“Sincerely Yours, The Breakfast Club”

Despite being a raunchy and pretty cliché film, the Breakfast Club remains one of my favorite movies of all time. I watched it for the first time when I was sixteen and I honestly just watched it at first for the “aesthetic” of it all; I thought it was “cool” to watch movies that were from another generation, but I didn’t really think about the message of the movie or what makes it so iconic until I had to analyze it for this assignment. Before my analyzation, I read “I link, therefore I am” and watched Vonnegut’s take on the shape of stories (which I thought was interesting). I had a hard time trying to relate the reading in any way to The Breakfast Club because it’s obviously not told in hyperfiction text, yet it did make me wonder about the possibility of turning it into a hyperfiction text, and I wondered what that would look like. I thought it would be interesting if you could choose one of the characters to play as, and decide how they would behave and make decisions as they sat in detention; how successful would the story have been if it was told in this way? As for the layout of the story, it was easy to identify where The Breakfast Club falls in Vonnegut’s terms (the first […]