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A stock character is a character who exemplifies cultural stereotypes.  
  
 
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With things like speech, dress, behavior and relations to other characters, stock characters act as cultural touchstone characters whose characteristics a particular audience has come to know and expect.  Parody is a key component of situations amongst stock characters, rendering their cultural stereotypes more prominent. 
  
 
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Revision as of 16:45, 10 June 2008

A stock character is a character who exemplifies cultural stereotypes.

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Definition

With things like speech, dress, behavior and relations to other characters, stock characters act as cultural touchstone characters whose characteristics a particular audience has come to know and expect. Parody is a key component of situations amongst stock characters, rendering their cultural stereotypes more prominent.

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