History Main / TheGenerationGap

5th Dec '15 4:31:45 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* A big reason why [[RacistGrandpa Pierce]] is such an outcast to the rest of the study group in ''Series/{{Community}}''. That doesn't stop the others from having Generation X vs. Millennial conflicts.
13th Nov '15 7:03:30 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Frankly, the trope has long been appropriated and manipulated by the popular media and the business community as a marketing gimmick - just look at TheManIsStickingItToTheMan. Many social historians will tell you that the Generation Gap was always to a large degree a "manufactured controversy", and that most of the cultural clashes between young people and old people were concerned not as much with values and belief systems as with codes of decorum and behavior. It's been noted, for example, that most members of the WWII generation disapproved of racism; it's just that [[LawfulNeutral they disapproved even more of the (to them) radical tactics used to combat it]]. Same with the Vietnam War, although at least there was a fairly solid consensus behind that.
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Frankly, the trope has long been appropriated and manipulated by the popular media and the business community as a marketing gimmick - just look at TheManIsStickingItToTheMan. Many social historians will tell you that the Generation Gap was always to a large degree a "manufactured controversy", and that most of the cultural clashes between young people and old people were concerned not as much with values and belief systems as with codes of decorum and behavior. It's been noted, for example, that most members of the WWII generation disapproved of racism; it's just that [[LawfulNeutral [[DontShootTheMessage they disapproved even more of the (to them) radical tactics used to combat it]]. Same with the Vietnam War, although at least there was a fairly solid consensus behind that.
9th Nov '15 8:11:22 AM alnair20aug93
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-->"Heavens, yes! What [[TheFlapper modern girl]] could live like those inane females?"\\
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-->"Heavens, yes! What [[TheFlapper modern girl]] could live like [[Literature/LittleWomen those inane females?"\\females]]?"\\
16th Oct '15 11:55:50 PM nombretomado
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if someone knows the specific work, please update wick
* ''PlanetOfTheApes'' has some offhand comments from the younger ape about "adults... always ordering you about".
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* ''PlanetOfTheApes'' ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' has some offhand comments from the younger ape about "adults... always ordering you about".
6th Jun '15 11:55:52 PM misandoc
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** The ability of the adults to be unearthly retarded and allow the children to be WiseBeyondTheirYears is due to that gap, which breaks the possibility of the two parties to share the same wave-length; the show puts this one into an extreme as it exhibits the '''children's''' ''point of view''; essentially: Because the show is about the children, and the children cannot comprehend how adults behave; they perceive them to be retarded.
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** The ability of the adults to be unearthly retarded clueless and allow the children to be WiseBeyondTheirYears is due to that gap, which breaks the possibility of the two parties to share the same wave-length; the show puts this one into an extreme as it exhibits the '''children's''' ''point of view''; essentially: Because the show is about the children, and the children cannot comprehend how adults behave; they perceive them to be retarded.stupid.
11th May '15 12:35:56 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', the heroes of past decades sometimes have very different attitudes toward crime and crimefighting than the younger crimefighters. The heroes who are still active from the 40s and 50s, for example, tend to hold a black-and-white view of morality and are much more conservative than the ones who were born in the 80s.
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* In the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', the heroes of past decades sometimes have very different attitudes toward crime and crimefighting than the younger crimefighters. The heroes who are still active from the 40s and 50s, for example, tend to hold a black-and-white view of morality and are much more conservative than the ones who were born in the 80s.
16th Mar '15 2:39:17 PM StFan
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5th Jan '15 3:29:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheFullMatilda'', which partially takes place in TheSixties, shows this between Matilda and her nephews David and Rodrick. Matilda is an old-fashioned black woman of the World War II generation, David is a hip baby boomer involved in the CivilRightsMovement, and Rodrick falls in love with a white woman.
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* ''TheFullMatilda'', ''Literature/TheFullMatilda'', which partially takes place in TheSixties, shows this between Matilda and her nephews David and Rodrick. Matilda is an old-fashioned black woman of the World War II generation, David is a hip baby boomer involved in the CivilRightsMovement, and Rodrick falls in love with a white woman.
6th Sep '14 3:04:50 AM Willbyr
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* ''DazedAndConfused'', although the issue is only a small part of the movie.
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* ''DazedAndConfused'', ''Film/DazedAndConfused'', although the issue is only a small part of the movie.

