The Character Analysis Of Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Ferris Bueller’s Day off tells the story of a high school senior who employs deception and manipulative tactics to skip classes with his best friend and girlfriend. Meanwhile, his sister and the school’s principle work separately to expose him as a fraud. During the first scene of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Jean and Ferris are at odds while he’s rendering a performance to convince his parents that he is too sick to attend school. While convincing his parents, Jean stands nearby expressing disdain through body language like explicit hand gestures, foot tapping, hands placed on her hips; and verbal challenges like criticizing her parents’ decisions to let Ferris stay home. Because Jean expresses her suspicions of favoritism, “…I can’t believe this, if I was bleeding out both my eyes you guys would make me go to school, this is so unfair” ( 1:58-2:05)her discourse establishes the social climate in her relationship with her brother in proximity to their parents. In other words, scene one establishes a few things; relationship factors, personality, and communication styles. For example, Jean feels as though her parents demonstrate favoritism so she protests in disbelief concerning their decision to allow Ferris to stay home; Ferris receives preferential treatment in the home because his parents believe him but do not extend the same credibility to Jean; and Jean resents her brother so she becomes verbally aggressive and announces her desire to excommunicate herself from their
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