The first conflict begins when Olive (Emma Stone) and her friend Rhiannon are in the bathroom and Olive lies about losing her virginity. One of Olive’s best friends Rhiannon, is the (1) support leader because she is extremely supportive of Olive and is extremely delighted for her. On the other hand, Marianne, an extremely exuberant Christian, overhears Olive and spreads the rumor that Olive lost her virginity. At this case Marianne is the (2) joker because she is harassing Olive by spreading the rumor about her and she is constantly being sarcastic towards Olive. Also, Marianne also takes the role of the (3) the religious decision maker because she is the director of a religious group of strong Christian believers and unifies them with daily meetings. With that being said, Olive had never experienced a rumor so personal like this, she did not expect to receive the attention she did from this (4) the group familiarity with the problem. The (5) designated and emergent leaders are clear in this case because it is obvious that Marianne is the designated and well known leader of her religious group. On the other hand, Olive gained her popularity and status on a rumor.
The second conflict in the film starts when Olive decides to help a long time friend of hers named Brandon. In this ...
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...ting she had sex with a student, gave the student an STI and cheated on her husband.
At the end of the film, Olive exonerates her dreadful reputation and even ends up with a boyfriend. The film thoroughly discussed (for the most part) what high school is truly like especially when it comes to rumors being spread. The movie showed what rumors can do to a person and gave a strong message that you should always tell the truth. Also, the thought are lies that help others considered acceptable or unacceptable? As we learned from this movie, the truth always comes out. With that being said, a lie may improve your reputation or increase your popularity, but have you ever thought that that specific lie may hurt someone else? Easy A discussed three major conflicts that include the spread of rumors, the consequences of lying and how exonerating the truth isn’t always simple.
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