Persuasive Writing and Stereotypes

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In this paper, we are going to examine the stereotypes used by others to define mostly what are of common or personal thoughts toward a certain group of people or a generalized characteristic that thought to be in a group’s type. “When a writer or speaker lumps a group of individuals together under one name or description, especially one that begins with the word “the” (the liberal, the Communist, the right-winger, the Jew, the Catholic, and so on), such labeling generally results in stereotyping” (Moore and Parker, 2007, p. 122). Stereotypes are not in any way based on the actual provable facts of these individual’s. In fact, our textbook defines stereotype in this manner, “is a thought or image about a group of people based on little or no evidence” (Moore and Parker, 2007, p. 122). This paper is to be in Rhetoric in style meaning that it “refers to the study of persuasive writing” (Moore and Parker, 2007, p. 118). In addition, this paper will include to further address and examine the stereotyping associated with Politicians, Tattooed persons, Feminists, Senior Citizens, and the positive and/or negative effects they may or may not reflect. Stereotypes are use in everyday life by many people due to their opinion of a particular group of people. Some of the most common, widespread, and frequent stereotypes that come to mind are those that address the issues of race, sexual preference, gender, and ethnic or religious background. In these stereotypes previously mentioned they are usually, stereotypes because they have noticeable characteristics that are easily recognizable or they are define by the group’s individual beliefs or a common tradition of this particular group of people. Therefore, for this reason many individuals that fit into these said stereotypes or in any stereotype for that matter; are in many ways met with unfair and bias attitudes of those that act, think, and belief in such negative and bias ways towards there group. On the other hand, there...
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