Stereotypes and Characters

What is a stereotype?

A stereotype is a main idea or image of a person or thing that is well known. For example, marching is a stereotype of a soldier because most people know that soldiers march.

When are stereotypes useful?

Stereotypes can be useful in mime plays because actors will need to use simple and understandable actions in order for the audience to understand the situation of the scene.

Why can’t we judge a book by it’s cover?

We will never know if a swimmer is a librarian or whether if a young girl is a professional skater. So why will we know if the book cover expresses the main point of the story? We cannot judge a book by it’s cover because you never know if the book cover is related to the story and if you read the book, you might be able to find the reason why the author chose that picture as the book cover.