Sociological Analysis Of The Finest Hours

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Thinking further upon the same scene in The Finest Hours, who Bernie asked for advice and why he chose them sheds light on another sociological concept: stereotypes – “a narrow, oversimplified portrayal of a particular social group” (Johnston et al. 2017). Bernie sought out the older fishermen who are thought to have experience and knowledge greater than other people in the area due to their age. Bernie’s actions are no exception to the societal view of age as a parallel to wisdom, nor is he an exception to the stereotype of men working more manual, tougher jobs than women who work more delicate jobs. All of the fishermen and crew in the bar, club house, and SS Pendleton were men, and, as mentioned before, Miriam walking into the club house
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