Modern Family Research Paper

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Marriage and Family is all around us. It’s on television, newspapers, and magazine ads. We pass by families on the street, in the store, in our own neighborhoods. At some point of our lives, everyone has a family. However, with society changing and progressing and falling over time, the definition of a family is changing. At one point, families were pictured as the idea of a nuclear family, your typical married wife and husband with about two kids, however modern day families aren’t that transparent. Society has been facing even more financial issues, especially with us trying to get over the Great Recession; it’s at an all time high. With that being said, families are divorcing due to depression from financial aid issues. They push on though, …show more content…
On famous television shows like Leave it To Beaver, we see the perfect all American family, where everyone can resolve their problems in a snap. However, in today’s society, nuclear families cannot be expected as shows like Gilmore Girls, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Empire all show the true aspects of what it means to be a family now a day. There are more and more single-parent families, stepfamilies, and families with same-sex parents. With divorce rates climbing higher than they ever were historically, there is a greater variance in family dynamics. Gilmore Girls revolves around the story of a single mother, Lorelai, and her daughter, Rory, who live in a small town in Connecticut. The show revolves around the fact that Lorelai and Rory are very close in age as Lorelai had her at 16, the two are practically best friends more then mother daughter, a relationship that can be very true in todays society. Often adolescents reach a stage in their life where they shut out their parents and communication is limited. Lorelai and Rory’s relationship demonstrates a unique example of a parent and child relationship that maintains communication through which they can discuss almost anything. That use of trust and control keeps a healthy relationship between the two. One of the biggest problems the two faced on the show however were about the fact that Rory was getting the life, Lorelai dreamed of,

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