Social Trends Assignment
Movie Analysis of “The Breakfast Club”
The features of Generation-Xers were efficiently showed in this movie. For most Generation-Xers they were lack of sense of safety and social identity, they were dissatisfied with the government because a lack of trust in leadership, which caused their misleading personality trait. When they watch The Breakfast Club they have to have the same sense of this movie.
In the United States only a small part of people had taken drug in 1980s but over half of Breakfast Clubber had smoked drug before or at their high school period. John Bender was a troublemaker in teachers’ eyes and he really was. He brought drug to school and let others smoke it.
Breakfast Clubbers were willing to confirm that they were materialism. They believed in the money and wealth, which made them lack of trust in people’s relationship. Claire Standish was an absolute materialist. She had everything she wanted and her father was enjoying offering her what he could give.
The crimes in people under eighteen were dropped as the first Breakfast Clubbers appeared. Andrew was bullied a boy in his school but at last he took responsibility of his impulse and went to the club, he did what a real criminal should did.
As the Generation-Xers did not have social identity most of them had no goals to set for future and no one would show them the direction if they did not fight for it. Brian Johnson was a nerd who only focused on study and his family. He joined the Breakfast Club because the teacher found a gun in his locker. He was planned to commit suicide because got a B in a class, he was so feared because his father pushed lots of pressure to him and he was relied on the family’s expectation, which he was live for. What can you blame me? I do not understand why he mysteriously disappeared for so long… you know three years were not a short term. The long-time waiting just drove me crazy, as I told you, I cannot bear that long to...
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