Mean Girls Essay

Posted on May 2, 2017


I’ve mentioned quite a few times in class that Mean Girls perfectly illustrates multiple principles that we’ve covered this semester. Your job is to identify 10 terms from the textbook and give me ten examples of them from the movie. Each example is worth ahalf point for a 5 point extra credit assignment in the test category. This will be due 5/12 so I can get them graded and in before you take the finals.  If you will not be in class next Wednesday, e-mail it to; otherwise, please bring a printed copy.

Mean Girls is available to rent on-line Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, etc); unfortunately Netflix has cycled it out of their queue (don’t torture yourself with Mean Girls 2. I know it’s streaming but it’s not worth the hour and a half of your life that you can never get back).

Clueless is still in their queue, though – I suggest it highly. It’s the Mean Girls of my generation. I also very much strongly suggest Heathers, as well. Those two movies, plus Mean Girls, are the trifecta of high school sarcastic comedies. If you cannot rent Mean Girls, then you are more than welcome to do that assignment on either Clueless or Heathers.