The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a Fascinating Book and Movie “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.” (2). The book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, written by Stephen Chbosky, has a very bumpy storyline featuring a teenager named Charlie. Charlie starts out his freshman year with no friends, but he eventually he meets Sam and Patrick, two seniors at his school. Stephen Chbosky uses many different rhetorical devices to foreshadow tramas that occured in Charlie’s early childhood.
In the movie, The Breakfast Club, five high school students spend their Saturday detention together. The popular girl Claire Standish, the athlete Andrew Clark, the nerd Brian Johnson, the outcast Allison Reynolds, and the rebellious delinquent John Bender must put aside their differences to survive their detention with their assistant principal, Mr. Vernon. While in detention, they are told to write about “who they really are” in one thousand words. Throughout the day, they reveal their struggles involving their cliques and their home lives. As the movie progresses, the audience finds out the reason each teen is in detention which brings up a discussion about who they really are.
I chose The Breakfast Club because it is a classic movie that I never get tired of. This movie deals with five students in high school who are all in a Saturday detention. The faculty member is cruel to them and they just try to have fun while serving detention for eight hours on a Saturday. They do not know each other, but by the time detention is over, they all leave knowing that they are not like their parents. This movie has six main characters, all of who are either in high school or teach in school.
The episode “Back to school”, The school season has begun and each of the children is having a different perspective on the school they attended. Cliff and Clair, nevertheless, are excited they are getting control over their house during the daytime. In the episode of “Back to School,” The Cosby show campaigned against the common gender stereotype being televised on television, and challenge the racial stereotypes being orchestrated by African American families in the media. The show redesigned the depiction of male and female roles in a televised household. Cliff Huxtable defines four basic elements of gender stereotypes which are personality traits, domestic behaviors, occupations, and physical appearance ("Gender roles and Stereotypes.
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. I will begin by choosing a scene from the movie and using it to explain what interpersonal communication is. The interpersonal transaction I chose to isolate was the scene where we see Bender and Claire going through each other’s wallet and purse.
The article “High-Jinks: Shoot-Out” by Guy Martin, researches the story of several New York High Schools, participating in an end of year activity that is involved with mediocre violence, made for kids to have some fun with their town, and their classmates. These role playing games are very beneficial for students to participate in, because they teach kids that team work, and extraordinary skills are needed to “survive”. Role playing games with simulated violence are diverting for kids, because they teach and allow kids to be boisterous. The game allows the students to plan, organize, and concoct a plan, for a game that involves nearly the whole city and school. As seniors in highschool prepare for graduation and adulthood, this game gives them the freedom to be kids again.
This film is highly successful in achieving its purpose as is heard from the sentiments expressed by Jane Elliot’s students while discussing the impact the film has had on their lives. The film begins with a reunion of the 1970 class of third graders with their teacher Jane Elliot, 15 years later. They have all matured into adults and are ready to review the experiment that their teacher conducted many years ago in class. The experiment beginning on a Tuesday morning where Jane Elliot introduces the concept of judging people based on their eye color. She then divides the class into two groups: brown-eyed
“From the Treaty of the Treason: In penance for their uprising, each district shall offer up a male and female between the ages of 12 and 18 at a public ‘Reaping.’ These Tributes shall be delivered to the custody of The Capitol. And then transferred to a public arena where they will Fight to the Death, until a lone victor remains. Hence forth and forevermore this pageant shall be known as The Hunger Games.” These are the first lines to the 2013 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Movie. The Hunger Games is a highly anticipated movie mainly directed for all audiences, but in particular action-loving teenagers. This action packed, but also romantic, movie can be appreciated and enjoyed by all because of its amazing, twisted plot, its futuristic special effects, and its extraordinary costumes.
Teen Films A theme has the power to outline an entire film. Themes within films tend to evolve over the years as society progresses and alters, even if the films are within the same genre, the themes can still vary. Some of which include living life to the fullest, the meaning of friendship, as well as coming of age. These themes are all significant within the films “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (John Hughes), “The Breakfast Club” (John Hughes), “Napoleon Dynamite” (Jared Hess), “Me and Early and the Dying Girl” (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon), “Boyhood”(Richard Linklater) and “Girlhood” (Céline Sciamma). Teens are often portrayed to live life to the fullest by rebelling against authority, but this is not always the case, they may choose to pursue their
I am referring to chapter 12, the socioemotional development in adolescence in relation to the movie Mean Girls. My topic falls under the socioemotional category as it covers the key parts about high school in terms of identity and your peers. This chapter flawlessly depicts what exactly goes through a character's mind as they encounter several roadblocks throughout their high school journey. Many teens are just now “leaving the nest” and finding out who they are on