Character Analysis Of The Movie Heathers

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The movie that I have chosen is a classic film from 1988 called Heathers. Heathers is an American cult black comedy film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann. The film portrays four teenage girls—three of whom are named Heather—in a clique and a teen named Veronica Sawyer who desperately wants to fit in, as well as a crazy and unstable boy named J.D that plans to ruin it all. The focus of this essay will be on three characters. Analyzing their internal and external battles, as well as their social interactions with loved ones and other members of their fictional society. To begin, I will focus on Veronica Sawyer. Out of the entire movie Veronica has the most stable family. Born as an only child, her mom and dad were active and involved parents. Veronica attended an Ohio high school where she met “the heathers”. The heathers were three extremely popular teens that ran the school and Veronica wanted nothing more than to be like them. “The looking glass self” has a very prominent role in regards to Veronica. She viewed herself as less because she was not as popular or liked as the Heathers. One night after being harassed by the Heathers at a party, Veronica and J.D (a boy she began seeing) went to Heather Chandler’s house with hopes to be accepted by her. After Heather had embarrassed Veronica in front of J.D Heather asks for a drink. While Veronica was not looking J.D poured laundry detergent into the cup thus killing Heather Chandler. As she died
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