Questions about the film The Blind Side
Assignment ID Number AFFGEHU83939HD Type of Document Essay Writing Format APA/MLA/Harvard Academic Level Masters/University References/Sources 4 References
Watch the following film for this assignment and relate conflict topics discussed in class to interactions between characters in the film:
The Blind Side is based on the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American boy adopted by the Tuohys, a wealthy white family. With the Tuohys’ help and the discovery of football, Michael begins to realize his potential… but will it all fall apart? NOTE: For a small fee, you can rent this video on Amazon.
Follow the instructions in the Conflict in television and movies.docx Conflict in television and movies.docx – Alternative Formats document. Even if you’ve seen the movie before, it’s highly recommended that you watch it again with this assignment in mind.
To submit your assignment by the due date, go to the Session 5 Conflict in Television and Movies link. For specific grading criteria, see the rubric in Due Dates and Grades.
In television and film, there is a lot of conflict.
Answer the following questions after watching the assigned film. Fill in the blanks with your answers to the following questions and save the document as: Your NameConflict in TV and Movies (for example, Bob JonesConflict in TV and Movies). Use the Session 5 assignment link in Blackboard to submit your completed assignment.
1. How would you describe the main characters’ overall communication climate?
2. Give at least three examples of confirming messages between two characters, along with the type (recognition, acknowledgement, or endorsement):
3. Give at least three examples of a disconfirming message between two characters, along with the type of message (impervious, interrupting, etc. ):
4. Based on Gibb’s Categories (evaluation, etc. ), give examples of two types of defense-arousing messages and identify the type:
5. Describe the main conflict styles (competing, collaborating, etc.) of three of the main or side characters below:
6. Identify three types of direct aggression (character attacks, physical attacks, and so on) and give examples of each:
7. Identify the category from page 389 in your text by giving an example of passive aggression:
8. Describe the Relational Conflict Style between two characters (complementary, symmetrical, etc.). Would you say this conflict style is generally beneficial or harmful to the characters?
9. Describe each of the destructive conflict patterns known as “The Four Horsemen” in detail:
10. Give an example of how two characters could have used collaborative problem solving to avoid destructive conflict in one of the problems they faced:
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