The Breakfast Club Analysis Paper Outline
The character of Andrew is used to explore moral reasoning, identity statuses, and the effect of peer pressure on an adolescent development. Andrew’s character was analyzed to see how it is related to the Lawrence Kohlberg’s theory of Moral Reasoning. It was found that he displayed both the preconventional level and the conventional level. However he has not displayed the postconventional level. His character was analyzed to see how it is related to James Marcia theory of identity statuses. His character display identity diffusion, identity foreclosure, identity moratorium, but has not displayed any signs of identity achievement. Finally his character was be analyzed to see how he …show more content…
Theory 3 – Identity Moratorium is “It is a stage between childhood and adulthood when the individual can experiment with or try on various roles, ideologies, and commitments.”
Example 4 – Andrew has not shown any signs of Identity Acheivement.
Theory 4 – Identity Achievement is “A period when the individual achieves inner stability that corresponds to what others perceived that person to be.”
Topic 2 Conclusion – Andrew currently has not reached Identity Achievement. Andrew will need to explore identities until he finds an identity that appeal to him. I predict that Andrew will have trouble reaching Identity Achievement because he succumbs to peer pressure and his father’s wishes frequently.
Topic 3 – Peer Pressure – why do kids cave in.
Example 1 - Andrew wants to be part of the group and consistently goes with the group on issues such as not telling that Mr. Bender has broken the door, smoking weed, and leaving the room with the group even though it was strictly prohibited by Mr. Vern.
Theory 1 – “Groups establish norms – standards of behavior that apply to all group members – and may pressure members to conform to these norms.” (p274)
Example 2 – Standards for using pot are often fuzzy. Andrew objects at first to using the