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”.
The in-group over values its personal abilities and underestimates the abilities of its opponents (aka the out-group). An example of this is when Regina isolates the members and states they can only talk to similar in-group members that she approves. Towards the middle of the movie, Regina is observed watching Cady as she talks to two out-group members (Janice and Damien) while they’re in line to buy candy-grams. Regina immediately injects herself into the situation, pulls Cady aside and says, “um, Cady? Why were you talking to those losers?”
Lastly, the author parallels the contrasts between the planets by presenting readers with changes in Meg’s character as the novel develops. Meg is introduced to readers as awkward and out of place at her high school. She is involved in frequent fights with her peers and is sent to the principal 's office for her misbehavior . At first, Meg “hates being an oddball” . However, in order to save her father, Meg learns to overcome her desire for conformity and appreciate her own uniqueness as an individual.
Children who take part in these competitions are brought up putting a huge deal of focus on outer appearances, which can cause substantial emotional and psychological damage. Children learn their values while they are young, and beauty pageant participants grow up thinking that a woman 's worth comes in part by how attractive they are. Girls in the competitions, and even girls who watch these pageants on TV, are learning that they need to look a certain way to look attractive.” As these children grow up, they are going to strongly fail at relationship, as normally people have been men 22% have cheated on their spouse if these girls grow up to be “perfect”. They are going to take it extremely hard if a man cheats on them.
From being with her in the kitchen at the elementary school to getting into the Black Elks club to watch Henry, his heart becomes soft for this girl. Keiko is Japanese and is bullied and treated accordingly. When President Roosevelt sent all the Japanese to internment camps, Henry realized how much he would losing if he let her go. He tried everything from trying to persuade her hide out with his aunt to wearing his “I am chinese” button. He even snuck in overnight to see her.
In Inside Out and Back Again, Ha faces bullies that make fun of her because of her looks. Ha states, “By the end of school he yells an answer: She should be a pancake. She has a pancake face.” This quote shows that Ha gets bullied in school because of her looks. She has found a safe home where she can live happily, but gets bullied by the school kids.
Afterward the story entered the qualifying test. After finding Jack, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood did not agree with the witch’s desire to submit Jack to the Giant. They tried to protect Jack. Baker saw his wife scarf brought by Jack. He found out that his wife was also been killed by the Giant.
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.
It will be very fascinating if everything always goes the way youngsters picture things; yet, they are absolutely forced to see the hardships of life at least one time in their life. In the Neil Gaiman story “How to Talk to Girls at Parties”, Vic and Enn are in a college party going through a series of experiences which lead them to regret their decision because of their young impulsive behavior. As well as John Updike story “A&P”, in which Sammy quits his job when his boss scolds three girls because they entered the store in bathing suits. He wants to demonstrate to the girls that he is on their side. Both experiences that “Vic” and “Sammy” were presented show that many times due to inexperience they follow what they believe is right and
Blanche always lies about what is really going on in her life to escape from painful circumstances. When Blanche arrived at Stella’s house, she explained she left her job because, “…[she] was exhausted by all [she] had been through [her]—nerves broke”(pg. 11). Blanche had made up this story to cover up the embarrassing circumstance of kissing a student and to shelter her from the humiliation. Also, Blanche plays emotional games with men to get the attention she needs to feel good. For example, when Blanche sees the paper boy, she takes out a scarf to try and seduce him, quickly kisses him without waiting for consent, and rushes him on his way without a word from him, just to play with his emotions (pg. 88).
She orders Veronica to forge a romantic note from him, and gives it to Martha. She tries to stop them, but backs down when the Heathers threaten to destroy her social life ("Candy Store"). Their threats are witnessed by a mysterious, trenchcoat-wearing, Baudelaire-quoting new kid, Jason "J.D." Dean, who criticizes Veronica for betraying her friend in exchange for popularity. Ram and Kurt take the opportunity to pick a fight with him, and he unexpectedly fights back and defeats them.
The acquisitive Spanish explorer of the New World wanted to get as much of the gold and silver from the New World as possible. Kate arrogated herself to take on the duties of the team captain of her swim even though it was Mara’s job. Although she has her Masters degree in English, her banal speech left me with the impression she hadn’t left elementary school.
Their relationship ended in frustration however because Yolanda refused to have sex with him for months. Sex which was seen as taboo in Dominican culture was a cultural norm in the 60’s for Americans. This clash of culture and Yolanda not truly being able to fit in with one specific culture ruined her chances at what could have been a wonderful relationship. Also when Yolanda returns to the island 20 years after her family originally moved she is teased by her aunts and cousins about the way she looks. “ You look terrible, too thin and the hair needs a cut.”
In the story, “Seventh Grade, “ Victor, the main character, learns that with hard work and dedication you will reach your goal, through his embarrassing moments on his first day of seventh grade. In paragraph 24, Victor is asked a question and he answers Teresa, then all of the girls in his class giggled because they figured that Victor has a crush on Teresa. An example of this is, at one point in the text Victor had met up with an old friend he was doing a weird scowl thing he had seen models do, so later on Victor had tried it and a girl looked at him and actually noticed him so he said to himself in his head maybe it does work maybe it really does. When it was lunch it was like Victor was in a maze when he was looking for Teresa, when
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.