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Stereotyping happens to Janice Avery and to jess in the book bridge to terebethia by Katharine Patterson. Stereotyping happened to me too.

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Introduction

What is stereotyping? Stereotyping is when a person makes a certain assumptions about a certain group of people. I think that stereotyping is a bad thing and leads to many problems globally. Stereotyping happens to Janice Avery and to jess in the book "bridge to terebethia by Katharine Patterson". Stereotyping happened to me too. I have been stereotyped because of my gender, my age and my skin color. There are many ways to deal with stereotyping. Stereotyping in my life happens when people judged me on age, gender and skin color. I clearly remember that I liked Power Rangers when I was about ten years old because of their cool fighting and interesting missions. That made me weird according to my schoolmates and they made fun of me saying Power Ranger boy is here and embarrassing me in front of the teachers and friends. Well according to me I think that is fine, I used to live Nigeria where the kids even eleven year old used to love Power Rangers and said it was awesome. ...read more.

Middle

In this novel stereotyping happens based on gender to Janice Avery, Leslie and jess. Jess is expected to fit into a certain mold, but that mold is a distinctly masculine one. Jess's father is scornful of his artistic ability, calling it a girl's pastime. Jess's classmates snigger if he shows a tendency to want to avoid brawling when possible. Jess is expected to be responsible, stoic, and strong, and to be ready to shoulder the burden of responsibility for the family that his father has carried all these years. Leslie meets with the family's disapproval because she doesn't fit easily into a feminine category, with her short hair and athletic ability. However, this is part of what draws Jess to her. She has a liberating force that she exerts over all his cramped confinement. Leslie shows him that he does not need to fulfill a peculiarly masculine role, and that he is free to be himself without reference to gender stereotypes. Janice's status as school bully is odd, given that that it is generally understood to be a masculine role. ...read more.

Conclusion

The best way to stop stereotyping is with education. Try meeting new experiences and people with an open mind instead of assuming before you know anything about them. The other way to stop stereotyping is to look at each person as an individual. Don't look at a person on the basis of their race, or gender, or religion. This shows that that stereotyping is a bad thing and leads to many problems globally. This happens in the book based on gender and this happens in my life based on gender, skin color and age shows that it almost happens everywhere and because of stereotyping it leads to a lot of problems globally but there are also ways to deal with it. This is important because this shows that first of all it is really bad and also there are ways to deal with it. So do you think that one day there will be no stereotyping in the world? If we do it correct one day may we able to stop stereotyping and I think that day will come. There is also a rising amount of people who know about stereotyping from 0 to almost 10 percent. This is a good sign for the coming future. ...read more.

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