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The Narrative of Bend it like Beckham

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Introduction

´╗┐Bend it like Beckham Brain Storming/ Planning -The scene is set at the Park of Hounslow Harries -play in normally park - They are the same age. - They both share the same dream ? to play professional football. - They are both attracted to the same man. -They both come into conflict with their mothers because they are not ?feminine? -They don?t want to cook or wear make-up. Themes and issues -clash of culture -cultural diversity -friendships -sexuality -expectation -challenge and opportunities -tension in relationships (family, friends) -gender stereotype -not being allowed to do something that they wanted to do -girls don?t play soccer, soccer is for boys only - girls should be wanting to get married and have children -boys should be playing soccer not coaching a female soccer team -Indian girls belong in the kitchen cooking Punjabi Characters Jesminder (Jess) wants to be a professional footballer. Unfortunately, her parents have more traditional ideas about her future. ...read more.

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sees Jess playing in the park with her friends, including Tony (Ameet Chana), a boy her parents think is the perfect one for her to marry. Jules plays for a local all-girls team and talks her coach, an Irishman named Joe (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers), into letting Jess try out for the team. Jesminder and her family are sikh. The parent native language is Punjabi. The man in the picture in their living room is guro nanak. The family refers to guru nanak as ?baba ji? ?baba? means ?father,?: and ji is a term of endearment/loving. So, ?baba ji? means dear father When Jules and Jess got the scholarship to America, they both have succeeded challenging their gender and cultural assumptions. Jess also kissed Joe in the airport which showed her not following her parents expectations of dating or marrying an Indian man. The main characters of the movie succeeded challenging their society expectations and were able to do what they wanted to do. ...read more.

Conclusion

They want her to be more like her sister and find a nice Indian guy to marry. One day, a British girl named Jules Paxton (Keira Knightley) sees Jess playing in the park with her friends, including Tony (Ameet Chana), a boy her parents think is the perfect one for her to marry. Jules plays for a local all-girls team and talks her coach, an Irishman named Joe (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers), into letting Jess try out for the team. Jesminder and her family are Sikh. The parent native language is Punjabi. The man in the picture in their living room is ?Guru? nanak. The family refers to ?Guru nanak? as ?Baba Ji,? ?Baba? means ?father,? and Ji is a term of endearment/loving. So, ?Baba Ji? means dear father. When Jules and Jess got the scholarship to America, they both have succeeded challenging their gender and cultural assumptions. Jess also kissed Joe in the airport which showed her not following her parents expectations of dating or marrying an Indian man. The main characters of the movie succeeded challenging their society expectations and were able to do what they wanted to do. ...read more.

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