All of a sudden, I found myself thinking sociologically when I was watching the movie “Mean Girls,” because it reminded me of the cliques and peer groups that were in my old high school. The movie is about a teenage girl who ends up becoming a part of this clique full of mean girls and after an incident she sets out to try and ruin the leader of the clique’s life. It was the cliques and peer groups that made me start thinking sociologically, because it made me look back and see how much I have changed since I came to the University of Kentucky, and left my old clique or peer group behind. In my sociology class I learned that a peer group is a “group of individuals who are often around the same age and are linked by common interests and orientations.”
Cady is a home-schooled girl and never have experience about "outside world". When she moves to new school, she goes through interpersonal conflict with herself because she is trying so hard to fit in with everyone and make everyone recognize her. She also tries to be perfect in everyone's eye and tries so hard to impress a "hot guy" in the school. In her effort to get back at Regina and be the Queen Bee of the whole school, Cady loses her own individual personality and remarks in an mirror image of Regina. Cady has struggle with herself to decide whether she wants to become a better person and be herself, or become someone that is not her and always follow someone else instead
Mean Girls is a comedy full of memorable quotes, amusing characters, and lots of laughs for the audience, but what many people may not realize is that this movie includes psychological concepts such as role schemas, diffusion of responsibility and front and backstage effect. Mean Girls is about a girl entering a public high school for the first time after being homeschooled all of her life. While discovering herself throughout this life-changing event, she gets involved with a clique called "the plastics" and many games begin to unravel. This movie shows very amusingly yet real-life examples of psychological concepts that can help people recognize them in their everyday lives.
Within this thought, she is also very sarcastic, which further explains the overall tone that Anderson
Her personality on this picture does not reflect who she really is in the movie. Giorgina is a manipulative and snob girl, treats her friends and classmate without respect. Giorgina changed into an innocent and nice girl after she was hit by the bus and realises how much her friends and classmate dislike her. The character can be attributed to an archetypal of metamorphosis where Giorgina
Things go down hill after Cady develops a crush on Aaron Samuels, which is Regina’s ex boyfriend. Regina gets revenge on Cady by getting back with him and now Cady feels betrayed. She still pretends as if they are friends and she is unbothered by the situation, but secretly Cady, Janis and Damion are plotting to destroy Regina’s social status. The more time Cady spends with the Plastics the more she starts to actually become one of
Cady from the movie The Mean Girls is a perfect example of an individual going through Erikson's 5th Stage of Development, Identity vs. Role Confusion. In the immature phase of this stage, Cady begins at a new school and is faced with the challenge of being her true self, a nerd, or pretending to be someone she is not in order to fit in with the popular girls. In the critical phase of this stage Cady realizes that she made the wrong choice, undermining her intelligence, in order to be friends with the popular girls. She finds out that these girls were never her real friends and that they have been pretending to like her all along.
Those with advantages that make them seem prestigious tend to ultimately abuse their status, destroying many aspects of their personal life as a result. For example, Mark Water’s film, Mean Girls, portrays a simple girl who is overwhelmed with the typical American high school social structure. According to Helen Kirwan-Taylor’s article on the Wealth Fatigue Syndrome, the sudden luxurious lifestyle will eventually lead to her loss of happiness and relationships. Both Waters and Kirwan-Taylor shine light on the fact that even though most people crave the deluxe life, they fail to realize the consequences that come along with it. Kirwan-Taylor’s article and Water’s film collaborate on the addiction of obtaining superiority.
As getting further into the novel, it is fairly evident that Leo has feelings for Stargirl and is ducking them away. Leo resembles to have the fear that he will not conform to everyone else at Mica high which at the moment is a adverse problem for Leo. One challenge he is facing is, for example, would be how he is ashamed of his new love Stargirl because she is the school mockery yet in addition to that majority of the school is against her. " Hi, Leo!"
Some of the problems that Clarisse has at school are that all of the kids that she goes with call her anti-social because her peers find her weird. She explains to Montag that she is not anti-social, just all of the things that she is interested in are different than everyone else. Clarisse explains it by saying to Montag, “I’m anti-social, they say. I don’t mix. It’s so strange.
Another example of a teen film that institutes a similar stereotypical high school social hierarchy is the well-known movie, Mean Girls. Cady Heron, who lived her first 15 years in the African jungle, being home-schooled and living only with her parents, never knew what "high school" meant, until moving out of Africa and enrolling in a real school. She instantly becomes friends with two teenagers, Damian and Janis, who were in the "out crowd", as opposed to the “Plastics”, which consists of Regina, the unofficial leader, Gretchen and Karen, her followers, all of whom are gorgeous and popular. The Plastics, after meeting Cady, immediately let her into their group, but Cady is unsure, because she did not want to leave her first friends, but they
The movie Mean Girls shows many of the psychological themes that have been discussed throughout the course. Two prominent themes within the movie are bullying and cliques. Bullying is described by the book as being “verbal or physical behavior intended to disturb someone less powerful” (Santrock, 2016, p. 351). Bullying is extremely prominent in schools, which is the setting of the movie, with one in three students claiming that they have experienced bullying at some point whether as the victim or the bully (Santrock, 2016, p. 351). In the movie, bullying is a prominent plot point with most of the background characters stating that they, at some point, had been bullied by Regina George.
The film “Mean Girls” is about a teenager, Cady Heron, who was homeschooled her entire life in Africa by her zoologist parents for 16 years and is enrolled in a High school, in US for the first time. Cady faces a lot of difficulties at first as she had never been to high school before. She initially meets Janis and Damien, who help her guide the dangerous landscape of high school cliques. But Cady catches the eye of a clique of popular girls referred to as “The Plastics,” led by Regina and her close friends Gretchen and Karen. "Clueless" is based on a teen girl called Cher, a high school student in wealthy Beverly Hills, who lives with her lawyer dad Mel and her stepbrother Josh.
Mean Girls: implicit and explicit social norms, conformity, obedience Cady Heron’s life changed dramatically when she moved to a suburban area in Illinois, after living in Africa and being homeschooled her whole life. She started at North Shore High and quickly got sucked into the stereotypical girl drama. Prior to the drama, Cady met two of her best friends Damian and Janis, who were apart of the out-caste clique.