“It is now seven-oh-six. You have exactly eight hours and fifty-four minutes to think about why you're here” Vernon announces. The 80’s classic, The Breakfast Club, focuses on five students; Bender, Claire, Andrew, Brian and Allison who are in detention on a Saturday. Bender is an adolescent with an aggressive attitude whose goal is to be understood and have people see who he really is. Vernon, the detention monitor, hates Bender due to his refusal to listen, attitude and disrespect for him. Andrew, another student in detention, loathes Bender because he bullies him about being a wrestler and dislikes the way Bender treats Claire. This film connects to Linda Seger’s “The Hero Myth” which outlines the steps generally followed in hero stories. Because Bender begins the movie disrespecting his classmates, is despised by Vernon and Andrew, and pushes the class to interact which creates a bond between them, Bender fulfills Seger’s claims that the character “begins as a non-hero”, encounters
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.
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.
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.
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
Claire is known as “The Princess” in The Breakfast Club and I am known as “The Princess” in my family. We seem to live somewhat parallel lives to one another. Claire’s self perception/goals/values are popularity, to be liked by all and not to be her parents. Unlike Claire, I am not the most popular girl in my high school, although I do have a desire to be liked and not to be exactly like my parents. An example that verified the importance she places on popularity is shown in the film when Bryan asked her if they would remain friends once school starts the following
The film The Breakfast Club follows five students who must serve a school detention on a Saturday due to a various wrongdoing. Due to this behaviour, they are sanctioned through the means of a weekend detention in hopes that they will never go against the school’s rules, values and norms again. The five students are noticeably different and each represents a certain subculture within the school. John Bender is one of the five students and is defined as the criminal of the group. Throughout the film, it is evident that John Bender strongly differs from the rest of the group and does not follow the social norms as well as from the rest of the students. Unlike the other students, he does not appear to take on the role of student very willingly
The Breakfast Club portrays elements of adolescent development very well. In this stage of our lives we are trying to figure out who we are. Some of us may explore different identities and there are others that just do what others tell them to do. The movie depicted role confusion in each of the characters. It also talked about peer pressure and how it influences how we act. An example in the movie, was when Brain had asked about what was going to happen on Monday and if they would still be friends. Claire responded by saying no, we won’t be friends. They would all go back to their friends. Andrew disagreed with her. She explained to Andrew what he would do if Brain came up to him in the hallways, Andrew would respond to Brian but as soon as Brian leaves. Andrew will start making fun of
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.
The movie is about five members of different cliques in high school, and one Saturday morning detention. They all have different views of one another, and nearly resent each other. At the end of the each teenager came away with something new. To lose innocence can hit you like a ton of bricks, or it can be a gradual realization. The five people that showed up went away with an entirely new look on the world and each other. The perfect, pristine prom queen fell for the criminal and smoked marijuana. Without the other four, she would still be a princess. She would still be bored with her life. The criminal would have no respect for anyone if he hadn’t been in detention that day. All of them learned that diversity is the greatest, yet the most horrible situation. Innocence is the greatest, yet the most horrible state of being. Connie’s cuts from innocence will begin to fade into
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.
Freedom Writers written and directed by Richard LaGravenese , based on the book, The Freedom Writers Diary, by The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell .“At 16, I’ve probably witnessed more dead bodies than a mortician,” says a Woodrow Wilson High School student, before matter-of-factly describing a life in which gang and domestic violence are everyday occurrences.1 Racism , that is, basing on racial, people are divided into different social classes. Racism not only be the reason to prejudice students, but also be the root of violence. As Eva says: “schools are like the city and the city is just like a person, all of them divided into separate sections, depending on tribes.” 2Shortly after the Rodney King riots in L.A., new school teacher Erin Gruwell (Hilary Swank) wants to experience the difficult freshman class of Wilson High School, made up of some ethnic groups’ kids that the system has given up on. The optimistic young teacher Erin comes up with her confidence to try her best to get the kids to learn more about themselves and the world around them, finding the meaning of their lives in journals, while fighting with fellow teachers and the school principal about her techniques. Erin tries her best to break the ice between the people with love and understanding, while school including dean keeps on racism and regard students as hopeless people. More generally, Basing on racism, on the one hand, some people that are
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.
Adolescence is a time of many changes including puberty, high school and finding one’s identity. Among the many changes in this period of development there are many new experiences combined with a greater amount of responsibility. Adolescence can be a difficult time for many people especially when trying to find out who they want to be. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a movie about a freshmen in high school who is going through experiences most kids his age do. Depression, suicide, peer pressure, first love, and the importance of friends and family are all elements in the development of an adolescent.