If one was to analyze the movie Caramel in light of these five categories, one cannot help but feel that Nadine Labaki has attempted to elaborate upon the women who are categorized in Lina Khatib’s third category.
One cannot help but notice that the women shown in Nadine Labaki’s Caramel are struggling precariously between the obligations that they are under as a result of the moral values of their society, and the desires that they hold in their heart. We can see that the women are either in a state of desire for something that they desperately seek, or are in a state of regret over an action that they have performed. However, in both cases, they are choosing to go against the norms that their society dictates. Because of these norms, they are stranded in a position where they are incapable of raising their voices to make any objections and the only option that they have is to quietly adhere to them if they desire to live lives with respect.