Analysis Of Real Women Have Curves

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Real Women Have Curves Analysis In class we watched the movie, Real Women Have Curves, and it was a very interesting and moving film. It was heartbreaking to see how Ana’s family and others judged her about her weight. Towards the end of the movie, she realizes that her weight doesn’t define who she is, rather her actions make her who she is. I will be discussing some of the interpersonal communication behaviors in, Real Women Have Curves. I will do this by discussing emotional labor, self-disclosure, and sympathy. The first communication behavior I recognized in the movie was emotional labor. According to our textbook, emotional labor is a situation in which managing and even suppressing emotions is both appropriate and
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She can understand how her mom’s arthritis can get worse after sewing for so many years. She cares for her mom, so she can see how her mom can feel under appreciated. That is why she walks back to the factory to help her. Ana’s behavior at this moment was perfect because it saved them from getting into a bigger fight. If Ana would have kept walking away, her mom would have got angry and probably got sicker. Ana and her mom already had a difficult relationship. Ana uses sympathy with her because if she didn’t Ana probably wouldn’t talk to her. Sympathy is the one way Ana can relate to her mom. There are many more communication behaviors in Real Women Have Curves, but these three are the ones that stood out to me. First, emotional labor helped avoid what could have been a huge problem in the movie. Second, self-disclosure revealed how close Ana really is to Jimmy. Lastly, sympathy showed how Ana really did care for her mother and didn’t just see her as a bully. This movie was great and it shows that women should not let their size define who they are. Instead, the women being doubted should work harder to show the ones that doubted them, that they can do what ever they put their mind

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