Is did not like this behaviour towards her faith

 

 

Is it too late to go home? thought Rachel. But
why do I feel so lost and have forgotten my own bloods. It was Rachel’s first
trip with her parents to visit her home country, Malawi. Due to Visa
application circumstances and financial limitations her parents where restricted
to enter in their country of birth. About 8 years later, her parents finally
organized the trip on their way back home. She was all flattered and can’t wait
anymore to see her family.

Miami, the port city of south Florida is where
she was born and entered school with her best friends.  There she realized that she had a little
universe and lived independently from other people. Chicken and Beef was what her
friends ate and her mother strongly recommended to be a vegetarian. Daily rice
and vegetables made her non-American. They all laughed at her back but she had
no option. Everyday she fought with her mother about the unwanted food in the
tiffin and in return she deserves is her dislikes. Furthermore, Rachel did not
speak her mother tongue at home and always unwilling to join Malawian culture
and festivals. Everybody at home ignored and left her alone; hence, she did not
like this behaviour towards her faith in being one family. Rachel was
continuously embarrassed as her parents spoke English in such a different way. Years
passed and still no fluency in English for her father. She was all depressed
about how things were going in her life.

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“Why don’t you wear jeans and t-shirts?” had
asked her mother on one fine morning. “Joey’s mother wears jeans, walks with
high heels on and also have fashionable hair cut. Don’t you like to be
trendy!”  Rachel’s mother always wore
“chitenjes” which are large pieces of coloured fabric and sarong like wrap on
the back to hold small baby. Her mother kindly said that, it is very hard to
change and fit into an environment which is against my religion. To be like
someone and follow a different culture is very problematic, as such my
childhood friends would stop talking to me due to change of culture. However, we
are Malawians, raised in a certain way and it’s really tough to give up. You
are raised in American life style that’s why you are different from us. Because
we live here, that does not mean we have to become Americans. Rachel felt very
bad when her parents attended Parents-Teachers meetings as such, they stood out
and unlikely like other parents who were knowledgeable. She was humiliated of
her feelings about her parents.

Finally, a day of happiness arrives. Her
parents landed in Miami to see their beautiful daughter after years. She
expected lot to be changed and improved in her parents. Few days later, Rachel
talks about her future husband Richard. He is Christian and was born in Detroit,
Michigan. Followed all the requirements of being a Christian and goes to church
every day. Rachel’s parents denied the marriage as he was not Malawian and
believed in different religion. She was in tears and fought against her parents
but they said no means no. She realized that they have not changed at all and
had to face depression again. She left the house in anger and said that, I will
be Richard’s fiancé as soon as possible! Her parents got frustrated and decided
to leave Florida at any point. Everything was messed up and had no idea on how
to bring things in right place. Her parents arrived in Malawi and on other hand
Rachel happily got married with Richard in Florida. Ultimately, she got someone
to understand her feelings, her intentions and he lives the way she always
wanted to be. In contradiction, Rachel’s parents were sad and unhappy, thought
that we gave birth to a daughter who cannot listen to their parents. After few
months, Rachel and his husband faced worst situations, there were many troubles
and fights going on in their married life. Finally they took bitter decision
and decided to get divorce. Rachel went through depression and decided to
suicide and get rid of this world in which there was no one supporting or
understanding her feelings. She realised that her parents are living in Malawi still
waiting to see her again. She thought that her parents brought her up with so
many difficulties to see her happily living her life and achieving all her
dreams. She felt motivated and decided to go Malawi and apologize for her
mistakes and disrespecting them. Here comes and the perfect happy ending of movie,
when she saw them after 1 year, tears went through her eyes, hugged them and
cried a lot explaining everything which happened to her. Finally her parents
accepted her, she told her parents that she loves them the way they are and
would forever be happy with them.

As per my point of view, this type of movie
should be brought to audience to spread out the message of explaining importance
of religion, cultures and traditions, our ethics and value. Some things in
world feel attracted to us but we should not forget our religious values and
run behind that thing. Most significant issue to brought to people is
respecting our parents, never prove them wrong or disrespect or insult them,
they are never wrong and whatever advice they give is for betterment of their
children. Rachel went through most depressing period of her life when there was
no one with her , nor her husband or parents, she could have done suicide also.
At last, she realised importance of her parents and knew that only parents are
the one standing with us whether we are wrong or not. Never disregard their
love and care for us. There are few ups and downs in the film but overall it
has happy ending. I would choose one of my friend to direct my film, he has
completed his studies in mass media and films. He has even written scripts of
2-3 movies and I love his writings. I think he is perfect for directing. I
would like to choose my sister to play the role of Rachel in movie as she loves
acting and has done few plays and drama.