Journalism & Communication
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Insert Name Tutor Course Date Introduction It is a fact that the media plays a significant role in shaping the mentality and mannerisms of teenagers the world over. Since American teenagers are not an exception, it is undisputable that interpersonal communication among American teens is a manifestation of the American film industry.
This is to mean that the nature, extent and frequency of the American teen conflict are factors that have strong underpinnings in films as forms of literary works, as shall be seen in the discussion that ensues forthwith. 1) Self-esteem, social comparisons, and self-expectations In the movie American Teenagers, it is given that self-esteem, social comparisons and self-expectations combine to form a complex whole of teenagers’ interpersonal skills. The manner in which self-esteem and social comparison are portrayed is seen in the apportioning of the roles the main characters play. There is Colin Clemens, a basketball jock, Megan Krizmanich, the popular, liberal and academically talented girl, Jake Tusing, the self-acclaimed nerd and Hannah Bailey, the rebel artist, writer, musician and aspiring filmmaker. It is important to note that the traits of these four main characters in American Teenagers are the very values that American teenagers identify with. For instance, because most American teenagers are liberal, neither does conservatism rarely fit in among them, nor do those who identify with conservative ideals. It is for this same reason that Hannah Bailey, the rebel, has liberal views that are considered unfit for Warsaw, a small town which is very conservative. This creates conflict between American teenagers and the society at large. ...