To focus on nonverbal and symbolic behavior, this assignment requires that you mute the volume of the television for a program’s duration.
Select a television program that you know contains social inequality or social class themes.
Prepare a 750- to 1,250-word analysis of the program in which you complete the following:
Format your analysis paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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The television program that I have chosen for this analysis is Married with Children. The episodes of this show portray different social classes and their stereotypical behavior. Ed O’Neil plays a character by the name of Al Bundy. Al Bundy is one of the main characters on this show. This character is a woman's shoe salesman that hates his life, occupation, society, and the majority of the time his family. This character has no motivation or drive to better himself and believes that all his glory days are behind him. Another main character in this sitcom is Peg Bundy, who is played by Katey Sagal. The character of Peg Bundy is portrayed as lazy, selfish, and unsupportive individual. The fictional couple have two children: a son and a daughter. Their son, Bud Bundy, is played by David Faustino. Bud Bundy is considered socially dysfunctional on how he relates to certain social norms. The daughter, Kelly Bundy, is played by Christina Applegate. Kelly Bundy is can be described lacking in basic skills, common sense and is promiscuous (IMDb.com, Inc., 2012). The social concepts that can be identified from Married wit