The movie focuses on an old man reading a story to an old woman in a nursing home. The story he reads follows two young lovers named Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun, who meet one evening at a carnival. But they are separated by Allie's parents who dissaprove of Noah's unwealthy family, and move Allie away. After waiting for Noah to write her for several years, Allie meets and gets engaged to a handsome young soldier named Lon. Allie, then, with her love for Noah still alive, stops by Noah's 200-year-old home that he restored for her, "to see if he's okay". It is evident that they still have feelings for each other, and Allie has to choose between her fiancé and her first love.
In the movie “The Notebook”, the meaning of unconditional love was emphasized through what happened in the characters’ experiences. It can be observed through the flashbacks that since the main characters were too young at the time they both met each other, they had the tendency to feel intense and aggressive towards their desire for companionship from their opposite sex which eventually lead to infatuation and affection. They have developed such intimate relationship bonded by love. Such love can be described as a common one. Although their love for each other has been established, it is still not as strong as it ought to be. For an individual like me who grew up in a conservative society, I find it somehow aggressive how they developed such feelings in a small span of time as expressed by showing their affection for each other publicly. The thing which they call “love” was then challenged when the parents of the girl argued and demanded that the guy her daughter loved was not the one suited for her. At this juncture, I can barely see how fragile the foundation of their love is. That with just a single misunderstanding, they tend to decide easily for a break-up, which is really so immature. It seemed so awkward how the girl decided to marry someone...
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