A Man's Castle: Television Show Analysis

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Abel Briseno
Ozima
Writing 1
27 June 2015

A Man’s Castle: Episode 15 season 5 Married with children is a television show from the late 80’s to late 90’s it. The show follows Al Bundy who is an unsuccessful middle aged shoe salesman who lives a miserable life with a dysfunctional family. He has an attractive but lazy wife Peggy who is constantly nagging him to death while throwing the little money he earns away on herself. Al also has a very promiscuous daughter Kelly who makes up in attractiveness what she lacks in IQ points and he also has an unattractive but bright son Bud who seems to believe that he is a ladies man. The TV show revolves around Al's never ending attempts to better his life which always puts him back in the same hole that
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Peggy wants a new dress but al gives her the money to buy grocery’s since her goal was the dress she spends grocery money on a new dress instead of buying grocery’s to feed the family. Because Al is the breadwinner of the family this puts a great burden on him to ensure his family is taken care of and his dislike for his family only adds to the burden and stress that he feels every day trying to make ends meet. I believe that Peggy Bundy’s actions can be compared to this quote by Gladwell “When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.” ― Malcolm Gladwell, Blink . Just as with Peggy buying the dress instead of buying grocery’s Al’s patronizing attitude intensifies because of Peggy’s decision to not buy grocery’s on hold due to her selfish desires shows that she is not able to be responsible with the family’s finances or care for the needs of her husband and children. The situations that al and Peggy put their family in shows that there is a lack of mutual communication and positive influences within the marriage and family which in turn has caused some unfortunate childhood experiences for their
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