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.
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.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Shows Charlie’s struggles as he finds his place during his freshman year of high school. Chboksy writes the novel through a series of letters from Charlie to a person he calls ‘friend’. Depicting his struggles with love, friends, and drugs through the engaging and fast-paced text Chbosky illustrates the dramatic struggle many high school students face. Candidly, he acknowledges the toll mental illness and, illustrates the importance and power of friendship. Consequently, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is for all those who have been through high school.
He observes her and finds out that she was homeschooled ever since first grade and she suddenly attends high school, leaving her class to cast suspicion on her. She has a rather unique sense of fashion, different interests and different behavior
1. The movie I have selected for the identity analysis assignment will be the Breakfast Club (1986). The movie is about five teenagers who are from different groups in high school cliques; the popular girl (Claire), the loner (Allison), the athlete (Andrew), the nerd Brain) and the outsider (Bender). They spend the Saturday in detention together. As they spend the day together, they begin to realize their flaws and how much alike they are.
Group Overview • Indicate the type of treatment group and target population The type of treatment group facilitated was a Conduct Disorder (CD) group for high school girls’ ages 14 - 18 years. “Disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders include conditions involving problems in the self-control of emotions and behaviors” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013, p. 461). Individuals with conduct disorder typically display behaviors such as stealing, lying, running away, sexual misconduct and getting into fights. • How would you obtain referrals for the specific group? Referrals for this group would be obtained from High School Guidance Counselors, Parents, In-home Therapists, and the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Melissa, a 19-year-old college student, is, on the surface, a typical individual. She engages in typical behaviors and for girls her age, including frequent socialization. This paper analyzes Melissa and her past from the perspective of Freud, Adler, Horney, and Erikson, revealing deeper inner mechanics. Freud Sigmund Freud was undoubtedly a major influence on the development of psychology (Wollheim, 1971). Revolutionizing the field of psychology, his perspective, psychoanalysis, proposes a psychosexual stage system of development and structures the psyche around three most critical constructs: the id, shortsighted and operating on the pleasure principle; the ego, constructed by the id and operating on the reality principle; and the superego,
The one pivotal moment that Briony experienced may have negatively affected her life and those around her, however, it was a necessity for her to mature and realize her mistakes. The novel opens with Briony Tallis at 13 years old as she pursues her writing career through her play, The Trials of Arabella. Through the main character of her play she is able to reveal a portion of herself and at the same time foreshadow a major plot of the novel, “My darling one, you are young and lovely, but inexperienced, and though you think the world is at your feet, it can rise up and tread on you” (16). Briony is written to be an obsessive and egocentric character and especially with her active imagination she tends to distort reality and act upon her delusions. When Briony witnesses the shocking exchange between Robbie and Cecilia at the fountain, the pivotal
1.0 INTRODUCTION For this particular assignment, I was given case study: Based on movie ‘Divergent’ Directed by Neil Burger to study about the sociology of youth and adolescence in this movie. The protagonist character in this movies is Beatrice Prior (Tris), Tris is 16-year old and she had born and raised in the abnegation faction. When reaching 16 years of age, she had to take an aptitude test to determine which faction that suits for her. The conflict from this movie starts when Tris know about the result of her aptitude test. Before I will explain further about the movie I will describe youth, youth is a sociological construct that operates at multiple levels an individual young person, an attitude for being in the social world, and an institution.
The philosophy of teaching teenagers has many varibles and methods. In the 19th century, the history of middle school philosophy’s main purpose of high school was to prepare students for high school and serve as a transition from elementary school. Middle school is the reawakening of progressive education that is based on what do we know about kids, what do we know about learning, and what is the nature of our society. At the core of this progressive philosophy is the idea that the adolescent is the center of the learnig process, not the subject matter or the teacher. School should provide developmental needs of the learner and consider all aspects (mental, physical, emotional, social, etc.).