Each character displayed in the breakfast club played a significant role in showing how individuals from varies backgrounds can relate to other another. John Bender is considered the criminal of the group. He is known as a bully and trouble maker with no regard for authority. Bender seems to be desperate for attention which could explain his behavior. His reputation as being tough and a jerk perceives him.
The article “Confessions of a Drug-Addicted High School Teacher” by Jason Smith recounts the weekly experiences of an esteemed teacher in a conservative pocket in North California. Smith, while managing his student and superior’s complications is slowly deteriorating behind his own drug addiction issues. The main strategy used by Smith could be considered the credibility appeal; he attempts to reach his purpose by showing himself as trustworthy. Smith’s use of this rhetorical device in his writing effectively engages the reader interest and urges readers to consider how the teaching job is much more than just teaching, while his use of specific examples shows his familiarity of the subject and thus his ability to present a compelling argument.
In the midst of all of this he finds a balance by focusing on what really matters. At the same time this keeps him focused on his main goal which is education. Education will be his family's way out of poverty. Through seeing his younger brother that is unemployed and will be having a child soon he looks beyond this and is genuinely proud of where he comes from. He realizes how strong his family is when he seems them fighting through poverty and making things.
How is it that two men that come from identical backgrounds end up being completely opposites? Wes Moore takes us back to his childhood growing up, and also introduces us to a character sharing the same name as him, and similarly, the same lifestyle. Both of the young men shared the absence of a father figure, living in poor neighborhoods, bad influences, and lack of education. While reading, we question “how?” and “why?”
Writer Alexandra Robbins writes a non-fiction expose following the lives of various overachievers at Walt Whitman High School. The purpose Robbins conveys in the book is that college admission expectations have made high school a very cut-throat environment, leading students who try to meet these expectations to have deteriorating emotional and mental health. Throughout the book Robbins uses strong forms of imagery to get across the idea that stress is negatively impacting many students health and uses shocking statistics to show that students are turning to self –harm and suicide to deal with stress. Robbins uses imagery in a scene of a Whitman student named AP Frank who acquired seventeen AP credits in the course of his high school career.
The Breakfast Club The breakfast club is a famous teen film directed by John Hughes. The Breakfast Club provides many concepts of adolescent struggles like identity issues, peer pressure, stereotypes, family relationships. The storyline follows five high school students from different social status meeting at their school’s library for Saturday detention. The film depicts Claire as the princess, Andrew as the jock, Brian as the brain, Allison as the basket case and Bender as the criminal. However, later in the film, they realize that they are more than what society portrays them and that they have more in common than they thought.
That’s what I call the 80’s The breakfast club came out in 1985; a movie about 5 different kids that end up in Saturday detention together and have to spend the day locked up in a library. It’s written by the infamous John Hughes, who also directs the much talked about movie. His cast of choice was no less but the most famous young people in Hollywood. To fill his library of trouble makers he looked to the people who were the best of the best.
Today movies are one of the prime sources of entertainment. Whether it’s spending time with a significant other, hanging out with friends, or anything else, movies are one of the most versatile forms of entertainment that can satisfy everyone’s unique preferences. Amongst movies, the most popular genres include comedy, action, dramas, and countless more. In 1957, Mike Nichols released The Graduate, a romantic comedy that would remain popular even fifty years after its release. Although the movie is renowned for its engaging plot and distinctive comedic elements, The Graduate tells a story about college graduate Benjamin Braddock’s affair with Mrs. Robinson, a close family friend and the prevalent theme of discovering one’s identity.
“Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people.” – The Breakfast Club This is only one of the well-loved quotes from director John Hughes’s 1985 classic “The Breakfast Club”. It’s a film that follows a story where five different teenagers have been sentenced to a Saturday in detention. The five main characters represent typical stereotypes in a high school environment. Coming into detention, they are expected to write an essay about “who they think they are”; but during this film, we come to see that each character has a deeper struggle than what can be seen during 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.
Upon watching The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I was could observe the adolescent development theories in the main character, Charlie. Charlie is a teenager that has just begun high school. Charlie is portrayed as a shy reserved student and throughout the film his character develops. Erikson’s theory of identity versus role confusion, can apply to Charlie.
Finally, in the end of the novel, students share their feelings about graduation through their journal entries. One student tells his story of being the first to graduate high school and continue onto college, proving that dreams can be achieved, and new paths can be created. He says, “Historians say history repeats itself, but in my case I have managed to break the cycle because I 'm going to graduate from high school and go to college, an opportunity my parents never had”(205). This really emphasizes the theme of the entire book, which is that change is possible, and the sky 's the limit. Once a hoodlum, this young man has matured into a true student, being the first in his family to even graduate, plus he will go on to college
His optimism is generated from and proven in this essay through his and Hazel’s parents lack of discipline providing encouragements to pursue