media workbook 1: Survivor Character Analysis

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Survivor Character Analysis (Season 26 episode 1) There is a broad range of characters in the show. Each character represents a specific role in society. To start off with, the show introduces two teams, one being fans and one being favorites. The fan team consists of only new players and newbies to the show. However the favorite team consists of previous players who have experience. These two teams symbolize younger and older generations. This may seem broad but no matter what there will always be an older generation and a younger generation. To be more specific with the characters and the roles they portray we will look at a few characters and analyze their role. For example, Shamar is a former marine and continues to refer to his time in Iraq and how this (survivor) will be a piece of cake for him. He then later continues to talk to his team and tell them what to do and eventually steps in to build a fire. However, he watched and waited for his team members to mess up in order for him to help and be the hero. This shows how his character is the boss and the
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Unformatted text preview: one who is leading the group. He always has to know what’s best and it is his way or the high way. Another example of people who portray a group in society is Reynold, Allie, Eddie and Hope. This group of people stuck to each other from the gecko because of their looks. They actually categorize themselves on camera as the “cool kids”. This group of people portrays the “cool people” or “people you want to be friends with”. A societal relationship within the group is Allie and Reynold. They were seen cuddling and more by other group members. This was seen negatively and placed a target on the two. I think that the relationships were effected by age and gender but not race. Reynold specifically went out of his way to become allies with Allie because she was a girl and hid under the radar. In the beginning of the episode, Michael actually is observing and makes many judgments including taking note of Allie’s age....
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