Bend It Like Beckham Essay

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Ricardo Souto Pd.2
In the movie Bend It Like Beckham Jules loves playing soccer and dreams of one day being as good as Beckham. But there are challenges that are holding her from reaching her dream Jules dreams are more important than her culture.
Firstly, Jules's dreams are more important than her culture, as they are who she is as a person. Jules does not want to be the traditional Indian girl that her parents want her to be, as her dreams are so much more open than that. Instead, Jess enters a territory that Indian girls usually never do: the soccer world. Its not everyday that you see a girl in an Indian dress, playing soccer, however, Jules's passion and drive was so strong that she ...view middle of the document...

These posters are very important as they provide us with knowledge about Jules. We are able to view how she thinks of Beckham. I think Jules would consider making decisions The thing that her parents don't understand is that she is really good at it so good that shes playing on a real women's team. Not a Professional but a pretty good one.And if she pushes her self on that team then she can really do the thing she always wanted to do. WHICH IS MAKE IT TO THE BIG LEAGUE!

The reason for the conflict between Jules desires and her mother's expectations is that Jules mother is apprehensive about the person that Jules might become and blames soccer for her concern. Jules mother believes that Jules is too masculine and that soccer, which is dominantly a men sport, is the cause of this. Her mother assumes that no man will want to marry her daughter because she would be tougher than them and would make them feel less macho. Also, Jules mother suspects that Jules might be homosexual because she does not have a boyfriend and is constantly with her best girlfriend Jess. Her mother does not know how to handle this situation, but instead of confronting Jules and asking her about it, she blames soccer, again. Jules wants to continue playing soccer but does not want her mother's expectations to impede her from making her dream come true.The conflict was finally resolved after Jules mother made a scene at Jess' sister's wedding. Jules' mother made a scene by accusing Jules and Jess of being lesbians after she saw them hugging. Jules confronted her mother and told her that just because she plays soccer and is strong, it does not make her a...

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