John Hughes’ 1985 movie, The Breakfast Club, offers uncountable examples of the ideologies of interpersonal communication. Five high school students: Allison, the kook, Brian, the brain, John, the criminal, Claire, the princess, and Andrew, the jock, are required to devote the day in Saturday detention. At the end of the day, they discover that they have more in mutual than they ever grasped. I will begin by choosing a scene from the movie and using it to explain what interpersonal communication is. The interpersonal transaction I chose to isolate was the scene where we see Bender and Claire going through each other’s wallet and purse. Claire inquires about the pictures of girls in Bender’s wallet and Bender asks about the number of items in Claire’s purse. This scene shows that interpersonal communication is a dynamic process. In previous transactions between the two characters, they are hostile towards each other and self-disclose minimally. In this conversation, Claire calmly asks Bender personal questions, although Bender is still watchful of what he self-discloses. Interpersonal communication is inescapable. While Claire is asking these questions, no matter how Bender responds, he is still sending Claire a message about himself, which is a form of communication. Interpersonal communication is unrepeatable, in that Claire probably wouldn’t ask the same kind of questions after realizing Bender’s disbelief in monogamy. The conversation couldn’t be reenacted exactly the
The film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, follows the story of Charlie as he braves through the challenges of freshman year. Throughout his first year, Charlies experiences friendship, alienation, love, mistakes, depression, acceptance of past events and newfound motivation. With the help of his love interest Sam, her stepbrother Patrick, and other likeminded individuals, Charlie is able to gain a sense of belonging and a boost of confidence that ensures his survival for the high school years yet to come (Halfon, Chbosky, 2012). This essay will delve into an in-depth analysis of adolescence from a socio-cultural perspective, using events from the film to provide examples and further enhance arguments. Furthermore, topics highlighting what I believe to be the most crucial aspects of adolescence will be discussed.
‘Hi Ryan!’ ‘Don’t say ‘hi’ to him.’ I tell David.” After the event where Ryan has made fun of David on the bus, Catherine has been really protective when Ryan was around David. In her mind, she is thinking that Ryan will make fun of David again.
Because Jean expresses her suspicions of favoritism, “…I can’t believe this, if I was bleeding out both my eyes you guys would make me go to school, this is so unfair” ( 1:58-2:05)her discourse establishes the social climate in her relationship with her brother in proximity to their parents. In other words, scene one establishes a few things; relationship factors, personality, and communication styles. For example, Jean feels as though her parents demonstrate favoritism so she protests in disbelief concerning their decision to allow Ferris to stay home; Ferris receives preferential treatment in the home because his parents believe him but do not extend the same credibility to Jean; and Jean resents her brother so she becomes verbally aggressive and announces her desire to excommunicate herself from their
The characters in this movie exhibit various interpersonal communication concepts, such as self-concept, convergence, divergence, debilitative, and facilitative emotions, and portray these concepts through their thoughts and actions. Assistant Coach Red Dawson exhibits how a character’s self-concept,
The students of The Breakfast Club failed to realize what they had in common because they judged one another based on how they appeared on the outside. Even the principal, Mr. Vernon viewed the students based on their actions but not their inner self. At the start of detention, he explained that he wanted each student to write an essay within eight hours explaining who they thought they were. Mr. Vernon already had his impressions of each student based on the way they performed at school. In Mr. Vernon’s mind, Andy is an athlete, Claire is a princess, John is a criminal, Allison is a basket case, and Brian is a brain.
While most adults fear peer pressure, it has been noted that most peers help adolescents make better choices instead of poor ones. (K.S. Berger, 2014) Peers had a huge role in The Breakfast Club, when Brian asked what would happen Monday and if they would all still be friends Claire broke his heart by saying she probably wouldn’t acknowledge him more or less. The reason Claire made this statement is because she was afraid of what her friends would say or how they would perceive her being friends with Brian.
The final example is when Clover said she might have said yes to Annie playing with them. Therefore, if Clover was not friendly Clover would have thought no we don’t need more people, but instead she thinks that if it was her choice she might have said yes. This shows that Clover is friendly and she is a good person for
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.
In the movie, The Breakfast Club, five high school students spend their Saturday detention together. The popular girl Claire Standish, the athlete Andrew Clark, the nerd Brian Johnson, the outcast Allison Reynolds, and the rebellious delinquent John Bender must put aside their differences to survive their detention with their assistant principal, Mr. Vernon. While in detention, they are told to write about “who they really are” in one thousand words. Throughout the day, they reveal their struggles involving their cliques and their home lives. As the movie progresses, the audience finds out the reason each teen is in detention which brings up a discussion about who they really are.
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.
Interpersonal Communication: Anthony and the movie Crash Interpersonal communication is the exchange of information between two or more people. The movie, Crash, is set in Los Angeles featuring characters from widely diverse cultural backgrounds. The movie focused on the characters having views that differed from those around them. Most of the characters seem to struggle with being other-oriented and lacking effective communication to get a point across.
INTRODUCTION QUOTE OR FACT. The Breakfast Club was a film produced in 1985 by John Hughes in Shermer, Illinois, that involved 5 different stereotypical teenagers in detention who were assigned an essay to tell his or her story. When the day ends, they all queried if they were all somehow the same. The experiences they had throughout the film made them question the stereotypes given to them. The purpose of The Breakfast Club is to inform teenagers and adults of the negative effects that stereotyping and parental pressure has on young adults.
Communicators… discover meaning from the context in which a message is delivered” (Adler & Elmhorst, 2008). In the movie, Ian represents to a straight-talking style reflecting
This clearly specifies that communication depends upon content and relationship. • Also, in many scenes the protagonist used non verbal messages such as writing HELP on the beach and creation fires to signal ships and boats. This showcases that interpersonal communication can be both verbal and non-verbal in
The message revealed in this film is clear and simple. Despite their outside differences, they all deal with the same hardships and insecurities growing up. Ultimately displaying how people who seem to come from different worlds are more alike in the end. The Breakfast Club depicts the characters ' fears, hopes, and dreams while asking the question, who are they?