DNA: Cathy Characterisation


Cathy thrives off of violence which is depicted in the way she reacts to the entirety of the bullying incident. She finds the opportunities for violent behaviour exhilarating, and grasps at any given opportunity to act out in a pointlessly aggressive manner. She shows no sympathy towards Adam and has an intense fascination with the macabre.

Cathy is obsessed with the media coverage of the possible death of Adam, and gets excited at the prospect of being interviewed. Cathy depicts her obsession with fame and ‘celebrity culture’, typical for a young, not-particularly-bright girl during the twenty-first century. Self-promotion and fame are seen as ultimate goals in life for these young people, which is detrimental to society due to the fact that morality gets put on hold in order to create more of a shock value in their viral, breaking story.