* ''FerrisBuellersDayOff'': [[AllThereInTheScript In the shooting script]], Ferris sees himself as part of the second wave of this, and regrets that [[FormerTeenRebel his parents' generation could not maintain their (supposedly) revolutionary ideals]].
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* ''FerrisBuellersDayOff'': ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'': [[AllThereInTheScript In the shooting script]], Ferris sees himself as part of the second wave of this, and regrets that [[FormerTeenRebel his parents' generation could not maintain their (supposedly) revolutionary ideals]].

* ''TheCatcherInTheRye'' is a pre-gap example. Holden is disgusted with the superficiality (ie "phoniness") of the World War 2 generation and decides to embark on a life of rough living and debauchery.
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* ''TheCatcherInTheRye'' ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' is a pre-gap example. Holden is disgusted with the superficiality (ie "phoniness") of the World War 2 generation and decides to embark on a life of rough living and debauchery.
17th Jul '14 10:59:41 AM HawktureShorts155
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A second and arguably milder generational gap occured between the politically motivated Baby Boomers and more laid-back/openly hedonistic Generation X'ers. For some time, with many mid/late-born Boomers, Generation X'ers and some Generation Y'ers becoming parents, this was gradually becoming a DiscreditedTrope. However, if recent debates over things like same-sex marriage and Internet surveillance prove anything, it's that the generation gap will never fully disappear as long as [[SocietyMarchesOn social standards change]] and [[TechnologyMarchesOn technology advances]]. Frankly, the trope has long been appropriated and manipulated by the popular media and the business community as a marketing gimmick - just look at TheManIsStickingItToTheMan. Many social historians will tell you that the Generation Gap was always to a large degree a "manufactured controversy", and that most of the cultural clashes between young people and old people were concerned not as much with values and belief systems as with codes of decorum and behavior. It's been noted, for example, that most members of the WWII generation disapproved of racism; it's just that they disapproved even more of the (to them) radical tactics used to combat it. Same with the Vietnam War, although at least there was a fairly solid consensus behind that.
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A second and arguably milder generational gap occured between the politically motivated Baby Boomers and more laid-back/openly hedonistic Generation X'ers.X'ers; a third gap may now be occurring between [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism jaded Gen-Xers and idealistic Millennials]]. For some time, with many mid/late-born Boomers, Generation X'ers and some Generation Y'ers becoming parents, this was gradually becoming a DiscreditedTrope. However, if recent debates over things like same-sex marriage and Internet surveillance prove anything, it's that the generation gap will never fully disappear as long as [[SocietyMarchesOn social standards change]] and [[TechnologyMarchesOn technology advances]]. Frankly, the trope has long been appropriated and manipulated by the popular media and the business community as a marketing gimmick - just look at TheManIsStickingItToTheMan. Many social historians will tell you that the Generation Gap was always to a large degree a "manufactured controversy", and that most of the cultural clashes between young people and old people were concerned not as much with values and belief systems as with codes of decorum and behavior. It's been noted, for example, that most members of the WWII generation disapproved of racism; it's just that [[LawfulNeutral they disapproved even more of the (to them) radical tactics used to combat it.it]]. Same with the Vietnam War, although at least there was a fairly solid consensus behind that.

* ''FerrisBuellersDayOff'': [[AllThereInTheScript In the shooting script]], Ferris sees himself as part of the second wave of this, and regrets that his parents' generation could not maintain their (supposedly) revolutionary ideals.
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* ''FerrisBuellersDayOff'': [[AllThereInTheScript In the shooting script]], Ferris sees himself as part of the second wave of this, and regrets that [[FormerTeenRebel his parents' generation could not maintain their (supposedly) revolutionary ideals. ideals]].
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