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Daniel Sou Period 5 Breakfast Club Perception Essay Breakfast Club is a film about five high school students that endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. Being together for a while, they learn that although they each fit a particular stereotype, they all have the same characteristics, but they are expressed differently because of different experiences. The small group of students include a rebellious Bender, psychopath Allison, princess Claire, sporty Andrew, and brainy Brian. Each student is perceived by the other students this way because of the clothes they wear, the way they act, etc. In the beginning of the movie, there is much conflict amongst the group and the students have very little in common. Everyone is subjected to stereotypes throughout the film. For example, Brian has a nutritional lunch and Bender associates this with him being a perfect nerdy child who has a loving mother that still packs lunch for him. Also, they think of Claire as a rich and spoiled girl but the way she is treated at home affects her thoughts and feelings about herself which leads to her wanting approval from others. That’s why Brian calls Claire conceited and
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