Kirwan-Taylor’s article and Water’s film collaborate on the addiction of obtaining superiority. In Mean Girls, Cady Heron, a naive girl, gets involved with a clique named The Plastics at her new high school. She ultimately becomes dependent on the clique to preserve her newly gained
The movie has a main focus on the girls of high school, rather then on the boys. It centers on females and how they act at that certain age. The four mean girls, Regina George, Gretchen Wieners, Karen Smith and Cady Heron represent the stereotypes of the popular girls of high school. The role of gender plays an important role in the movie. The movie discusses the aspects of how a “typical” teenage girl should be, in order for her to fit in.
High school is just one of those times in life that will forever be remembered. Before attending, many will hear horror stories of "Mean Girls", cliques, "freshman Friday", raging parties and the infamous awkward school or prom photo The following are 5 myths about high school and what it is really like. 1. "Mean Girls" There is a big fear upon entering high school that there will be a clique of mean girls who bully and prey on incoming freshman. This is short of reality, as many students in high school are excited to see fresh new faces, or simply do not care.
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.
Melinda Sordino, she is in her High School, Merryweather high, and she is also the narrator of the story. Andy Evans, he is an attractive senior, but with a bad reputation with girls. He raped Melinda at an end-of-summer party. Heather, she is a new girl at the school, she becomes friends with Melinda because she had no other friends. Turns out that Heather was not a good friend after all.
In the film, Mean Girls directed by Mark Waters (2004), adolescents are represented as bullies, who use manipulation to achieve what they want and are two-faced with the people around them; they are constantly stereotyped as a high social group like the plastics and a low social group like the mathletes; also they are presented as young people that fall under peer pressure, and are overly concerned about their appearance and about being socially accepted. In this film by Mark Waters, teenagers are depicted as bullies who constantly manipulate people to get what they want and who are two-faced. Certain social groups, such as the Plastics, use manipulation to achieve their goals. This is evident when, in the phone call scene, Cady influences Gretchen and Katy and she makes them start hating Regina. This suggests that teenagers, in order to get what they want, will manipulate their own friends without caring about the consequences.
In the article: “Toddlers in Tiaras” the writer, Skip Hollandsworth, brings about different topics debating wether pageants for little girls has a negative or a positive effect in their lives. The exigency he uses, is the story of JonBenet Ramsey who was brutally murdered after she had been kidnapped at a pageant in 1996. His purpose is to teach people that pageants for children are not as harmless as everybody makes it seem. These pageants not only strip young girls of their innocence, but it also lures in predators and pedophiles. He goes on to show the audience the ways that the provocative behavior of the girls can reap negative attention from all types of people.
In Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl, a new student at Mica High, mixes up the lives of all the students and teachers. Her popularity skyrockets, and she ends up friends with almost everyone in the school. Suddenly, her popularity drops rapidly. Hillari, the most popular girl at school, influenced all the students, except one, to dislike Stargirl. The only friends she has left are Leo and Cinnamon, her pet rat.
Mandy Hale wrote, “It’s okay to be scared being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave”. Melinda Sordino demonstrates this when she stands up against the bullies in her school. In Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel, Speak, Melinda Sordino, a bullied teenager, became someone who prevented others from getting hurt the way she did. Melinda shows that she is frightened, brave, and lonely in the way she reacts and the people around her act after the end of Summer party. Firstly, Melinda shows that she is frightened because when wanted to tell him to stop, she was scared because he was older and she did not know what he would do to her.
In the novel I’d Tell You I Love you, But Then I’d Have To Kill You, the central character and narrator Cammie Morgan, “The Chameleon”, is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women in Roseville, Virginia, where her mom is the headmistress and Cammie and her friends are trained to be spies, whereas everyone in Roseville thinks the school is just for rich, haughty girls who have no other place to go. Cammie and her friends are sophomores who have to take a class called Covert Operations, taught by Cammie’s late father’s friend Joe Solomon, whom everyone is swooning over; Mr. Solomon teaches them to be real spies, instead of just memorizing facts and knowing 14 languages. Cammie and her friend Bex introduce the famous McHenrys to Gallagher Academy;
In the story “Seventh Grade”, By Gary Soto, Victor embarrasses himself quite a lot, because having a crush or love for someone will embarrass you. Victor learns to be himself at the end of the story. Victor has a crush on a girl called Teresa. Victor’s friend Michael teaches him to scowl, which he thinks makes him look handsome. Because of this, Victor tries this and gets the girls to stare at him, but he thinks he looks foolish, and stops it, also Victor makes a fool of himself for Teresa most of the times he gets embarrassed.
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.
The second tape is addressed to Alex Standall, who during their freshmen year, made a list saying that Hannah had the “best ass” in her freshman class. By being labeled with the “best ass” it leads to Hannah being assaulted numerous times. The third tape was addressed to Jessica Davis, a girl that was also new to the school. Jessica started to date Alex and then was later mad at him for choosing Hannah over her in the list which ended the friendship between Jessica and Hannah, and the ended relationship of Alex and Jessica. Jessica then continued to spread rumors that Hannah was a “slut.”
Is there ever such a thing called impossible love? Well, Cameron and Patrick proved to the audience that there is! ’10 Things I Hate About You’ (1999), by Gil Junger has created the normal teenage life of high school, but with a twist as the most popular girl in school, Bianca Stratford, and her devilish sister, Katerina Stratford, suffers from the constant reminder of teen pregnancy from their father. With the rule ‘No dating until your sister does’ Cameron James is able to find a solution to their dating problem. From the help of his newly formed friend, Michael, the two are able to conjure up a plan to break this ever-lasting rule to win the heart of his one
In the beginning of the book in chapter 3 Scout is shouted on her first day of school for knowing how to read, and for trying to help Miss Caroline by explaining who Walter Cunning is and that she has shamed him. Atticus tells Scout that “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb into his skin and walk around it. In the early chapters the kids are