Saturday, 2 October 2010

EAST IS EAST

13 comments:

  1. 1.Nazir's father helps Nazir get dressed. He puts a hat on Nazir with a sort of veil that covers his face and he gives him a watch with his name on in Arabic.

    2.They have some English friends but they have problems with a racist man that doesn't like "Pakis" (Pakistanis).

    3.The bride and groom don't know each other so they meet at the wedding, they both wear veils to cover their faces so they can't see each other. There are flowers everywhere and the bride and groom wear the traditional pakistani wedding clothes.

    4.The family runs a chippy.

    5.His first wife is from Pakistan and she still lives there.

    6.Yes. Because in Pakistan he had nothing and in England he has a chippy and a house.

    7.That they aren't pure, meaning they are tarts.

    8.When Nazir doesn't get married he gets more angry.

    9.That she wants to be equal to her husband but he treats her like a dog.
    She loves her children and she accepts them for who they are even when George does not.

    10.Yes, in the end George understands that his children's happiness comes first.
     
    a) George's wife is more tolerant because she accepts her husband's religion although it isn't her own.

    b) Yes, because George wants his daughter to wear dresses instead of trousers because only men wear trousers.  

    c) Yes, because the father is a muslim but their children want to be Church of England as all the other English people they know.

    D) The father thinks that he should choose a wife for his sons but they think that they should choose the woman they want to marry.

    E)If I had been Ella I would have left George and took my children with me.

    Raquel Fernández de Oliveira & María Gosling Peñacoba 1º C BACH
     

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  2. EAST  IS  EAST 
     
    SOME BACKGROUND NOTES ON THE INDO-PAKISTANI CONFLICT
     
    1.- At the beginning of the film they are all getting ready for a wedding. Describe the preparations for Nazir's wedding.
    -Nazir is being dressed by his father, George, with special traditional clothes. He has also a watch with his own name in arabic.

    2.- What kind of relationship do they have with the people in the neighbourhood?
    -They have a bad relationship because the neighbours are very racist.

    3.- Describe a Pakistani wedding.
    -A Pakistani wedding is arranged marriage where the families become one. Both wooers eat the same fruit and women becomes “property” of the man.
    4.- What kind of business does the family run?
    -Fish & chips restaurant.

    5.- What do we know about the man's past life in Pakistan?
    -He was married to a pakistani

    6.- Has Zaheed's economic position improved since he arrived in Britain?
    -Yes.

    7.-What opinion does the father have about British women?
    -He thinks they too modern and they don't look after.

    8.- How does the father change in the second part of the film?
    -He becomes a abuser.

    9.- What do you think about the mother?
    -I think that she is a brave women, and a good mother.

    10.- Does George learn from his mistakes?
    -He does, but at the very end of the film.

    POINTS FOR DISCUSSION
    a) In your opinion, who is more tolerant: George or his wife? Justify your answer.
    -George hit all of his family and his wife it's more tolerant.

    b) Can you identify any sexist attitudes against women?
    -Yes, women are some kind of slaves that work for the man, and should always obey him.

    c) Is religion a cause of conflict?
    -Yes, because the islam isn't the same as christianism, the main reason is the racism.

    D) The generation gap. Write about the young and the old generations and their different points of view.
    -The old are full of prejudgments, but the young people are more tolerant and open minded
    E) What would you have done in Ella/George/Nazir/Tariq/ Abdul ' s situation?(Choose only one character)
    -We in George situation we wouldn't have done the same as him. Instead of hitting we would have argued and talked with their sons, and listened to their opinions. We would have tried to transmit that we wanted the best for them.
    We wouldn't have hitted Ella, as we should respect her because she is his wife.



    Eduardo and Juan Manuel

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  3. SOME BACKGROUND NOTES ON THE INDO-PAKISTANI CONFLICT

    1
    - Nazir's father was putting him a hat and gave him a clock with his name in arabic.
    2.
    - With some of their neighbours they have a great relationshiop (like with Ernest), but with some others no(Ernests' father)
    3.
    -It's full of pakistani people, the couple don't know each other and they are getting married because of their fathers.
    4.
    - They have a little shop with some cotidian things
    5.
    - He had a pakistani wife
    6.
    - Yes it has.
    7.
    - He thinks that they drink, don't take care about their husbands and they are with other men.
    8.
    - He change his attitude because he gets much angrier with everything and he become more violent and hit her wife and sons.
    9.
    - I think she should have gone from the house with her sons ..
    10.
    -We think that he may have changed at the end of the film, but we don't know.

