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Rhetoric and Stereotypes: Dispelling the Myths
A discussion of how rhetoric and stereotypes are applied to different groups of people.
# 120291 | 4,009 words | 10 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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In this paper, the author gives a personal opinion about rhetoric and stereotypes, and applies them to five groups of people: politicians, the religious right, tattooed persons, feminists, and senior citizens. In each of these groups, the stereotypes most often used to classify these five groups are examined along with the language or rhetoric most often engaged in the employment of these stereotypes. The author further explores whether most people accept these stereotypes and relate to them. Finally the paper tries to determine if there is some truth to the stereotypes. The author concludes by reflecting upon what was learned in completing this research about rhetoric. Quotes are used throughout the paper to support the author's claims.

Rhetoric and Stereotypes
Definitions of Rhetoric
An Examination of Stereotypes
The Religious Right
Tattooed Persons
Senior Citizens

From the Paper:

"Politicians are one group of people who are stereotyped as corrupt liars and thieves, often born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouths, unable or unwilling to relate to the public because they are too interested in their own agendas. According to another common stereotype, a politician is willing to say or do almost anything to acquire votes. In addition, stereotypically, politicians are greedy, power hungry, and egotistical. These observations are, obviously, negative stereotypes. Moreover, the stereotypes used for politicians do not invoke the same images to everyone. Not everyone accepts the rhetoric used to stereotype politicians. Those who take offense to the stereotypes certainly do not accept the implied allegations."

Sample of Sources Used:

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