Rhetorical Analysis Of Mindy Kaling 's ' Types Of Women

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Rhetorical Analysis of Mindy Kaling’s
“Types of Women in Romantic Comedies Who Are Not Real”.
Romantic comedies are loved by many; however, not many stop to think about how these women are stereotyped every time, giving the female character limits on their personality. Actress, comedian, writer and producer Mindy Kaling in her essay, “Types of Women in Romantic Comedies Who Are Not Real” classifies the stereotypes given to women in romantic comedies. from her 2011 collection of essays Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), is a comic essay on how she loves romantic comedies, but knows that female characters are fictional, and explains how they can still be appreciated. Kaling in her essay presents the female stereotypes by classifying them, and doing so with humor. The seven classifications she used are, “The Klutz”, “The Ethereal Weirdo”, “The Woman Who Is Obsessed with Her Career and Is No Fun at All”, “The Forty-Two-Year-Old Mother of the Thirty-year-old Male Lead”, “The Sassy Best Friend”, “The Skinny Woman Who Is Beautiful and Toned but Also Gluttonous and Disgusting”, and “The Woman Who Works in an Art Gallery”. This essay is fun informative and great for Kaling’s fans, and romantic comedy fans alike. This essay transitions throughout, from entertainment to a slight defensive yet still humorous. Kaling is a talented woman who struggles as the career of an actress is not easy for a woman who does not follow the strict guidelines. Being thin, as she…
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