Children of heaven, Majid Majidi, The Rockpile, James Baldwin, Ghassem Ghazi, Iranian
As a children growing up, it is often very difficult if not impossible to express ourselves. Children, despite the fact that they are young and still immature, must often face brutal circumstances and overcome serious difficulties. Sometimes, the difficulties cannot be overcome, yet it may not be in the child's interest to express this fact. In the Iranian film "Children of Heaven" by directed by Majid Majidi and the story "The Rockpile" by James Baldwin, this theme is deeply explored. In both the film and the story, children struggle to survive in a harsh environment surrounded by authority figures who prevent them from expressing themselves and disclosing their problems.
[...] He got into the race and proved himself a worthy runner, inspired by his ability to win the sneakers. Ironically, Ali comes in first place instead of third, and he is extremely disappointed despite the praise, the trophie, and the honors he was receiving. During all of this, one would expect him to just blow up and beg for the shoes, saying that he does not want the trophy and that getting the shoes was his only goal in the first place. [...]
[...] According Suite101.com, it is important to strike a balance as a step parent between disciplining and loving him or her. The first step, however, is to build a relationship of trust to prevent the “Your not my parent, you can't tell me what to do response. Once this relationship is built, it is possible to discipline the child while showing love, and this approach would work best for the step-parent because it would built a good relationship between the parent and step- child. According to suite101.com, The solution is to use both love and limits. [...]
[...] When Zahra's shoes are initially lost, Ali does not go and tell his parents. Despite the fact that he was just fulfilling his responsibilities and trying to buy groceries, he knows that telling his parents the truth would only hurt him. He decides instead to keep the entire ordeal a secret between him and his sister, spending a great deal of time trying to figure out how he can replace Zahra's shoes. Ali does this, and his actions are probably very surprising to the American viewer who has little or no understanding of the Iranian way of life. [...]
[...] Children of Heaven Film by Majid Majidi As a children growing up, it is often very difficult if not impossible to express ourselves. Children, despite the fact that they are young and still immature, must often face brutal circumstances and overcome serious difficulties. Sometimes, the difficulties cannot be overcome, yet it may not be in the child's interest to express this fact. In the Iranian film “Children of Heaven” by directed by Majid Majidi and the story Rockpile” by James Baldwin, this theme is deeply explored. [...]
[...] “Discipline and the Step- Parent.” Suite101. http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/blended_families/41021 Ghazi, Ghassem. “Iranian Children's Feelings about Themselves, their Families, Schools and Parents.” SAGE Publications. http://spi.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/7/3/163. [...]
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