Analysis Of 500 Days Of Summer

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munication. 500 Days of Summer, which is one famous movie, we can recognize some important communication theory. In this paper, I would like to focus on the social penetration theory revealed in 500 Days of Summer. In this movie, some essential perspectives of penetration theory are revealed: depth and breadth of penetration, stages of the penetration theory, and verbal and non-verbal communication. In this essay, I am going to discuss these three characteristics revealed in the movie, 500 Days of Summer with my observations. First of all, depth and breadth of penetration is revealed in this movie. Firstly, the breadth of penetration is described by the Griffin (2009); “the range of areas in an individual’s life over which disclosure takes place…The breadth is the amount of information we disclose between two people.” In the case of the relationship between Tom and Summer we learned about, Tom’s breadth is his job, a fan of The Smith, and where he is from. In addition, for Summer, her breadth learned about her job, a fan of The Smith, and where she is from, and “Anal girl”. If I take one of example from these breadth, Summer does not tell when she started liking The Smiths, or how she discovered The Smiths, or what her favorite song by The Smiths is. None of that information is any more personal than “I love The Smiths.” I believe that the level of penetration is deep. As this story shows that at the first time they met, they talked small talk. However, the depth of
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