Ozzie And Harriet And The Modern Family Analysis

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Remember when children could walk down the street without having their parents with them? Maybe, you remember your dad sitting around the house on his off day in a dress shirt, slacks, and a tie? No? Neither do I, the reason we don’t remember this is because this took place back in the 1950’s, well before we were thought of. A time when siblings got along with one another, the mothers and fathers both had their own roles within the household, and neither of them shared tasks for the most part. People always seemed to use their manners, always dressed their best, and always seemed to want to be kind toward one another, within their households at least. As time has changed through the years, the changes through or within society has been the…show more content…
As the times have changed the portrayal of a mother’s role in both shows demonstrate how the mother’s role within the family has changed. In Ozzie and Harriet, Harriet was a stay at home mother, whose job was to solely take care of the household, by doing the cleaning, cooking, laundry, and any other home economics that was needed. Granted that Harriet took care of everything in the household, she was never seen unless the boys or Ozzie needed something from her. Harriet also was behind the scenes, so to say, of her family, meaning that she was there but didn’t participate in the issues that Ozzie would deal with as the father. With Harriet being back behind Ozzie, it demonstrated that Ozzie was the head of the house hold and that Harriet was really the caretaker and backbone of the house within its self. And a lot of times Harriet would have to help Ozzie realize that he was the one who had to take care of things and when things needed to be taken care of and he didn’t want to get them done, and this view of Harriet was typically not seen by the neighbors, or their children. With The Modern Family, the mother’s role in society is a lot different today than it was in the 1950’s. Claire, is…show more content…
In Ozzie and Harriet, the family was shown to have a really great relationship with one another. The boys didn’t really fight, much less even argue unlike how some real families might have done. The worst shown by these two brothers was the younger one giving the older brother grief over the fact that the brother made plans to go to the movies and then decided that he had to back out because he had to do school work to help other kids. Even though the two boys were in a disagreeance about the movies they really didn’t argue too much about the fact that the oldest had to cancel on their day together. With today’s society showing how children act with The Modern Family, children are shown as loud, rowdy, a little obnoxious, and always seem to be arguing about something or someone. As in with Luke and Alex, the whole episode that involved them as the focus, was mostly about the fact that Luke shot Alex with his bb gun, and they were fighting over that incident. With Manny, he is shown to be more reserved than Alex and Luke are, a lot like the boys that were depicted in the view of the 1950’s. But at the same time, Manny, was more open and forward with his emotions and feelings than the boys would have been back in the 50’s when it came to women. From the demonstration of the behavior of the children in the 1950’s to the demonstration of the
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