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Sociology in The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers is a movie with hilarious comedy and nonstop action The two main characters are Jake and Elwood Blues These brothers have consistently been in trouble with the law but find themselves searching for redemption The quest begins when the Blues brothers set out to find and re-enlist the members of their old band Unfortunately for the Blues brothers the other band members have steady jobs that they will not easily give up The manipulative Jake and Elwood Blues soon convince them to come along Finally the band is together and they can begin to raise the money needed to save their childhood home an orphanage The Blues brothers may be classified as a sub-culture A sub-culture may be defined as a group that participates within the dominant culture while engaging in original and different behavior One scene that demonstrates this behavior is when Jake and Elwood Blues try to re-enlist Matt Guitar Murphy The brothers step into the soul food restaurant An observant customer would notice the original attire of the brothers Their clothes of black pants black shoes black tie and hat and a plain white shirt The outfit is not complete without their black sunglasses Some would not consider this a type of specialized dress but the Blues brothers have not changed this outfit for countless years Their clothing separates them from the norms of society and reflects their blunt behavior A semiotic viewpoint could leave you with endless possibilities for the reasoning behind their dress To prove that they are responsible willing to conform or businesslike The meaning behind the message is hard to decipher It could simply be a look for their band The only attachment to their dress is the significant other that cared for them in the orphanage This significant other played by Cab Calloway dressed exactly the same So their specialized dress may show their
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