Analysis Of The Book ' The Breakfast Club '

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High school is portrayed as one of the scariest steps that one takes after middle school. This is putting a label on the school and assuming that it is going to be the worst experience in one 's life. The Breakfast Club puts its characters into categories that set labels on people, such as popul students, the nerds, and the outcasts. This film brings out a broad understanding about how people should not form an opinion based solely on a person 's social status. The first kind of classification would be popularity. Claire and Andrew are both part of the “popular” group in their high school. Claire is viewed as a very shallow, snobby, rich teenager who is apart of prep club at Shermer High School. Her father gives her whatever she wants and…show more content…
I hate it! I hate having to go along with everything my friends say!” “Well then why do you do it?” “I don 't know, I don 't-you don 't understand..you don 't. You 're not friends with the same kind of people that Andy and I are friends with! You know, you just don 't understand the pressure that they can put on you!” Claire finally sees that other students are starting to transcend from their stereotype and now, so is she because she realizes how unfair she treats everyone due to the fact that her parents use her. Andrew, on the other hand, shows his inner self by explaining that he taped Larry Lester’s butt cheeks together because he wanted to impress his friends and father. After it happened he said, “And my friends, they just laughed and cheered me on. And, afterwards, when I was sittin ' in Vernon 's office, all I could think about was Larry 's father. And Larry having to go home and… and explain what happened to him. And the humiliation… fucking humiliation he must 've felt. It must 've been unreal… I mean, I mean, how do you apologize for something like that? There 's no way… it 's all because of me and my old man. Oh, God, I fucking hate him! He 's like this… he 's like this mindless machine that I can 't even relate to anymore. "Andrew, you 've got to be number one! I won 't tolerate any losers in this family…. Your intensity is for shit! Win. Win! Win!!" You son of a bitch! You know,
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