The whole documentary is about a social experiment involving discrimination. It is seen in both cases with third graders in the first half of the film, and again with a room full of adults. The classes were broken up followed by Mrs. Elliot picking on the lesser of the two groups. She continued doing so, so the groups would think more critically about the aspects of discrimination and prejudice and how these issues pertain to their own
Emily Rigal is a 19 year old student at Columbia University. As a kid Emily was bullied at school. It was so bad that she had to switch schools. “It was damaging my self worth,”. She made friends at her new school “And it boasted her self-esteem” She said.
A Discourse Community in Mean Girls What is a discourse community? According to “The Concept of Discourse Community,” it’s a “discourse operates within conversations defined by communities, be they academic disciplines or social groups.” In other words, it is a group that has goals or a purpose and use communication to achieve that goal. In the movie Mean Girls there are many examples of discourse communities but I’m going to focus specifically on The Plastics. The movie Mean Girls is about a sixteen year old girl, Cady Heron, who has recently moved from Africa to the United States, and is attending public school for the first time. Her first day of school was not the best, but on her second day of school she meets Janis Ian and Damian Leigh who start to guide Cady into high school by telling her about different groups (cliques/discourse communities) in the school, including the Plastics, which is made up of Karen Smith, Gretchen Wieners, and Regina George.
High school is a life changing experience for everyone. Teens mature and deal with situations that they may not have had to deal with before they entered it. The movies Clueless and Mean Girls are based on two different high schools with similar problems the teen girls face. Although the two films are taken place in different decades and portray a different aspect of what it’s like to be in high school; they both have a similar life lesson. The 90s classic, “Clueless” is a movie about a teenage girl, Cher Horowitz, who is popular, pretty, caring, wealthy, and an air head.
In the narrative, Oates recalls her high school years in which she reconnects with Ruth Weidel, who gave teachers the implication that “something had happened” and how they “treated her guardedly” (Oates 561). This ties into the theme of the individual versus society. When she lived with her family, Ruth and the rest of her family were treated as outcasts and were talked about behind their backs. Now in high school, she remained alone until Oates worked up the nerve to befriend. Something had caused her to mature quickly and in the midst of that growth, Ruth created a barrier to protect herself from anymore pain.
In the short story ¨The in Group,¨ an unpopular girl in the eighth grade by the name of Eve is challenged, resulting in added pressure and meager judgement. To begin, Eve attends a small school where very few people fit in, but everyone clandestinely seeks popularity. One day, a popular girl in the class approaches innocent Eve while reading another girl’s diary, and Eve ¨sat down, laughing till [her] side hurt, heard [her] voice finally blend with the other¨ (22-23). Before, Eve was another basic, unknown girl, but when she was put in a burdensome situation, pressure was applied, resulting in her hurting
A news reporter interviewed a little girl name Huma on what she thinks about her education and to reflect on what happened to Malala and many other girls like her trying to pursue an education. “Huma hopes the global outcry over the attack on Malala will change the outlook of the people who run her troubled world, and that they will ensure all the girls like Malala, like herself, can go to school — and stay there.” This problem is not just happening in Pakistan. Girls all around the world were- and still are- being deprived of an
Continuation school students are seen to be the “ bad kids “ that dont belong with regular students at a normal school. The bad kids who don't care about education or any rules that are implemented in their school system. Another stereotype super passing bad kids is that only expellies and kids that get suspended multiple times attend continuation schools. Garrett-Hatfield then explains who also attends alternative schools’ “Many states have alternative schools, sometimes called "continuation schools," for children who have been suspended long term or expelled from their mainstream public schools.” This stereotype has been also circulating the reputation of students that attend these schools. When a student is expelled from their local public school they are usually sent to the community school which is were most troubled kids attend.
The story holds a small amount of main characters, but many actions affect the main character. A group of high school girls with the names of Lindsey, Samantha, Elody, and Alley all effect the main character Juliet. The author uses two main characters because she wants it to be a real life situation between the two high school students that can hold a strong matter and connect to someone’s life. Juliet is a quiet girl for example an outcast. The author makes Juliet the outcast because she wants to create a click.
Those three concepts has undermine the confidence, integrity and maturely of these young high school because the root of the affect is so damaging. We see the consist battle that school programs try to protect the necessities of girl but still fail. Larkin critiques the fact that girls are more likely to be pursed to take nontraditional class because girls aren’t stimulated enough to comprehend. Still Failing at Fairness by Sadker and Zittelmen explained that same ideas that young girls are not encouraged nor given the same opportunity as the boys. According to Sadler and Zittelmen,” they documented the public silence of girls from school through graduate school, (119).
Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is a fictional story placed in Merrywether High School in Syracuse, New York about the life of a social outcast and rape victim, Melinda Sordino. Throughout the story, Melinda struggles to cope with the fact that she was raped by Andy Evans at a high school party. Melinda can be classified as both a round and dynamic character. A round character is classified as a character with varying emotions and feelings— someone whom the audience can understand and hear the internal thoughts of. Melinda certainly fits this description.
Some people cannot answer these questions without the help of others, whether that advice is positive or negative. In the novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, she shows you the story of a girl searching for her voice. The main character of this life changing book, Melinda, a teen who was raped at a high school party, is struggling with speaking to others about the horrible event she experienced at the party. As she is starting her freshman year of high school some people will come into the story to help Melinda get the voice she does not realize is missing. Melinda finds that art class is her sanctuary and her art teacher, Mr. Freeman, is the only
People choose friends because they’re people who you usually hangout with which is normal, but, what if someone chooses wrong type of friends?. That’s what our main character, Maleeka in the book ‘’The Skin I’m In’’ by Sharon G. Flake goes through. Maleeka is in 7th grade now and she is careless on whom to choose her friends, she is friends with one girl named Char, Char failed 7th grade twice she also has two twins as her ‘backup’ wherever she goes. Char really needs to get out of 7th Grade or else she will be kicked out of school, so, she uses Maleeka as her ‘friend’ for her grades, while Maleeka uses Char as her ‘friend’ to bring her clothes. You might be asking why would she ask her for clothes?, well,Maleeka is a poor girl and her father
Erin Gruwell, a young Caucasian female who decided to forgo attending law school and instead became a teacher at a newly race integrated school that locates in a poverty stricken and high crimes area. In the movie, the time frame is after the L.A. riot and racial tension are still at high level. Gruwell, who grew up in an upper middle class family, had to make a drastic transformation to her new environment when teaching at Woodrow Wilson High School, which consists of a multiracial and divided students body. Gruwell was very much out of her element in the beginning because she expected that the teachers, administrators, and students to be working together. However, she began to slowly understand the isolation and hatred existed among the students.