In one of the scenes Constance tells Alice that she knows she will die before very long and would much rather die in the country because she has found a bit of happiness there. Alice informs Constance that she certainly isn't thinking of dying but is heading off to go fishing leaving Constance to her crying along. Another leader exists in the form of Winnie Holden who is the group's initiator and leader in the fitness and dance class in the kitchen of the old cottage.
Sher (2005) states in the review of the film published in the Canadian Filmwriters Journal (2005):
'Cissy Meddings is an elf-like woman with an irresistible smile and disposition with no hint of the stroke that had left her bed-ridden. Beth Webber is all British reserve, better dressed for high tea than a hike." (Sher, 2005)
Alice is strong where Constance...
The candid dialogue that takes place between the women in this film is such that this type of dialogue is rarely witnessed in reality. The women upon having found the abandoned cottage immediately form a 'group' that is tight and operates in a coordinated manner giving structure to their relations.
The scenes in the film provide opportunities for the central issues in the lives of these very different women to be explored. It is through the use of simple conversations that the lives of the women in this film are explored in a candid manner revealing these women to each other, themselves and the viewer revealing all the underlying layers of joy and pain in their lives.
"The Company of Strangers" (1990) National Film Board in Canada.
Sher, Emil (2005) Canadian Screenwriter Journal Online available…
In a group situation, therefore, an emergent leader has an inherent power to be valued by a group of his or her peers. Rather than being viewed as superior, the leader's abilities are valued by other group members, with respect being earned rather than forced. As mentioned, communication is central to effective group functioning and leadership. Hence, a good group leader will also have a distinctive verbal style. Members who
Group dynamics in such an environment produce psychological and energy changes "fuelled by the underlying forces of motivation and anxiety"(Tyson, p.47). Stacey (1998) maintains that study of group dynamics in an educational setting is important because group interaction is seen as a "interaction is a "critical variable in learning and cognitive development" (1990 p.43 in Stacey, 1998, p.77) specifically in the "socio-emotional variables of group interaction, including motivation, satisfaction and
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