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Video Analysis: Ordinary People

Social Work 310 Interpersonal Relationships

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Question Description

What is the message being conveyed about relationships? (Be Specific)

What were the cultural expectations and beliefs of the characters?

What myths or cultural expectations about relationships were conveyed?

Did expectations differ for men than for women?

Did expectations differ for different groups of people?

Who do you think is the target audience of the messages?



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Running Head: VIDEO ANALYSIS: ORDINARY PEOPLE

VIDEO ANALYSIS: ORDINARY PEOPLE
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VIDEO ANALYSIS: ORDINARY PEOPLE
Life is full of myriads of experiences that shape our relationships, our beliefs and our
perceptions. Most people first begin to understand this fact via their experiences which they
initially face in the family. This is the first place where we learn about relationships and how to
correctly conduct ourselves in them (Ebert, 1980). For multiple cases, families have been known
to go through several years without realising the underlying issues in their relationships.
Sometimes these issues come to the surface after a tragedy like for instance the loss of a loved
one. Robert Redford’s film “Ordinary People” starts at a time like this when a family’s eldest son
passes away in a boating accident.
The message that the film conveys about relationships is that they often carry multiple
underlying issues that are often unknown by those within them. The film shows how these issues
come to the surface in the lives of numerous people. For instance, the younger son who lived in
the shadow of his elder brother attempted to commit suicide after his death (Ebert, 1980). This
event indicates how the connections made in relationships affect the emotional well being of
those in them particularly after the demise of a loved one.
An alternate message that th...

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