The Breakfast Club Adulthood Analysis

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The concept of adulthood represents not only the sum of one's experiences, but also the determination of one's place within society. Adulthood is formed through the experiences of the individual. These experiences catalyze the acceptance of a social role, as opposed to title or paycheck. Finally, the acceptance of an individual's social role initiates a process of social unity. In this way, the sum of a person's experience and the changes that result from said experiences present the evolution of child into adult. Again, the concept of adulthood is formed through individual experiences. There are three essential changes which result from individual experiences. These changes are the concept of the moral right, the formation of habitual behavior, and the development of individualism. Within the condition of the moral right, people tend to learn from those around them what is acceptable or unacceptable in dealing with others. A prime example of this is the character Andrew within the major motion picture "The Breakfast Club". Andrew is psychologically formed by his parent's inappropriate parenting style. Andrew then gets into a fight by considering his father's typical advice at the wrong place …show more content…

Individualism is the ability to not only adapt to your environment, but to also pick and choose what affects you. For instance, in "The Breakfast Club", Andrew's character development does not remain at a static bully phase. He meets new people and talks through his issues in order to have the option to challenge the psychological trauma he has received from his father. Towards the end of the movie he not only recognizes the typical moral standard, but is capable of forgiving himself for the choices he regrets making. In this way, Andrew is making an individual choice to move forward and start to stop living under his father's

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