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Sports vs. the Parent-Child Relationshiip (Based on Gurinder Chadha's Bend it like Beckham, and Fences by August Wilson)

Date Submitted: 09/10/2006 00:10:45
Length: 1 pages (365 words)
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Do you know of a situation where athletics affect the parent-child relationship? It is common for a sport to act as unification or a division within the family setting. Fences, a play by August Wilson, and the movie Bend it like Beckham, directed and produced by Gurinder Chadha, both exemplify this sort of situation. In Bend it like Beckham, sports affect the relationship between parent and child for our protagonist, Jess Bhamra, Jules Paxton, and …

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…into Cory's potential causes him to ruin Cory's opportunities. After reading Fences and viewing Bend it like Beckham, it is as if you get a cross-section of the possibilities of sports affecting the parent-child relationship. To compare and contrast and realize that for all their differences, the conclusion is drawn that a situation of this type comes down to the need for the child to make their own decision and their way in the world.

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