Communication Gap

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Short Story Analysis

Submitted to:
Mrs. Nieves Camus

Submitted by:
Jewel Lascamana Bsed 3

Communication Gap in the story The Fence by Jose Garcia Villa

Communication is the key to any relationship. However, it is quite common that most of the couple suffer from communication issues. The problems arising out of communication can be very different ranging from inefficient communication leading to misunderstandings to a gap in the communication. If there is a gap, this means that there is no sufficient amount of communication between the couple, which in turn means that there is insufficient transfer of emotions and other stuff. A gap in the communication might not sound good and healthy for a relationship, since we cannot express emotions, concerns etc. in a relationship. There are many reasons as to why there is a communication gap.

It has been observed that men and women tend to live a problematic life due to communication gap in their marriage. Men are goal- oriented and competitive and this is expressed in the way they speak to others. Women cooperate more and relationship oriented during conversation. Women are much more able to empathize with others while men look to understand the problems of others intellectually, Because of this; men tend to be problem solvers while women tend to be listeners.

When a man and a woman were first created by God, it was a given that they were meant to be different and they were meant to serve a different purpose while complimenting each other. As a result, men and women are different in many areas, be it the way they look; their preferences and most importantly, they are different in the way they communicate to each other. And some of the factors contributing to this might be as a result of one's culture or tradition; background or upbringing; a different personality and many other factors. These factors are what men and women can change in order to improve the communication gap. For a married life, it is important to mend the communication gap between husband and wife, since the bad communication can trigger many difficult problems in the family. Not only to the couples but to their children as well. There would be many elements making a couple to remain in a good relationship. But if the both husband and wife have thoughts that they have equal right the communication would go much easier.

What is the Scope or limitation of the story?

The story indicates lack of communication between the two women, so I chose and decided that communication gap would be the better title of it. There are many causes of communication gap depending on where it exists. In the story, hatred is the cause of it. It is really a big hurdle to them to maintain a good relationship when in fact anger is always present. The two of them are both prideful and it’s really impossible that they can attain solution in their problem unless one will humble herself.

What is the Significance/importance of the analysis?

The story has no resolution; communication gap is still present in the lives of two women. So when we will just base on the story we can’t find importance or lesson there. But then, if the story ends with the resolution maybe the significance is every one of us must overcome some communication gap in our lives. It’s not good that we just remain stagnant in that problem. We must place it into our minds that not all the time we can handle our problems by ourselves. We also need the help of others. The saying goes “no man is an Island”. Put it in mind that even God forgives the sinners, so we are just His people we should follow what He did. Each of us should learn how to forgive and forget. Split that barriers in your heart and let peace and love be dwell.

What are the aims/objectives?

The aims of this analysis are to enlighten everyone how to overcome communication gap in a relationship? How to lower the pride when misunderstanding comes? And how...
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