Sociological Concepts In The Movie Casablanca

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The movie Casablanca is characterized by a lot of sociological concepts, analyzing issues concerning, social class, race, sacrifice, and many others. Casablanca is indeed the kind of movie which makes us meditate and rethink about the world around us. The overall plot of the film is straightforward nevertheless the movie is hardly one-dimensional, partly because of its irresolvable fundamental conflict and to some extent because it works as both a rational and a political allegory. The 1st sociological concept demonstrated in the movie is that of the difficulty of impartiality and neutrality. In war and love: IIsa, Rick, and Louis find it extremely difficult to maintain neutrality. Rick avoids being involved in anything to do with politics and pretends to be non-partisan. He refuses to say anything about the war and fails to listen to Carl when he makes numerous attempts to inform him of the underground meetings. However, later on, Rick changes from being neutral and becomes committed just as the USA discarded neutrality in 1941. His compassion for the allies is evident in many events, such as when he refused to authorize a Deutsche Bank worker from gaining entry into his Casino back rooms but his links with the allies become more obvious as the movie progresses. On the other hand, Louis undergoes a similar conversion and as the movie nears the end neutrality becomes an untenable situation. Casablanca, as well as Rick 's Café, is an oasis located in the middle of the
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