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Part 2 of Umbertina is mainly focused on Marguerite’s Love Affair with Massimo. in my opinion Marguerite never figured out who she is which in turn made her become a women full of doupts about herself and everything which surrounded her. Her marrige to Alberto is clearly seen as a relationship which is filled with longing for change. As seen on page 266 for her “it was better to have the best of both worlds, to devide herself between Alberto and [Massimo], to satisfy her both, diversely could give her.” To her Massimo was the physical aspect of the relationship while Alberto was the security blanket which she could always fall back on. When she starts her affair with Massimo she just sees him to talk about his book but as it progresses he confesses to her that they share a special bond which should be explored and not ignored. They become intimitally involved and thus see more and more of eachother. Marguerite finds herself addicted to the physical aspect of Massimo while also staying married to Alberto. In chapter 22 on page 265 her thoughts about both Massimo and Alberto change. “It had been her mistake to think that Alberto was negative; now she realized that he had a disposition toward life, a Franciscan grace, that was free from the ambitions and pressures of the closed, defensive Massimo.” this clearly demonstates that her view of Massimo changed drastically while she realized that Alberto was not the “bad guy” that she saw him as.
While i was reading the one thing that came to mind was “you always want what you can have” because Marguerite had a loving husband who loves her but she still felt like she needed to recieve more physical attention from another man. Once she “got” Massimo she gave her affair expectation which only complicated things. So i feel that if she has not wanted what she could not have then she would have been a far better person.

Part 2 of Umbertina is mainly focused on Marguerite’s Love Affair with Massimo. in my opinion Marguerite never figured out who she is which in turn made her become a women full of doupts about herself and everything which surrounded her. Her marrige to Alberto is clearly seen as a relationship which is filled with longing for change. As seen on page 266 for her “it was better to have the best of both worlds, to devide herself between Alberto and [Massimo], to satisfy her both, diversely could give her.” To her Massimo was the physical aspect of the relationship while Alberto was the security blanket which she could always fall back on. When she starts her affair with Massimo she just sees him to talk about his book but as it progresses he confesses to her that they share a special bond which should be explored and not ignored. They become intimitally involved and thus see more and more of eachother. Marguerite finds herself addicted to the physical aspect of Massimo while also staying married to Alberto. In chapter 22 on page 265 her thoughts about both Massimo and Alberto change. “It had been her mistake to think that Alberto was negative; now she realized that he had a disposition toward life, a Franciscan grace, that was free from the ambitions and pressures of the closed, defensive Massimo.” this clearly demonstates that her view of Massimo changed drastically while she realized that Alberto was not the “bad guy” that she saw him as.
While i was reading the one thing that came to mind was “you always want what you can have” because Marguerite had a loving husband who loves her but she still felt like she needed to recieve more physical attention from another man. Once she “got” Massimo she gave her affair expectation which only complicated things. So i feel that if she has not wanted what she could not have then she would have been a far better person.

First of all in my opinion the movie was very poorly made but with a very good story line!
As Diana is forced to go back to New York for her mother’s funeral she learns that it is mandatory for her to learn about her past before progressing with her future. I think it was very interesting how the directed decided to have Diana meet her mother’s best friend so that she could learn about her heritage and her family’s life. The realization that she has slowly causes her to embrace and love her culture. She tries to be like her mother and imitate factors from her past but in the end realizes that her past is there to be embraced and not rejected. As soon as she realizes that all she has done is reject her past and neglecting her heritage she has understood that a part of her has been missing for a long time. I really liked the fact that she realizes, by the end of the movie, which she needs to embrace her heritage and learn from her past in order for her to go on with her future.
As i said before, i enjoyed the films’ plot rather then the way it was shown on the screen.