Mualaf Movie Review

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The attribution theory shows how individuals interpret events and how this relates to their thinking and behavior (Weiner, 1974). In the movie Muallaf Rohana and Rohani attribute their experiences by accepting the fact that their life was tough and in order to survive they had to live by themselves. Even under these circumstances they did not blame anyone for their hardship and did not have any ill feelings towards anyone. These characteristics are within them and are known as internal attribution. Examples of this would be how they still looked after their father when he had a stroke even after all the horrible things that he had done to them. Also Rohana still loved her dad even after he abused her and she expressed this by telling Brian about how much she loves her dad. Another example would be how they still thought that their step mother was a nice lady, where most people would have despised their step mother in that situation. For Rohana and Rohani the death of their mother contributed to their experiences. If their mother was still alive they would not have to hide from their father. Brian on the other hand attributed his experiences to the fact that life was harsh on him and he could not forgive the people in his life that hurt him. This was in the beginning of the movie. An example of this is when he refuses to visit his mother during the weekends and speakes rudely to his mother on the phone. Later on in the movie , after mixing with Rohana and Rohani he forgives his mother and goes to visit her. This is known as external attribution as his behavior was influence by situation he was in. For Brian, his mother contributed to his experiences. He blames his mother for not saving him when his dad humiliated him by leaving him by the side of the road naked as a child. He took it out on her by not visiting her and being rude and cold towards her. He also took
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