Stereotypes In The Breakfast Club

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In the movie, “The Breakfast Club,” The principal gives the student an assignment to write an essay about “who you think you are." A teenager is someone that is in the age group of thirteen to eighteen. At that age, how is a teenager supposed to know who they are when there are so many stereotypes. As a teenager, I believe that teenagers are unfairly stereotyped.
To illustrate my argument, movies do not support the stereotype of a teenager. Likewise, The movie "The Breakfast Club" shows the stereotypes of teenagers. There is the criminal who is rebellious and dangerous. The jock, who is athletic and dreamy. The brain that is wimpy and socially-awkward. The unpopular, peculiar basket-case. Lastly, the princess who is popular and polished.
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Not all teenagers shoplift, have parties, and disrespect their parents. There are causes for rebellion and defiance to get out of hand. The main cause is a struggling home life. Again, teenagers are not legal adults, so whatever their home life is going through, they are going to have to be apart of it.
These stereotypes are based on people who believe everything they see or read and obtain their judgments based on personal experience. Someone who sees a teenage boy with long hair and ripped baggy clothes riding a skateboard will automatically think he is a troublemaker, or that girl who is walking to class with glasses and carrying a group of books is a nerd. Why are these stereotypes the only assets these people are? There are more to these teenagers then what they are being stereotyped by.
After stating some stereotypes of teenagers, it is clear that they are unfair. In conclusion, teenagers should be defined by who then what their stereotype is. Like the letter at the end of "The Breakfast Club" written by the teenagers that says, “we think you are crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us: in the simplest terms and the most convenient
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