"The Breakfast Club" is a coming of age film directed by John Hughes in 1985, where five very different adolescent students are assigned to Saturday detention, where they figure out that each of them fits a particular stereotype, they all have the same characteristics but through their own experiences they become who they are today. In this movie Claire Standish is the princess, Alison Reynolds is the freak, John Bender is the criminal, Brian Johnson is the nerd and Andrew Clarke is the jock. At first no one’s knows each other, nor do they want to, but slowly through experience they have together they slowly have to get to know one another. They quickly realise that they have a lot more in common then they first imagined. Not one of them of them communicates well with their parents, all are under pressure from their peers, and they all dread their future, they fear they might grow up to follow
Through the experience to maintain identity, their thoughts were changed, and both of them become optimistic. At the end of the story of The Catcher in the Rye, Holden allows to go to the new school and decides to apply the school. Before he spends time in New York and goes back to his home, he did not think he wants to go to school because he considered all people around him as “phonies,” and he was not so interested in studying. That is also one of the reasons that he was kicked out from the school four times. In addition, when Mr. Antolini who was his English teacher teaches Holden the importance of getting academic experience by going to the school, Holden did not pay so much attention to what Mr. Antolini says.
According to the National Household Survey on drug use and health services, 74.3% of high school students have tried alcohol because of peer pressure (www.familyfirstaid.org). Ray Bradbury's short story, ''All Summer in a Day" shows how Margot is a victim of peer pressure because of the other students incapability to stand up for her because of a bully. Therefor, by learning how peer pressure works, you figure out how peer pressure could influence you and how it could be used for acceptable and unacceptable causes. Generally speaking, the other students in the story are influenced by William because of their fear of being left out, and his vocal authority. The other students are also somewhat feeling peer pressure as well because they don't want to be left out.
“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.
In Police Battalion 101, witnesses who saw Trapp at different times during the day said that he was angry about the orders that were given to him. He said “orders were orders and had to be carried out.” When a leader with higher power than him told him to do something, he felt like it needed to be carried out. It was also said that many people denied having been given the choice not to participate. They blocked out the choice because the orders came from their commander and they didn’t want to disagree. This is also shown in an experiment done by an elementary school teacher, called “The Brown Eyed-Blue Eyed Experiment.
Official Stanford Prison Experiment website: http://www.prisonexp.org/ What makes good people do bad things? : http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct04/goodbad.aspx An interview with Philip Zimbardo: http://nautil.us/issue/45/power/the-man-who-played-with-absolute-power In the Stanford Prison Study, students were given roles as prison guards or inmates. The participants were chosen carefully, so that most of the participants would end up being "Average Joes". What started out as a seemingly innocent experiment began to further escalate with each day, up to the point where they had to shut the whole thing down. It lasted 6 days, less than half of the original end-point (2 weeks).
COMMUNICATION THEORY INDIVIDUAL TASK: MOVIE REVIEW -THE BREAKFAST CLUB- Synopsis Claire Standish “The Princess”; Brian Johnson “The Brain”; Andrew Clark “The Athlete”; John Bender “The Criminal” and Allison Reynolds “The Basket Case” were shown entering fictional Shermer High School on a Saturday for detention. During their eight-hour detention period, the students were not allowed to do anything besides describing themselves in a 1000 words essay as assigned by Mr. Vernon, the school’s disciplinary principal. While Mr. Vernon was away, John unscrewed the door of the library which made it impossible for him to supervise from his office. The students could then tease, sleep and even argue. They planned to ditch detention after lunch time but failed.
Everyday Braxton goes to school and does the correct things needed to be known as a good kid. One day a fight happens in front of Braxton and tries to break the fight up, instead of breaking the fight up, Braxton ends up being fought also. He is told that he is punished instead of helped. In the short run everyone thinks he will learn from his mistakes, in the long run, this is ran through all of the colleges and nobody accepts him, Braxton drops out. When it comes to student misbehavior, most schools have long practiced a basic system of crime and punishment, isolating the perceived “offender” through detention or suspension.
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.
Looks, grades, and friends separate these students, therefore creating a divide between them before they even have an opportunity to know one another for who they truly are. The message revealed in this film is clear and simple. Despite their outside differences, they all deal with the same hardships and insecurities growing up. Ultimately displaying how people who seem to come from different worlds are more alike in the end. The Breakfast Club depicts the characters ' fears, hopes, and dreams while asking the question, who are they?
It becomes next to impossible to strive to be better when the youth are constantly told they are worthless by people of higher authority and even their own peers. In the novel, Dr. Rios describes a concept He calls “dummy smart”. During his study he noted that there were multiple youth who were doing very well in school, but were labeled as being deviant and dumb by school officials. They purposely acted as if they were uninterested in school, but when called upon they always knew the answer, which shows they are more willing to gain respect from people of higher authority in a more negative way. As the novel progresses Dr. Rios goes on to explain how some of the youth wanted to change, but felt
Koshiyama told of witnessing fellow students write about the topic of how the internment camps were depriving them of their rights. Mits got the opportunity to learn all the details of the constitution in grade school when he would get sent to detention for fighting bullies that used racial slurs such as “Jap” against him. There he got to learn all about ins and outs of the constitution and as a result, chose to place his faith in the American constitution. “I really believed in the Constitution, and I believed that they should protect me” he said, according to the document Mits Koshiyama,
One week the girls hockey team might be the talk of the school simply because they happen to defeat another school compared to the boys volleyball team that might have lost to another school or vice versa. White openly admits that the schools are failing our boys, but since when did schools take on the ful responsibility of the school to educate these boys to fully teach them how to be proper boys ? Is White stating that parents have no responsibility whatsoever to teach their boys some manners, social behaviours and so on? Schools are there in many places to reinforce what parents have taught them back at home in terms of manners and discipline. White seems to be too dependent on the education system to help boys become well - rounded individuals.
Students, especially those in high school, are prone to peer pressure which causes them to act like everyone around them with the intention of “fitting in.” The need for fitting in somewhat dissolves when students begin to initiate their transition to adulthood; they learn from their peers and from their family that there comes a time when you develop into a leader of oneself. Following high-school when students are finding themselves, many proceed to go to college and choose a career path for the future, which presents no evidence that genes are able to indicate what someone will be when they grow up. American psychologist John Watson said: “Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I 'll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select...regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations and race of his ancestors (Sincero).” This famous quote indicates that regardless of a child’s genes, they can ultimately choose what they would like to do in their future whether it is a doctor, lawyer, dancer, or artist. In addition, in the novel of Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein creates a grotesque, terrifying monster that is very uneducated and unaware when he is brought to life. The monster lives in a shed outside of another family’s home where
JD’s speech pathologists saw him during the school day for therapy, but were additionally responsible for educating all of his teachers about different accommodations that were needed for him to succeed. Group projects were a reoccurring difficulty in JD’s life. His mother and the speech pathologist made the entire school faculty aware of how damaging it can be to a child’s self-esteem to be left out of a group. I had never thought of this before. JD’s story made me aware that leaving students responsible for forming their own groups has the potential to do more harm than good.