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David Kaplansky Soc101 Due: 3/9/06 Mean Girls In today’s society schools are a primary location for social interaction amongst kids. Mean Girls is a somewhat accurate representation of youth today and how they interact in schools today. Although the movie exaggerates some of the scenes, kids in schools create competition between each other in several different ways. Competitiveness is seen in sports, in the class room, as well as outside the classroom. Any thing from what you are wearing to how fast you can run a mile is a competition in schools. Schools also have many different types of groups or clicks, for which a certain amount of competitiveness is required. Each group or click has its own reputation style and traditions. Simply knowing and speaking to a particular person can change they way you act around them. In the movie mean girls, Cady is a new girl in a new school much different from her last situation. She meets a couple of friends who she finds very interesting and welcoming. She is asked by her new friends to spy on a group of girls called “the plastics”. As time goes on and she makes some friends in this group, and she begins to quickly change into a plastic without notice. Cady’s behavior becomes more deviant as she finds herself getting into more and more trouble with her new group of friends. After
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2008 for the course HIST eng101 taught by Professor Bobe during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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