Belonging: Mean Girls and Tina Fey

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There are many definitions of belonging the main one meaning, an object of a material item belonging to someone. But in consideration there can also be people that belong to others for example slavery. Showing that there are both positive and negative issues of belonging. There are also definitions of people belonging as being part of a group, giving a sense of belonging. As there are many other situations the broad topic can stimulate. Throughout this task I have explained and analyzed three texts with the concepts of belonging. Relating them to connections between the texts. My related texts being 'Mean girls' a movie by Tina Fey and Tim Meadows, The Lyrics 'I still call Australia home' by Peter Allen, and a photograph by an unknown artist.

My first Text is a movie 'Mean girls' directed by Mark Waters, scripted by Tina Fey and based on the book by Rosalind Wiseman. It was made on the 30th April 2004 by Paramount Home Entertainment, and It's a recent movie produced in Australia. It was created for teenage girls, as a comedy, relating to teenagers that when finding identity you can be insecure, and part of finding comfort is finding where you belong.

Mean girls is about a 16 year old teenager called Cady, who has lived in Africa and been home-schooled all her life. When her parents move to America, they enroll her in a mainstream school, Cady finds her self trying to belong amongst jocks, mathletes and other subcultures. She also thinks she knows all about 'survival of the fittest' until she crosses paths with Regina, Gretchen and Karen - the Plastics. The Plastics are the most popular girls in school. Cady falls for Regina's ex-boyfriend Aaron, Regina gets hurt, and is set on getting Cady back. She does this by pretending to like Aaron so he won't go out with Cady, at the same time pretending to be Cady's friend, scheming to ruin Cady's social future. With no choice Cady uses the same method to stay in the game, referred to as the "Girl World." One...
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