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150 Paper Q1 - SAMIR PATEL YVONNE THAI QUESTION#1 Sociologist Erving Goffman developed the concept of dramaturgy where he describes the self as a

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SAMIR PATEL, YVONNE THAI, QUESTION #1 Sociologist Erving Goffman developed the concept of dramaturgy , where he describes the “self ” as a sense of who one is. Goffman forms a theatrical metaphor as he sees all human interactions in ways, very much like a grand play. Lunch Money by Andrew Clements was a great book which lots of great references t business and social matters. Greg Kenton, a twelve year old boy is the main character in the book Lunch Money, and has always had an interest in money. Greg was very talented as he did well in school subjects such as: reading, science, music, writing, art, gym and social studies. Just like any play, the author is conveying to the audience a particular description of Greg, the actor (Clements). A crucial component of Goffman’s dramaturgical metaphor is the role , which is a particular image that a single actor wants to convey. For example, being perceived as a “professional” is an ideal way to provide agents with the credibility they need to close a sale (Pittman 274). Although there were many roles in Lunch Money, the two main ones were: Greg and Maura. These two characters or “actors
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This note was uploaded on 08/07/2011 for the course SOC 50 taught by Professor Schmitt during the Fall '10 term at UC Riverside.

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150 Paper Q1 - SAMIR PATEL YVONNE THAI QUESTION#1 Sociologist Erving Goffman developed the concept of dramaturgy where he describes the self as a

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