Sunday, February 24, 2013

"Allie and Noah"


     In the Nicholas Sparks novel, The Notebook, two lovers from opposite ends of the social class spectrum become engrossed in a heart felt passion against the norms of society. We see Allie Hamilton weighed down from the pressure of her upper class family while the lower class, Noah Calhoun works at the steel mill and later as a carpender. I see the Hamilton family as bourgeoisie whereas the Calhouns as the working proletariat. The Notebook does not really show the Marxian push towards a communist society, but I do sense class conflict that ultimately creates barriers between Allie and Noah. From my interpretation of the book and after watching the movie, I feel that Allie's family would have advocated Marxism because of their self-elevating view over lower class citizens.


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