Area Expertise A suggestions on the film “Bend it like Beckham” ——-From the angle of Cross-cultural communication ?? :?????? ?? :??? ?? :201120327 ?? :2011? 10? 11? A suggestions on the film “Bend it like Beckham” ——-From the angle of Cross-cultural communication Summary: Primarily based on the English film “Bend It like Beckham”, this paper goes to disclose the cultural phenomenon hidden on this story. Divided into three components, this paper primarily makes an evaluation on two points, one is faith, and one other is household tradition.
Lastly, the creator factors out: it is rather necessary for individuals of various cultures to grasp and respect one another. Thus, a peaceable and harmonious world could be round us! 1. Introduction and evaluation of the film: Earlier than the 1980s, African tradition and Asian tradition bought horrible restriction in UK, nevertheless, after the 1980s; a lot of motion pictures that describe immigrants’ life have emerged in movie trade in England. Bend It like Beckham” is such a film, which borrows cultural and racial distinction between England and India, displays how the 2 cultures co-exist and settle for one another in a tough process Because the immigrant of the second era, Jess, a lady with expertise to be a soccer participant, exhibits her nice admiration to Beckham,hoping, someday, she will play for England with Beckham shoulder by shoulder, whereas her mom believes that Jess has two nice duties in life: to be taught to organize a whole Indian meal, and to marry a pleasant Indian boy.
Nonetheless, Jess by no means desires to be a housewife who can solely prepare dinner. Jess’ love of soccer crosses over right into a love of life. She runs onto the sphere as if merely at play, in her eyes’, soccer just isn’t one a part of aboard tradition,however a pure factor in her residing surroundings,nevertheless, it was not included in her clan and household tradition,subsequently, what she has to confront is the strait of the cultural conflicts attributable to two co-existing tradition. Actually, “Bend It like Beckham” is a product of cultural conflict.
Sooner or later, Jess was enjoying soccer with boys within the park; In fact, an Indian woman shouldn’t play soccer in any respect, since in her mom’s thoughts the sport consists of “displaying your naked legs to finish strangers. ” Jess is seen within the park by Juliette, who performs for the Hounslow Harriers, a girl’s group, and is recruited to hitch them. The coach is a younger Irishman named Joe. Though she deceives her mother and father about her be a part of into the soccer group, she loves them and understands their perspective.
The cultural battle remains to be upgrading when Jess falls in love together with her coach,, which is undoubtedly an earthquake for Indian household, however, on the finish of this film, we are able to really feel hope, the 2 relations shake their fingers collectively, and Jess’s boyfriend start to play cricket collectively. Evidently, English persons are being accepted by Indian household. And the outdated Indian individuals get out from the darkish shadow of their coronary heart. Traditionally talking, India was the colony of England for a very long time, English individuals often had been gents, however they give the impression of being down upon Indian individuals.
Jess’s father was a wonderful cricket participant, owing to cultural diffusion,he misplaced the prospect to play cricket , happily, Jess bought her household’s help and realized her father’s dream. Then, within the following half, I’ll give an in depth evaluation about cultural variations underneath the affect of two completely different custom and faith, 2. Cultural evaluation 2. 1. Tradition and household Though, a tradition’s core values and world view derive primarily from its predominant non secular view and cultural historical past, the household is the first caretaker of those views and values and transmits them to new members of the tradition.
On this story, there are two households, the representatives of the 2 cultures, one is the odd England household, noticed from the floor, and it’s an open, trendy, and customary household. Nonetheless, On this story, Juliette’s mom misreads Jess and Juliette’s friendship as lesbian, so painful that she cried secretly, in response to her angle towards lesbian, we’ll notice English individuals is conservative in soul. The opposite one is an to migrate household from India, Indian mother and father are strict and conventional, they’ve sturdy non secular perception. Which point out what sort of Jess’s household is.
