The Effects of Romantic Comedies on Relationships
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The purpose of this research essay is to look at the influence that Romantic Comedies can have on romantic relationships. Romantic Comedy centers on relationships and often presents the relationship in a way that is humorous and unrealistic. I plan to look at how these ideals can affect the way that people view their own relationships and specifically how that effect can be negative. I plan to also look at how this could be related to rising divorce rates in America. I will refer to research done by experts on media influences and relationship ideals, as well as how relationships (dating and marriage) have changed in the past years. I will explain ways that the viewer can become more aware of the influence romantic comedies can have on their own ideals and beliefs. I plan to use those suggestions to draw conclusions about how a person can enjoy Romantic Comedies without the movies having a negative influence on their romantic relationships.