She said “There were things Amanda wasn’t telling her.” Amanda didn’t share a lot of her secrets with the people in the group which just shows that the group didn’t really know her at all. Kate and Joe were supposed to be Amanda’s closest friends in the group. Kate knew Amanda was acting strange and there were things she wasn’t telling her. Kate just assumed that it had to do with Amanda’s ex-boyfriend, Steve and though nothing of it. She never asked her what was wrong.
She also, obeyed her mother’s request, to bounce whenever she was bullied. To bounce means to ignore and pretend it wasn’t even there. Evyn kept to herself a lot. She never told or showed people how miserable she felt about moving. When Evyn first saw Eleni, with her red lipstick, black pants, and high heels, she thought Eleni looked nothing like a college professor and a mother.
Connie is an adolescent that need something to show her that she really does not fully understand when she coming off sexual to people it is not something that she need to do constantly because someone may come alone, like Arnold Friend, and put her up to the test. Many people question if Connie was daydreaming about her guilt over her sexual experience, or is it the reality that Connie has brought upon herself? Well, there are several reasons and evidence in the short story that suggest Connie is constantly daydreaming in the story. Connie’s mother always refers to Connie as being the one who think she is better than everyone. Connie never does anything, but daydream.
You might think you are not fan girl material and you might want some help, but do not worry; everyone has chosen the fan girl life nowadays! Just ask those Bieber-crazy fans who cut themselves when news broke out about their idol making a bad decision. Just think about is, now you can turn into an obsessed fan just like them! The first big step in becoming a fan girl includes always being hypersensitive. Your idol easily compares to a newborn child who needs love and protection.
Secondly, Kath has a selfish characteristic where she tends to change things so that things seem more suitable for her. Kath thought she was the queen of the school and acted very selfish. Kath’s selfishness is shown towards her interaction with her brother. Kath has a twin brother, Kevin, whom she never hangs out with and did not want to be seen with. In school, there was a girl named Christine who Kath made fun of just once, specifically about her ears.
The daughters in the stories thought their mothers were very pushy about some things and they did not like it. However, what they did not realize is the intention their mother had for them to be in a better, more independent situation then they were. Jing-Mei Woo was one of the daughters in chapter eight titled Two Kinds and it stated, “I hated the tests, something inside of me began to die”. (Page 141) When Jing-Mei’s mother saw other people excelling, she thought it was necessary for her daughter to do the same thing. She had been put on a pedestal in her mind as a type of prodigy.
The movie Mean Girls is a perfect example of in-group and out-groups, self-concept, and social identity. Cady who has been homeschooled her whole life has become forced to learn the social norms of high school. At the beginning of the movie Cady meets two friends, Damien and Janis. These two students were seen as the outcast crowd or the out-group, but Cady has no idea. As they enter the cafeteria Janis says “Here’s a map of North Shore…Where you sit in the cafeteria is crucial”, leaving Cady anxious when she is trying to find a seat at lunch.
Because they were both blood brothers, they decided that was good enough, and ended up living together with Derek’s mother and sister. At the start it was very hard for Derek and Morso. Derek’s mother did not readily accept morso into her home, nor did she treat him as an equal. She essentially neglect Morso and made it so much harder for him to settle in. She was very rude to him and would not even speak to him.
Connie rightfully believes her mother is jealous of her. “Her mother, who noticed everything and knew everything and who hadn‘t much reason any longer to look at her own face, always scolded Connie about it ‘Stop gawking at yourself. Who are you? You think you’re so pretty?’ she would say.” Connie’s mother certainly does not help the relationship by acting jealous of her daughter, she is simply adding fuel to the fire. Connie had somewhat of a split personality.
“Mariah? Is that you? Mariah replies, Yes, Jordan how have you been?” As they continued their convo Mariah checked the wall for her homeroom class. She realized that she didn’t have the same class as Jordan. The first bell at 7:20 rung for 1st period, Mariah is walking in the hallways trying to find her class.