Symbolic Interactionism Analysis

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Symbolic interactionism is a theoretical approach to understanding the relationship between humans and society. The basic notion of symbolic interactionism is that human action and interaction are understandable only through the exchange of meaningful communication or symbols. In this approach, humans are portrayed as acting, as opposed to being acted upon. Herbert Blumer (1990) set out three basic priciples of the perspective where the first one is ‘meaning’. Humans act toward things on the basis of the meanings they credited. Secondly, it’s about 'language' where the meaning of such things is derived from, or arises out of, the social interaction that one has with others and the society. Lastly, it is about 'thought' where these meanings…show more content…
At the beginning, Kyle’s shallow belief is “People like people who look good” which influence by his father. However, the witch at Kyle’s high school puts a curse on him, transforming him into a beast with tattoos, scars, and a swollen face. His attitude towards his ugly appearance at the beginning is scary because he views himself different from others and even views himself as a beast. Meanwhile, many people showed Kyle that they were afraid of him as well as his father shares his son’s distaste for unattractive people so can’t wait to eliminate his son from his life. Therefore even some of the people like his maid and his teacher do not treat him like he was scary; he still may have thought that because he “looks” scary that society will think he is scary so he must act the part because of his “looking-glass self”. That is why his immediate response towards the changes is to hiding in a luxury condo-hideout provided by his…show more content…
The main concept behind the scene is that Kendra is full of symbols intended to indicate that she is a witch and show that she has special talent, magic power. These are all immediately identifiable through two aspects. The First one is her dress, which is mainly black in color and brings a mystery feeling. Second, the appearance includes hair style and make-up. Her eye shadow is always in black color with scar on her face. The entire scene she presented, give us a different feeling on her witchy. Even before she breaks out the big-gun spells, she's referred to as such, with folks even making cracks about her coven. They clearly associate the girl with the whole neo-pagan
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