Essay on Dramaturgical Analysis

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Dramaturgical Analysis Dramaturgical analysis was founded by Erving Goffman. Dramaturgical analysis is defined as the study of social interaction in terms of theatrical performance. Goffman was a sociologist who analyzed social interaction and saw that people lived their lives like actors performing on a stage. Dramaturgical analysis lets us see the concepts of status and roles in our daily lives. Each individual performance is what Goffman called presentation of self, which is defined as a person’s efforts to create specific impressions in the minds of others. I am going to use my daily interaction from my work place as an Olive Garden host. My goal when working is to show my managers that I am a responsible and capable worker. The kinds of props I use to help me create my impression are wearing my head set and walkie-talkie so I can communicate with other co-workers and managers. The more I talk and inform over the walkie-talkie the better the impression my manger has of m and the guest see me as the leader. The type of costume I wear to be my work clothes, which consist of a white long-sleeve collared dress-shirt, black pants with a belt, and a tie. I use eye-contact when working with guest and co-workers as a type of non-verbal communication because it lets the other person know that they have my full attention. I also use hand gestures and smile when working because it gives the impression of being helpful and kind. My verbal behavior when working is greeting…