- In this moment, Skylar realizes how much she loves Will so she asks him to move to California with her. This is a huge commitment and Will wonders how Skylar really knows that she wants to spend the rest of her life with Will and what would happen if she got tired of him. Will starts to get mad at Skylar because he feels that she doesn't want to know about the imperfections in his life when that's all she wants to know. He ends up saying that he doesn't love her and ends up leaving her.
- The psychological principle of schema is when a person has a certain belief or expectation on how an event will turn out based on experiences from the past. This one experience dictates how a person will process and base any other event, person or relationship that they encounter.
- This scene relates to schema since Will has a set belief on how all relationships will turn out based on his prior relationships with other girls and his foster families. They all claimed that they loved him but eventually got tired of him and abused him mentally and physically. Will's schema about relationships causes him to break it off with Skylar although she genuinely loved and cared for him, because he thinks that every girl will end up leaving him and hurting him like other girls from the past and like his numerous foster parents have done. For this reason, Will chooses to cut Skylar off before she can do any damage to his heart and emotions.
Sociocultural Level of Analysis
This movie most correlates with the Sociocultural level of analysis since the principles of that level of analysis state that culture influences behavior and that people's views of the world are resistant to change and developed by the community and culture, and both of these principles are evident in the movie. Because, Will grew up in a tough, low-income town, where not many people had top notch jobs. The type of community that Will lived in caused him to believe that he would end up living the same life as many people from his neighborhood, despite his intelligence in math, because that was the reality for many others in his neighborhood. Additionally, Will grew up in a neighborhood where fighting was the only way to fend for yourself which explains why he results to violence whenever a conflict arises.