The Mean Girls Movie Analysis

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Cady from the movie The Mean Girls is a perfect example of an individual going through Erikson's 5th Stage of Development, Identity vs. Role Confusion. In the immature phase of this stage, Cady begins at a new school and is faced with the challenge of being her true self, a nerd, or pretending to be someone she is not in order to fit in with the popular girls. In the critical phase of this stage Cady realizes that she made the wrong choice, undermining her intelligence, in order to be friends with the popular girls. She finds out that these girls were never her real friends and that they have been pretending to like her all along. In the last phase of this stage, the resolution phase, she decides to be true to herself and begins focuses on
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