    POINTS FOR DISCUSSION
    a)
    - We think the most tolerant person is George's wife, it's too tolerant because she continious acepting her husbands attitude although he is very agressive.
    b)
    -Yes:
    c)
    -Yes it is.
    D)
    -The young generation is more tiki taka. And the old generations are less open with nowadays aspects.
    E)
    - If were Ella we had gone away from George with the kids a long time ago. And we had gone to live to Paris with our older son.

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  4. EAST IS EAST
    Imanol Lobo y Sergio García
    SOME BACKGROUND NOTES ON THE INDO-PAKISTANI CONFLICT

    1.- At the beginning of the film they are all getting ready for a wedding. Describe the preparations for Nazir's wedding.
    2.- What kind of relationship do they have with the people in the neighbourhood?
    3.- Describe a Pakistani wedding.
    4.- What kind of business do the family run?
    5.- What do we know about the man's past life in Pakistan?
    6.- Has Zaheed's economic position improved since he arrived in Britain?
    7.-What opinion does the father have about British women?
    8.- How does the father change in the second part of the film?
    9.- What do you think about the mother?
    10.- Does George learn from his mistakes?

    POINTS FOR DISCUSSION
    a) In your opinion, who is more tolerant: George or his wife? Justify your answer.
    b) Can you identify any sexist attitudes against women?
    c) Is religion a cause of conflict?
    D) The generation gap. Write about the young and the old generations and their different points of view.
    E) What would you have done in Ella/George/Nazir/Tariq/ Abdul ' s situation?(Choose only one character)

    1- He is wearing a golden dress, a mask, and a watch that his father gave him. The place that they go is like a garage and there were a lot of people watching the ceremony. The girl is wearing a pakistani dress.
    2- A child call Ernest is the friend of Sahid (the youngest son).
    An old man hates this family and his granddaughter is the girlfriend of another son, Tariq.
    The wife of George (Pakistani father) has an english friend. She is english too.
    The children of the street behave bad towards Sahid.
    3- The husband must wear a special dress for the ceremony: golden dress, a mask, and other special clothes. The wife must wear a Pakistani dress, more beautiful than the normal one. It has to be a musulman priest and at the beginning it must sound a pakistani song or something similar.
    4- They have a fish market. They also sell te, fruits and other kind of food but not too strange.
    5- He had a pakistani wife, but he wasn't happy with her, and he got married with an english woman. And now she is his wife and they have 7 children.
    6- Yes because of that they went to England.
    7-They not look after you and they are always drinking and smoking.
    8- He realized that he was losing his family and he had to change his habits and look after his family. He wasn´t listening to his family´s likes or dislikes.
    9- I think she is a good woman, very generous and loving. She is the onlyone who preocupates about her family´s needes.
    10- Yes, at the end of the film he learnt the lesson, because he was going to lose his family, he needed to change.
    A) Is more tolerant his wife because she listens to the family.
    B) Yes, the father treats his wife really bad, like a servant with some privileges too, but not to much.
    C) Yes, because its manners are the cause of the dissagrement in the family. He always does what he wants.
    D)The children think different than their father, because he is an old-fashioned man and he doesn't understand anything that the islamic manners don't say.
    E) If i would be Ella i would have separated from him because he hits her and he treats her like a servant without any rights.

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  5. 1.- At the beginning of the film they are all getting ready for a wedding. Describe the preparations for Nazir's wedding.
    1. Nazir is being dressed by his father. George gives Nazir a watch in exchange of get marry with a Pakistani.
    2.- What kind of relationship do they have with the people in the neighbourhood?
    In general the people in the neighborhood are nice with them. They have some english friends.
    3.- Describe a Pakistani wedding.
    The wedding happens in a big room where there is a reception. The boy waits at the altar and then the girl appears. Both of them wear a veil, its function is to don't show their faces. Someone marry them.
    4.- What kind of business do the family run?
    It was a Fish and Chips food.
    5.- What do we know about the man's past life in Pakistan?
    We only know that he is marriaged with a paki and he loves Pakistani culture.
    6.- Has Zaheed's economic position improved since he arrived in Britain?
    Zaheed's economic position has improved because he arrives to Britain with nothing and he now has a house and a shop.
    7.-What opinion does the father have about British women?
    He thinks they are not pure.
    8.- How does the father change in the second part of the film?
    George starts to be agresive beacuase his sons don't do the things he want.
    9.- What do you think about the mother?
    The mother loves her children, she is not racist, she has been educated by english culture and she thinks that she is equal to George.
    10.- Does George learn from his mistakes?
    He don't learn from his mistakes because his first mistake was trying to merry his first son to a Paki. He run away in the wedding. But he tryed to merry two of his sons to other Pakis.
     
