In The Breakfast Club, the largely based stereotypes are brought to life not by the kids, but by their environments in which five opposing students collide into a similar fate. This new experience creates a bond between the five kids that goes on to help nurture and support each kid while breaking down the judgmental wall of stereotypes. In the world today, many view individuals as a reflection of the present while much of them comes from the
In contrast to the kid’s rough and condescending personalities at the start of the film, their group is accepting of one another's differences, and by the end of the film, their differences are the heart and soul of their group. They look passed each others flaws, and the members see themselves as who they really are, and not just their school stereotype. This creates a strong group identity among the five of them, which goes against their individual identities, caused by their stereotypes, at the start of the film. All and all, the Breakfast Club is a primary group because they deal with each other on an emotional level and there are only a few kids in
Brain vs. Thief For many high school students, the movie The Breakfast Club imbues the major juxtapositions that highlight secondary education environments. These associations mark key comparisons in the social hierarchies of youth. In The Breakfast Club, the method of displaying these observations fall under its main characters. Conveniently enough, each of its main characters assume the role of a typical high school stereotype. The film defines such archetypes as the Jock, the Brain, the Basket Case, the Princess, and the Criminal.
The Breakfast club is a group of students in a saturday detention that are all different from each other. This is a connection between kids that are all in different cliques, but for one day they all come together to gather realizations about their lives. Claire can
The concern with stereotyping a group is that we assume that each person acts the same, ultimately resulting in the loss of each person’s individuality. As depicted in the movie The Breakfast Club, five students from different social groups are forced to spend an afternoon of detention together. As the movie progresses, the kids learn more about each other and themselves, realizing that the labels given to them by society do not define who they are as people. Each character in the movie is subjected to stereotypes. Instead of taking the time out to get to know one another, the students identify each other by the groups they belong to.
These three have shared a common friendship that is challenged when Andy turns to a new kid, “ Shane” to teach him how to be a punk for an acting audition. The film “ The Breakfast club” by John Hughes is about five students from stereotype endure a saturday detention under a power- hungry principal. This group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, Brainy Brain, and Andrew, the jock. Each has a chance to tell their story, making the others see them a little differently. These characters are very similar, in terms of their family pressures, personality, and their relationships with other
“But there are also monsters in our communities, people who are willing to steal and to kill, people who disregard the rights of others” (Dean Myers 11). This is how he was seen when growing up as he would smoke weed and miss classes, when he had the huge talent of writing. That he disregarded the rights of others. Most of his books are inspired of his struggles growing up and his bad decision making. Dean Myers has crafted amazing books to show the overall theme that it doesn’t matter where you grow up, as long as you make good choices, you can aspire to do what you
Teens can relate to the dystopian movie “The Maze Runner” because, in this movie the main characters are teens, so that can make this movie more appealing and relatable to them. Another reason is that they are trapped somewhere and they have to work together to find a way out, some teens could relate this to their lives because sometimes you are caught in difficult situations that forces you to work together with other to accomplish your goal and accomplish the situation, just like in “The Maze Runner”. Additionally, in this movie everyone takes care of everyone, and everyone does jobs so everyone can survive. So teens might relate to this because, some people are in groups or in the home lives or anything where they have to help others and do whatever it takes to make sure they're doing their part. Consequently, I think these are some ways that teens find this dystopian movie appealing and relatable to their modern day
In “ The Breakfast Club” five high school students have to go to a Saturday detention for eight hours. Each student is from a different social group, or clique. You have the “brain,” the “athlete,” the “basketcase,” the “princess,” and the “criminal.” Although they are not the same and come from different groups, we soon realize that they are it may not seem that way at first, but as time goes by in their dentition, they all begin to realize they really are not different after all and start to recognize traits they share with each other. The criminal. What defines a criminal is as simple as someone who committed a crime, but committing a crime does not exactly make you a criminal.
If you’ve ever seen The Breakfast Club, you’ll know that at the beginning of the movie each teen identified as and viewed each other as a different archetype: a brain, an athlete, a basket-case, a princess, and a criminal. But by the end of the film, they were able to understand and admit that they all share many of the characteristics associated with each other’s groups, and that they had all simplified each other to a stereotype. This is how I feel about archetypes, too—archetypes are easy and can fit one’s surface, but they are not realistic. Humans are dynamic beings and no person can fit into one static stereotype. Sometimes, our species may seem like the only thing we have in common with another person, but if you look beyond their exterior, you are guaranteed to be surprised.