Topics: Bend It Like Beckham, David Beckham, Premier League Pages: 2 (755 words) Published: January 20, 2014
Conflict: Bend it Like Beckham

Everyone comes across a conflict in their life. But only a few come through it. Most of the people just accept their loss too fast and give up as soon as a small conflict comes across their path. But only a few people struggle their way out, and the main character in the movie Bend it Like Beckham is one of them. ”If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” This quote by Benjamin Franklin reflects the situation the protagonist in the movie Bend it like Beckham is going through. In the movie Bend it Like Beckham Jess’s external struggle is that, living most of her life in England, she has developed her passion towards soccer and she has fallen in love with the sport so much that she wants to play for England and become a famous soccer superstar just like her role model David Beckham. But reaching her goal and making her dream come true was not as easy as she thought it was. She had to fight her way out of the conflicts she went through. And most importantly she had to stay positive, no matter what happened. This reinforces the movie’s message that happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true.

In the movie Bend it Like Beckham, the protagonist Jasminder Kaur Bhamra is facing an external conflict. Living most of her life in London, one should think that Jess' families would be modernized and very carefree. But, It is not like that at all with the Bhamra family. They still have the same Indian mind. They still have the fear of their society. Jess' family did not want Jess to play soccer because, in order to play soccer, she's going to have to wear shorts, which will show her skin. Her parents thought that she will not get proposed by rich Indian guys if she does such act or play manly sports.

Another reason why her parents would not let Jess play soccer because they wanted her to be a doctor, and if she continued on to play soccer, she will lose her focus on studies and will...
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