    POINTS FOR DISCUSSION
    a) In your opinion, who is more tolerant: George or his wife? Justify your answer.
    His wife because she don't minds what they think, but George always tries to teach them Pakis culture.
    b) Can you identify any sexist attitudes against women?
    George hits his wife.     
    c) Is religion a cause of conflict?
    Religion is a cause of conflict beacuse the sons have been educated by english costumes and they don't mind Paki culpture, but his father gives a lot of importance to it.


    D) The generation gap. Write about the young and the old generations and their different points of view.
    The old generations are racist and the young generations don't mind about the colour of the skin.
    E) What would you have done in Ella/George/Nazir/Tariq/ Abdul ' s situation?(Choose only one character)
    I would have tryed to alay my brothers and defend my mother.
     Xabi Martínez and Xabier Garín

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  6. Tania de la Roza and Lorea Marquina.1ºC bto.
    1.- Nazir's family were dressed with elegant and special clothes for the ceremony. His father was wearing a suit and a weird hat, his sister was wearing a colorful dress and Nazir was wearing a hat with a kind of sheet that covered his face.
    2.- They have a bad relationship with most of them as they are pakistanis, except for some sons who get on well with some english friends.
    3.- First of all the groom enters to the ceremony with his face covered by a kind of sheet. Then, the bride enters with her face covered as well. After that both of them sit down and look to each other. The priest shows an open box to the groom and he must offer it to the bride. In the end, they are officially married.
    4.- They sell potatoes and fish to their customers.
    5.- We know he got married with a pakistani woman, but then he left her for the british one.
    6.- Yes because his business improved a lot and they earned some money.
    7.-They are bad women because they drink alcohol, they smoke and they don't look after their husbands.
    8.- Although he carries on hurting his family, his actitude changes a little bit as he realizes how he behaves in front of all of them. He starts to talk better to them and listening to what his family says.



    9.- Her situation is really complicated because she is afraid of her husband, but she also feels bad about her sons. We think she must have left her husband a long time ago and take care just of her sons avoiding all the bad treatment she recived.
    10.- At first he doesn't because he continuos hurting his family, but then we think he does, as he feels guilty about what he has done (but not enough).

    POINTS FOR DISCUSSION
    a) His wife is more tolerant with George because she doesn't leave him, but she doesn't tolerate the bad treatment he gives to their sons.
    b)Yes, in the way he hurts, hits and talk to his wife. He thinks he has the authority over her to do whatever he wants and he believes everybody must think like him without caring of the women.
    c) Yes, because they follow the muslim traditions, which are the ones that cause conflict making women feel less than men and many other things.
    d) Inside the family, the old generatios are more possessive and everybody must be respectful with them, while the young ones have less importance and almost anyone shows affect to them.
    e) If I were George, I would have noticed my bad behaviour, so I would have change my mind sooner and feel sorry about my family all my life.

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  7. EAST IS EAST

    SOME BACKGROUND NOTES ON THE INDO-PAKISTANI CONFLICT

    1.- At the beginning of the film they are all getting ready for a wedding. Describe the preparations for Nazir's wedding.
    -Nazirs father brought a watch and a suit for him. The hole family dressed with pakistanis dresses and covered Nazirs face until the ceremony
    2.- What kind of relationship do they have with the people in the neighbourhood?
    - English people don't want pakistanis to live there. George, the father, doesn't like English people too, he doesn`t accept them.
    3.- Describe a Pakistani wedding.
    The duration of the wedding ceremony is about four days. Pakistani wedding traditions are based on rules that are defined in the Holy Quran. Some of the common customs found in Pakistani wedding are Mangni, Mayun, Uptan, Dolki, Rasm E Mehndi, Baraat, Nikah, Mooh Dikhai, Ruksati, Chauthi, and Walima. The bride wears a long skirt-like costume called “bridal lehenga” for the wedding ceremony, and common jewelry worn includes a pair of earrings, teeka, rings, and necklace. Food is a very important part of any Pakistani wedding. It is served after the nikah, and it comes in many varieties of sweets, biriyanis, vegetables, and salads. Non-vegetarian food such as meat and beef is also served.
    4.- What kind of business do the family run?
    The family runs a popular fish and chips shop.

