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Please analyze Claire Standish in The Breakfast Club (1985) from psychological standpoint.

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Claire has learned from her rich, dysfunctional parents that appearances are all-important: what clothes you wear, what car you drive, and what friends you have. She's internalized the idea that she has to look enviable and be popular at all costs. Although she often wishes she didn't have to, she feels compelled to conform to the stereotypical snobbish, rich-girl, queen-bee image that others have cast her into.

During detention, Claire makes it clear that she thinks she is superior to the others. She says won't even acknowledge their existence after the...

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