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Bend It like Beckham Essay – Kayla Winship

“Parents personal and religious beliefs effect an individuals life”

Bend it like Beckham created by Gurinder Chadha demonstrates how parents’ guidance and personal beliefs can influence the way their child turns out in the future and what career path that they will choose. However if their child has a dream or aspiration to do their own thing and make their own choices they will do whatever it takes to get it through to their parents even if it means breaking the most important rules that guide their lives such as the rules of their religion and culture. 17 year old Jess was brought up like any normal Indian girl with a loving family in suburban England. Growing up, the choices of her westernised lifestyle would create conflict with her traditional Indian religion and culture, Jess would develop a completely opposite idea to her parents in the way she was going to live her life, her parents want her to have a hard working, good paying job but all Jess wants to do is play professional football.

Every parent brings their child up with high expectations, but can these expectations jeopardise the way in which our child is brought up and change the way our children will choose their future careers. If a parent is always telling their child what they are going to do when they are older and don’t give them any freedom of choice just because the future profession is high paying and respectable the child may grow up to hating their chosen career and even their parents. “If you try pleasing them forever you’re going to end up blaming them”. The child may realise later in life that they could have followed their own dreams and still become financially stable whilst being in a profession that they would have enjoyed and this could lead them to harbouring thoughts of resentment against their parents.

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