Ian Gallagher

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Ian Gallagher

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  6. 6. (11.30)<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK7wud4n3H0&feature=player_detailpage<br />Mancunian accent, frequently swears.<br />Wears a baseball cap and a tracksuit. Stereotypical working class ASBO uniform.<br />Hunches when walking with head down. Doesn’t have the stereotypical posture of an upper or middle class person.<br />Working Class at a Glance<br />
  7. 7. Lives in a small terraced house with his large family.<br />Doesn’t have a highly paid job.<br />At times the audience are unaware of his job as the plotlines focus on other characters, so he may be unemployed.<br />He doesn’t have a broken family, however he lives with his adopted father.<br />How are they Portrayed as Working Class?<br />
  8. 8. In this clip we are watching from a voyeuristic view, watching him being hit by the car and waking up in hospital. We are almost like another member of the large Gallagher family, seeing if Ian will recover.<br />Point of View<br />
  9. 9. Ian has always had a struggled relationship with his adoptive father Frank. Although Frank has accepted him into the family, he constantly relapses into alcoholism.<br />Lip has a strong relationship with Ian. They have grown up together, and Lip has looked out for Ian and kept him out of trouble.<br />Other Characters’ Views<br />
  10. 10. We are supposed to view Ian in a positive light.<br />“He’s smart and he’s tough and he's brave and he’s really caring and responsible” - Cameron Monaghan <br />Not a stereotypical gay character, as his sexuality is only a part of who he is. Other qualities shine through.<br />Ian goes against the stereotypical working class youth as he is honest and loyal to his friends and family instead of bully or a vandal.<br />Our View<br />

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