The Day I Became A Woman Analysis

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Lastly, Williams finished the three definitions with social definition of culture. He defines this as, “culture is a description of a particular way of life, which expresses certain meanings and values not only in art and learning, but also in institutions and ordinary behavior” (Williams, 1961). Defining the social elements such as tradition and language, invites audience’s experiences that they probably never would see firsthand without film. The film chosen for this last definition is, The Day I Became a Woman, directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The film illustrates the lives of three females living in Iran. The traditions and values of this culture enforce connotation within the film. At nine years old a girl reaches maturity, and the law states that she must cover her hair and cannot be in the presence of strange men without her family members. The second woman defies her husband’s wishes and the result is the whole village turns against her. This also results in her brothers returning her to her husband by …show more content…
The two main characters in the film, George Khan a Pakistani-Muslim, and his wife Ella an English woman. The couple have six interracial children. Where the problem rises to the surface is when George attempts to force his children in accepting his Muslim lifestyle although the children have lived in England. The children acknowledge their father’s cultural background. Although it is difficult for them to comprehend the structure in which George wishes them to live their lives. The children have English friends, and girlfriends. The family lives in a community of prejudice which affects the choices of the children. Unlike the first movie the difficulties that this family faces results from problems that biracial families around the world face. This is intertwining two cultures, and attempting to respect both cultures without one dominating the

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