J. M. Barrie Stereotypes

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“Stereotypes do exist, but we have to walk through them.” This quote once said by an American actor, Forest Whitaker, describes stereotypes as occurrent in society, but should be ignored because they incorrectly describe a realistic person. In these gender roles, men are confident and calm during difficult situations, but in reality can be untrue because men are not always confident in tragic situations. In society the perfect man should not be able to sew because it is often considered a woman’s job to do housework, like sewing. Also, stereotypes suggest women should always be polite and nice, but in reality this can be untrue because women do not always display nice and polite behaviors towards others. J.M. Barrie, the author of the novel…show more content…
Darling, as a character who cares very much about his children. Mr. Darling defies society’s false expectations by being insecure when the nanny of his children, Nana, does not appear to like him. Depicted when Barrie writes, “Nana also troubled him in another way. He had sometimes a feeling that she did not admire him” (Barrie 7). Mr. Darling's insecurity derives from wanting Nana to admire him like the rest of the family and fears she does not like him. Mr. Darling having insecurity, disproves the stereotypes placed in society because the expectation for men involves being confident and disregarding others malevolent feelings towards them. Mr. Darling depicts these weak stereotypes by not always being confident and sometimes becoming insecure others…show more content…
The stereotypical woman is expected to be nice and not rude. Tinkerbell disproves the idea of women always being nice by speaking in a rudely towards others. Tinkerbell’s impoliteness towards Wendy occurs when she asks Tinkerbell to become her fairy and she very rudely disagrees. Depicted when Barrie writes, “She says you are a great ugly girl, and that she is my fairy”(Barrie 29). Tinkerbell opposes the stereotypes in society, by being impolite and disrespectful to Wendy, even though Wendy tries to be nice to

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