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DAYS OF SUMMER
A MOVIE REPORT

(1)
MAIN CHARACTERS

TOM SUMMER

(1.1)REFLECTED
APPRAISAL
Principle of Direct Reflections
* Tom is inspired and optimistic because
he works in a greeting card company.

(1.2)REFLECTED APPRAISAL
Principle of Perceived Self:
*Tom felt that his pride and ego got
crushed when Summer suddenly got
married.

(1.3)REFLECTED APPRAISAL
Principle of Generalized Other
*Tom believed in labels in relationships but since
Summer didnt, he just convinced himself that it
was okay having a relationship without a label.
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(2)SOCIAL COMPARISONS
TOM: *a conformist in relationships
*had sincere and consistent feelings
*revealed most of himself to others
SUMMER:*assumed power in the relationship
*had inconsistent feelings
*did not reveal much of herself to others

(3)SELF-ATTRIBUTION:

- Individual perception somehow affects a persons


performance
-Tom believed that he could just stay in the greeting card
business
-Tom assumed that hes not suited to be an architect
-Tom supposed that he cannot live without summer
-Tom believed that he could be a good architect and coul
live without summer

(4) SELF-VALUES

-self-concept as an organization of parts which are strictly


ordered and interrelated in complex ways
-the global self-esteem of an individual is based on what h
or she holds as important
-Tom hid his insecurities with Summers past boy friends an
still believed they were for each other
-When Tom accepted Summers marriage to another perso
and still went on with his life, pursuing a new career

TOM SUMMER

(OPEN)
Believer of true love,
destiny, and soul mates
Adequate in his job as a
greeting card writer

(UNKNOWN)
Able to pursue his
dream of becoming an
architect
Loves Summer

(BLIND)
Torpe

(HIDDEN)
Dreamed of being an
architect
Likes Summer
Parents were divorced
Keeps his job out of
need than actual love
for it
Influenced by British
pop music and The
Graduate (film)

TOM SUMMER

(OPEN)
Believer of true love, destiny, and
soul mates (further intensified)
Improved in his job in the
greeting card company, became
more creative
Dreams of becoming an architect
Parents were divorced
Influenced by British pop music
and The Graduate (film)
Loves Summer
Literally feels that the world is a
better place with Summer in his
life

(BLIND)
Vulnerable to
uncertainty and
inconsistency
More passive partner in
the relationship

(HIDDEN)
Able to pursue his
dream of becoming an
architect
Insecure of Summers
previous relationships

TOM SUMMER

(OPEN)
Loses faith in love
Work performance declined which
drew concern from his boss
Parents were divorced
Influenced by British pop music
and The Graduate (film)
Loves Summer
Disposition in life becomes sullen,
depressed, and miserable
Loses interest in other girls

(UNKNOWN)
Believer of true love,
destiny, and soul mates

(BLIND)
In denial about current
feelings about Summer

(HIDDEN)
Able to pursue his
dream of becoming an
architect
Dreams of becoming an
architect
Still has feelings for
Summer, still believes
she is the one
Hopes that they could
still get back together

AUTUMN
TOM SUMMER

(OPEN)
Believer of true love, destiny, and
soul mates
Pursues his dream of becoming
an architect
Parents were divorced
Influenced by British pop music
and The Graduate (film)
Regains motivation and drive
Recovering from the breakup
Accepts Summer is not the one
for him