The Film Real Women Have Curves Essay

990 Words Apr 14th, 2016 4 Pages
In the film Real Women Have Curves, which is a coming of age story, the main conflict was between a daughter, Ana, and her mother, Carmen. The mother and daughter cannot get along because of their age and traditional differences. Ana’s mother was old fashioned and wanted her daughter to graduate highschool, lose weight, join the family in their dressmaking business, and find a husband. Ana did not want her life to be this way and wanted to go to college and be and educated women who finds true love and not just a man willing to marry her. Carmen justifies her behaviors by saying she does not want her daughter to go to college because she did not want her family to be spilt up and it was Ana’s duty to her family to work in the factory and help them to make dresses.
The author’s agenda with this movie was to bring to light issues that poor, hispanic, girls struggle with while they are becoming adults. The movie also sent a message that young women should be allowed to be educated and should also be proud of their education. That young ladies do not need men to define and provide for them. Ana’s character was a good student who proud of being smart and wanted to continue her education. Carmen her mother said that “ men don’t like smart women”. The movie showcased a smart, young, and confident girl who faced her family being upset with her to follow her dream of college and it is inspiring for young ladies to watch.
I think the intended audience of the of the movie was young…

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