Reflection Paper

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Reflection Paper A Reflection On The Movie “The Sound Of Music” Directed By Robert Wise By: Wan Anisabanum Salleh 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Universal Relevance of the Movie The movie was chosen as the subject of reflection because the writer feels that the movie offers plenty of opportunity for reflection on the human character. The writer feels that there is a lot that lecturers can learn from the movie and use it to become better and more effective lecturers. Indeed, the life of Maria, the governess in the home of the von Trapp family offers many opportunities to aspiring lecturers to reflect on their chosen career. The other reason for the choice of this movie is that it leads to better character building. The movie…show more content…
In anything we do, we should give proper and lengthy thought before we embark on it. Maria probably made a hasty decision to become a nun. Hence, the superiors at the monastery sent her out to discover herself and find out whether she can make the cut to become a nun. In the von Trapp household, Maria loves the children very much and falls in love with their father whereas a nun has to be quite detached and avoid strong attachments in relationships. The strong attachment should be to God. Maria returns to the monastery but her heart was still at the home of the von Trapp household. She returns and marries the captain, never to return to the monastery ever again. It made me reflect that before we do anything be it choosing a career or a spouse, we should give much thought and not simply take the plunge. Reflection 2: - The Power Of Love. Many governesses before Maria considered the von Trapp children to be incorrigible. They hated the children for the mischief that they do and the children hated the governesses in return. Hate begets hate. Maria was different from the earlier governesses. When Maria first came, the children were determined to play tricks on her and drive her away just as they did to the other governesses. However Maria responded to mischief with love. She showed them that she has genuine concern and love for them. Love begets love. Eventually the children warmed up to her and returned her love. They started to have a good relationship and Maria

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