    5.- What do we know about the man's past life in Pakistan?
    We know that George has his first wife in Pakistan.
    6.- Has Zaheed's economic position improved since he arrived in Britain?
    Yes.
    7.-What opinion does the father have about British women?
    He thought that women in Britain are always drinking alcohol and they're bad people.
    8.- How does the father change in the second part of the film?
    He bocomes agressive and possesive. He wants his wife and children to obey him, and he once beats his wife and son.
    9.- What do you think about the mother?
    She has to suffer the pakistani traditios because of her husband. She is afraid of him. Also, she has to take care of the hole family, because her husband doesn't help at home.
    10.- Does George learn from his mistakes?
    At the end of the film he seems to understand that he's doing harm to his family.

    POINTS FOR DISCUSSION
    a) In your opinion, who is more tolerant: George or his wife?
    His wife Ella, because she protects her sons from George.
    Justify your answer.
    b) Can you identify any sexist attitudes against women?
    I can identify lot of sexist attitudes against women,..For example, when George beats his wife once. Also, in their religion, women doesn’t have the same human rights like men. George’s wife is always doing thing for George.
    c) Is religion a cause of conflict?
    Yes.

    D) The generation gap. Write about the young and the old generations and their different points of view.
    The young generation (George children) don’t like Pakistani religion and it’s habits, they feel English and no Pakistanis, like the mother. Nevertheless, George is a Pakistani who forces his children to feel like Pakistanis. They have different points of view about religion. For example, one son don’t want to marry with the women that his father had chosen him, he wants to marry with an English woman.

    E) What would you have done in Ella/George/Nazir/Tariq/ Abdul ' s situation?(Choose only one character)
    If I were Ella, I wouldn’t have lived with George for so long. If he had continued mistreating his family I would have left him alone and I would have gone somewhere to live with my children.
    MARINA OTAL AND IRUNE AIZCORBE 1ºA

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  8. EAST IS EAST

    SOME BACKGROUND NOTES ON THE INDO-PAKISTANI CONFLICT

    1.- At the beginninof the film they are all getting ready for a wedding. Describe the preparations for Nazir's wedding.
    - George bougth a watch with Nazir's arabian name and gave them to him. The whg ole family gets dressed in a traditional Pakistani way, and Nazir makes up his eyes. The ceremony includes the bridal couple wearing veils, covering their faces until the end, and then accepting a special fruit.
    2.- What kind of relationship do they have with the people in the neighbourhood?
    - George doesn´t like to talk with nobody because them are not Pakistani. But the rest of the family have diferents friends. Even the family have many problems.
    3.- Describe a Pakistani wedding.
    - The husband never sees his pride before. That's why the tension and the agitation of all the people taking part of the festivity is really high. First everybody talks loudly and then all people become quiet when the pride hidden behind a veil comes in the hall where the ceremony takes place. The woman sits down next to the husband and her mother raises her veil. Also the veil of the man is raised by his sibling. The mother of the pride gives as a ritual a golden ball to the man.
    4.- What kind of business do the family run?
    - They have a shop and there they sell many diferents things.
    5.- What do we know about the man's past life in Pakistan?
    - When they borne, the circumcision must be performed. They couldn´t choose the person that they like to marry, the family selected the best option.
    6.- Has Zaheed's economic position improved since he arrived in Britain?
    - I think yes, because he have his own proyect.
    7.-What opinion does the father have about British women?
    - He thinks that the British women have a more open and liberated society.
    8.- How does the father change in the second part of the film?
    - He learned that their cultures aren´t very different and he stop overvaluing his family.
    9.- What do you think about the mother?
    - She is a very good mother and protects her children. Sometimes is a bit weak and doesn´t
    say what she think.
    10.- Does George learn from his mistakes?
    - Yes it does, but the family have to pass many dislikes.

