The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Essay

1756 Words Oct 2nd, 2016 8 Pages
Introduction
It is commonly conceptualized that many cultures differ throughout the world. Theorising that each country has different unique cultures, which have been molded over thousands of years by various climates and evolving generations of people. Thus generating a different perception of culture and values between other countries.
Some physical examples include: dialect spoken within the country, physical features, clothing and customs. This theory does not only apply on a universal scale, but also sub culturally as well. This essay contains an analysis, identifying attributes of co-cultural communication and the accommodation theories effect on subcultures within a dominant culture. By focusing on the first episode of the 1996 hit T.V. series “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” (The Fresh Prince Project), we can highlight the assigned theories identifying strengths and weaknesses within the example, incorporating the co-cultural theory and communication accommodation theory. Starring a young Will Smith, the series depicts the story of a teenage boy from West Philadelphia, who is from a poor, low social economic area having to take refuge in his Aunt and Uncles ‘mansion’ in Bel Air because of the danger and lack of opportunity in his home area. Consequently, this enables him to obtain a better education and to stay out of trouble. The series portrays a comedic outlook on how Will adapts to his new subculture and privileged way of life.

Theoretical discussion: Co-…

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