Elevator Reflection Blog

     My character started out very upset and mad at everyone because someone else in the scene was annoying me. I was a bank teller and was trying to be professional but it didn’t work. When the elevator stopped I became in charge and helped people calm down. This worked out very well because everyone else was panicking and going crazy. 

     As a bank teller I was supposed to be in charge and calm. I did not follow that stereotype at the beginning because I was very angry at Airi for ripping my very important piece of paper in half. But by the end of the scene, I had regrouped myself and became calm and in charge. For example, when the elevator stopped,  I had experienced it before so I was calm but Will (who was playing a security guard) went crazy, Ryan ( the bad guy ) started having an anxiety attack,  and Airi (playing a young girl) started crying. I was the only one who stayed calm and tried to calm things down. 

     For my character, she developed from being an angry women into a very composed, confident character. My character developed because it had to. I could have gone crazy also but that would have been to many people having a break down. It was important in the scene to have someone stay calm. I also felt that the character would feel pride knowing that everything was going to be OK because they had experienced the elevator stopping. 

     I am always very afraid to talk and act in from of people so I feel like my confidence has boosted since I started this unit because I have gotten out of my comfort zone and talked in front of people. I also feel like I can improve on this because it is important to be able to talk in front of large amounts of people. `I know that by practicing in front of other people, like friends, neighbors and family I will feel more comfortable in front of people and I will be able to perform better in front of class. 

Characterisation

Have you ever seen a movie with a stupid popular girl and a smart nerdy girl? These are stereotypes. A stereotype is a personality or a certain way people think that particular kind of person acts. Not every popular is stupid with her group of girls and not every smart girl is nerdy. But a stereotype can be useful while in a play or a movie so the observers can tell what kind of person they are trying to be. How can you tell if the character is popular if they don’t have a “posse” of stupid girls with them?  But you can’t ‘judge a book by its cover’ because who know, maybe that nerdy girl is really pretty and maybe that bully is going through some rough stuff at home. Stereotypes can be useful but you have to be careful with them