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Negative Expectations and the film While You Were Sleeping Everyday people feel the effects of others and society imposed ways to act or perform in daily actives These imposed way are called expectations Expectations can help people live up to there potential act politely finish projects spend more time with family and many other things that yield a positive outcome Unfortunately expectations are not always positive Often these imposed expectations lead individuals into unhealthy stereotypes sexism sudden career choices nonproductive relationships little self-esteem and many other adverse results The film While You Were Sleeping displays how one self traditions societies and others expectations can all intertwine and become a maze of lies false hope self-fulfilling prophecies and confusion The film takes place in Chicago during the early nineties Lucy Eleanor Moderatz is a lonely single Thirty year old orphan who works at the el-train taking fares Everyday she sits in a booth like a veal While You Were Sleeping and watches the commuters come and go She soon falls in love with a commuter that she has never talked to Peter Callaghan is a stereotypically arrogant businessman who everyone loves On Christmas day Lucy finds herself witnessing Peter being mugged and then thrown onto the train tracks of a quickly approaching train Lucy saves Peter from the train and he is taken to the hospital in a coma When Lucy checks up on Peter in the hospital a nurse assumes Lucy is his fiance and introduces the family to her under that pretense Peters family has heard of Peters fiance but has never talked to or been introduced to her so they welcome her fully into the family unaware that the two have never met Lucy is swept away by the idea and the acceptance of the family and does not reveal that she is not the real fiance who happiness to be away in Paris on business Soon Saul Peters Godfather
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