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essay 3 from the list - film review (Islam studies)
Religion and Theology
Pages 4 (1004 words)
Name: Course: College: Tutor: Date: Essay Three The movie chosen for thematic analysis in this case, with focus on religion is Ae Fond Kiss. The film, directed by Ken Loach, narrates the story of two young adults from Glasgow who fall in love but encounter numerous challenges due to the differences in their cultural and religious background.
Casim and Roisin’s religious and cultural disparities do not present any problem for them as they begin courting, until they are forced to confront biases and demands from people in their individual communities. The film draws attention to the crucial aspect of religious identity and shows how it raises contention in the modern society, given the widespread globalization and inevitable merging of cultures (Ernst 4). This paper attempts to provide insight into the theme of religion, its conflicting aspects and similarities, as portrayed in the film. As the film begins, Casim is shown working as a disc jockey in a club, playing Arabic music. In this scene, the crowd primarily consisting of young British-Pakistanis is depicted dancing wildly to the music. This crowd contravenes the common precept of Islam as a largely conservative religion. It is also fairly unconventional for a Muslim to work as a deejay like Casim does. This scene clearly illustrates the extensive influence that secular western values have had on Islam, and especially on second-generation Muslims. It is evident that these young adults are not devout adherents of Islam and its traditions, like their parents. This lack of complete devotion could be attributed to their intermingling with other cultures and desire to be accepted in a rather diverse society (Ernst 5). ...
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