ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES – ENN103F
UNIQUE CODE: 572287
STUDENT NUMBER: 57181055
1. The passage starts with the following question: “Repressed Brits, evil Mexicans, Arab villains: why are Hollywood’s animated movies full of racist stereotypes?” Define the word “stereotyping” and cite TWO examples.
Stereotyping can be defined as a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.
Stereotyping makes people believe certain people will act or behave in a certain way. Stereotyping is usually connected to race, gender or demographic location. I am going to illustrate stereotyping by means of the examples below. Rugby supporters are white, beer drinking males with beer bellies. Women are to stay home and cook for families, doing their clothing and raise babies. Newland rugby supporters are rude and drunk coloureds.
2. Paragraph 2 discusses the ways in which “dodgy racial politics” have “quietly found a home” among the youth. Provide the reasons (from the passage) why people seem oblivious to the racist content of some animated movies. The reasons why people seem oblivious to the racist content of some animated movies are primarily because:
Parents are too tired busy doing homework and the television set are a companion for the child;
Talking animals are cute and innocent and the children love them.
The modern life style does not give much time for the family and the television set are a way of keeping children occupied and quiet.
3. Describe the subtle racial prejudices that are present in the Rio 2 animated movie. Focus specifically on the portrayal of black as well as Hispanic people. The lead characters in Rio 2 are Blu and jewel and they are voiced by white Americans. Jewel however was born and raised in Rio. Jewel’s father is voiced by Cuban-born Andy Garcia and her aunt by Puerto Rico-born Rita Moreno. As a lead character Jewel however must be voiced by a white voice, Anne...
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