As anticipated, it’s unbelievable and unsupportable for a lady enjoying soccer. Household provides youngsters information about their historic background, data concerning the everlasting nature of their tradition, and particular behaviors, customs, traditions, and language related to their ethnic or cultural group. Briefly, the household tells us, and others, who we’re and what teams we’re a part of. ( Okay. A. Ocampo, 1993, 106). So subsequent, I’ll render the completely different interplay sample in English household and Indian household from two points: gender function and individualism- collectivism 2. . 1. gender function In India, males are often thought-about the superior intercourse, as Samovar factors out, males make many of the necessary choices, inheriantance is thru the male line, and a girl lives in her husband’s village after she marries. (Samovar, 2000,). Subsequently, in India, boys give a lot freedom of expression than the ladies, and ladies are requested to assist with the chores that hold the household functioning. Nonetheless, in British, ladies often have the equal proper as man does in household life, even in social exercise. 2. 1. 2. ndividualism and collectivism Individualism and collectivism are realized by the household, which teaches youngsters whom they have to obey and who the dominant figures are of their life. On this film, the Juliette from English nuclear household is far more self-reliant and self-responsible than Jess who from Indian Household, as a result of, India is a typical nation of prolonged household, individuals in India, share property, all materials possession, meals, work and love, carry out non secular rituals collectively, and sometimes reside underneath the identical roof.
There’s a scene on this film: when her sister’s would-be parents-in-law found her intimate conduct with Juliette whom was mistaken for a English boy,. Simply due to Jess’s so-called “shameful conduct”, they break off her son’s engagement with Jess’s household in accordance this story, it’s not tough to get conclusion that India household is a typical collectivism; one individuals’s factor is the factor of the entire household. 2. 2. Tradition and Faith: On this film, you can see plenty of non secular parts within the story, to some extent, cross-religious communication is the cross-cultural communication. When faith jumps to life it shows a startling high quality. It takes over. All else, whereas not silenced, turns into subdued and thrown right into a supporting function…It calls the soul to the very best journey it could possibly undertake, a proposed journey throughout the jungles, peaks, and deserts of the human spirit (H. Smith, 1991, P9). So, from completely different religions, we are able to perceive completely different individuals’s non secular and psychological wants or their conduct and habits, right here, taking the Sikhism as instance, we could have a greater understanding of Jess’s household, Sikhs, followers of the Sikh faith, centered in Punjab State, in northwestern India.
Sikhism is an moral monotheism fusing parts of Hinduism and Islam. It was based round 1950s, In Jess’s household’s front room is a big portrait of a Sikh non secular chief, referred to as Nanak, however above Jess’s mattress is her personal inspiration–the British soccer famous person David Beckham, and there’s a distinctive distinction between Indian conventional perception and trendy British cultural shock.
In accordance this story, it’s not tough to get conclusion that it’s unbelievable for Indian individuals to get married with a pagan or individuals with out similar perception, however, in British, Christianity is the dominant world view. On this land, it isn’t a simple job to infuse with the native Indian Sikh faith, and vice versa. Conclusion England is the birthplace of contemporary soccer sport, English individuals’s enthusiasm to soccer precipitated soccer tradition’s coming into being, which precisely stands for the nationwide tradition. Whereas India is a rustic of dances and songs.
The scene of Indian jolly marriage ceremony with dance and music on this film is simply the epitome of Indian tradition. Younger individuals at all times can settle for new issues simply, on this film; it’s the two ladies who play the function of fusion of two cultures. There certainly are some cultural shocks throughout individuals’s communication all over the world, irrespective of which facet it’s, faith, ethnic, household or one thing else. Now that we reside in the identical earth, it is rather necessary for individuals of various cultures to grasp and respect one another.
Thus, a peaceable and harmonious world could be round us! References . Okay. A. Ocampo, M. Bernal, G. P. Knight, (1993) “Gender, Race, and Ethnicity: The Sequencing of Social Constrancies,” New York: New York Press. . Samovar, A. l. , Porter, R. E. ,& Stefani, A. L. (2000) Communication Between Cultures(Third Version). Beijing: International Language Educating and Analysis Press . H. Smith, (1991)The World’s Religions. New York: HarperCollins.