Hero's Journey In Mean Girls

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In 2004, the movie “Mean Girls” was released and caught the interest of many people across the world. Teenage Cady Heron who is played by actress Lindsay Lohan, was homeschooled in Africa by her parents. When she has to move, she gets to experience public school and how it can be so cruel and divide students into their own cliques. Cady quickly finds out how her soon to be new group of friends earned the nickname “The Plastics”. “Mean Girls” is a great example of the Hero’s Journey because it shows every step clearly and how Cady becomes a whole new person trying to maintain two different worlds. In“Mean Girls”, the ordinary world for Cady Heron was living in Africa while her parents, who were zoologists, did a 12-year research trip there. …show more content…
Janis tells Cady to tell her all of the horrible things Regina says so she can ruin her reputation. Cady refuses at first and says that she thinks Regina is a sweet girl. Janis explains that Regina is evil and ruined Janis’s life. Cady refused to do this at first, because she seen nothing wrong with Regina and how she acted. I don’t believe Cady’s Refusal of the Call was necessarily made due to fear, she was just mostly confused as to why everyone hated Regina so much. However, Cady soon finds out what all of the talk is really …show more content…
However, one day she notices Aaron Samuels and she was infatuated with him. This is where Cady is Meeting with the Goddess, this starts to really change the way Cady looks at things. Cady gets to lunch one day and Gretchen asks Cady if she likes any boys in the school, and Cady talks about Aaron who is in her calculus class. Gretchen informs Cady that Aaron is Regina’s ex-boyfriend and that you never date one of your friends ex’s. Gretchen promises Cady that she won’t tell Regina that Cady is crushing on her ex boyfriend. Of course Regina finds out from Gretchen and she confronts Cady about it. Regina plays it off like she doesn’t care, but in reality she does. Even though Regina cheats on Aaron, she doesn’t want Cady having anything she has. Cady ends up experiencing her Innermost Cave due to her crush on Aaron. She starts dressing like Regina and most of all starts acting like her. To win Aaron over, Cady thinks being a clone of Regina is going to make that work and honestly it isn’t what Aaron wants at all. The Ordeal and Reward or Ultimate Boon for Cady in her Hero’s Journey are both the same. This is where Cady finally gets what she has journeyed so far to get. Regina gains weight and loses both Gretchen and Karen. Aaron gets told by Cady that Regina cheats on him so he ends up leaving Regina. Cady becomes the so called “queen” now in place of Regina. Cady

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