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Are Crabs Cruel? Caricature and Stereotypes in the Media Program: The Legacy of The Silver Shadow Year Level: Year 3 to Year 7 Curriculum Study Areas: English; The Arts; Science; Health and Physical Education Themes/Topics: Heroes; Stereotypes; Film Language; Ethics, Values, Justice; Self and Relationships; Bullying Description: Using The Crab or Silver Shadow as a model, students create a caricature then analyse devices used by professional cartoonists to get across political or social messages with wit and brevity. Resources: The Legacy of The Silver Shadow, ep 1, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 Worksheet 10 Average Adults? No Way Lesson plan: Stereotypes and Caricatures Stereotype is originally a printer's term for a process whereby a copy is made of the original letter blocks, and this copy—the stereotype—can be used over and over again. (An archetype or a prototype is an original model or pattern from which copies are made.) To exaggerate originally meant to heap up, and hence to enlarge or magnify. Caricature comes from the Latin caricare, meaning to put a burden on, to load up. Use thesauruses as well as dictionaries to build up an Exaggerated Word and Phrase List. Have students use a range of dictionaries to find the origins, meanings and current usage of words such as caricature and stereotype. Stereotypes A simple definition of a stereotype is a conventional or stock image of a group of people. That is, it is the usual way of presenting a group of people using simple shortcuts in communication. Stereotypes result from the selection of characteristics to represent a group and depend upon value judgements that are frequently positive or negative. Society creates stereotypes but the media reworks and promulgates them. Sometimes these stereotypes are inaccurate and misleading. Many superhero stories depend upon stereotypes to provide the audience with quick character portraits. Discuss what stereotypes are common to most superhero stories—for example: the lantern jawed, heavily muscled superhero, the evil nemesis, the young, beautiful woman love interest. In what ways does the series satirise these stereotypes? Explore the characterisation of Mr Chee, and the henchmen Bruce and Wayne. Think of one word to describe all of these characters. How have the program makers represented each of these characters? Discuss the use of props and costumes such as reflective sunnies and black singlets, the contents of the glove-box and the pockets of Bruce and Wayne, the BADGYZ number plate, and the black getaway car with oversize tyres and bullet proof glass. © Australian Children's Television Foundation (except where otherwise indicated). You may use, download and reproduce this material free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material.
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Why do you think Asian actors were cast for these roles? What messages do you think some viewers might take away because Asian actors represented these characters? How would the story have changed if blonde actors had been selected? Draw on other films/series such
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