Analysis of Developmental Issues of the Characters in the Film, “On Golden Pond”

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Analysis of Developmental Issues of the Characters in the Film, “On Golden Pond”
Introduction
On Golden Pond is a film that relies on themes of generational roles and conflicts, moral codes of ethics and the multiple dynamics that exist in families through a lifespan and how the prior generations affect the newer or younger generations. For this reason, the film makes a good case study of key characters from a developmental standpoint. This paper will examine the film’s main characters from Erikson’s developmental stages, then two other developmental perspectives, as well as a personal impression of the film.
Erikson’s Stages of Lifecycle Development Issues/Crises
Erikson’s theory of adult development states that development is a series of...
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.....he movie was the softness that Norman exhibited in the presence of Billy and how the warmth of that relationship also carried the reunion between Chelsea and Norman. In short, On Golden Pond presented characters that seemed real and that were believable.
I think the life presented was in a way slower paced than it is today without the technology we have now. For example, maybe Norman and Chelsea would have kept in touch on email if it happened today, instead of being totally isolated from each other. It seemed like this could be something any family could go through in any era, however, not just in the early 1980’s when the film was made.
References
Berger, K.S. (2008). The developing person through the life span (7th ed.). New York: Worth.