Analyis of Breakfast club

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Summary of the movie

Quick definition of interpersonal communication

Analysis where interpersonal communication took place in the movie



The movie "The Breakfast Club" is one of the best movies for teenagers and misunderstood students. It clearly depicts the feeling, emotions and way of thinking of most of the teenagers. By watching this movie, you can relate well with the characters they portray and with the kind of communication they use.

This paper is aimed at analyzing whether interpersonal communication exists in the movie. By analyzing every part the movie has shown, we can see clear evidence whether the said kind of communication existed or not.

The movie "The Breakfast Club" has a very simple assertion. It's foundation and highlights were focused on five students, having entirely different personalities, philosophies, idealisms and even backgrounds who were punished with detention and confinement to Shermer High school's library for eight long hours on a Saturday (,


Interweaving of character relationships is very eminent in the movie. From Molly Ringwald, who played as Claire, portraying a rich-cum-princess girl, to Anthony Michael Hall as Brian who acted as the brain, to Emilio Estevez and Ally Sheedy as, the jock and Goth basket case, respectively, and lastly to Judd Nelson as Bender - the loud, prissy, metal head punk. Other characters in the movie that are worth noting were the "sadistic principal, Paul Gleason, who taunted his students with his loud, bullying yet seemingly tired voice, and the other kids who were always willing to buckle down and dozed on their free day and time in the school library (Barsanti, 1999).

The whole scenario in this "The Breakfast Club" could easily fall into complete chaos, especially when compared to how usually a normal groups of people did. But because...