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Reciprocity in "Chicago"

by Charity-Joy Acchiardo

A movie clip drawn from Miramax’ 2002 musical “Chicago”, shows Roxie Hart being introduced to the system (“reciprocity”) that operates in prison run by Matron “Mama” Morton. She learns that “when you’re good to mama she'll be good to you”. Reciprocity refers to the social norm that involves in-kind exchanges between people, responding to another's action with another equivalent action, both negative and positive, or as Matron Morton explains it, “tit for tat”.

Reciprocity in "Chicago"

Roxie Hart is introduced to Matron Mama Morton and learns that “when you're good to mama she'll be good to you. Reciprocity refers to in-kind exchanges between people, responding to another's action with another equivalent action, or tit for tat.

from Chicago (2002)
Creator: Martin Richards
Distributor: Miramax Films
Posted by Charity-Joy Acchiardo
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