Sci Fi Essay 2 - Sci Fi Essay 2 Caitlin Kamradt The difference between role conflict and role strain is that role conflict is a tension that occurs when

Sci Fi Essay 2 - Sci Fi Essay 2 Caitlin Kamradt The...

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Sci Fi Essay 2Caitlin KamradtThe difference between role conflict and role strain is that role conflictis a tension that occurs when a person is facing multiple roles while role strainis tension that occurs when a person is facing a single role. In the movie, In Time, Will is confronted with role strainwhilst Sylvia is confronted with role conflict. Sylvia has an identity of a rich woman but a fighter behind her father’s back. Will was simply just fighting for the right of his zone he came from to have equal amounts of time. The difference between ascribed status and achieved status is thatascribed statusis a type of status that is assigned to that person whereas achieved statusis something that comes to you because you earned it. Now in this case scenario, Will’s ascribed statusis that he would work in a factory, living on limited time and his achieved statusis that he is a fighter for his community and to get what was there’s to begin with which is time. Sylvia’s ascribed statusis thatshe will never have to work because she was born into a rich family and her achieved statusis to fight for what she believed in which was that her zone was corrupted. The difference mechanicalsolidarityand organic solidarity is that mechanical solidarityhas minimal division of labor and people feel united by shared values and common social bonds while organic solidarityis when people
perform very specialized tasks and feel united by their mutual dependence. In the movie, it’s very clear that mechanical solidarityis present in Sylvia’s zone which is Zone 4 consisting of rich people, each with their own job, and everyone is surelyunited with common social bonds. Whereas organic solidarityis shown in Will’s zone which is Zone 12 consisting of poor families working hard to earn their ‘time’to continuing surviving. Gesellschaft

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