Interpersonal Conflict Between Noah, Allie and Anne Hamilton in 'The Notebook'

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Introduction The Notebook (Cassavetes, 2004) is a love story about a young couple named Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun, who fall deeply in love with each other. The Hamilton’s are financially stable, and expect for their daughter Allie to marry someone with the same wealth. Noah on the other hand works as a laborer, and comes from an underprivileged family. Throughout the film there were several negative behaviors, and interpersonal communications within the context of their relationship, which relates to chapter nine. This chapter explores relationships, emphasizing on affection and understanding, attraction, and the power of a relationship. The focus of this paper is the interpersonal conflict with Noah, Allie and her mother, Anne …show more content…
Also, Allie experienced an Interpersonal Attraction. Allie wanted to keep up a relationship with Noah simply because she was in love, and she was exultant about that he was in her life. One night Allie and Noah were in an abandoned house spending some time together. They both had lost track of time, which made Allie’s parents apprehensive so they called the police. After Noah’s friend came through the door raving about how the police were looking for Allie, both Noah and Allie sped to her parents’ house. After rushing into the house Allie demanded her mother to tell her why she called the police. Her mother simply told her that it was because she was out to late, and later went on to say how she did not like that she was spending all her time with Noah. After Noah was instructed to have a seat outside the room; what was first a discussion later turned into an argument between Allie and her parents. Anne starts off by calling Noah malicious names such as trash, and insisted that Noah was not the man for her. Her mother said that Allie should give up her summer romance, because she could become pregnant or heartbroken. This scene relates to chapter nine, Relationship of Circumstance. Allie’s mother believed that their lives overlapped in some way during the summer, and believed that the feelings will fade away when Allie goes off to school. The next day Allie’s parents decided that it was best to end

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