Self-Fufilling prophecy Essay

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The self-fulfilling prophecy is an implication of the looking-glass self idea. Mead describes that “each of us has a significant impact on how others view themselves.” The process of this brushes over a person’s meaning, language, and thought of a person or object. As Blumer states, “humans act toward people or things on the basis of the meanings they assign to those people or things.” When encountering something or someone new to us, people first look for a meaning, or label, to put them under in order to better understand it. One of the first things when looking for a label to put someone in is to use language the person is familiar with. The meaning given to the object is based on previous experience or encounters with things similar to the new object we are interacting with, which deals with one’s own thought process. During the thought process, people use their minds to find a proper way to asses the meanings and language gathered to come up with a label to put this new object under. Once given to the new object, people view this object through that label, constantly analyzing the object to further cement that the label given was the correct one. This reflects on the object to witch the new label is given. As the two interact, the label that the person gave the object can be seen by how the person treats the object through both verbal and non verbal communication. As the treatment by the person toward the object is analyzed through both, the person constantly finds examples to prove that their view of this person is the right one either positive or negative, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. An example of this can be seen by several movies that have been created based on this premise. In the movie 187, a substitute school teacher by the name of Trevor Garfield is teaching a class in one of California’s worst schools. The first interaction with the
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