    POINTS FOR DISCUSSION

    a) In your opinion, who is more tolerant: George or his wife? Justify your answer.
    - His wife because, she listen the opinion of her doughters, and hold many abuse.
    b) Can you identify any sexist attitudes against women?
    - Yes, for example the mother have to do all the hoseworks and works many hours in the shop.
    D) The generation gap. Write about the young and the old generations and their different points of view.
    - The young generation is more free and they do all that they want. For them the cultures aren´t diferent and everybody are the same.
    The old generation has a closed mind. They expire their religion seriously. But sometime it has comunication problems.
    E) What would you have done in Ella/George/Nazir/Tariq/ Abdul ' s situation?(Choose only one character)
    - Ella, i wouldn´t support all the abuse, so i think that i would go away with my children.

    Josselyne Sarango Torres

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  9. CLAUDIA GONZÁLEZ AND LEYRE GARCÍA
    1- Everything is very luxurious and well made ( clothes, decoration...). The parents take care of every detail and the father wants everything to be as traditional as possible. They do their own rituals.
    2- They have a bad relationship because they don't have the same beliefs.
    3- The man wears a mask that covers his face and she wears a dress that covers her whole body. Everything is very luxurious ann everyone wears bright dresses with a lot decorations and abundant jewellery.
    4- A fish and chips' fast food restaurant.
    5- We only know that he has another wife there but he wasn't happy with her and he married an england woman.
    6- Yes, he has a better life there.
    7- The father thinks that they are very permissive, they are easy women and let their children do what they want.
    8- He becomes more agressive and wants their children to follow the rules of his religion.
    9- She is the one that truly listens to their kids and care about their opinions. She defends them and look after them while trying to calm her husband. She is also very powerful.
    10- No, sometimes it seems that he starts to think about what he have done but then he just keeps doing the same things.
    a) His wife is more tolerant because she lets their children do whatever they want and listens to them.
    b) The father wants his wife to look after their children and he uses her as an object to do what he wants.
    c) Yes it is because the father disagrees with everyone who is not a believer of his religion and wants his children to do what religion tells them.
    d) The old generation just follows traditional rules and thinks that behaving the way they behaved is the right one while young people are more relax and want to try new things. They don't like traditional rules and they often get in disagreements because of that. Also old generations believe more in religion and follow it stricter whereas young people nowadays don't usually have religious beliefs because they do want anybody telling them what to do.
    e) In Ella´s situation we would have called the police to report what my husband is doing to me but we understand that in those times it was harder to do that. We also would have told my kids to be careful and obey everything their father tells them until i found a solution.

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  10. Raúl Ceballos, Manu Quijera and Ander Echeverria

    EAST IS EAST


    SOME BACKGROUND NOTES ON THE INDO-PAKISTANI CONFLICT


    1.- All the people in the wedding is waiting in a special room decorated with a lot of paki furniture and objects where Nazir and his girlfriend can´t see each other face.

    2.- People in the neighbourhood don´t accept them because they are from a different culture and have different religion.

    3.- The couple who is going to get married is sitting in front of all the people and can´t see each other´s face

    4.- They have a fish and chips business

    5.- That there he married a Pakistani woman.

    6.- Yes, because in Britain he has his own business.

    7.-That they don´t look after

    8.-He became agressive in the last part of the film when his sons and wife don´t think the same as he.

    9.- I think that she is a very loyal person and she did all the things George said.

    10.- Yes because he starts to change and he became more tolerant.

    POINTS FOR DISCUSSION

    a) His wife because he defend more her sons´decisions wich are different from George thoughts.


    b) Yes, for example when george´s wife doesn´t think the same as george he hit her.

    c)Yes because george follow all the paki customs and his wife doesn´t acepted all of them because their sons didn´t like them.

    D)The new generations are more tolerant with girls from different countries and with other customs. They didn´t ancient customs and do what they want.

    E) In George situation I would be more tolerant with my sons´ decisions.

