Posts Tagged With Trope

Ditzy Female Trope

Far too often in TV shows and movies we’re stuck face to face with a royally dumb female character. These women are often called “The Brainless Beauty,” “Ditz,” and generally referred to as “Dumb Blondes” regardless of their actual hair color. They are often used to provide comedic relief, but they’re oftentimes more infuriating than…

The Geisha Girl as a Trope in Western Media

Geishas have been a part of Japanese culture, as they fulfilled many different roles including performers, courtesans, artisans, entertainers, etc. Historically, being a geisha was considered a profession of high-status requiring thorough and extensive stages of training. Known for their particular style of makeup and traditional attire, geishas have been acknowledged as forms of art…

Tropes- Mammy

I initially decided to research the stereotypes related to the representation of Blacks/African Americans in American media, but I felt that was too broad of a trope. I then decided to focus on the Mammy trope in American media prior to and following the end of slavery. The Mammy trope began in the deep south…

Tropes: Asian Stereotypes

My chosen trope for this assignment, Asian stereotypes, has been very present in media for many years. Because this can date back to the time of the Chinese Exclusion act in 1882, if not much earlier, the earliest forms came in political cartoons. In present day media, we can see many memes involving the common…

Hercules

Farnese Hercules Statue- Glykon https://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/collections/museum-highlights/farnese-hercules Steven Dye GD 203 Flinchum 2/15/18 Trope-Hercules       Hercules is a very well-known man and trope that has been passed down for centuries. He originated from Greek and Roman mythology and was one of the best-known mortal heroes of his time. Zeus, the ruler of all gods, was…

Tropes: Mother

  Commercial Screenshot, Chiffon Margarine 1970s Source: https://www.theretrosite.com/mobile/watch.php?vid=ac5116235 The first image is a screenshot of the commercial for Chiffon Margarine created in the 1970s. In the commercial, Mother Nature is given a sample of the Chiffon margarine to taste. After tasting the margarine, she beams of happiness and gawks over the wonderful taste. The Chiffon…