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Mallory Lapinski 1 June 2019L04 Group Communication Writing Assignment In the video “Talk” a short film by Michael Omonua, the same conversation is played outthree times with three different sets of characters in a café. However, each time the words are said by each set of different characters, the connotations and the meanings of the words are affected differently. Within the first conversation, it seems as though it is a daughter and her estranged father. The father seems a bit nervous and is looking down from time to time. The daughter is sitting with her arms crossed, indicating that she is “closed-off” and not interested in engaging in the conversation. The father asks the woman if she has children, to which she replies that she has three. The father seems extremely surprised and asks how it happened. The daughter jokingly replies, “ If I find out what’s causing it, I will put an end to it”. This changes the climate to a defensive climate. The woman is defending herself by making the joke. She also seems to be displaying a defensive behavior by remaining neutral. This comment makes her giggle yet the father does not seem to find it amusing and replies “Funny”. She apologizes and says that it was

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