Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Artist & Battleship: Confidence x Arrogance


I have mixed feelings about these movies. The Artist is a bit overrated and Battleship is close to a disaster. However, these scenes are great for this topic.



ARROGANCE:

An attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or in presumptuous claims or assumptions



CONFIDENCE:


A feeling or consciousness of one's powers or of reliance on one's circumstances . Faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way 




I. Work in pairs.


1. What is the thin line that separates arrogance from plain confidence.

2. Most people cheer against athletes who tend to show excessive confidence and certainty of victory. Why does that happen?

3. Are there moments when arrogance is necessary? Explain your answer.

4. How can too much confidence affect one's life or personality?

5. Can you give real examples of people you consider arrogant?


II. Watch the movie segments that follow and answer the questions.



THE ARTIST:




video


.BATTLESHIP:

video


1. What's your opinion about the main characters in both segments? Are they confident or arrogant? Explain your answer.

2. What are the consequences of their excessive confidence?

3. Are they wrong to act the way they do? Why (not)?

4. What advice would you give them?

5. Which of the characters have a more acceptable behavior? Explain it.


MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - THE ARTIST 


MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - BATTLESHIP

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