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Daughter Of Danang Essay

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"Review of the Daughter of Danang movie"The Daughter of Danang movie shows the differences between cultures and the importance of understanding intercultural communication. The movie is about a Vietnamese woman who had a child named Heidi from an American soldier during the war. She had to let Heidi go for her safety. It is obvious that it was really hard for the woman to give up her child and her only dream was to see her again.Heidi was placed in a small town in Tennessee with a single mother who was a strict disciplinarian. At first she suffered a lot, because everything was different and new for her. She struggled to adjust to the language, behavior and the way of living of the local ...view middle of the document...

She was abandoned by her mother and had never had a loving mother beforeWhen she went to her birth mother's house, she was really surprised because there were many people and she had no idea what they were doing there. At first, everything seemed fine, she was happy that she had finally found someone who really loved her for herself. However, after a few days, everything changed. She began to understand the cultural differences in Vietnam and it was hard for her to respond to these differences.Heidi had difficulties with food, weather, conditions of living, relationships between people and many other things. She had to spend a whole day with her mother, she had to go everywhere with her, they even had to sleep on a same bed. She got tired of all that kissing and hugging. It was too much for her. Even shopping was not fun anymore; the market was so hot and smelly. Heidi was eager to go back but her mother tried to get everyone's attention and it was unacceptable for Heidi. She felt that she was in a different world and, she wanted to go home.Heidi's family expected her to take care of her mother. They asked her to take her mother with her to America or at least gave them some money monthly. When she realized that she thought that they were really rude and became very angry. She could not stand it anymore; therefore, she decided to go back. She was regretting her journey.When she got back, she spent most of her time with her children and her husband; she didn't want to remember any details of her journey.2 years later, she did not want to have any contact with her family, because during these 2 years all the letters she received from them were about money. She said that she does not know them at all and they are like strangers to her.I think the problem was about understanding intercultural communication...

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