Family Ties and Domestic Quarrels
The arrival of the Parodi family during the engagement party causes chaos. At first, Ginetta’s mother welcomes Rosaria Parodi with affection, also because she comes from her own village … but when it becomes clear that the Parondi need help because they do not have a place to sleep, then things change … the mother of Ginetta understands that Rosaria is using the rules of reciprocity and protection typical of the community in her favor, but she has no intention of taking care of the Parodi family … On the other hand, Rosaria reminds her son that before thinking of his own family he must take care of her and his brothers …
These are the rules of the community and society that collide ..
If the community is governed by the principle of reciprocity and protection among the members, society solves the problem of need through social services … in this scene where Vincenzo’s elderly colleague explains how to have a house for himself and his family, it is clear how the Society is able to solve more efficiently certain problems, without asking for an exclusive bond in exchange
Brotherhood is the extreme link of the members of the community and the main community that is spoken here is that of the family … in the name of this brotherhood the subjects sacrifice themselves to protect the other members of the community … and in the name of the brotherhood they accept everything, even in a deviated way. Rocco who is the one who believes more than others in the sense of community, sacrifices his life and also that of others to respect this brotherhood in which he blindly believes.
as treated by the director this Brotherhood seems more something sick than honorable