Stock character

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== Critical Debates ==

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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.

Examples

the Italian commedia dell'arte

Critical Debates

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Related Terms

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References

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