Conformity is present in every group situation with adolescents. Adolescents are always looking to be a part of a group, usually conforming to the standards of the group. Adolescents often conform because they want to have the approval of the peers that are well liked or “popular”. A great example of adolescents and conformity is in the chick flick ‘Mean Girls’ through the different cliques in high school and how it affects the peers themselves. Caty, the main character, is faced with several difficult situations where she decides to conform with her high school peers getting her in trouble that becomes hard for her to escape.
Gabriella Montez’s primary stereotype is the “nerd.” The first time Gabriella is seen, she is reading a book. This is a common indication used throughout the film industry that leads viewers to make the assumption that the character in question is introverted and intelligent. When Gabriella transfers to a new school, it is made clear that she is in fact academically talented. She is referred to as a “freaky genius girl” and “an Einsteinette.” Gabriella is almost immediately recruited to be a part of the school’s prestigious Scholastic Decathlon Team. “Our Scholastic Decathlon team has its first competition next week and there is certainly a spot for you!” Another common stereotype attached to Gabriella is the “new girl.” This stereotype usually entails shyness and discombobulation.
The movie Mean Girls is a perfect example of many social-psychological principles. Three of the major principles that are seen in the film include: conformity, in-groups and out-groups and prejudice. Cady Herron, a naïve sixteen-year-old who has been homeschooled her entire life, is forced to start as a junior at North Shore High School because of her family’s job relocation. Throughout the movie, you see Cady struggling to maintain acceptance in the school’s in-group known as The Plastics. The Plastics, who represent popularity, high economic status and the acclaimed standard of beauty, are one of the meanest cliques at North Shore.
Cady Heron was a 16-year-old girl who was homeschooled. She spent twelve years of her life in Africa. Cady’s junior year her family and her had to move back to the United States. Within Cady’s first week of high school she started hanging out with the Plastics. The plastics are well known threw out the school, they basically think they control the whole school they only look out for them self, and they will ruin anyone who steps in their way.
Social psychology is essentially the study of how human beings interact, behave and think around others. It is rooted in explaining the various different experiences we face each day in our social lives. Nowadays, film-makers try to depict these psychological phenomena in their movies to make them realistic. One such movie stars Emma Stone, an Oscar winner playing the role of Olive in the film “Easy A”. The film in short describes the high school life of a chaste girl, Olive, who conforms to peer pressure and starts lying about her sexual behavior in order to maintain a certain reputation as well as to help out her troubled friends.
The first theme shown throughout the novel is growing up. One example of growing up is when Scout learns to value even the smallest things in life as soon as her teacher says she can no longer read at night with Atticus. After her first day of school, Scout says to herself, “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love
SOC 306I March 12, 2016 Film Analysis: Mean Girls SUMMARY The movie that I have chosen to write a Film Analysis on is Mean Girls, which stars Lindsay Lohan and Tina Fey. The film tells the story of a girl named Cady Heron (who is played by Lindsay Lohan) and her family whom just moved from Africa to the U.S. Cady was homeschooled for nearly all of her life until she came upon her first public school; Northshore High School. As she starts her first days of schools, she finds herself with two, who can be seen as, outcast friends named Janice and Damien. They both take Cady into their group and become friends. They guide her around the school and and inform her about the “groups” and “cliques” in the school ranging from jocks to mathletes, she especially points out one group in particular, “The Plastics”.
We both share the same view of the world, are viewed by the world in similar ways and I would respond in a comparable way to the central conflict of the novel. Therefore, I believe given the chance, we could be friends. The strong teenage girl Kenisha Lewis views the world as though it is a movie and she is waiting for the director to tell her cut and start over but it doesn 't turn out to be that way. She views the world like this due to all of the drama she goes through at school, such as, she gets bullied at school a lot because of the boy she used to date named La 'von he is a basketball player at her school Hazlehurst and he has a reputation
The film Mean Girls, produced by Lorne Michaels and directed by Mark Waters in 2004 focuses on a teenage girl, Cady Heron, who experiences the drastic change of living and being home schooled in Africa to moving to America and attending a regular high school. While attempting to sabotage the plastics, the girls who hold the most popularity in the school, Cady unknowingly turns into one of them, leaving aspects of her old personality behind. By analyzing the film through sociological perspectives, the deeper meaning of the film can be revealed. Socialization Socialization is the process of connecting individuals to their community allowing individuals to experience new attitudes and perspectives. It is through socialization that an individual learns what the societal norms are for values, lifestyle, and beliefs.
______________________________________________________________________________ In the iconic movie Mean Girls, Cady Heron is a sheltered home schooler raised in Africa. Cady is unsure of how she fits in with the high schoolers in America and two separate groups take her under their wing. A social experiment gone wrong leads Cady from a tough young woman, capable of being her own person to a popularity
She wasn 't used to all the people that were filling the hallways; talking, laughing, hitting each other. She thought it was all so aggressive, in which she was used to from her family, but not in a public place. As most students do in high school they adjust to the high school setting. While being in the seventh and eighth grade, Bailey had continued to achieve the honor roll and had a group of friends. Katelyn Hobbs, Cassidy Young, and Alyana Campbell were her best friends.
But then not necessarily willingly Jolly ends up in the Moms Up Program at LaVaughn 's high school due to LaVaughn. She talked to 'Barbara ' and found out how to involve Jolly in it. It 's a program for teens like Jolly to be able to go back to school and get a GED. Rules of being in the program, though, are beneficial. "She [Jolly] gets rewards for going regular... her attendance has to stay regular or she gets penalties" (104).
Before Harriet could even dream of the office she works in today, she was romping all over the same playground many Springfield students use today. Harriet Taylor’s family moved to Bay County when she was eight years old and Harriet began third grade at none other than Springfield Elementary School. “It’s kind of cool that I got to start here and now I’m ending here.” she says with a proud smile, a Springfield tiger through and through. At Springfield, Harriet found her love for school. She describes her family as “abusive and very poor.” For her, the school became a break from her tumultuous home life, a place where she saw adults who lived their
Jessica Krob is a sixteen year old girl who just had her life turned upside down. She just recently moved from Springfield, Missouri to Leachville, Arkansas, and is currently experiencing culture shock. Jessica had to leave all of her friends behind and wonderful school, but she has welcomed this adventure with an open mind and a positive attitude. Transferring high schools has been hard for Jessica, although changing high schools has allowed her the opportunity of graduating a year early. Once she set her goal of graduating a year earlier, she was determined to do well and overcome all of the challenges, because she believes life is boring if it is not difficult.
Social cliques are made up of a group of people all becoming friends. In her essay, “Queen Bee and Her Court,” Rosalind Wiseman states “cliques are sophisticated, complex, and multilayered, and every girl has a role within them.” In high school, everyone struggles to be themselves and find their place; therefore; some comply with being in a social clique and follow the path of others. Moreover, every high schooler has dealt with peer pressure within their cliques. Peer pressure is the influence from members of ones peer group. Although many people believe peer pressure is always negative, that is not the case.