The Breakfast Club Ending  Explained

At the ending of The Breakfast Club, at Claire’s request, Brian is forced to write a group essay for them.

Claire removes Allison’s black eyeliner and styles her hair with a bow, giving her a complete makeover.

This allows her to have an affair with Andrew while Claire has an affair with Bender.

As a token, Claire gives Bender one of her diamond earrings, and Allison takes Andrew’s athletic patch from his letter jacket.

They’re strengthening their bonds with each other by exchanging tokens and gifts in the hopes that they’ll last.

They’re ready to reap the benefits of learning and romantically connect now that they’ve learned profound truths about their experiences.

On the other hand, Brian gets the pleasure of writing an essay.