Essay about Conflict of Cultures in the film Bend It Like Beckham

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Conflict of Cultures in the film Bend It Like Beckham Gurinder Chada creates conflict of cultures in various different ways in the film Bend It Like Beckham. Gurinder Chada uses techniques such as accents in the voice, contrasts, stereotypes, sarcasm, characterization and juxtaposition of British and Indian cultures which creates humour. This creates a film that attracts the attention of the audience and keeps them interested in the storyline. In the film Bend It Like Beckham a young female Indian footballer hopes that one day she will be able to become a professional footballer and play for her country. Her parents however have other ideas. They believe that as a young female teenager who is…show more content…
This creates humour and shows the conflict of culture. Jules’s mother believes that she should act like any other ‘normal’ female teenager. Whilst Jules believes that her enjoyment in playing football is not shameful, her mother simply stereotypes showing conflict of cultures whilst creating humour. We see this in one particular scene where Jules and her mother are in a bra shop, and Jules’s mother is demonstrating each bra’s functions to her. Jules not paying attention ignores her mother’s ‘advertising’. To emphasize why the bra’s she chooses are appropriate, she heaves her daughter’s chest and pushes it up, she tries to explain why sports bras are useless but her daughter finds this embarrassing and screams at her mother for making a scenery of the situation. Jules walks of to the section where sports bras are stocked and her mother sighs trying to grab her daughter’s attention away from that section. This creates humour because the viewers feel embarrassed for Jules, when her mother touches her in a public place this results in fits of laughter. To show the cultural differences between both families in the film the director makes the characters put an exaggerated accent on. This is mainly seen with Jasminder’s parents who tend to communicate in English but with Indian accents. This is to
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