“Those were not welcome days. We buried sons, brothers, mothers, fathers, fiancés…What once was whole, now was shattered” (McGinty, 2006). We Are Marshall is a film based on the true story of a deadly plane crash in 1970 that killed seventy-five football players, coaches, and fans of Marshall University (McGinty, 2006). Furthermore, the story follows how a new coach is able to rebuild a football team, as well as a community stricken with grief. 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.
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. Through is rough exterior he is dealing with major issues at home. Bender lives in a home with a father that abuses him and his mother both emotionally and physically. Due to this abuse he has become abusive towards others creating a dangerous cycle.
The film Good Will Hunting, exhibits many concepts of interpersonal communication through the different characters who are in the film. Emotions and conflict are the common concepts to be represented. Both run emotions and conflict run high in the film and are visible in multiple ways. The main character Will Hunting is a complex character due to his past and capabilities of his mind. His emotions and his conflicts affect one another. Because of Will Hunting’s difficult upbringing, the way he communicates his emotions in his relationships are detrimental for himself and others, and conflict arises in his relationships due to his inability to express his emotions well.
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
"The biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place," -George Bernard Shaw. This quote by George Shaw, an English botanist, illustrates communication otherwise known as the act of imparting or exchanging of information or news. It is a key element of human identity which is exemplified through our literature and our own lives. Two stories we read this year for English class can also relate to communication. The Count of Monte Cristo written by Alexander Dumas, and Romeo and Juliet is written by William Shakespeare. These two prodigious novels have conflicts arise because of the lack of communication of other characters, and even sometimes the main characters themselves. Communication is important and the lack of
How is Catherine unique? In the book, Rules by Cynthia Lord, Catherine was the main character who faced many challenges throughout the book. She has a mom who does not really understand her problems. Her dad does not really play a big role in the story. These challenges often include his little brother, David, messing up things. Furthermore, she has shown many different traits in the story that helped this story be so interesting. 2 main character traits that she showed in the story are protective and sensitive.
Ferris Bueller’s Day off tells the story of a high school senior who employs deception and manipulative tactics to skip classes with his best friend and girlfriend. Meanwhile, his sister and the school’s principle work separately to expose him as a fraud. During the first scene of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Jean and Ferris are at odds while he’s rendering a performance to convince his parents that he is too sick to attend school. While convincing his parents, Jean stands nearby expressing disdain through body language like explicit hand gestures, foot tapping, hands placed on her hips; and verbal challenges like criticizing her parents’ decisions to let Ferris stay home. 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 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
For this task I am going to discuss theories of communication which will be formatted in a booklet. I will also explain Argyle’s communication cycle and Tuckman’s group interaction.
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. Through the use of a younger cast and romantic relationships, the target audience was definitely reached and moved by this film. By effectively using the rhetorical appeals, the audience was able to relate to some of the ideas shown and look at their community through an entire new lenses.
are hard to control. Anna referred to this as the impulse of the id impulse. While Anna Freud
People always look up to good people. Being a good person is about being brave, friendly, and positive. The character Clover from, “The Other Side” by Jacqueline Woodson,shows all of these characteristics. Clover is a girl trying to find her way in a world where skin color determines everything. Clover is a good person because she is brave, she is friendly, and above all she is positive.
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. The analysis of hegemonic masculinity, age induced frustration and restrictions, and the discourse of innocence will be defined and elaborated on. Finally, a comparison between the socio-cultural and developmental lenses of youth analysis, the unique view they each offer and my personal experience using the socio-cultural lens, will be discussed.
“Learning about stereotypes, ethnocentrism, discrimination, and acculturation in the abstract can be flat and uninspiring. But if we experience intercultural contact with our own eyes and ears, we begin to understand it” (Summerfield, 1993). In other words, in order to expand knowledge about different cultural backgrounds, it is useful to have firsthand experiences. Films are enormous cultural treasures for us to have visual and auditory experiences and facilitate intercultural learning. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002) is a ideal film to obtain knowledge of a lot in term of intercultural communication, in particularly, individualism/collectivism, communication style and power distance.
According to Erving Goffman, social interaction is almost similar to a theatre, at the same time people in daily life are likened to be actors on stage, each playing variety of roles. There are individuals who observe the role-playing and react to the performance as the audience. In social interaction, just like in theatrical performance, there are two regions, each with different effects on an individual’s performance: front stage and back stage(Crossman, 2015). The situation that an actor formally performs and adheres to conventions that have meaning to the audience is considered as the front stage. The actor knows he or she is being watched and therefore acts accordingly. At the back stage, actors will behave differently than when in front of the crowd of audience on the front stage. This is where an individual truly express himself or