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Couples: Common Challenges and Contributing Factors (The Notebook)
COUPLES: COMMON CHALLENGES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama movie filmed in a residential care
facility. In the care facility, an elderly character, Duke starts to read a romance story from a
notebook to a fellow female elderly patient. The story starts in 1940 when Noah Calhoun and Allie
Hamilton meets at a festival in Seabrook Island, South Carolina. After continuously turning down
Noah’s advances, Allie finally agrees to out with him where they get to know after watching a
movie in Seabrook. They are deeply in love with each other, but they are met with obstacles when
Allie’s parents don’t approve of the relationship because they belong to different social classes.
Noah is a poor country boy while Allie is a city girl from a wealthy background. As a result, Allie’s
parents cut short the summer holiday, and Allie is forced to go back to college in the city. Noah
writes her 365 letters, but she never receives any of them because her mother confiscates them.
Dejected, Noah joins the army alongside his friend Fin in the WWII who is eventually killed while
Allie graduates as a nurse. After seven years, she meets Lon, a soldier from a wealthy background
who is accepted by her parent. However, she sees Noah’s picture in the newspaper, and she yearns
to see him again. She visits him in Seabrook, and Allie has to choose between her fiancé Lon and
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