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Movie Prompted Values Review & Resources

  • Submitted by: kempo127
  • on November 17, 2013
  • Category: Psychology
  • Length: 2,272 words

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Movie Prompted Values Review & Resources: The Breakfast Club
“We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it than others,” (The Breakfast Club, 1985). On a March day at Shermer High School, five students met for the first time at Saturday detention. Each of them came from a different social clique, yet by the end of the day, all of them realized they were not really that different after all. They each were experiencing issues to which the others could relate. Regardless of the friendships that were developing, the five came to understand that the stereotype, which they were “supposed” to be, could potentially keep them apart after that Saturday. Through watching this movie, one can see the development of adolescents and their behavior and, although written in the eighties, can still relate this movie to adolescents today.
Compared to the current state of adolescents in the USA today, the movie depicts many aspects that are still true of this age group. To begin with, The Breakfast Club shows the various parenting conflicts and issues that are still prevalent for adolescents now, specifically the various parenting styles that are still occurring. These styles include, “authoritarian, authoritative, neglectful, and indulgent parenting,” (Adolescence, 2012). Andrew’s father represents authoritarian parenting through making Andrew participate in sports, act in a certain manner, and planning out Andrew’s life for him; as a result, Andrew shows disdain towards his father. Brian’s parents also represent authoritarian parenting, in that they expect him to perform well in school, receiving straight A’s, and to go on to a bright future. However, this pressure causes Brian to consider suicide. Both Allison and John’s parents represent neglectful parenting; neither cares what their children do, so long as it does not affect them. Finally, Claire’s parents represent indulgent parents; they do not care that she skipped school to go shopping and she gets...

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