response4 - The friendship between Aziz and Fielding shows...

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The friendship between Aziz and Fielding shows the tension between the East and the West. In the beginning of the film Aziz has no relationships with the English, and mentions that English women are much worse then English men. However, he still rides a bicycle, while other Indians walk, and he dresses in Western clothing. The first connection he feels towards the English is when he sees Mrs. Moore in the Mosque. He is at first upset because he thinks she is not wearing shoes in such a religious space. However, when he understands that she is being respectable and is a kind woman, he begins to connect with her. From this first relationship with the English, he then starts a friendship with Fielding. This relationship depicts Said’s argument of the East in his novel Orientalism. In the novel no voice is given to the East who are constantly discriminated against and stereotyped. Reptitavly, Said comments on how the West are using literature and power domination to create an hierarchical power over the East, but within all of this discourse he does not mention the Orient response. In the film Aziz also has no voice. When he begins to build relationships with the English, he immediately tries to blend in with them and appease them. This is seen when Aziz takes on the
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