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    What are "stereotyped characters" in ...

    What/who are "stereotyped characters" in "the film is weakened by its stereotyped characters".
    I can't find an equivalent image in our culture presently, could you explain it a bit?


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    Re: What are "stereotyped characters" in ...

    It means that the characters do not appear realistic. "A stereotyped character" is one who behaves in a way that conforms to a cliched 'type' of person. For example, an army general in a film who acts belligerently and continually tries to start wars would be "a stereotype", because this type of character has been used many times in films. Such a figure would not appear to have much depth to his character. Another phrase for this is "a one-dimensional character".

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    Re: What are "stereotyped characters" in ...

    Thank you, Coffa. The example makes it quite clear :)

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