A relationship is the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected. When it comes to relationships there are different types. The types that we will be discussing are relationships between family, friends, and partners. Throughout this lesson we will discuss situations and the conflicts that happen in each type of relationship. So be prepared to reflect what you’ve learned and lets get started!
First type of relationship: Family
“The Family is one of natures’s masterpieces” – George Santayana
In this video we see the perfect example of Family conflict. Mother passes away which makes Marlin, the father, overly protective. This causes Nemo to rebel because he feels as though his father is not giving him enough freedom.
After being reunited with Marlin, Nemo realized why his father was protective of him andhe came to appreciate him more. From this experience came a new understanding for them.
Second type of situation: Friends
“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus
This situation deals with setting aside differences in order to get the job done. In this clip, Quasi and Phoebus are on a mission to save Esmerelda. Phoebus is expecting Quasi to go against his master in order to save her, but Quasi feels the exact opposite which causes a conflict.
After Phoebus left, Quasi realized that he was right and that he should return the favor.
After they rescued Esmerelda, they realized that they shouldn’t let little things come in the way of their friendship.
Third type of situation: Romance
“Do I love you because you’re beautiful or are you beautiful because I love you?” -Richard Rodgers, Rodgers & Hammersteins Cinderella
In this scene, Cinderella and her Prince Charming meet for the first time and neither one knows each other’s background. So when she finds that he’s a prince she doesn’t want to continue talking to him because she’s feels that she is not worthy enough, given her situation of being a peasant. This complicates things.
After he found her shoe he was determined to find her. So he searched and searched until he found her and explained to her that he doesn’t care about her background, he cares about her.
From each of these stories, what was the overall outcome?
Which one can you relate to the most?
How would you handle these situations?
What have you learned throughout this lesson that can help better your own relationships?