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Mean Girls Narrative Essay

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Narrative Media Nicole Tomlinson Mean girls I am going to be talking about the main narrative of Mean Girls and how it is told. Mean girls is a linear text and is presented in the right order, each segment follows chronological order of the previous. Throughout the film, there are flashbacks within the narrative, Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) is starting a new high school and she flashes back to her life when she used to live in Africa. This is effects the narrative because we get to see the kind of person that she was before she moved to America. The narrative unfolds by Cady joining a new high school; this is the undisturbed stage of the story. She then meets the 'plastics' who are the group of girls who are popular and vein. ...read more.


We, as an audience, feel emotions for her and her actions can make us upset or happy. We can relate to her and what she is going through. The film uses a singular narrative and it is also a closed narrative. The narrative does end and there is some kind of resolution. All the loose ends of the story are tied up and the audience is satisfied with the ending. The example of this is when Cady apologises and everyone accepts her apology. The audience are relieved at the ending and satisfied with how it has finished. Mean girls is an example of a film as they have mainly closed narratives. It has few core characters and the audience is positioned to identify with certain characters. ...read more.


She is forgiven and she ends up with the guy she likes. Propps theory states that there are character types that perform the same function in most narratives. I have decided to do this theory because I think it coincides and is relevant to the movie mean girls. The hero throughout the story is Aaron Samuels. The villain is Regina George who is the leader of the plastics. The princess throughout the story in Cady Heron. The helpers are Damien and Janice, Cady's two friends. The donor would be Ms Norbury, as she helps Cady to sign up for the maths team. The dispatcher would be her friends Damien and Janice because they send her on a mission to turn people against Regina George. Finally, the false hero is Regina, as she assumes the role of a hero but is unable to complete the mission. ...read more.

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