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. The assignment was meant to be
Adolescence can be described as a period of awareness and self-definition. According to Erikson (1968), it is an important period in the enduring process of identity formation in the life of an individual. The movie ‘The Breakfast Club’, focuses on a group of five adolescents, and their pursuit to find their prospective identity. This essay will focus on the process of identity development in these five adolescents, with particular reference to the character Andrew Clark. In addition, it seeks to highlight the different identity statuses, as well as, the factors that facilitate or hinder identity formation. Furthermore, various psychological theories will be drawn upon relating to events in the movie that depict adolescent identity development.
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.
“Like, when I step outside myself kinda, and when I, when I look at myself, you know? And I see me and I don’t like what I see, I really don’t.” Anthony Michael Hall played the role of the brainiac, Brian Johnson, in The Breakfast Club. Likewise, Brian is portrayed as the typical “nerd” in high school; he strives to do his best and please his parent’s. Similarly, I can relate to Brian because my parent’s expect as much from me as his do. They are always encouraging me to strive to do my best and never settle; nonetheless, I now push myself to try and accomplish anything I set my mind to. Although Brian Johnson is very successful in his school work he struggles deep beneath his skin with being accepted by society.
All teens are separated into categories and stereotypes, or so you think so. The breakfast club is fit for the Marxist lens because of how the movie represents socio-economics issues, class issues and wealth issues. The principal said to Bender that he should not mess with the principal, how Claire is considered “ rich”, and the stereotype class of each student.
We all have an opinion on things we treasure or like. Some of us can like snowboarding or fishing. We can treasure objects that are parents once gave us and now aren't with us. Each person has a person that they value. Those people we value can be considered an MVP. MVP stands for most valuable person. An MVP is a person who does not consider themselves before others. They consider others first. They are people who do things that they don't always get credit for and should. They help out in anyway they could, Like my uncle Patrick Johnston. He would do anything for anyone. He is the MVP of my life. In the book Surviving Antarctica There are five teenagers on a journey to south pole, and risk their lives conquering challenges thrown in their
“ I want to be smart and I’ll try real hard”. This is Charlie Grodman he is the main character I will be talking about today. He is from the book “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes. I will tell you why he should of had the operation. I think that it was substantial for him to get a taste of being normal.
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 irony in it is that as these five students serve detention together they discover over the course of the day that they actually have many similarities. They all have different backgrounds and are involved in different social groups, but discover that they
In the novel The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun Hutchinson the main character Andrew is very conflicted on how to handle his scenario. He is in a hospital because all his family died and we as a reader do not know how his family died. After the death of his parents and his little sister he now lives in the Roanoke General Hospital because has no where else to live. Personally I could not live in a hospital because I would not know how live alone without family. Although Andrew does have any family he has made friends in the hospital, Trevor, Lexi, Rusty. Firstly, Andrew tries to protect Rusty from death because he is in the worst condition. "I couldn't save my parents or little sister, but maybe I can save Rusty" (page 63). Andrew
Doe Zantamata, an American author, once said, “Good friends help you find the most important things when you have lost them...your smile, your hope, and your courage.” In Frank Darabont’s film The Shawshank Redemption, hope and friendship are a large part of the characters’ lives, as they are inmates in the Shawshank prison. Andy is a newcomer and intrigues Red, an inmate who has been in the prison for a long time. Although Red is not sure what to think of him at first, they soon become good friends. Someone’s identity not only shapes that individual, but also the friendships one makes. Andy and Red’s contradicting identities draw them towards each other and transform their lives forever through their unique friendship.
The Breakfast Club is not in fact a movie about bacon 'n eggs. It’s a coming of age film about five coincidentally different teenagers all linked together by one common element, Saturday detention. At first, they are all close-minded and judgmental of each other until coming to realize they may be from different circles of friends but are not so different in the end. This film is still remarkably relatable to this day. Everyone in this film is in his or her own societal bubbles, but come to understand they are all facing the same problems.
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.