Essay on Modern Family And Its Effect On Family Structures

1811 Words Nov 14th, 2016 8 Pages
What word comes to mind when you hear mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, and uncle? When most people hear these words they think of their family, but what really makes a family? The common image that comes to mind when thinking about family is a mom and dad and their children. Nowadays that is not always and families are coming in all shapes and sizes. There are, “... single-parent families, stepfamilies, cohabitating families- those with unmarried domestic partners-…,” (McCaffrey, 2013, p. 3). T.V shows have even started to reflect these changing family structures, especially the show Modern Family.This show not only has the typical family structure, but also an interracial couple and same-sex couples. The unique thing about this show is that it brings light-hearted comedy to some serious shows. Modern Family goes into new territory that talks about real issues that are going on in the world today like same-sex couples,the acceptance of interracial couples, and the highs and lows of adoption. Modern Family is a mockumentary show that follows the lives of the Pritchett and Dunphy family. Jay Pritchett is the patriarch of the family and he has made his fortune in the closet business. Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is Jay’s second wife and is almost like a trophy wife. From this marriage Jay has a stepson, Manny, and a toddler son, Joe. Jay also has two older children from his first marriage, Claire and Mitchell. Claire, a stay at home mom trying to get back in the working…

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