Interpersonal Communications in Sweet Home Alabama

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In Interpersonal Communications, it is important to understand how stereotyping can affect close relationships. When an individual uses stereotyping in a negative way, this in return negatively affects the relationship. This can lead to major problems in the long run. In Sweet Home Alabama, it is easy to see that false stereotypes lead to judgments reflecting badly on relationships. The clip shown of Sweet Home Alabama starts off with Melanie Carmichael, a fashion designer who is about to have her first runway show. After the runway show she has to go with her boyfriend, Andrew, to an event involving his mother, the mayor of New York City. On the way, Andrew surprises her with an engagement proposal. Although she says yes, she asks to …show more content…

In order to have had more competent communication, Melanie should have been calm and composed when asking Jake to sign the papers. When he began to refuse, she should have reasoned with him and gotten him to agree without using judgmental words towards each other.
As shown in Sweet Home Alabama, stereotyping others can lead to false judgments and even hurt feelings. This portrayed in the scene that I chose to analyze. Melanie and Jake made false stereotypes about each other by calling one another hurtful names that did not apply. This taught me that although it is just easier to assume stereotypes are true, you should not always be so quick to judge. paper 1 grade sheet

introduction (4 pts.)
Did you describe the purpose of your paper? Did you mention the concept you will be analyzing? Did you adequately describe what happened in the movie excerpt?

introduction 4 pts. possible _____

body (28 pts.)
Did you clearly and correctly define and explain the course concept you selected? Was your explanation complete enough for the sake of understanding the later analysis?

course concept explanation 7 pts. possible _____

Did you give a concise, yet vivid, description of the relevant scene(s) you selected for analysis? Was your explanation of the communication behaviors accurate and detailed with respect to the relevant verbal and nonverbal messages?

scene &