What’s the Hitch?
Heather L. Dirgo
COM 200: Interpersonal Communication
Instructor Catherine Marciniak
October 7, 2013
What’s the Hitch?
Interpersonal conflict arises when two or more parties perceive their goals as discordant. Reasons for this perception may be limited means, mutually select goals or one or both parties identifying the other as blocking their individual progress and advancement (Sole, 2011). This essay will highlight the 2005 romantic comedy, Hitch. Additionally, this work will include valid identification of an interpersonal conflict portrayed within the film, which was also handled ineffectively. Supporting information will discuss why such conflict was handled ineffectively and what actions could have been modified, such as to appropriately manage the conflict.
There are times when the interpersonal relationships shared with intimate partners, friends, and relatives fail to maintain mutual ideals. Often disputes arise from differing opinions and unfavorable statements. During the time such situations present themselves, one must pay close attention to their and the opposing party’s reaction, as well as each individual involved must accurately communicate their thoughts absent of increasing the conflict (Lenski, 1997).
The example presented in the selected film, Hitch, is a scene involving the main character, Hitch and his love interest, Sarah, engaged in an argument resulting from one partner developing assumptions and conclusions about the other partner, which are based on misinformed and fictitious information. The conflict was not handled effectively because unsupported suppositions were created, the character thoughtlessly arrived to conclusion, and consequently the issue escalated to an inappropriate level (Halvorson, 2011).
In the film, the main characters, Hitch and Sarah, employ an argument for the reason that Sarah believes she has discovered that Hitch is the infamous date doctor. Sarah decides to...