The Lobster Film Analysis

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Subject Area:Media

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The first one is that communication as a foundation and as for the storyline, it portrays personal life, relationships, and civic life. The use of nonverbal behavior including physical appearance plays an important part in the film. Social Penetration Theory is applicable in the film and suggests that as relationships develop, interpersonal communication undergoes a transition from shallow and non-intimate to deeper and an intimate level. The use of interpersonal communication and conflict applies at various levels as David tries to search for affection. Additionally, there is the portrayal of cultural values as demonstrated by David’s struggle to fight uncertainty avoidance and achieve individual results rather than what the society expects of him. Nonverbal behaviors of Kinesics, Haptics, Physical Appearance, and Artifacts Nonverbal styles of communication play an important role in emphasizing the intended message by the sender.

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It included nonverbal behaviors such as kinesics, haptics, physical appearance, and artifacts. Kinesics explores the interpretations given to the body motion communications that include gestures, facial expressions and movement of the entire body in some cases. Haptics or kinesthetic communication recreate such senses evoked through touch through the application of force or motions. On the other hand, physical appearance and the surround helps to emphasize information of concern. The protagonist wishes he would rather be an animal rather than a human being suffering in desolation. The strong commitment of David to find affection is illustrated by moving him to the forest to search for affection. The process that starts from feeling of lonesome to the need to finding affection, to immersing oneself to finding it and the ultimate step of finding a lover illustrates the use of the social penetration theory in The Lobster.

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Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Interpersonal communication involves the exchanging of information among people, usually, two or more. This area of study seeks to understand how people exploit both verbal and non-verbal cues to attain a variety of personal and relational goals. In The Lobster, intimate relationship making and when does, he or she has to under a rigorous process of finding a lover. David is sent to a hotel after experiencing 12-years of breaks up, although he clearly knows that finding a lover is a difficult venture. The hotel is located in the outskirts of the city, where is immerses himself in a 45-day search for an ideal partner. Failure to find will get him “transformed” into an animal and sent to the woods.

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Unfortunately, finding a lover takes one a rigorous and heartbreaking process. Although each person is usually armed with personal traits, it is often thought that these traits could hardly represent “identity. ” Notably, this is not until one decides to make them part of his or her life. David, the main protagonist in The Lobster, represents a character that has made wide steps in identifying want he stands for, and make steps further to go for it. Communication of the things David experience without effect only creates a picture of who David is, although at the beginning of the story he seems uncertain of finding a way forward. Through communication, which provides the true personal traits of the protagonist, David affirms his ability to award his soul the long searched for affection.

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