Cady Heron was a new-to-school student. She had spent 12 years in Africa and was homeschooled her entire life until she moved to the states. Cady was a blank canvas that the Plastics were able to mold into their perfect person. The new inductee, Cady Heron, must follow the rules or she is no longer accepted into the group. The clique rules are ritualistic and only have significance to those immersed in the clique culture.
The film Mean Girls is an American comedy movie for teens that illustrates the mainstream high school experience in the west. The main character, Cady Heron is a sixteen-year-old girl who is a new student at bob school in Illinois. Cady moved from being home-schooled in Africa, and therefore is unaware of the environment and lifestyle at a public high school. Cady then meets Daemon and Janis, who are part of an outcast group. Janis and Damien expose Cady to the norms of their school, talking her through cliques, and most importantly introducing her to “the plastics”, a group that Janis and Damian hated.
It’s not perfect; however, there are several great themes that was tackled in a sensible way. The main prose is how an innocent sixteen-year-old girl Cady, who’s attending public school for the first time, has been introduce to the melting pot of high-school environment. She will experience the wildest rites of passage of being a teen. The viewers will see her growth as a character and a teenager as she befriends new people, and fall in love. The movie employed harmful gendered stereotypes that are often damaging to young women if not challenged.
In the article: “Toddlers in Tiaras” the writer, Skip Hollandsworth, brings about different topics debating wether pageants for little girls has a negative or a positive effect in their lives. The exigency he uses, is the story of JonBenet Ramsey who was brutally murdered after she had been kidnapped at a pageant in 1996. His purpose is to teach people that pageants for children are not as harmless as everybody makes it seem. These pageants not only strip young girls of their innocence, but it also lures in predators and pedophiles. He goes on to show the audience the ways that the provocative behavior of the girls can reap negative attention from all types of people.
Amanda Putnam’s essay, “Mean Ladies: Transgendered Villains in Disney Films”, is a compelling piece on gender portrayal and views in Disney films. Putnam opened the essay with a personal anecdote about her daughter. Her daughter wanted a Disney movie without a “mean lady”, as in most Disney films the villains are scary, evil women. The real life evidence strengthened her claim that children are noticing the characterization of female villains in Disney films. The antidote was brought fill circle when she referred back to her daughter in the final paragraphs of her essay.
It all started of when she was a very shy girl but great at school, but she was no good at any sports. She was not able to ride a bike, swim, roller skate, or even catch a pop fly.Then one day she was pouting in her room she said “I’ll never be good at sports” then a great idea clicked in her head maybe I can play marbles Lupe said. First off, one way Lupe’s practice lead to success was that she practiced hard on marbles. For example, she practiced everyday to get her aim right and her brother helped her by saying “ think eye and thumb and let it rip”. Next, she squeezed a rubber eraser one hundred times and squeezing it for an hour.
In addition, Lillian Jean demands for respect from Cassie and even Cassie was treated badly by Lillian Jean’s father during her first trip to Strawberry. Taylor (1976), Mr. Simms glared down at me. “When my gal Lillian Jean says for you to get yo’self off the sidewalk, you get, you hear?” (pg. 96). Cassie who is just a nine year old girl for the first time encountering a conflict regarding racism and facing such a humiliation by the whites.
And you know that I can do it." Abigail Williams only cared about herself and made the other girls fear her. Throughout the book and the movie, The Crucible, there are many reasons for why certain people got accused of witchcraft. Many innocent lives were lost during the Salem Witch Trials. Of the nine girls who accused people and other main characters in The Crucible, there is only one person responsible for the Crucible, Abigail
High school is just one of those times in life that will forever be remembered. Before attending, many will hear horror stories of "Mean Girls", cliques, "freshman Friday", raging parties and the infamous awkward school or prom photo The following are 5 myths about high school and what it is really like. 1. "Mean Girls" There is a big fear upon entering high school that there will be a clique of mean girls who bully and prey on incoming freshman. This is short of reality, as many students in high school are excited to see fresh new faces, or simply do not care.
Precious is 16 years old and going to 10th grade, she already have a child named Mongo, she have downs syndrome. Precious dad is also the father to Precious child, Mongo. Mongo lives with Precious grand mom. We get the knowledge that Precious is pregnant with her second child, as the headmaster of her school finds out that she is pregnant again, she gets expelled of the school. Precious live alone with her mother because her father had abandoned them.