if she could get an education, her parents didn't like that but made a deal to see the father's car for Matilda to attend school. Due to basically raising herself, Matilda was at the top of her class already knowing things that the other students haven't been taught. Which was all from reading library books .