GREASE Essay

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GREASE





In this paper I am going to write about the movie “Grease.” Specifically, on
the two main characters Sandy and Danny. I will be describing and analyzing their
interpersonal communication, but mainly on the conflict of their communication.


At the beginning they Sandy & Danny start off with a great relationship. They meet at the
beach during summer break. Thinking they would never see each other again they went their
separate ways. But Sandy ends up moving and goes to the same high school as Danny. They
don’t know that the other is at the same school until Rizzo, one of the “pink
ladies” introduces them to on another at the football pep rally. This is when all
the conflict starts. Danny and Sandy are so excited to see each other, but all of sudden
Danny changes his tone of voice, as well as attitude toward Sandy. Sandy is taken back by
the way Danny is acting. She asks him, “What is wrong with you?” Then he
replies “What’s the matter with me, What’s the matter with you?”
Going on she calls him a fake and a phony and says she wishes she never laid eyes on him.
The T-Birds, Danny’s friends start giving Danny a hard time about Sandy. So in a
nutshell he treats her like she is just an ordinary person and not a girl that he cares
for. On one day Sandy is at the local restaurant with a guy that happens to run track and
Danny keeps watching her. When Sandy goes to the juke box she walks by Danny and does not
acknowledge his existence. Danny then approaches Sandy and begins to give her a hard time
about the guy that she is with. Sandy is very short with Danny and does not let on that
she is upset.


Danny then decides for Sandy to notice him that he needs to become athletic, so he starts
trying out for different sports. While running track Danny sees Sandy in the bleachers
talking with the guy that she was with at the local restaurant. Danny attempts to impress
Sandy by jumping over hurdles but he trips and falls, but Sandy runs to his aide to check
to see if Danny is ok. He asks her about having a date for the “big dance”
but she states “No”. At this point Danny takes the opportunity to ask her to
go with him and she accepts, but states that she did not appreciate the way he treated her
the other night. They decide to go to the local restaurant, but before they go in Danny
states that he does not want to go in because he does not want people to bother them. And
so he says that he would rather go to a place where they could have some privacy. Before
they have a chance to leave friends see Danny and Sandy outside and they come out to see
them. Sandy asks he Danny would like to come and have tea with her and her family, but
Danny replies he don’t like tea. And moments later the two of them leave. The two
go to the dance together and are getting along great, until one of Danny’s
ex-girlfriend’s arrives with one of his buddies. Sandy asks how he knows this girl
and he states it’s “a friend of the family.” Next, Sandy is whisked away
from Danny and this ex-girlfriend begins to dance with him. Sandy being visually upset
runs out of the gym and leaves. Danny realizing what has happened but continues to dance.


Sandy and Danny decide to go and see a movie, and he tells her he is sorry about what
happened at the dance. She states she still thinks that the girl was more than a friend
of the family was, but he denies that she is anything more and proceeds to ask her to wear
his ring. She states that this means so much to her and that now she knows he respects
her but you see a sour grin on his face. He then tries to make a move on her and once
again the conflict has started. He states that now that they are going steady what will
they say at school. Sandy is shocked by this comment and leaves and Danny is left
wondering why she left.


At the end Sandy and Danny decide it is time for a change. So at the carnival Danny
arrives wearing a letterman sweater and Sandy arrives dressed in leather with her hair
permed. Sandy tells him he better shape up because her heart is set on him and he replies
back with similar comments. Sandy and Danny tell each other that the other is the one
that they love.

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