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Transcript of Michael Oher
The Blind Side Character Analysis
S.J shows the concept of egocentrism.
In the movie S.J. is coaching Michael drills and and the football plays using bottles of spices. He shows pride in showing Michael all the things he knows.
He also negotiates with all of Michael's recruiters. He makes them include him in something too since he calls himself Michael's brother.
His parents are always so encouraging which gives him competence and the belief in his skills. S.J. is willing to learn and a is able to teach what he knows with a lot of enthusiasm. He loves attention, and is very independent
S.J. Tuohy is played by Jae Head.
He is the son of Leigh Anne.
He appears to be about 9 to 10 years old.
S.J. is the youngest one of the family and he quickly accepts and loves to be around Michael. He is very active and plays sports too.
Cognitive development for 11 year and older that lets you reason logically, hypothetical thinking combine groups of concrete operations, think abstractly. Adolescent egocentrism.
-She does very well in school.
-Thinks about herself at first and not so much about Michaels feeling on what she is saying about him
Jean Piagets formal operation stage-
Leigh Ann also defies the stereotypical gender roles as defined by culture throughout the movie. (Geert Hofstede)
She frequently takes charge, and does things her way, occassionally overstepping the boundaries.
Leigh Anne appears to be in her mid 30’s to 40’s classifying her as a middle age adult according to Erickson.
This age period is recognized as generativity vs stagnation.
Leign Anne is proving to be generative due to her social position and her drive to help her family and friends.
She strives to make the world a better place for posterity and her children in particular.
Leigh Anne Tuohy
Leigh Anne Touhy (played by Sandra Bullock) is the mom in the movie.
While she has 2 children of her own, she adopts Michael in order to help him receive a better home and some form of stability.
Leigh Anne appears to be in her mid 30’s to 40’s classifying her as a middle age adult according to Erickson. This age period is recognized as generativity vs stagnation. Leign Anne is proving to be generative due to her social position and her drive to help her family and friends. She strives to make the world a better place for posterity and her children in particular.
S.J. falls under the Industry vs Inferiority theory on Erikson’s Psychosocial theory of development.
He shows the concept of Industry in the movie because of way he quickly engages with Michael. He shows pride in teaching Michael all the things he knows about football. He also shows that he can quickly adapts to new situations in positive ways. His parents are always so encouraging which gives him competence and the belief in his skills.
Erikson’s Psychosocial theory of development.
-No crisis has happened and no
commitment has been made.
-Things were going good in her
life such as school, friends, cheer-
Leading, a stable family.
At the end:
-Crisis has been done and a commitment has been made.
-Michael being the crisis in her life, and the acceptance of letting him into her family is the commitment.
“Mom’s project” A part of the family
Marcia’s Identity Status
Adolescent ( 15 years old )
Played by Lily Collin
Popular, exceptional at school, athletic like the rest of her family (cheerleading)
At the beginning of the movie she seems more about herself and how her reputation looks. Throughout the movie, she gained a soft spot for Michael and accepted him into her family and she showed him off more at school as her big brother.
Leigh Ann and her husband appear to have a marriage consisting of Consummate love as defined by Sternberg’s Triangular theory.
Their marriage appears to have commitment, passion, and intimacy throughout the movie.