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.
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.
In Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak, The book follows a ninth grade student named Melinda Sordino through her first year of high school. She has trouble in school because during the summer she calls the cops on a party that she is attending. Now all her friends won't talk to her and the whole hates her for what she has done. This affects Melinda in a negative was and forces herself to stay quiet and to herself for the whole year. Readers feel that Melinda should stay her quiet self through the situations she was handed during the novel but, Melinda should speak on the situations that are present to her because they would have turned out better for her than her not talking about them.
He would hit me with that funny joke and I handled like a man, it didn’t bother me. It finally worked, I was free from ever being hurt from the inside, and since I dealt with it he would be able to deal with, right? I started making jokes about him, but he never liked it one bit, he would even react with violence because he was so annoyed with him not being the dominant one anymore. He wouldn’t take the jokes, so I slowed myself down and thought about how and why he was making the jokes. All along he was just trying to impress all his friends, I tried to understand but all the memories just came flowing back.
Danny loves basketball and every time he steps out on that court, he plays with his whole heart. Nobody or nothing can take that away from him. He would do anything to play on the “all-star” basketball traveling team, but his dreams are crushed when he doesn’t make the team because he is supposedly too short. I find the relationship between Danny and his father very interesting. His parents are divorced so he doesn’t see his dad very often, but if
“Tuesday of the Other June,” Bullied? “Tuesday of the Other June” by Norma Fox Mazer is a realistic fiction about a girl named June, who goes to her first day at swim class, and would start going every Tuesday. June finds out someone has the same name as her. The other June does not like the fact that they have the same name. In the beginning, June was happy, she didn 't have to be worried about many things.
Although "Oppai Volleyball" is created in the usual fashion of the indie Japanese film, nevertheless, its central concept makes for a movie that stands apart from the plethora of similar ones. Mikako is a newly transferred teacher at a junior high school. Excited for her new job she volunteers to coach the boys volley club. However, she soon realizes that she has been assigned a bunch of lazy teenagers whose main concern is to peep at girls. In her anxious effort to motivate them to start training, she asks them what it would take to make them put some effort into volley.
Then again, even if it was another activity like playing ball, Ethan only played occasionally if only to oblige. He never really loved the sport, and he was sure that Ming only played out of a hope for something interesting to happen during a game. Ethan would rather pretend to study somewhere in the back of the room as his way of killing time. That sort of activity was unobtrusive, quiet, and easy. “And that’s how the hotel won the court case,” Ming detailed as he recalled an old memory.
Ronda Rousey Biography Ronda Rousey was born on February 1, 1987, in Riverside, California. Born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck, Rousey nearly died. Rousey had slight brain damage, which impeded her ability to speak until she was 6. Rousey struggled in class and was homeschooled for parts of elementary and high school. Rousey found an outlet for her frustration when her mom persuaded her to do judo.
Patient Information: Ms. L., 15 y/o Hispanic Female. S. CC: Sports physical HPI: Lily needs sports physical prior to the initiation of school, because she wants to play volleyball. Lily had menarche at age 13 with 4 periods that year, but none since her 14th birthday. She is now 15 and ½ years old. Her mother reports she would also like to begin Lily on ‘the pill’, because “I don’t want her getting pregnant young like I did”.
In the documentary during the Championship, Akron Shooting Stars vs. the California All Stars in eighth grade Little Dru was about 4’6 and short. People would pick on him because he was shorter than others. However, he learned that you don 't have to be the same as other people do the same as them. When people would pick on him and call him names, it wouldn’t bother him because he knew that they were just trying to make him feel bad and then it would make him depressed or upset at the game, yet Little Dru did not let it bother him. LeBron James and the players learned a lot of lessons during their basketball career.
The story is written as if Sylvia remembers a crucial summer in her young life. She is immature, yet she and her cousin Sugar were the only ones just right and not aged and foolish or young and foolish. The story starts with her being young and reckless with no apparent motivation other than boys and to do what wants with Sugar. Her first motivation is to ditch the “nappy-head bitch and her goddamn college degree” and figure out how to spend the five dollars handed to her. (331).
For example, my sister tried out for the school’s volleyball team this past September. She did not make it into the “A” Team because she wasn’t as good but that didn’t stop her. She played for the “B” Team and became a better player. Her progress was extraordinary. She did not care whether she won or lost the game.