The movie main character is Cady Heron who is a homeschooled girl. Her and her family lived in Africa for 15 years. They return back to the states and place Cady into a public school for the first time. Cady meets her classmates and finds a few good friends the introduce her to a group of girls called the Plastics. She ends up joining the plastics with the motive of bring them down because her new friend don’t like them very much and thought it would be funny. However, she eventually gets assimilated into the group of three unkind girls and starts to be just like them.
The first concept from our textbook I will talk about in relationship to the movie is gossip. The main means of communication for the four girls a.k.a the plastics is gossip. In the movie communication occurs between two or more of the girls when the other isn’t present.
The second concept from our textbook I will talk about in relationship to the movie is Non- verbal cues. This takes place when everyone starts to clap when Regina (the main plastic) gets told off and leaves the cafeteria. This shows that people are glad someone stood up to her and they cant be pushed around by her.
Another example of non- verbal cues from the movie is when Regina is looking at Katie while the other two girls are yelling at her to leave and Katie turns her head the opposite way to show that Regina shouldn’t have to leave but doesn’t sat it.
The third concept from our textbook I will talk about in relationship to the movie is verbal cues. A great example of this from the movie is when Regina goes into the cafeteria on Wednesday wearing sweatpants. Gretchen tells Regina “you can’t sit with us” and she says this in a very stern voice to show Regina that she is serious...
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...ovie is heterosexism. Katie use’s this when she finds out of a rumor that was spread about Jannis being a lesbian. In the middle a heated argument between Katie and Jannis Katie says to Jannis “ its like you in love with me or something”. Katie was inferring that the rumors were true about Jannis.
The ninth concept from our textbook I will talk about in relationship to the movie is aggressive messages. There was many times in the movie when aggressive messages were used. The plastics not only used aggressive messages with their peers at school but among them selves. One instance in particular was when Katie and Jannis where in the fight about Katie not inviting her “friends” to her party because she didn’t want to be associated with them now that she was with the plastics. Both Katie and Jannis used aggressive messages with each other in hope of winning the fight.
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