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What are stereotypes They are an unfavorable attitude and action toward people because they are members of a particular racial or ethnic group Stereotyping is referred to as any theory or doctrine indicating that actions of an individual reflect his or her whole culture sex age race class or nationality It could also be considered as a tool which people use to label others In practice one looks at another and begins to make generalizations about any physical or intellectual attributes one may or may not possess and then classes them into a certain category Adopting stereotype ideas one assumes that the behavior of one represents groups of that class After reading the essay That Lean and Hungry Look I can see that Britts classification does not seem justified It is clearly based on stereotypes of fat and thin people In this essay Britt compares fat and thin people She draws a distinction between them and between two different philosophies of life Although this is a comparative essay it does not seem a responsible writing even when the author used humor Her comparisons do not seem valid It is an example of stereotyping Britt is trying to entertain us and at the same time she shows us how good fat people are and how bad thin people are based on her stereotypes The essay begins in favor of fat people Britt gives a lot example about how good fat people are She shows us that fat people are nice fun and convivial They will like you even if youre irregular and have acne Britt 495 They are generous giving and gallant 495 They are also easygoing and they know all about the mystery of life These examples obvious show us that Britt praises fat people However it is not as simple as it seem There is an irony By using these examples very skillfully Britt also shows us another side of fat people
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