S: Mean Girls
FC: Mean Girls | Archetypal Story and the Heroic Cycle | By: Jessica Curtis
1: Synopsis | Cady moves to a city from Africa and begins to attend public school for the first time in her life. While there she learns about different cliques and begins to experience drama.. Her first friends are Janice and Damian who are out to seek revenge on Regina George, a former friend and "ruler" of the plastics. As the story unfolds, Cady becomes caught up in actually becoming a plastic and forgets what she was set out to do. Eventually, she needs make a decision on who she'll stick with.
2: Archetypal Characters: | Cady: An average teenage woman, who has taken on a challenge to destroy one of the most popular girls at school. | Cady's heroic traits are illustrated throughout the story when she sacrifices her dignity and pride to seek out revenge on Regina George.
3: Cady & Regina
4: Ms. Norbury, Cady's math teacher at high school, teachers her throughout the movie how to become a better person and to pushes her to live life to her greatest potential. She mentors her after a secret is revealed that Cady had contributed to the burn book, along with Cady, she tries to guide the rest of the women in high school to grow up and be responsible. | Mentors and Threshold Guardians | Janice and Damian are the threshold guardians to Cady in the story because they test Cady to "become" a plastic to ruin Regina's life. These two characters push Cady to the highest potential to seek revenge.
6: Shapeshifter: | Gretchen from Mean Girls is one of Regina George's best friend, and also a part of the plastics. That is until Cady comes along and she sees her as taking her spot in Reginas life and starts to seek revenge herself | Gretchen would be considered the shapeshifter in the story because when she feels Cady is taking her place, she starts spilling some of Regina's biggest secrets and being deceitful towards her.
8: Shadow: | Regina George is the shadow in the story because she competes with Cady for AAron Samuels, and also to keep leadership of the plastics. in any way that she can, she tries to destroy the power that Cady holds against her.
10: Call To Adventure | Cady's call to adventure in Mean Girls would be when she moves to her new school and Janice and Damian let her into their lives and challenge her to destroy Regina George's life. | Helpers | Her helpers along the way are Janice and Damian. They help her plot the revenge she is to have on Regina.
11: Tests/ Allies, and Enemies | Her ememies in the story would be Regina, Gretchen, and Karen, all three members of the plastics who she is trying to destroy. Her tests along the way would include winning over Aaron Samuels and destroying the plastics. | Supreme Test | Cady becomes a true plastic as the story unfolds and must decide if she wants to continue being a plastic or if she will stick to what she set out to do. She must choose between the plastics and popularity or the outcasts..
12: Reward | Cady realizes who her true friends are, and makes a decision to not pick sides, but to see everyone as equal because she realizes what she has done was wrong.
13: Return | She makes peace with both sides in hopes that others will follow the same path.