Feature Article What Not to Do .

Human society has always been stratified-overlooking the obvious values and similarities which was humans share.

Texts: A Gateway to Discovering Different Worlds

It seems there is something missing; have we forgotten the humanity we all own? – The most important similarity we have. Our shared humanity is not only the glue holding us together but our gateway into discovering and understanding the different worlds we have created.

Correspondingly with these values we all have in common our ongoing search for happiness is expected to unite us. This is where we go wrong, the opposite effect takes place as conflicting interpretations of happiness set us apart even further, building up then eventually evolving into our prejudice.

Entering Amritsar, India we see Darcy boarding off a plane at the Amritsar Airport. With a high-angle shot, his confusion is emphasised – essentially overpowering him as he transits from laidback London to this chaotic city. Meanwhile we see Lolita in the more peaceful rural region of this city, surrounded by workers in very much traditional Indian apparel while she sits on a tractor in Western clothing.

“This is mayhem, this is like Bedlam.” Darcy’s initial reaction entering into Amritsar gives reference to London’s mental institution, Bedlam – reflecting the extent of disorder Darcy finds within Amritsar. This is the opening scene of hit-film Bride and Prejudice – in the space of five minutes the conflicting worlds within Amritsar alone are already evident. The mismatched scenario of Lolita’s clothing and her surroundings in this scene add to this effect; giving its viewers the sensation of experiencing “different worlds”.

The transition into the following scene immediately reveals the importance of wealth and the happiness it supposedly brings. In the Indian culture (according to the film), marriage is of upmost priority with many Indian mothers, especially Mrs. Bahkli (Lolita’s mother) desiring this for their children. In...