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Toy Story 2 Essay

2238 words - 9 pages

INTRODUCTION: The story starts off as Andy goes to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys all by themselves. Things speed up when a toy collector named Al McWhiggin kidnaps Woody. At Al's apartment, Woody fines out that he is a highly treasured collectible from the 1950's TV show called "Woody's Roundup", and he meets the other prized toys from that show, Jessie the cowgirl, Bulleye the horse and Stinky Pete the Prospector. In the scene of the crime, Buzz Lightyear and the others toys from Andy's room, Mr. Potato, Slinky, Rex and Hamm spring into action to rescue their friend from ending up in the museum.The toys get into one problem after another in their daring race to get Woody home before Andy returns.Question 1: The film starts off as Andy goes to Cowboy Camp, his room is full of different types of toys but there are some that stands up from the rest of the toys. This group is, integrated by Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky dog, Rex, Hamm, Mrs. Potato Head, (the girl) etc. Woody is the leader of the group, at the beginning of the film he is the one that takes the decisions and the rest follow him. For example when the penguin is taken to the garage sale he is the first one to care about and starts telling orders to the rest of the toys.Trying to save the penguin from being sell, Woody gets kidnapped by a toy collector, named Al McWhiggin, Buzz Lightyear is the first toy to react and takes the decision to save Woody from the toy collector, then he is joined by Mr. Potato head, Slinky dog, Rex and Hamm whom volunteers to help him in the rescue. This group of toys is the core team, now guided by Buzz who is replacing Woody as a leader.The rescue team arises by a common interest, which is to recover their friend Woody, it is a friendship group, this kind of groups is called informal groups.Components and profiles of the main team: Buzz Lightyear: he is quick thinking and brave, he doesn't hesitate in any moment that he has to rescue his friend Woody and at the end of the film he is the one that convince Woody to go back home.Mr. Potato Head: is the only member of the team who is married, he is irreverent and irritable. He is always willing to lend a hand to a pal as long as he gets it back.Rex: has the kindest heart of all the toys but is the weaken spine of the group, he is the only one that is nervous when is asked to rescue Woody.Slinky dog: he is very loyal and is the first to volunteer to help Buzz find Woody.Hamm: he is a know-it-all but loyal till the end. He always gives his point of view and anyone who thinks the other way he won't agree with it. He always uses his common cents, like when he figures it out who the thief is Woody: he finds himself kidnapped and finds out that he is a very valuable toy the star of a 1950's TV show, and he has to work out which is more important to him, his friends or being a star.When groups are formed they go through general stages of group development. One model of group development assumes that...

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