The Notebook By Nicholas Sparks

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The movie The Notebook is based on a romance novel written by Nicholas Sparks. It begins in a nursing home with Duke, also known as Noah reading to an elderly woman, Allie Hamilton. Allie has dementia, therefore has slowly been losing her memory. Duke reads the story of two lovers (Allie and Noah) who meet in South Carolina at a carnival one summer night. Allie was a rich and privileged seventeen-year-old city girl. Noah, however, was a small town country boy. The two spent the whole summer together but Allie was forced by her parents to move and go to college, although she was willing to give it up for Noah. Noah wrote Allie 365 letters that she never received due to her mom hiding them from her. Seven years later, Allie meets and falls in love with a wealthy soldier named Lon. One day Allie came across Noah’s picture in the paper next to a newly restored house, a house that they had once shared a passion filled night in. Seeing Noah’s picture in the paper drew Allie right back to him. They ended up spending a couple of days together and towards the end Allie decides she does not want to leave. Allie has to choose between Noah and her fiancé, Lon. The story then stops, and leads back to the nursing home. The now older, yet sickly Allie miraculously begins to remember that she was the girl from the story. A day later, Allie and Noah were found dead in the same bed holding hands.
There are a couple of interpersonal relationship concepts presented in The Notebook. One…
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