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  11. Josselyne Sarango Torres

    EAST IS EAST

    SOME BACKGROUND NOTES ON THE INDO-PAKISTANI CONFLICT

    1.- At the beginninof the film they are all getting ready for a wedding. Describe the preparations for Nazir's wedding.
    - George bougth a watch with Nazir's arabian name and gave them to him. The whg ole family gets dressed in a traditional Pakistani way, and Nazir makes up his eyes. The ceremony includes the bridal couple wearing veils, covering their faces until the end, and then accepting a special fruit.
    2.- What kind of relationship do they have with the people in the neighbourhood?
    - George doesn´t like to talk with nobody because them are not Pakistani. But the rest of the family have diferents friends. Even the family have many problems.
    3.- Describe a Pakistani wedding.
    - The husband never sees his pride before. That's why the tension and the agitation of all the people taking part of the festivity is really high. First everybody talks loudly and then all people become quiet when the pride hidden behind a veil comes in the hall where the ceremony takes place. The woman sits down next to the husband and her mother raises her veil. Also the veil of the man is raised by his sibling. The mother of the pride gives as a ritual a golden ball to the man.
    4.- What kind of business do the family run?
    - They have a shop and there they sell many diferents things.
    5.- What do we know about the man's past life in Pakistan?
    - When they borne, the circumcision must be performed. They couldn´t choose the person that they like to marry, the family selected the best option.
    6.- Has Zaheed's economic position improved since he arrived in Britain?
    - I think yes, because he have his own proyect.
    7.-What opinion does the father have about British women?
    - He thinks that the British women have a more open and liberated society.
    8.- How does the father change in the second part of the film?
    - He learned that their cultures aren´t very different and he stop overvaluing his family.
    9.- What do you think about the mother?
    - She is a very good mother and protects her children. Sometimes is a bit weak and doesn´t
    say what she think.
    10.- Does George learn from his mistakes?
    - Yes it does, but the family have to pass many dislikes.

    POINTS FOR DISCUSSION

    a) In your opinion, who is more tolerant: George or his wife? Justify your answer.
    - His wife because, she listen the opinion of her doughters, and hold many abuse.
    b) Can you identify any sexist attitudes against women?
    - Yes, for example the mother have to do all the hoseworks and works many hours in the shop.
    D) The generation gap. Write about the young and the old generations and their different points of view.
    - The young generation is more free and they do all that they want. For them the cultures aren´t diferent and everybody are the same.
    The old generation has a closed mind. They expire their religion seriously. But sometime it has comunication problems.
    E) What would you have done in Ella/George/Nazir/Tariq/ Abdul ' s situation?(Choose only one character)
    - Ella, i wouldn´t support all the abuse, so i think that i would go away with my children.

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  12. EAST IS EAST

    SOME BACKGROUND NOTES ON THE INDO-PAKISTANI CONFLICT

    1.- At the beginning of the film they are all getting ready for a wedding. Describe the preparations for Nazir's wedding.
    -Nazirs father brought a watch and a suit for him. The hole family dressed with pakistanis dresses and covered Nazirs face until the ceremony
    2.- What kind of relationship do they have with the people in the neighbourhood?
    - English people don't want pakistanis to live there. George, the father, doesn't like English people too, he doesn`t accept them.
    3.- Describe a Pakistani wedding.
    The duration of the wedding ceremony is about four days. Pakistani wedding traditions are based on rules that are defined in the Holy Quran. Some of the common customs found in Pakistani wedding are Mangni, Mayun, Uptan, Dolki, Rasm E Mehndi, Baraat, Nikah, Mooh Dikhai, Ruksati, Chauthi, and Walima. The bride wears a long skirt-like costume called “bridal lehenga” for the wedding ceremony, and common jewelry worn includes a pair of earrings, teeka, rings, and necklace. Food is a very important part of any Pakistani wedding. It is served after the nikah, and it comes in many varieties of sweets, biriyanis, vegetables, and salads. Non-vegetarian food such as meat and beef is also served.
    4.- What kind of business do the family run?
    The family runs a popular fish and chips shop.

    5.- What do we know about the man's past life in Pakistan?
    We know that George has his first wife in Pakistan.
    6.- Has Zaheed's economic position improved since he arrived in Britain?
    Yes.
    7.-What opinion does the father have about British women?
    He thought that women in Britain are always drinking alcohol and they're bad people.
    8.- How does the father change in the second part of the film?
    He bocomes agressive and possesive. He wants his wife and children to obey him, and he once beats his wife and son.
    9.- What do you think about the mother?
    She has to suffer the pakistani traditios because of her husband. She is afraid of him. Also, she has to take care of the hole family, because her husband doesn't help at home.
    10.- Does George learn from his mistakes?
    At the end of the film he seems to understand that he's doing harm to his family.

