Thursday, September 18, 2008

Female Stereotypes

A stock character is a dramatic character representing a type in a conventional manner and recurring in many works[1]. The following are such fictional female archetypes and stereotypes. A distinctive example of each is provided.

Stereotype Example
Assassin Nikita
Aunt Aunt Agatha
Avenger The Bride
Barmaid Carla Tortelli
Bimbo Kelly Bundy
Bitch Alexis Colby
Blue stocking Mary Bennet[2]
Bond girl Pussy Galore
Bride Buttercup
Bunny boiler Evelyn Draper
Catgirl Catwoman
Childhood sweetheart Winnie Cooper
Cinderella Cinderella
Clown[3] Columbina
Companion Sarah-Jane Smith
Cook Mrs. Bridges
Courtesan Inara Serra
Damsel in Distress Rapunzel
Dancer Vicky Page
Dark Lady[3]
Daughter Becky Conner
Diva
Dominatrix Isabella Valentine
Dumb blonde Sugar Kane
Fairy Tinkerbell
Fairy godmother Fairy Godmother
Feminist Helen Morgendorffer
Femme Fatale[4] The Vampire (Theda Bara)
Fishwife Roseanne Conner
Gamine Mathilda
Geisha
Girl next door Mary Jane Watson
Girlfriend
Girls with guns[5] Trinity
Goddess Ororo Munroe
Gold digger Becky Sharp
Gossip Gretchen Wieners
Goth Nemi
Governess Jane Eyre
Grandmother
Groupie
Guardian angel
Halfbreed Harlot[3]
Harridan
Heroine Buffy Summers
Hooker with a heart of gold Elsie Tanner
Housekeeper Mrs. Hudson
Housewife Marge Simpson
Ingénue Christine Daae
It Girl
Jewish-American Princess
Jewish Mother[6] Beatrice Bellman
Lady Lady Bracknell
Latin Lover[3]
Land girl
Lesbian Ellen
Love interest Lois Lane
Madam
Madonna
Magical girl Sailor Moon
Maid Rose Buck
Matron Matron
Mermaid The Little Mermaid
Mistress Crystal Allen
Model
Mother
Mother-in-law Endora
Mouse
Movie star Ginger Grant
Musician
Nag
Nanny Mary Poppins
Nerd girl Willow Rosenberg
Newly-wed Betty Spencer
Nun
Nurse
Nymphette Lolita
Orphan Little Orphan Annie
Pantomime dame Widow Twanky
Peasant
Personal assistant
Pilot
Princess Princess Peach
Prostitute Fanny Hill
Protective Mother[7]
Queen Daenerys Targaryen
Saint
School diva Cordelia Chase
Schoolgirl Kagome Higurashi
Schoolmarm Clara Clayton
Scientist Susan Calvin
Scold
Secretary Miss Moneypenny
Servant
Shrew Katherine
Singer
Sister
Slut
Soothsayer
Spinster
Spoiled brat Veruca Salt
Stewardess
Stripper
Suffragette
Switchboard operator
Teenager Meg Griffin
Three Fates
Tomboy George Kirrin
Trophy wife
Typist
Ugly duckling
Urchin Eliza Doolittle
Valley Girl
Virgin
Waitress
Weird Sisters
Wicked stepmother
Widow[8]
Witch Wicked Witch of the West

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_stock_characters

2 comments:

Samantha said...

Mr. C, about my EE...I was thinking of changing the title to Misconconception of geisha pre and post World War II. The research question would then be, Can Geisha be persceived as prostitutes? I came up with this as I was reading the books Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki and Autobiography of a geisha by Sayo Masuda. Trough these books I have learned how the misconceptions of geisha have arised. It is also a good way of connecting it with memoirs of a geisha, (since my Essay will be based on that novel). In my opinion the research question I have come up with, makes up a good topic for discussion. What do you think?

-Samantha

Mr.C said...

Your original topic is quite similar so it seems fine. I hope you have completed this essay by now.