The Edge of Heaven Response

The Edge of Heaven Response - Roshni Sheth FLL 120-2D The...

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Roshni Sheth FLL 120-2D The Edge of Heaven Response Fatih Akin’s The Edge of Heaven follows three families through their trials in Turkey and Germany. In the beginning, a Turkish widower named Ali hires a prostitute, who he discovers to be Turkish. He requests that the prostitute Yeter move in with him. At first, she is unsure, but after two Turkish men discover that she is a prostitute and look down upon her, she accepts his offer. The two men that confront Yeter show the double standards that exist for women. The two men discover Yeter to be a prostitute because they are in the red light district themselves, illustrating the ideology that men can sleep around, but women must be pure and honorable. Ayten, Yeter’s daughter, flees to Germany to escape persecution for her political activism. In Germany, she engages in a relationship with a German named Lotte and attempts to gain political asylum. When Ayten is discussing political problems in Turkey, Lotte’s mother just repeats that everything will become better once Turkey joins the European Union. Ayten
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