The biggest thing that i take away from the script as far as a message is concerned is about societal standards and how those standards effect people.. I dont see this as the main message in the script, but this is the one that appeals most to me. I definately find this to be a message worth hearing. it is something that is still very much effecting people today. no matter who is watching the show, everyone would be able to pull something from this show.
I agree with Heather. I think that this show really points a light on all of the fragility that comes from relationships and just how easy it is to break them. We're all just so used to our daily routines and lives that wedon't always get to see the darker sides of human interaction. I believe that just being represented in this show like this is a big step and is very important. I just hope that the audience takes it for what it's worth. A particular human commentary with disasterous results.
I believe the purpose of the script is to comment on the way people think and the neurosis that people have. Sometimes they neurosis can be ignored, even latent, until a truly traumatic even jars them free, and we see people for who they really are; just as Bishop and Phyllis change completely when put in a stressful situation. This is different than in the case of Howard because, while Howard is under stress from his wife and son missing, he sublimates this by using Pam and other means to forget this. He does not accept the reality that he is living in, and therefore is not as effected by the loss. I believe this message can be for everyone. This can be used to have people reflect upon their lives and look and see what they are hiding, come to grips with it, and do not let it effect you in such ludicrous ways as those reflected in Fat Men in Skirts.
I agree with what Janeve was saying in class about the message involving parents and their effect on children. The tendency to neglect and/or smother children has harmful effects on the child's later development and if it goes on until they leave home, they are unprepared for the world. In the case of Bishop, smothered and spoiled by his mother, he is forced to metamorphose on the desert island into someone who simply takes what he needs or wants and literally kills anyone in his way. This message isn't necessarily obvious- I missed it until it was pointed out- but nevertheless I feel it is important.
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