Angela Hayes from American Beauty directored by

AMERICAN BEAUTY
DIRECTED BY SAM MENDES
Angela
By
Hayes
Britti, Kathryn, Jodie and Saiesha
Summary of Angela Hayes
Angela Hayes shares an important relevance to the film American Beauty with
the way she comes across as something she really isn’t. The movie “American
Beauty” parades beauty in various ways such as, unusual, unique beauty and
conventional beauty. Angela Hayes is a self-centred and extremely insecure
character who fits into the idea of conventional beauty. She comes across as
the perfect American teenage girl with her confidence, long blonde hair, her
popularity and she is a high school cheerleader. However she is not really
what she seems to be on the outside. In reality she is so insecure and not as
confident as she makes herself out to be. She is lonely and scared of being
irrelevant to the people in her society, and despises the thought of her being
an ordinary teenager. This is an important puzzle piece in the film as it
highlights the materialistic aspect of beauty and shows the helpless desire of
being someone so different to who you are to fit the idea of perfection in
society.
Adjectives about our Character
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Ordinary
Pretty
Insecure
Self-centred
Attention-seeker
Liar
Slut
Important Quotes
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“If people I don’t even know look at me and want to
fuck me, it means I really have a shot at being a
model.”
“I am so sick of people taking their insecurities out on
me”
“I don’t think that there’s anything worse than being
ordinary”
Class Questions
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Who is Angela’s actress?
Who has a crush on Angela?
Who is Angela’s best friend?
Why does she lie about having sex with heaps of
guys?
What is the most important thing to her?
Why is Angela jealous of Jane?
Answers
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Mena Suvari
Lester Burnham
Jane Burnham
To seem cool in front of Jane
To be perfect and not ordinary
Cause Jane has a boyfriend, and she's not ordinary
Class ActivityGuess who’s Angela
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The five members of our group will all tell you something about
Angela but one of us has made our fact up! OOOOH!
It’s up to you to catch out the liar – Guess who Angela is.
Each group has 10 seconds to discuss who they think is the liar then
each team will vote.
We will reveal who was Angela and the team/s that got it right will
get a PRIZE!!! **
** prize may be highfives
Angela Lego style
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