Cady Herron is the main character in the movie Mean Girls and is a great example of how adolescence struggle with their identity. 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...
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...ards 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 was.
In conclusion, Erikson believed our sense of personal identity is shaped by our experiences and interactions with others, and it is this identity that helps guide our actions, beliefs, and behaviors as we grow and develop throughout life. This is the stage during which the adolescent starts developing his personality based on his own actions. As an adult, I have looked how my interactions and experiences as an adolescents’ helped me shaped into who I am today. The movie Mean Girls shows the role adolescents plays in shaping their own behavioral patterns of educational life.
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