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Misconceiveo by John Leo John Leo is a columnist and contributing editor that has been writing for US News World Report since 1988 Prior to that he worked for Time magazine and The New York Times covering topics such as social sciences and popular culture The thesis of John Leos latest US News World Report article Fu Manchu on Naboo does not leave the reader any room to guess what his discussion is going to be about He drives the point home from the beginning of the article The central idea is very direct and easy to locate It appears at the end of the first paragraph and simply states Episode I The Phantom Menace is packed with awful stereotypes Mr Leo wrote this piece not only for informative purposes but also to convince a particular audience that whether intentional or not characters have taken on harmful images some may find offensive He is not speaking only to his fairly educated loyal readers but also to those who may have taken part in producing the movie Mr Leo makes visible to his readers what he believes to be stereotypes in the film People may not have noticed these before so he makes clear definitions and comparisons To the rest of the audience those who had a hand in making the movie he makes a plea not to redevelop these characters in future films Mr Leo uses several analogies and examples in his presentation and they are all tied to his thesis He points out some images that strikingly resemble stereotypes that are commonly found in society today He uses movie characters from Star Wars such as Watto to support his claim Mr Leo finds that Watto the fat greedy junk dealer with wings is a conventional crooked Middle Eastern merchant He goes on with other character references as evidence Jar-Jar Binks as the inferior black the Neimidians as sinister
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