The Breakfast Club Analysis

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The Breakfast Club, a film directed by John Hughes, describes the events that happen during a group of five teenagers' Saturday detention. Each character comes into the day as someone who does not have a whole lot in common with the other four. As the day progresses, they each begin to become acquainted with one another and discover that they have more in common than they had previously believed. As well as finding out who these other people are, each character undergoes his or her self-discovery as they are able to examine how who they are determines what they do and how they act. These students each arrive on Saturday morning to their high school by different means, and each way it is that they arrive is a precursor for what kind of people they begin the film as. Brian Johnson is dropped off by one of his parents and his little sister. He is told to find some way to get his homework done while he is in detention. Brian turns out to represent the nerd of the group. He is always getting good grades and never seems satisfied with sub-par self-achievements. On the surface, his only problem seems to be his submissiveness. For most of the film, Brian is only following along with what the others are doing, occasionally throwing in comments like, "You know there's not s'posed to be any monkey business. However, our image of Brian Johnson completely changes nearing the end of the film. In a very pivotal scene for each character, in which the group of five are sitting around in a circle, Brian brings up why he is in detention on this particular weekend. He embellishes upon his situation, saying, "I can't have an F, I can't have it and I know my parents can't have it! Even if I aced the rest of the semester, I'm still only a B. And everything's ruined for me!" He explains that he is in detention because one of the faculty members had found a gun in his locker and that he

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