Film Analysis: Mean Girls

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In this paper, I will be analyzing the movie Mean Girls with Lindsay Lohan, who plays a 16 year old girl name Cady (Pronounced Katy), whose family moved from Africa to Illnois. Cady is entering public school for the first time after being homeschooled most of her life. As Cady is getting familiar with public school, she quickly notice the cruel laws of popularity that will later divide her fellow students into cliques. As Cady is getting familiar with the school, she greeted by a popular and cruel group of girls known as ‘The Plastics’. ‘The Plastics’ take an interest in Cady, inviting her to sit with them at lunch and go shopping with them after school. While hanging out with the plastics, Cady learns about a "Burn Book." This notebook is…show more content…
Completely unprepared for the typical American teenager life Cady heads into the world of Queen Bees and Wannabees. In the beginning of the movie, Cady seems to be a very innocent person, math elite and an honor roll student but throughout the movie she goes through an identity crisis. For example Cady starts hanging out with the mean girls in her school in which she starts dressing, acting and talking like them. Partway through the movie, Cady starts to lose her real friends Janis and Damien as well as the trust from her teachers. Cady’s character changes and she alters her identity to the identity of the “Plastics”. Eventually, Cady realizes the harm she has caused and goes back to being her normal…show more content…
Eventually, the main character finds herself in an odd place between the popular girls and two awkward friends Erikson’s adolescence stage of development, describes how the adolescent must struggle to discover and find his or her own identity. While trying to find their identity, the youth most often will negotiate and struggle with interactions of “fitting in.” An example was towards the end of the movie starts to realize how her adapted identity affected those around her and close to her. Cady realized that her changes affected her grades, relationships’ and rapport. Cady identified to who she really was and later reverted back to the humbled honor roll student she
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