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Analysis Of John Bender

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Two characters that I choose for this assignment are a careless and impulsive character in this movie, John Bender, or known as “the criminal”, and a character that being known as a nerd, that is Brian Johnson, or known as “the brain”. In reference to Piaget’s stages of cognitive development, I categorized Bender and Brian in a formal operational stage, that is the final stage of the cognitive development stage. It is because, both of them shows characteristic of adolescent egocentrism. As for Bender, we can see that he had developed the sense of invulnerability because he had taken many physical risks and do not think about the consequences.** Besides that, in reference to Kohlberg’s stages of moral reasoning that deals with different stages of morality, I can classify John Bender is in level 3 of the stage, which is the post conventional morality stage. It is because we can see that Bender always do…show more content…
For Bender, we can clearly see that he seems like he do not take anything seriously, and his behavior also shows that he do not want to make any commitment. For example, Bender had many girlfriends before but he seems like he did not put any commitment to each and every one of them and continuously searching for another. In reference to Brian, we can see that he just takes on the role that his parents assigned to him that is to be a nerd. He do not even questioned about what his parents asked him to do, but he just accept it. Based on the opening scene, we can see that John Bender’s parents did not sent him to the library at all. It shows that his parents do not take care and concern about him and it shows characteristics of neglectful parenting. Besides, Brian Johnson is most likely to have authoritarian parents. It is because his mom asks him to find way to study even when he was in detention and not let him to express his opinion at