Since the day I learn interpersonal communications and its theories, I have come to realize that communication is everywhere and it is unavoidable. Even in movies there are many theories to be found. I was given an assignment to watch Pirate’s of the Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl and analyze it with the theories I have learned. The purpose of this review on the scene is to analyze how the scene can be related to theories and concepts found in interpersonal communication. I have found many compelling theories, which of those are power theory, non-verbal message, conflict management and social exchange theory. In this story, it tells us a tale about thrilling high-seas adventure with a mysterious twist that started it all. Captain Jack Sparrow's idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, Captain Barbossa, steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal—kidnapping the Governor's daughter, Elizabeth. In a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl, Elizabeth's childhood friend Will Turner joins forces with Jack. What William doesn't know is that a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead. After all the research and discovery, I hope that I would learn to watch movies in a different way and be able to see hidden messages and pin them on each interpersonal theory that I have learned.
The first theory I would like to point out is the Power Theory. I would like to emphasize on these two theories in the power theory, which are the legitimate power and persuasive power. Interpersonal power can be described as the capacity of an individual to exert their will over another or others (French and Raven, 2001) or influence the goals of a relationship. A legitimate power is someone who is given the right to direct others behavior because of his or her position, title, role, experience, or knowledge. Examples of this are police officers, teachers, and parents. Based on this scene,...
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