The first concept from our textbook I will talk about in relationship to the movie is gossip. The main means of communication for the four girls a.k.a the plastics is gossip. In the movie communication occurs between two or more of the girls when the other isn’t present.
Bruess. Contemporary Issues in Interpersonal Communication. Los Angeles: Roxbury, 2005. Print.), is something at which I have always excelled. However, I have not been able to categorize these actions until I having taken this course. Over the course of my relationship with Trish, my fiancée, we have developed many idiosyncratic terms to describe situations, call attention to a situation, or to just have fun. I always knew it was fun but the textbook also notes that idiosyncratic communication “builds the strength and character of a culture.” Upon reading this, I have tried to include some of these “inside jokes” in other relationships I am starting or relationships I would like to grow. In my experience, it has been helpful to create or refine our interpersonal culture with new and interesting
Social Psychology is the study of how we think and relate to other people. These psychologists focused on how the social situation influences others behavior. We see social influences everywhere we go, but might not notice it. Like when watching a movie for fun you do not notice it as much as when you are actually looking for the behaviors, like in the film The Breakfast Club. There are several examples of social psychological behaviors in the film.
Review of The Breakfast Club The Breakfast Club is a teen-movie set in the 1980’s directed by John Hughes. John Hughes has directed other teen films, these films include: (in chronological order) · National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) · Sixteen Candles (1984) · The Breakfast Club (1985) · Pretty In Pink (1986) · Home Alone (1990) · 101 Dalmatians (1996) · Flubber (1997). All of these films are aimed at the same audience, teenagers. These films all have a thing in common that all the actors and actresses are teenagers (except in flubber).
The breakfast club is an American comedy and drama film which was written and produced by John Hughes. It talks of an experience gone through by five students in a library at New Trier High School; the school went to by the child of one of John Hughes' companions (Kaye, 2001). In this way, the individuals who were sent to detainment before school beginning time were assigned individuals from "The Breakfast Club".
Communication is a crucial aspect in people’s everyday life. Everything from word choice to personal perception can influence the interactants’ behaviors and styles of communication. Kim’s Contextual Theory of Interethnic Communication depicts the many layers and facets that attribute to the communication between two people belonging to different identities or groups. While there are four layers to Kim’s theory, this paper will focus on the behavioral aspect. Kim’s theory will be analyzed and explained through the lens of associative and dissociative behaviors.
Breakfast Club film contained a wide variety of behavior and stereotypes. Each person had their on personality and taste at the beginning of the film. I believe that communication played the biggest part in the movie. It shows the way that people from totally different backgrounds can communicate and even agree on issues. The various types of communication and behaviors within the film will be discussed.
Interpersonal communication is a rather important means of communication. It’s the process in which people discuss information, feelings, and meaning through verbal and non-verbal messages. These skills are necessary to developing other important life skills. Communicating with others to solve problems that inevitably occur both in our private and professional lives is a very important key skill.
She comes from a wealthy background, is influenced by her friends, is narcissistic and is doted on by her parents, whom buy her things to get back at each other. Claire is aware of this and therefore behaves the way she does. She makes sure she doesn’t do anything that can change the image others have of her and feels that she can do no wrong. The other characters seem to idolize Claire except for John, whom is constantly making sexual or rude remarks to her. When we delve deeper into Claire’s personality and look at Horney’s theory on basic evil, hostility and anxiety and apply it to Claire. According to Horney, if a “child did not feel loved there would be hostility toward the parents, and this hostility would eventually be projected onto everything and everyone and become basic anxiety,” (Hergenhahn & Olson, 2011). This would then lead to neuroticism in adulthood and in Claire’s case, she feels the need for social recognition and prestige and personal
Have you ever wondered what Saturday school was like under the supervision of MR. Vernon. The Breakfast club, directed by John Hughes is the remarkable story about 5 students who got Saturday schools. Before we get into the thick of it let's start from the beginning. It was a crisp fall day in the month of march, march 24 to be exact 5 students were going to spend 9 hours in school on a Saturday. They were under the strict vision of MR. Vernon from 7am to 4pm. The kids were instructed to write a 1000-word paper on the topic of, “Who You Think You Are” and how they ended up there. What the five delinquents did not know going into detention how similar they are even though they are so different. John Hughes uses typical high school activities
She is constantly worried about what others may think of her. That is exactly why she behaves the way she does. Claire admits that she has a constant pressure to live up to the way other perceive her. She faces so much pressure to act a certain way based on her surroundings. She feels as though if she acts a certain way, her reputation may be torn to shreds.
This concept was present in the film because, at the beginning of the movie, everyone was there because of themselves. They were all strangers, so they weren’t focused on the needs of the group just yet. Instead, they all are focused on what they can do to occupy themselves while in detention. Each person has their own thing to do, for example, the outcast is drawing, the rebel is playing with matches and the jock is flicking paper footballs. However, interpersonal communication shows the communication across the cultures, not within the cultures. So, a more fitting example of interpersonal communication is when the rebel seems to be more focused on his enjoyment and not the group’s feelings, by going around dissing everyone’s social group. This is more fitting because this is communication across all of the cultures, not just within their
The Breakfast Club demonstrates the interpersonal concepts “I-It” and “I-Thou” as it follows students whose immediate reaction is to treat each other as nothing more than the stereotypical person their titles assume them to be; however, as the film progresses and the characters begin to develop friendships, the characters abandon the stereotypes and begin to look at each other as individuals who have unique personalities and stories.
In the movie The Breakfast Club, five seemingly different adolescents are assigned Saturday detention where they learn that although they each fit a particular stereotype, they all have the same characteristics, but they are expressed differently because they have different experiences, strengths and weaknesses that makes them who they are. In the movie, Bender is the “criminal”, Brian is the “brain” and Allison is the “psychopath.” Each of their situations, strengths and weakness are similar to students that are in our classrooms currently or we may have in our classrooms in the future. For each student it is important to understand their learning differences and as a teacher, how I can use their strengths to help them become successful students.
One day when Holly and the narrator go for a walk through Fifth Avenue on a beautiful Autumn day Holly seems interested in the narrator's childhood without really telling him about her own, even though talking about herself is something she does quite often. "...it was elusive, nameless, placeless, an impressionistic recital, though the impression received was contrary to what one expected, for she gave an almost voluptuous account of swimming in summer, Christmas trees, pretty cousins and parties: in short, happy in a way she was not, and never, certainly, the background of a child who had run away" (54). Holly's character has such a dramatic flair that the reader nor the narrator never really know what to expect from her. On some occasions she will openly talk about outrageous taboos with perfect strangers and on others she will claw like a cat anyone who gets too close to her: "I asked her how and why she left home so young. She looked at me blankly, and rubbed her nose, as though it tickled: a gesture, seeing often repeated, I came to recognize as a signal that one was trespassing" (20). Holly is not only a physical paradox of a girl and a woman, but so is her personality, she has an odd mixture of child-like innocence and street smart sexuality.