Cliques In The Breakfast Club

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Arriving to school at 7 in the morning is hard enough, but doing so on a Saturday for detention, is even tougher! Yet five students, from different walks of life do just this, in one of the most iconic movie of the ‘80s. Directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club, is a film that follows the events of five teenagers serving their time -and shenanigans- in detention, while lifelong friendships are made by the simple act of understanding and relation. In the opening of the movie, the teenagers quickly group together based on what they know: the ‘popular’ and ‘athletic’ together, against the ‘rebel’, ‘nerd’ and ‘odd-ball’, who are all ultimately against the covetous Vice Principal. As detention drags on, the bickering teens get to know each other, sneaking around and finding activities to pass the time, slowly getting closer to one another as they discover similarities in each other. The Breakfast Club (1985) goes on to explore education and the individuals who challenge it, along with the different cliques that envelops the student body and ultimately closes them off from one another.
The Breakfast Club is renowned for its take on five different social cliques in high school. These cliques which may or may not bring fond memories of high school are the stereotypical ones we imagine; the princess’,
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While many high school classes focus on the importance of standardized tests, John Hughes uses his film The Breakfast Club to show that the education that is missing, is the understanding and relation to others. Hughes wants his target audience of high school students to not ignore people around them because they are different and not a part of their social class. This education, in Hughes eyes, will benefit people more in the long term than any lesson taught in a

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