This eventually leads her to challenge her self concepts to extreme levels, causing her to either liberate herself from the façade she created or sink into the role. Easy A describes many genuine psychological phenomena and I am going to focus on three of them; Cognitive dissonance theory, how societal and cultural norms dictate our attitudes and thoughts, and different ways of persuasion. The cognitive dissonance theory is the feeling of unease that is felt when we act in opposition to our attitudes, which causes a shift of attitude in order to be consistent with our behavior. Easy A depicts strongly the theory of cognitive dissonance on numerous occasions.
The only reason Edmund finds himself in Narnia is because he followed his little sister who went into the wardrobe. His goal was not to find a place to hide, but only to tease her, which shows how spiteful Edmund can be. When he finally enters into the world of Narnia, he does not feel guilty for making fun of his sister, but blames her for leaving him on his own in this new world. He does not take responsibilities for his actions and he is happy to blame anyone but himself. He shows arrogance and pride.
On the other hand, Princess Diaries tells how Mia Thermopolis, an unpopular girl in high school who was raised by a single mother, grew from being an average bullied student to becoming Genovia’s Queen. She and her best friend, Lily, were always looking
She is presented as a very popular high school student, that had all the attention from her peers. She 's fashionably the best dressed girl at school, her and all of her girl friends cherish celebs fashion. She begin to reach out to this new boy (Marc 2013) at her school, he had a totally different personality than her. Being that the boy was so shy, and she was [Last Name] 2 so popular an outgoing.
Big Little Lies is a television show that depicts the lives of several wealthy families and their conflicts between the mothers and their children, who are in kindergarten. Jane is a single mother who moves to the region with her child Ziggy. She soon runs into Madeline, who has a daughter of the same age and they quickly become friends. Madeline introduces Jane to Celeste and the three spark a close friendship, as they bond over their hatred for another mother, Renata. All of the mothers get tied into an on-going murder investigation, where the victim remains a mystery until the final episode of the first
Caty begins the movie with a real genuine friendship with Janis and Damien, two individuals who struggled with popularity because they were considered the “outside” group. However, the popular girls, infamously called the “Plastics” try to recruit Caty into their popular group, but only because she is considered one of the prettier girls in the school. The ring leader, Regina George, of the Plastics is the most popular girl in school who is really hated by alot of peers because of her horrible attitude and how she
Young love fills the air in a hot gymnasium as children dance and sweat enjoying and loving their night. Flashing lights and blaring music deafen people to the noise of a crying girl, Kristin. Her “lover”, Austin, left her alone at the dance to go have a good time with Natasha. They had planned a fun night for themselves and she was really looking forward to her night with him, however, he ditched her like it was nothing and she was beyond hurt.
She loves the idea of Gatsby like his money and his materialistic things, but not in a relationship kind of way. Daisy is a very good actress, because she sure makes it look as if she is in love with Gatsby, but she cannot fathom to leave Tom and his money. When Daisy is told by Gatsby to say she is in love with him, she freaks out and loses it. Really, Daisy’s emotions are very unstable and she is much easier to read as a character at the end of the book. After the accident, Daisy did not bother to call Gatsby or even attend his funeral.
The movie Mean Girls show exactly how mean high school girls can be. There are three main girls in this movie. Cady heron who get mixed in with the popular crowd, Janis Ian who used to be friends with her nemesis Regina George. All the girls struggle with wanting to be the best in the school and later learn that that is not what high school is all about.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is a novel regarding Melinda Sordino, a 14 year old girl, who gets raped at the end of summer party. Melinda ends up calling the police, causing all of her friends to absolutely despise her. The story begins as Melinda arrives to her first day of 9th grade friendless, receiving dirty looks from everyone in the halls. Her once happy personality, entirely transforms into the opposite. “I cry to let everything out” Initially, Melinda befriends Heather, a new girl to the school, but later Heather realizes that Melinda being her friend ruins her social reputation.
It 's the first day of school, 1989, and seventeen-year-old Veronica Sawyer is frustrated with the hellish competitive social hierarchy at Westerburg High School, where nerds and underclassmen are pushed around by brutish, idiot jocks like Ram Sweeney and Kurt Kelly. After trying to defend her best friend, the cheerful, overweight Martha Dunnstock (cruelly renamed "Martha Dumptruck" by the uncreative Kurt), Veronica longs for the days of elementary school when life was simple and everyone was friends. She wishes desperately to be above the drama, but there is only one elite clique who can do that: the Heathers, the three most beautiful, most popular girls in school. They are the weak-willed head cheerleader Heather McNamara; the sullen, bulimic
Adah is a cynical person who never fully experiences life. Adah speaks little to nothing in the beginning of the novel because “When you do not speak, other people presume you to be deaf or feeble-minded and promptly make a show of their own limitations.” (Page 34) As Adah grows older, however, she loses her negative viewpoints she had when she was younger. After overcoming her health issues, she was born a new person.
In almost every teenage romantic comedy, the dorky, hopeless heroine-in-the-rough gets a make-over. Afterward, she struts down the halls of her high school or makes a big entrance at the school dance. Everyone’s jaws would drop as they wondered who this hot piece of fresh meat was, because surely they must be new. Until someone realized it wasn’t a new student, but the mousy girl they’d spent their entire educational careers overlooking and making fun of.
In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout matures throughout the book as she matures her innocent nature is gradually lost and she realizes how senseless and brutal people can be. In the beginning she has still not seen any of the bad things people do in the world. Her innocence at is first shown when Dill asks Scout to marry him because they don’t now what marriage really is they both go along with it and say that they are married from then on. Another example of Scout’s innocence is when after she goes to school and gets in trouble she comes home and tells Atticus that she does not want to go to school anymore. She says that Burris Ewell only comes one day then goes home lie it would be a good thing to be a Ewell because you would not