Introduction As I am sitting here thinking what my topic should be for this critical analysis essay a song starts playing in my office… “Don’t You Forget About Me” I immediately think The Breakfast Club. If you have seen this iconic movie, then you know the impact this song has on the film, even generations later. The Breakfast Club was directed by a talented man named Johns Hughes, and made its big debut in 1985. One Saturday in detention with a brain, an athlete, a princess, a criminal and a basket case is all it took. This movie digs deep into the role of high school stereotyping, but still keeps a warm comedic feel to it.
At the start of the movie, each character has there own “clique” they are apart of. While in detention the characters …show more content…
He also directed the Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. He captured the humor, angst, comedy, and the rawness of the teen experience. With The Breakfast Club, he did a good job portraying five different students with different social groups. In depth here is a little more about the students in the movie. One character is named Allison she is portrayed as the basket case, the weirdo, and the loser, not accepted by anyone because she likes different things than the “norm” dresses in dark colors, no self-confidence. Then you have John, he is the rebel of the group the criminal or “punk”. In the movie he doesn’t have a care for what he does and whom it could affects, he has the stereotype as the “troublemaker”. Then you have Andrew, he’s the athlete, of the school, and in the movie he is portrayed as the jock, dresses preppy, good looking, and popular. Then comes the brain, Brian he is the “geek” he follows the stereotype of the nerd, high waisted jeans just overall dorky image. Claire is the popular girl, the prom queen; she dresses very stylish for the time of when the movie came out. She also looks down on the people in the high school social hierarchy. According to Giddings (2001) “nearly all our actions have an impact on the environment”(p191). Our actions do have an impact on the environment we are around, it leaves a footprint. If an
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Breakfast Club was a very interesting film to watch. It was funny, but at the same time it contained a lot of thinking questions that we have talked about in class. Looks can be deceiving because no one has is completely good or easy. This was proven in the film when all of the characters began talking about their lives, and they all realized they all had it very hard and challenging in their own ways.
“It is now seven-oh-six. You have exactly eight hours and fifty-four minutes to think about why you're here” Vernon announces. The 80’s classic, The Breakfast Club, focuses on five students; Bender, Claire, Andrew, Brian and Allison who are in detention on a Saturday. Bender is an adolescent with an aggressive attitude whose goal is to be understood and have people see who he really is. Vernon, the detention monitor, hates Bender due to his refusal to listen, attitude and disrespect for him.
Being a teenager can be difficult. Teenagers often experience new emotions that can become stress, anxiety, and even depression, if not understood correctly. The movie The Outsiders can be easily compared to the movie The Breakfast Club, because both pieces have a common theme of suicide. Johnny from The Outsiders hates his parents and struggles with life and the idea of suicide is constantly dancing around at the back of his head. In a similar way bryan from The Breakfast Club experiences suicidal thoughts, due to the pressure of his parents and the ability to keep up with life.
The movie portrays different stereotypes ranging from the most popular student to the student that is constantly in trouble and comes from a rough home life. The main characters are Claire, Bryan, Andrew, Allison, and Bender. Principle Vernon plays a key role in the development of the plot in The Breakfast Club. His character is used to represent other adults in the world at this time and their opinion on teenagers. During the movie, the five students are put in the library to think about their actions and the reasons why they are there; however, they end up bonding and getting to learn about one another.
Avenue Q is an American musical directed by Jason Moore based on the book written Jeff Whitty. Its music and lyrics were written Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. The play won three Tony Awards in 2003, including the Best Musical and ranks 23rd on the list of longest running shows in Broadway history. I was fortunate enough to see the play on Dec 18th at New World Stages performing arts complex, located in New York City. Avenue Q mainly addresses the issues of men and women entering their adulthood.
MIntroduction- The teen gene typically includes stereotypical characters, comedy and caters to a teenage audience. Ferris Bueller’s day off fits into the category of a teen comedy because it features coming of age, friendships and weak authority figures. The film centres around Ferris Bueller the protagonist, his best friend Cameron, his girlfriend Sloane and they enjoy an adventurous day ditching school.
A Glimpse Into the Developmental Roles of Adolescents The Breakfast Club is a movie about five high school students who have to serve detention one Saturday morning. When each student arrives, the viewer gets a brief glimpse into the characters backgrounds. At the beginning of the day you can clearly see the separation among the five students. Claire is considered the princess, Andrew is the athlete, Brian is the brain, Allison is the basket case, and John Bender is the criminal.
The Breakfast Club portrays elements of adolescent development very well. In this stage of our lives we are trying to figure out who we are. Some of us may explore different identities and there are others that just do what others tell them to do. The movie depicted role confusion in each of the characters. It also talked about peer pressure and how it influences how we act.
Hughes is known for producing and writing some of America’s best teen movies. Hughes produced Home Alone one and two and many other popular films. With the audience knowing who he is and the films he have produced, they trust that his work is credible. People will always remember who John Hughes is this will always have an ethos effect on the viewer’s sense of credibility. The Breakfast Club also appeals to ethos through personal experience.
Overall, The Breakfast Club is a classic teen film by John Hughes that depicts the different perceptions of the five high school students who come from different sociological groups. The actors played the stereotypical characters well and it made it easier to understand the film. In conclusion, the breakfast club is one of my favorite movies because it explains accurately the various concepts such as stereotypes, peer pressure, family issues, and groupthink and those notions relate to the lives of many individuals during their teenage
The film The Breakfast Club follows five students who must serve a school detention on a Saturday due to a various wrongdoing. Due to this behaviour, they are sanctioned through the means of a weekend detention in hopes that they will never go against the school’s rules, values and norms again. The five students are noticeably different and each represents a certain subculture within the school. John Bender is one of the five students and is defined as the criminal of the group.
The film “The Breakfast Club” exemplifies group dynamic because at the start of the movie they don’t know each other and they think that the personalities are the same as the stereotype linked to their social group, but when they get to know each other the stereotypes go away and they realized that they are very similar. B y the end of the film everyone in the group figures out that they aren't that much different and they are all struggling with being misunderstood, so they realize that they were judging the other people in detention when they weren’t so different. In the movie The Breakfast Club John Bender is the criminal, Claire Standish is the princess, Andy Clarke is the athlete, Brian Johnson is the brain, Allison Reynolds is the basket case. Mr. Vernon gave everyone in the group a piece of paper and a pencil and told them to write a 1,000 word essay on who each one thinks they are. The group responded to the assignment by writing one essay explaining that it was stupid to write who each person thought they were because each person was a basket case, criminal, brain, athlete, and a princess.
A princess, a basket case, an athlete, a brain, and a criminal. Five consequently different people with different priorities. This film is an overemphasis of real life and the stresses high school students go through. Looks, grades, and friends separate these students, therefore creating a divide between them before they even have an opportunity to know one another for who they truly are.
The main characters are Claire Standish, the princess; Andrew Clarke, the jock; Brian Johnson, the brain; Allison Reynolds, the basket case; John Bender, the criminal, and Richard Vernon the principle. This movie shows five young adolescent people trying to figure out who they are in high school. Which can be very difficult with peers and the awkwardness of being a teenager. The first part of this movie opens to each of the characters being dropped off by their parents. When Claire’s