Emily, alysha, charlotte soap working class

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  • 1.
    • Darren wants social mobility in that they want to move vertically in terms of class
    • Fat boy has a stereotypical working class attitude of meritocracy cause he wants a job now
    • Fat boys parents splitting up, Whitney running away, Bianca in prison are examples of dysfunctional families
    • Mise-en-scene of laundrette, garage and market associate with working class
    • Strong female characters (Janine, Lauren
    • Material deprivation in terms of food and Ricky’s house, unlike Max inspires to be middle class
    • Tolerance to ethnic minorities
  • 2.
    • Strong female characters own pub (Liz) and factory (Carla) and villain is female (Tracy)
    • Working class mise-en-scene café, factory, back alleys, corner shop and terraced houses
    • Modern issues and tolerance of stratifies such as sexuality (Sean, Sophie and Sian), disability (Izzy), class (working class), ethnicity (Dev and Senita), age (mostly young people), locality ( set in Manchester) and gender (stereotypical women working in factory)
    • Broadens audience through sponsor (expensive furniture store)
    • Economic strain of underworld reflects contemporary issues
    • Dysfunction families (Sally and Kev getting divorced and arguments) no happily married couples
  • 3.
    • Working class scoucser accents, set in Liverpool
    • Working class mise-en-scene in the new house (graffiti)
    • Typical family issues of kids disobeying parents ( Paul Grant coming in late)
    • Middle class don’t want to live amongst working class as they are suspicious of them (alarming the car etc)
    • Bobby blames the Tory government for not supporting businesses which results in economic threats
  • 4. How have soaps changed?
    • A wider range of characters such as ethnic minorities, gays, lesbians, disabled people, young people to attract a wider audience
    • Houses are cleaner and smarter than in first episodes
    • Females are now villains, giving them more dominance and equality. Tracy, Becky, Janine and Ronnie compared to Richard Hillman , Trevor and Charlie
    How haven’t soaps changed?
      • Strong mother characters ( Liz and Elise Tanner)
      • Mise-en-scene, the rovers return and queen vic, the cafes and terraced houses
      • People wanting social mobility (Ken Barlow, Darren)