The Full Monty Movie Analysis

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English 203
10/6/17
Professor: Elisavet Tsakirouglou
Student: Tamara Stojkovic
Student ID: 20160023 Unemployment is one of the most serious problems facing developed nations today. Based on the film “ The Full Monty”, use specific examples and critically evaluate the effects of unemployment of men Unemployment is a serious economic issue that affects a considerable number of people and countries, either directly or indirectly. Due to the global economic crisis, the number of unemployed people has increased significantly in the last few years. According to the Eurostat, in April 2017 almost 20 million people were unemployed. (2017) Both men and women are facing consequences of losing their jobs however, they have different responses to unemployment. As Leana and
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Gerald. Gerald is the only character in the film that has a high education and high living standards. Despite all these facts, he is also unemployed as the rest of protagonists. The reason why he can not find a job is his age, he is quite old to start from begging. As Baker and Hassett stated in their article, “older workers are less likely to be laid off than younger workers, however, they are about half as likely to be rehired.” (2012) As it was previously mentioned, Mr. Gerald is the only protagonist that had a high position in the society and that is the main reason why he did not want to tell his wife about losing the job. According to Warr, “a person, who is unemployed, may lose a socially accepted position, and the newly acquired position may widely be seen as inferior.” (1983) Furthermore, Shamir underlines the idea that unemployment can change the place in “ a social pyramid” causing a person to lose a self-esteem as well as a self-respect. (1986) However, Gerald is the only character in the film that is positive and believes everything will be fine, therefore he is constantly trying to make changes in
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