Internal Dialog, Blind Side Essay
14 March, 2011
COM 100 Midterm Exam- Blind Side 1. Michaels self awareness and perception process concerning his internal dialog when starting at the school was negative because he was the “fish out of water”. In regards to self-awareness, Michaels open self is a feeling of being lost or out of place. This was most likely due to being in a wealthy, prominently white society. Michael’s blind self awareness was his protective instincts. On the football field and in the car accident when he protected S.J. The person in specific whom recognized Michael’s ability to protect was Leigh Anne. Information that was hidden to others but known to Michael was his past, whether it being his mother being a …show more content…
“big and tall-er”, his ethnicity in society and new family, and grungy altered cloths. The proximity that surrounded Michael was his immediate environment, which in context was much more safe and positive.
Interpretation Evaluation- Michael was interpreted throughout much of the movie as an outcast which was an uneducated, overgrown, black dummy by most of his peer and teachers.
Memory- Mike had a stereotype of white people; the stereotype was that they were stuck up and not genuine. When the family took him in, his perception was reconstructed.
Recall- By the end of the movie Mike was grateful for his new life and opportunities presented in front of him. Even after his doubts of the Touhy's intentions for him, after he recalled their past generosities, he reconstructed his memory and what was truly meaningful for him. 2. The Blindside consisted of many conflicts for Mike. Whether it was cultural or gender, they would all relate back to interpersonal conflicts. A specific conflict would be his lack of self perception of his purpose for life. When Mike writes notes stating how dumb he is, and lacks motivation to find a home and chooses to sleep outside in the rain. Interpersonally, Mike was down in the dumps.
A relationship conflict could be directed towards his mother. Mikes mom was a drug addict who lost all concern for him;