Bend it like Beckham is a film that was written, directed, and produced by Gurinder Chadha, a British film maker who grew up in India. The film focuses on the main character's desire to play football and the conflict she faces due to her obligations to her traditional Sikh family. As Jess struggles to find her own identity without losing her family she friends a British footballer Juliet. Jules parents offer something different, showing that although cultures may be different - they are actually very similar in others. In addition to the film the director has use a various amount of film techniques- there had been a climax point for Jess either her family or Football, a close up to Jess whether she should lie about soccer and a trip of a lifetime.
A refreshing and new premise for YA but a tragically real situation for some, Change of Heart throws into question the value of life as a teenager. The natural mindset is invincibility but what happens when a teen goes from running across a soccer field to being high on a heart transplant list less than a month later? Though there have been other heart transplant books, this one is unique both in premise and execution. Emmi is a well balanced character at the start, having some teenage moments but overall, motivated and determined. Her relationship with her parents is good more often than not and her love of soccer apparent.
Squeaky is the main character in Toni Cade Bambara’s story, “Raymond’s Run.” She is the character I will be analyzing. She changes from being an insecure, arrogant fighter to a respectful, confident girl. The reason she changes is because she watches her brother run his first race and she realizes that he’s a good runner. At the beginning of the story, Squeaky is tough and arrogant. She says to her enemy, Gretchen, “I win cause I’m the best” (23).
Although she is only about three feet tall, she has quite a big personality. She has learned that saying “hi” to someone is a repetitive formal greeting. Using her skills in observation and imitation, she now greets people who pass her, without really understanding the concept. She also loves to go to her step-dad's games with her mom. Whenever she went to soccer games or practices, her mom, Ana Borja, always noticed her standing up straight with her little arms folded.
1.08 Varying Activity Preferences Essay All around the world different people do different things. This is also true about sports and physical activities around the globe. As I spoke with different people, I found that a person’s culture greatly influences what physical activities they choose to participate to stay healthy. The first person I spoke with was a girl, she is fifteen years old and from Colombia. Her activity which she participates in is soccer, or as she told me “futbol.” When I asked her why she played soccer she told me the following: “I play soccer because it’s a great way to stay healthy and active… but mostly because that’s what my brothers and cousins played when we all lived in Colombia.” She also told me
She, herself, wears a hijab while playing and argues that it is not a safety hazard if worn properly. She suggests that soccer is an excellent sport for all to play, as it is affordable, great exercise, and promotes teamwork. She uses examples in two instances where girls have been banned from playing, because of their head gear. Khan states that some directors in FIFA and VSF in Australia have supported the act of wearing hijab, and have changed the rulebooks to allow this. By referencing a movie that illustrates similar instances, she expresses concern that the girls may lose their cultural diversity.
This scene forces Coral into total isolation and to run away. By the end of the play Roy is looking for forgiveness, love and reconciliation from Coral. The use of shutter motion reveals Katniss Evideens individual journey trying to find her strength meanwhile trying to resolve her heart while under the most extreme pressure a teenager can imagine. This has been displayed during the scene when Katniss is running from the fire during the hunger games which is an obstacle trying to challenge her fight through the games. This created Katniss to become a lot stronger during her journey as she knew what to expect and pushed her self over her boundaries to achieve her goal of coming
I have to convince myself that tomorrow is another day and what didn’t get done to day can get done tomorrow; otherwise I can literally drive myself crazy. Role Conflict: I am the coach of my daughter’s soccer team. We play once a week and each time we play a game I experience role conflict. Even though I love my daughter with all my heart, I know there are a few players on her team that are better than she is. As a parent I want her to play the entire game, but as the coach I know that I cannot do that and therefore have to play the better kids as much as it upsets her.
When she moved away from China, Jing-Mei’s mother had a vision that in America, you could be anything that you wanted to be. She especially wanted her daughter to be a prodigy. When Jing-Mei’s mother says, “Of course you can be prodigy too”, and insists that she train and work towards being this, it shows the way her mother controlled Jing-Mei’s decisions and life (305). To ensure that Jing-Mei became a prodigy, her mother controlled her daughter by setting her to do many difficult tasks such as memorizing the bible and the capital of states (306). Her mother also gave Jing-Mei many tests such as multiplying numbers in her head, finding the queen of hearts in a deck of cards, and predicting daily temperatures (306).
I played soccer with a club team back in Iceland called Valur and a few of the older players on my team had gone to the States to study and play soccer. These girls were my role models at that time; I thought it was such a good idea to combine prestigous academics with elite level soccer. In Iceland there are no college sport teams so being a student as well as an athlete is very difficult, especially when school and sport take place at opposite ends of the city during the same time frame. Hearing stories from these girls about their experience in the States made me certain that studying abroad would help me achieve my goals in life. The girls spoke as if their four years in the States were the most memorable and academically rewarding years of their life.