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The Plastics Essay

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The popular teen movie “Mean Girls” accurately portrays several concepts from Chapter Two including Interaction Appearance Theory and Undue Influence, just to name a few that allow teen viewers to see the type of communication there is or will be in high school. Through the interactions with her new peers, Cady Heron is able to communicate and experience several of the concepts learned in Chapter Two thanks to the interactions she had with the deceiving Regina George.
“Mean Girls” begins as Cady Heron moves back to the United States from Africa where her parents were animal experts. She has an awkward first week of school where she begins to crush on a boy named Aaron Samuels, meets ...view middle of the document...

Cady met Regina George and the bimbo duo, Gretchen Wieners and Karen Smith. “The Plastics” seemed to have caught a case of cultural myopia because they think so highly of themselves. A form of ignorance. They think they’re the most prettiest and popular group on campus. Due to the fact that the two girls weren’t very bright, they gave Regina George undue influence because they made her queen of “The Plastics.” They made Regina George sound like the perfect goddess. They did everything with her because they thought she was the most popular. Although undue influence may seem harmless to the average high school teen, it sets off a chain reaction. She was a fake person who didn’t need all this power to boost her ego. Because they gave her all this power, it allowed for Regina George to have higher self-esteem. When people have higher self-esteem, they tend to sometimes be meaner to others and think very highly of themselves. The plastic zombie girls suffered through the Interaction Appearance Theory. I assume that the two girls (Gretchen and Karen) weren’t always Regina’s sidekicks. They changed their original look just to be able to hang out with Regina /George. They’re honestly too dumb to think for themselves. Cady also went through this, but it was...

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