Mean Girls Movie Essay

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Mean Girls is a comedy full of memorable quotes, amusing characters, and lots of laughs for its audience, but what many people may not realize is that this movie includes psychological concepts such as role identity, parenting styles, and birth order. This movie shows yet real life scenarios of psychological concepts. This allows people to recognize them in their everyday lives. The most common thing seen in this movie is the theory about the unconscious mind by Sigmund Freud, which shows, why people make negative decisions. Mean Girls is about a girl who recently came from Africa and after being home schooled for so long, her parents come to the conclusion that she must now go to a high school. On Cady’s first day, she has a feeling like she is being watched by everyone. Sigmund Freud’s theory of the unconscious mind is seen the most in this movie. She is well known around the school after she joins the group called “The Plastics”. As Cady enters the cafeteria on the first day of school, she thinks that all eyes are on her because she is the new girl. She has a feeling like she is on a…show more content…
It is seen as when Cady or anyone in the group becomes a part of “The Plastics”, they get used to getting attention and hurting people’s feelings which could be seen as Id which encourages ones to seek physical satisfaction. They don’t realize how they’re behaving with others and how rude they are being. For example, one incident occurs when Cady is in math class. She gets her test back and the teacher says that she need to get her parents to sign the test and let them know that she is failing. Cady goes to Regina’s house and takes out her anger which was completely a lie and she wants to fit in so she made up false things about her math teacher. The Id was seen in Cady at that point from the unconscious mind theory. The Id is the impulsive and often unaware of
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