The Breakfast Club Essay

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The Breakfast Club Analysis Matt Brockner University of Kentucky The Breakfast Club Analysis In the movie The Breakfast Club directed by John Hughes there are many interpersonal concepts that we discussed in class this semester that showed up in the movie. Concepts that spread from communication which is a transactional process involving participants who occupy different but overlapping environments and create relationships through the exchange of messages, many of which are affected by external, physiological, and psychological noise (Adler & Procter, p.13) all the way to listening which is a process that consists of hearing, attending, understanding, responding, and remembering an aural message (Adler & Procter, p. 237) and…show more content…
All of the students were sitting in awkward silence except for Bender who was causing problems with the principal. The students felt that something needed to change so they started expanding their horizons by talking with the other students, and telling one another a little bit about themselves. Eventually the students all started to get to know one another. Andrew, the jock of the group, is constantly forced by his overbearing father to be the best athlete that he can be. This causes Andrew to be very supportive of everyone in the group and encourages his peers to tell everyone in the group a little bit about themselves. For example when Allison dumps her purse on the couch and the object inside of the purse fall out she tries to hide what is in the purse. Andrew tries to find out why she is doing this so he asks what is wrong and asks if she is having problem with her parents. Eventually she tells him that her parents ignore her when she tries to talk to them. If Andrew would have never asked her what was wrong she might have never became close with the members in the group. This is an example of self-disclosure. Self-disclosure is the process of deliberately revealing information about oneself that is significant and others would not normally know that just by looking at someone (Adler & Procter, p.
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