Stereotype in “The Prologue”

Published February 24, 2014 by wouldbewitch

A 150 word blog about a stereotype that is found in “The Prologue.”  Which pilgrim represents a modern stereotype and why do you think this stereotype still exists?  How do stereotypes affect us and is there any truth to the ones that exist?

First off, what is a stereotype? Stereotype a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. (thanks Google). For instance, the Miller in “The Prologue”. He is stated at being big, has a wart on his nose, and has a big mouth. According to all that, it’s not a stereotype BUT he is also a drunk. he is a Miller she he has to be a drunk. Now that is a stereotype. Putting a label on a person for how they dress and how they act. We still do it everyday. We see a person wearing hardly any clothes….well she is obviously a whore, but is she really? Its like judging a book by it’s cover, it may look bad but read the book and you find out it’s great. It’s the same for people, you have to get to know someone before you start throwing off labels. I’ve been labeled before and it’s not nice, but these things will always be out there.

On a less serious note, this is how I picture the Miller

imagesI don’t know why but I think of Alan from The Hangover. The guy is CRAZY! And Funny. and The Millers Tale seemed like something Alan would tell…..wait is that me stereotyping….DANG!

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