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"As Good As It Gets" Essay

1037 words - 4 pages

In the move "As Good as it Gets" are many interpersonal relationships that are going on with the lead character played by Jack Nicholson. In this essay I am going to discuss and analyze the relationships between Melvin, his neighbor who is a homosexual, Simon Bishop. Also there is a relationship between Melvin and his neighbor's friend Frank Sachs. The last relationship is the most interesting and powerful, Melvin and the dog.In the move Melvin is against homosexuality and he is always abusing Simon, because of his sexual orientation, homosexuality and he uses heterosexual language. This show how inappropriate is homosexuality. Moreover, it upsets gay and lesbians. In this situation, Melvin have chosen to say a couple of critical statements about the neighbor's orientation and he even predicted Simon that he will cruelly suffer in hell.The language and self-talk that Melvin is using toward Simon scares Simon and makes him feel worsless while also bringing down his morals. Melvin over and over gain tells Simon that his way of living is wrong and Melvin's is right. In terms of effective interpersonal relationship this form of self-talk and criticism is wrong and extreme and leads to disconfirmation toward Simon, for Melvin's imagined attitude toward homosexuality and not his human worse (Beebe, et al 48).Near the end of the movie Simon has realized that he has no money and has nowhere to live. So Simon must try to call his parents and ask them to help him with money, but Simon and his parents do to talk to each other for a long time. At this point, Simon faces a lot of communication-apprehension (Reducing Communication Barriers 2) towards his parents, and the financial issue and his future without money, leads Simon's interpersonal relationship with main character, Melvin change to better.When Simon became aggressive to Melvin, in other words when he stopped being sensitive and so shy their relationship changes.Melvin and Simon began to develop friendship with each other. We can see how relationship theory works in this particular situation in the move. First, the uncertainty reduction theory takes place almost immediately after Simon and Melvin went to the trip to his parent's house. When Simon was talking to Carol and explaining why he and his parents have not talk to each other, Melvin realizes that Simone is good person and he somehow start to emphasize with him (Beebe, et al 317).After conversation about his parents, Simon and Melvin began to unite with each other and Melvin realizes that he was a little bad to Simon.Their relationship between them continues to flower all the way through the end of the movie solving the arguments between Melvin and Simon. Simon moves to Melvin's flat and both receive relationship satisfaction with each other because Simon having a home to live in that helps him to cope with his tragedy, on the other hand Melvin is happy to have a friend and a dog.Next interpersonal relationship is between Simon's friend, Frank...

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