Essay on The Breakfast Club; Overcoming Stereotypes Visually

846 Words Apr 13th, 2013 4 Pages
The Breakfast Club; Overcoming Stereotypes Visually The central theme of this poster is overcoming stereotypes. 5 students spend their Saturday in detention. At first they all succumbed to their stereotypes but as time passed, they all got to know each other and realized that they're not as different then they originally thought. The central theme/message of this movie is overcoming stereotypes and it becomes evident to viewers throughout the movie. This theme develops throughout the movie, starting with posture of the characters, then the dialogue, and finally their net performance in the overall movie which leads to the final scene of the movie. These are the 4 specific elements I will analyze in order to support my central theme. …show more content…
This changes throughout the movie, however, when Andrew, the athlete, starts to show an interest in her. Despite Allison's habit to lie and deceit others, she provides very insightful opinions during several parts of the movie. For example, when the group is trying to trick Claire, the princess, into confessing her sexual activities, Allison notes, " It's a double-edged sword, isn't it? If you have [had sex] you're a slut, and if you haven't you're a prude." This is proof that Allison is not just some nut job in therapy but a very insightful teenager that just wants someone to talk to. She also steps out of her role by allowing Claire to give her a makeover, after which she begins to date Andrew. In conclusion, Allison went from a crazy, shy, emo girl with a lot of black makeup to the sweet and open girl that not only gained a boyfriend by the end of the movie but also 3 new friends. Her character developed into a bitter sweet girl, a girl that she secretly has always wanted to be. Now we have dialogue with Claire as the main focus. During the first few scenes, Clair talks in a tone that is very proper and formal. As the story progresses, she opens up to the rest of the gang about her feelings, troubles and opinions. Her speech grows in character and voice. One example is when John was talking about her diamond earrings. She curses at him but as the conversation progresses, she starts screaming and

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