Ant 110 lecture november 29, 2011. You have to remove yourself from nature in order to be more rational think about how the film is playing with that. How we celebrate community, transition in a community. Pay attention to the community and how they are regarding food in terms of their spirituality and bodies. They eat the same thing everyday and they prepare it the same way every time. Then babette wants to throw a french dinner. The sisters think that she is going to poison them and that babette is evil. One of the sisters asks all the members not to comment on the taste of the food. Puritan community to deny yourself the vanities of life so that you could be closer to god. You don"t want to be distracted from the ultimate end by indulging. Contrast with the french culture, and the arts are distractions.