Complete 7 pages APA formatted article: Ludwig Pongratzs and Bulman’s Essays. Limitations in the portrayal of people from other cultural and/or less advantaged backgrounds, and a great deal of bias in representing actual ideals and identities of real adolescents from suburban high schools. In comparison with movies focusing on the lives of urban poor adolescents in overcoming actual obstacles such as poverty and discrimination, the suburban adolescent movies mostly depict the triumph of the protagonists over the control of the school or adults, creating a non-conformist identity opposite to what is expected, as well as asserting the importance of their individuality and recognition as adults over the need to act as model students. For Bulman, portrayals of most adolescents as the rebellious types in suburban education movies directly contradict the culture of middle-class conformity and the lack of relevance of academics in the lives of such individuals, as well as misaligning what actions are true signs of independence and who are the adolescents that aim to become as independent as possible.

Suburban education movies show that the relationship between the adolescents and the adults are distorted to the degree, with adults actually shown as incompetent in moulding the minds of the adolescents and are thus reduced to being the kind of adults that turn a blind eye to their sons’ or daughters’ faults. The students, on the other hand, are shown to charm adults and get their own way in the end, despite displaying socially-unacceptable behaviour or standing up against adult authority. Youth is presented as the triumphant group with greater potentials of learning and enjoying life even when they break laws, while adults are shown as boring and repetitive (Bulman, 2005).

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