    POINTS FOR DISCUSSION
    a) In your opinion, who is more tolerant: George or his wife?
    His wife Ella, because she protects her sons from George.
    b) Can you identify any sexist attitudes against women?
    I can identify lot of sexist attitudes against women... For example, when George beats his wife once. Also, in Pakistani religion, women doesn't have the same human rights like men. George's wife is always doing things for him.
    c) Is religion a cause of conflict?
    Yes it is.
    D) The generation gap. Write about the young and the old generations and their different points of view.
    The young generation (George children) doesn't like Pakistani religion and habbits, they feel English and noT Pakistanis, like the mother. Nevertheless, George is a pakistani who forces his chilren to be like pakistanis and act like them. They have different points of view about religion. For example, one son doesn't want to marry with the women that his father had chosen for him, he wants to marry with an English women.
    E) What would you have done in Ella/George/Nazir/Tariq/ Abdul ' s situation?(Choose only one character)If I were Ella I wouldn't have lived with George, I would have left him alone and I'd have gone to a different place to live with my children. I'd also had let them be what they wanted to be, English instead of Pakistanis.
    MARINA OTAL AND IRUNE AIZCORBE 1ºA

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  13. Ángela Flores y Carmen Cruz
    1.During the wedding preparations, George dresses his son Nazir, helps to put on his eye make-up and a veil which he has to wear until the final ceremony. He gives him a watch with Nazir's name in Arabic. .The rest of the family also gets dressed in a traditional Pakistani way and drives off to the mosque in a colorful van.
    2- As the Khan family are pakistani muslims they don't have a very good relationship with the neigthbours because they are foreigners. Their nearest neigthbour (the grandfather of Stella and Earnest) is a very racist man who is supporting a extremely racist political figure. He usually gets angry because his grandchildren are friendly to George's family
    3.Arranged marriages have been an important part of Pakistani society for years. Matches are made after taking into account factors such as the wealth and social standing of their families. When the wedding date is coming, all close relatives are invited for a typical Pakistani wedding that requires a big amount of money. The duration of the wedding ceremony is about four days. Pakistani wedding traditions are based on rules that are defined in the Holy Quran, and it is assumed that they were developed a 1,400 years ago. Nevertheless, many rituals that are performed in Pakistani weddings are not mentioned in Islamic books, and it is believed that these rituals come from Hindu culture. Some of the common customs found in Pakistani wedding are Mangni, Mayun, Dolki, Rasm E Mehndi, Baraat, Nikah, and Walima. Mangni refers to engagement, and Mayun is a custom that requires the bride to be kept in isolation for some days as the process of her beautification is carried out. Food is a very important part of any Pakistani wedding. It is served after the nikah, and it comes in many varieties of sweets, biriyanis, vegetables, and salads. Non-vegetarian food such as beef is also served.
    4 The family runs a fish and chips shop which is ironic because it is a typical british iconic shop ruled by pakistani foreigners.
    5. George originally comes from Islamabad, which in 1971 is in East Pakistan. His first wife isthere and the country is at war with India. He keeps threatening to bring her to England.
    6-Yes it has, because now he has the shop and Ella's salary and some help.
    7. He thinks they are no good. They drink alcohol, and go with other men and aren't good wives.
    8 As all the family is desafiating him, he get very nervous and more agressive and violent.
    9. We think she is a very complex character. She is torn between her complicated relationship with her husband and her love for her children. We think that when she got married she knew she would have to respect her husband's religious believes and traditions, nevertheless she doesn't give up on her own. Although in the begining of the filmshe finds herself unable to stand up to George, she is very protective with her kids and want only the best for them.
    10 We think that he finally realized that he had to make his family happy, and that he was doing things badly.
    a) We think Ella is more tolerant because she wants her children to be happy and make their own choices and also respects George's traditions and religión.
    b) In fact muslim religión have lots of sexist traditions against women, and as the father is muslim, that traditions are reflected in the family everyday life. He usually says that he is the man of the house and that everyone there have to obey him.
    c) We think the main cause of conflict are the diferences between pakistani culture and british culture. It's not only religion but they also have diferent food, diferent clothes, diferent lifestyles...
    d)The old pakistani generation is very conservative. They think that traditions and acceptance from the Muslim community are very important. George's children, on the other hand, have been born in Britain and have a different point of view. Despite they are forced by their father to follow certain rules and costums and even sent to Urdu classes, they have a much more western mindset.

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