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Evaluation of the Communication in the Breakfast ClubThe Breakfast Club film contained a wide variety of communication Within this essay the various types of communication and behaviors within the film will be discussed Key terms will be pointed out and highlighted as well as described in relation to the examples extracted from the film To begin with the film started out with a communicationclimate that was both tense and without verbal communication This was mainly due to the variance in membership constructs of the characters involved The characters included the brain BrianAndrew the athlete the criminal Bender the princess Claire and the basket case Allison There was a great deal of interesting non verbal communication taking place between these people Theirreactions and responses to each other demonstrated perceptual errors which would be shown as the story progressed The genderconflict styles also played a role The girls both tended tolisten rather than hold the attention of the others This wasespecially true in Allisons case who never spokeAllison was introduced in the movie as the basket case Allison showed that she was obviously insecure seating herself facing away from the rest of the room avoidance She would notspeak out She was non assertive when asked what she wanted shewould not respond impervious response She would only sit and smile to herself You could categorize her in to the passive aggressive label perfectly She didnt like herself low selfesteem or others She was both futile and helpless The onlyway she displayed her anger was by giving a whimper She obviouslyhad a lot of pent up feeling for she reveals a lot later in the movie through self disclosure Allison obviously lacked therespect of others for she had no friends whatsoever prior to hertime spent in this detention She also used manipulators she chewed her nails and played with her hair Brian was another case of insecurity The influence of selfconcept was strong with Brian Johnson for
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