Being in my final year of high school and just about a graduate my experiences are still very fresh in my mind. I’ve seen the cliques, the bullies, the dances, the teachers, I’ve seen it all. This is why the movie “Mean Girls” directed by Mark Waters and written by Tina Fey was a perfect choice for my independent study. I’m going to be talking about how cliques define you, how friends betray you, and how you can easily change yourself to fit in with a group though it may not be your smartest idea. The movie “mean girls” is an accurate portrayal of how rough high school can be, and more specifically how horrible teenage girls can be.
Cady Heron played by Lindsay Lohan is a new student at North Shore High School. She was a "home schooled jungle freak” who recently moved from the jungles of Africa to a city in America ready to start her first year at a public high school. On her first day, she went into the cafeteria with nowhere to sit and when she tried to make friends they all rejected her. It’s sad to think that this particular scenario is true. When girls have their cliques, they aren’t generally willing to let a new girl in right away.
She starts off the next day on the right page when she meets two classmates named Janis and Damien. Janis makes a map of the cafeteria telling Cady that it’s crucial where you sit because it defines who you are. Janis labels the tables with preps, jocks, Asian nerds, cool Asians, burn-outs, girls who eat their feelings, girls who don’t eat anything, the greatest people she will ever meet (them) and the worst – to beware of the plastics. The plastics, Regina, Karen and Gretchen are a group every girl is far too familiar with; generally they are the rich, thin, pretty, self-absorbed girls who make a hobby of gossiping about girls It’s funny how easily your character can be judged by where you sit in the cafeteria. Generally where you have a stereotype placed on you people automatically jump to the conclusion of what type...
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