The Breakfast Club Essay

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The breakfast club was to say the least a boring 80's movie. But it was a good movie for the purpose of analysis. Simply put, it will not be on my list of movies to rent next time that I am at the rental store. I chose to explain the points of view of Andrew, the jock, and Allison the loner/quite person. I will also be making use of the key terms Clique Groups, and Identity Crisis. At the start of the movie, Allison was a person off in a corner by herself. She didn't talk to anyone, she knew that she had a "place" in the society of school. This society of school, also know as clique groups, takes place at many schools, the one in the movie and most of all Richland High School. Like our school, this one has very many clique groups. In fact in the group of students in Saturday school, each clique group had a representative if you will. Allison knew that in the minds of others she was a loser because she was not popular and not pretty. So, we have here a girl who doesn't think that she is pretty, and rates herself lower because of that. They don't look at her personality or her inner being, but her outward appearance. She thinks that she is ugly because of what everyone else thinks. She has a low self-image and self-esteem simply because of what others think. In order to overcome this, she has to not let the opinions of others interfere with her thinking. This is very much easier said than done. In the middle of the movie, Andrew began to notice that she was in need and want of attention. She went so far as to make up stories, and say that she was a pathological lier, just to get people to pay more attention to her. She also did some very different things that I have never seen any normal girl do. Usually, a girls purse is a private object that carries personal items. I've never seen any girl just literally dump all of the contents out of her purse and onto the couch. To me, she needed some attention. I believe before this scene, Allison told us that her family life was a mess. Obviously Andrew answered her subliminal cries for attention. He came down to her level, and...

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