Stereotypes In Desperate Housewives

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Section one is going to contain the first kind of stereotypes which the series breaks down. First, people’s opinion about the 1950s American housewife will start this part. Then, two of the four main characters will show the stay-at-home mother pattern. One of them, Bree Van De Kamp’s character will show that this type of housewife is also capable of doing immoral things and Lynette is going to show the power of women. Last, Susan Mayer who is able to do everything on her own even as a single-parent mother who stays at home with the children and Gabrielle will represent the life phase which changed because of pregnancy. Desperate Housewives is a television series about the suburban life of four women. The official website of the show says: Welcome to Desperate Housewives. Just take a look at Susan Mayer, the sweet girl next door who finally got everything she ever wanted. Or did she? And there’s Lynette Scavo, she was once a…show more content…
(…) Another stereotype found (…) that women are hopeless romantics” (Lester PAGE NUMBER). Desperate Housewives reinforces these stereotypes about women in the first seasons. Females are known as being the ones who stay at home with children and create a comfortable home for the whole family. Adjectives such as caring, loving or sympathetic are often used to describe them. On the other hand, men have to be the breadwinners and they are career-focused to provide the appropriate amount of money for the whole family (Gender). During the eight years, the viewers are able to see all of the main characters changed and broke stereotypes about the American woman and housewife. It began in the 1950s when a picture about the real housewife did exist. Throughout the 1950s, media portrayed American housewives as the best-dressed housekeepers (Young, 10). This is represented in Bree Van De Kamp first season’s
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