Sharpay Evans: High School Villain or Hardworking Young Woman?

In High School Musical, the villain often identified is Sharpay Evans, but is she really the villain? We come to see her as the villain because she is constantly trying to win her place in the school’s musical by ruining Troy and Gabriella’s chances. But there are many things we don’t think about till later on such as: Sharpay’s dedication to her schools drama club, the unfairness of Troy and Gabriella’s call-back when they didn’t technically audition, and even the fact that the story is told from the point of view of the more popular characters. Sharpay fromt he beginning of the story was considered alike to a "mountain lion", something that can be cute but you definitely wouldn’t pet. So, is she a villain?

  • Might be interesting to look at Sharpay Evans through the frame of how films portray successful or hard-working, determined women, rather than looking at it in a vacuum. – Zohal99 5 years ago

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