If the audience is in disagreement with the image an individual is presenting then the individual's presentation of self is interrupted. This is why often a simple head nod or grunt is accepted as an appropriate response in conversation.
The types of frames Goffman is considering are discussed in previous sections of the book, "fabrications, keyings, frame breaks, misframing, and, of course, frame disputes. The definition are all predetermined and individuals choose how they will act by choosing the proper behavior for the social situation they are in.
Society is not homogeneous; we must act differently in different settings. Therefore, people remain guarded, to ensure that they do not show themselves to others in an unfavorable light.
It commonly appears in: t. Frame analysisthen, is the study of the organization of social experience. With relative size, women are generally shown smaller or lower than men in terms of girth and height. Goffman uses the metaphor of conversation being a stage play. Power and superiority is typically associated with masculinity while vulnerability and objectification is usually associated with femininity.
He draws distinctions between several types of public gatherings "gatherings", "situations", "social occasions" and types of audiences acquainted versus unacquainted.
Goffman also claims that a speaker details a drama more often than they provide information.