Analysis Of Mean Girls

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Based on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book, Queen Bees and Wannabes, the 2004 movie, Mean Girls, was directed by Mark Waters and the screenplay was written by Tina Fey. Through the use of cinematography and music, the viewers were able to experience the real high school society. Mean Girls is about a sixteen-year-old homeschooled girl and her first-time experience at a public high school. Through his movie, Walters portrays the damaging effects of female social cliques on every student in high school. The main characters of the movie are Lindsay Lohan, the main lead of the movie, supporting actors: Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Franzese, and the three mean girls: Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried. Rachel McAdams plays the character of Regina George, a young and arrogant teenage girl, whose goal in life is to have all the power and attention. She is controlling, deceiving, and mean. Regina George is described as the main leader of the plastics; a word used to describe fake and gossipy girls, who are interested solely in spreading rumors about their rivals, and bullying the new comers. Gretchen and Karen, two followers of Regina George, are played by Lacey Chabert and Amanda Seyfried. Both girls are obsessed with their high-class reputation and latest fashion trends. On the other hand, Lindsay Lohan plays the role of Cady Heron, who has a hard time socializing, “since Cady was home-schooled by her zoologist parents while traveling in Africa” (Mitchell). She learns about the different social groups at high school and tries to break the stereotypes. The movie also focuses on Cady’s two best friends, Damian Leigh and Janis Ion, which is portrayed by Daniel Franzese and Lizzy Caplan respectively. In response to Regina’s insolent behavior towards her classmates, “Janis and Damian encourage Cady to infiltrate the group so they can savor all the dirt their spy can uncover as well as set a divide-and-conquer plan in motion” (Mitchell). Mean Girls is a teen fiction movie that focuses on the lives of high school students. Each of the main character is seen within the first ten minutes of the movie, showing just a little piece of each character’s personality and depicts the overall high school society. The

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