Select one of the following movies:
Dead Poets’ Society
Harry Potter (any one)
Remember the Titans
Wizard of Oz
In a 3-page paper, briefly summarize the theme (one paragraph), and then analyze the dynamics of the group according to these criteria:
What were the goals of the group?
What were the norms of the group?
Who was/were leaders and what was each one’s source of power and influence?
What stage did the group get to? How did you reach that conclusion?
How were decisions made?
What did conflicts arise over? How were they handled?
How were the group members’ resources utilized?
Analyze these dynamics from the standpoint of the group as a whole, not the various story lines. Also include what new things this movie taught you about groups, and how you can incorporate these learnings into your behavior in future groups.