Pretty Woman Social Interaction Theory

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Pretty Woman Pretty Woman, a romantic comedy, portrays two independent individuals from opposite social classes and how their accidental meeting changes themselves and the stigmatism society places on them. As the movie rolls forward the viewers begin to see many similarities and differences between the two headstrong characters. While simultaneously the views and opinions of the public created situations where the characters had to examine their own ideals. Located in the downtown strip of Los Angeles, is a young woman that roams the streets. Her exterior look of a stripper and sassy attitude brings on attention that only suffices her recurring monthly rent bill. Vivian portrays herself as tougher than nails, while trying to survive the …show more content…
This theory describes how Vivian and Edward’s emotions were altered by each other’s actions and own ideals. Edward, an uptight rigid man driven by success, stumbled upon his compliment Vivian. Vivian’s vibrant and spontaneous character sparked unfamiliar emotions in Edward. For example, in his final business deal, instead of destroying a business he built a relationship with them and was willing to take a chance and care about the people who made it up. Similarly, Vivian was willing to tone down her appearance and learn how to become a proper lady for Edward’s business deals. As they unconsciously practiced cultural relativism they reevaluated their own ideals. Throughout Vivian’s transformation she noticed and later realized that society didn’t necessarily dislike her personality, but it was how she portrayed herself. As Edward showed her that change was possible, and acknowledged Vivian’s self worth, she started to believe it herself. In addition, Edward found that he didn’t need to distant himself from people to be successful instead he had someone see beyond his wealth, which caused him rethink the human side of business. In an article Health and Sex, Jean Lawrence states, "What most people call falling in love is really falling in pattern. Relationships are about getting our own needs met, often on an unconscious basis. In other words, we try to find someone who is complementary to us and can help us learn, heal, and grow." These two different personalities molded together, cultivating different areas of their lives to make room for bigger and better things in

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