But Layla Jay is overwhelmed by temptation and rebels against her grandmother and approaches Bobby to perhaps kiss him again. Layla Jay is greatly influenced by a magazine known as True Confessions that tells stories of younger girls experiencing lust and the feelings that come with it. “Saturday Confessions” by Bev Marshall is a successful short story because she creates a character that rebels against society to make the story entertaining, she uses conflict between two characters to make the plot interesting, and the main character undergoes emotional change involving her feelings of lust. Layla Jay rebels against her grandmother and society by kissing Bobby on the floor of the church. She was given this temptation by a magazine titled True Confessions and her feelings about purity perhaps changed because of this.
In the movie, “She’s the Man,” Viola Hastings pretends to be her brother, Sebastion, while he is actually in London. She has lie to her over the top lady-like mother who wants her to become a bigger part of the debutante and wear big, flowy, cumbersome dresses instead of playing soccer. So instead of going to her dad’s for the next two weeks like she had told her mother, she’s headed off to her brother’s new high school. She tries out for the boys’ soccer team in hope of playing in the game against her old school and also her ex-boyfriend who didn’t support her. The movie gives its portrayal of both men and women, shows conventional roles as well as how they step out of those roles, and demonstrates what society thinks.
Jessminder disobeys her parents several times through out the film to do what she enjoys which is playing soccer. The director has created characters to compete with Jessminder’s strong desire to do things she loves. Jess’s mum Mrs Bhamra has the biggest impact on her life. Mrs Bhamra is a traditional Indian parent who pushes her conventional expectations onto her daughters who were born into different cultural worlds, so she hopes to grow her children in the same Indian cultures that she was raised in. her mother says “who’d want a girl who plays football all day and cant make round chapattis?” Jessminder replies, “any
Mira Nedd consistently pushes her daughter because she would like for her to be an example to her peers. Ona has ambitions of becoming a professional dancer but in this community dancing is taboo. There is evidence of this in the book when Mrs. Small introduces her class to dance during a lesson about different cultures around the world: “As thought introducing the girls to something illegal, Mrs. Small closed the door to the small arts room. Ignoring the heat from the scorching afternoon sun and the suffocating room, she played the records and enthralled the students.” (Foster, 57). Ona’s wishes are especially not welcome by her mother who frequently warns her of her past and a family curse which revolves around dance and adultery.
Her young sister feels jealous and left out when she watches Phoebe get all the attention from both parents. Phoebe is soon taken out of the play by the principal due to her behavior in class; that makes her even more depressed. But with the help of her mom and drama teacher, she is put back into the play. Her odd behavior still continues and she cannot understand why it happens. After she jumps off the catwalk and hurts herself, Miss Dodger is fired.
Jess's parents want her to lead a traditional life and learn to cook, work on her education, and get married like her sister. They don't like her playing soccer, which Jess not only loves to do, but is also very talented at. At the end of the film Jess realises that she can belong in both cultures and is happier to do that. Film techniques are used throughout the movie to show this. In the opening scenes of the film Bend it like Beckham, Jessminda is portrayed as a young lady who is stuck in between two cultures.
An example of the change in the gender roles is in the film "Bend It like Beckham". The main character is an Indian girl, Jess whose dream is to play professional football. However, Jess’s parents and her culture do not accept Indian girls playing football. Her parents expect and want her to get a good education then settle down with an Indian boy and have a family. They remind her that her responsibilities are in the kitchen, not out in the soccer field with her friends.
Lennie loves anything soft, so Curley’s wife lets him touch her hair. Curley’s wife starts to get angry, and when Lennie does not let go she starts to yell at him. Lennie becomes scared and tells her to be quiet. In desperation, Lennie accidentally shakes Curley’s wife a little too hard and breaks her neck. Curley’s wife loses her American dream because she is desperate to leave her mother and past behind, her marriage isolates her, and is she helpless when trying to make her own decisions in her new home.
The narrator states the mother’s resentment of Connie’s beauty because “her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”. Connie doesn’t make the situation between the two any better by instigating her mother with curt answers and rude responses. “Her parents and her sister were going to a barbecue at an aunt’s house and Connie said ‘no’, she wasn’t interested, rolling her eyes to let her mother know exactly what she thought.”. the only time Connie fully admits that she truly did love her mother was when she was crying in the phone for her. Connie’s father is a quiet bystander when it came to his wife and daughter heated arguments.
Eleanor tries to hide from Richie, her awful step dad at Park’s house but Park’s mother doesn’t seem to accept Eleanor until she learns about her home life and from then on Park’s parents are supportive and caring to Eleanor. After an amazing first formal date together, Eleanor comes home hoping Richie doesn’t know about Park. This is her worst nightmare, Richie found out and to top that Eleanor finds out that Richie was the one writing the obscene, sexual comments on her textbooks. Scared for her life, Eleanor runs to Park’s house and he drives her to her uncle in Minnesota. Once they arrive to her uncle’s, they come to the fact that they have to say goodbye.