《fresh off the Boat》 Literary Analysis: Gender Roles in Television

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Discuss the treatment of gender in a television sitcom of your choice《Fresh Off the Boat》. After watching at least 2 episodes of the sitcom, you will present an argument about the way the show portrays gender. Does the show challenge the norms? Does it fall into typical assumptions about gender roles? Can you make a point about relationships or adolescent development and gender? Can you analyze a specific character (or two or three)?

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ENG 112 Mowbray Literary Analysis: Gender Roles in Television Prompt: Discuss the treatment of gender in a television sitcom of your choice. After watching at least 2 episodes of the sitcom, you will present an argument about the way the show portrays gender. Does the show challenge the norms? Does it fall into typical assumptions about gender roles? Can you make a point about relationships or adolescent development and gender? Can you analyze a specific character (or two or three)? In this essay, you will follow the traditional format for an academic essay, structuring your essay around a central argument about gender in the thesis statement. You will then support that thesis in the body of the essay with topic sentences that make specific claims that directly prove your established thesis and are supported with reference to the sitcom and its characters. In the conclusion, you should fully explain a new understanding about what the sitcom achieves in its treatment of gender roles. Requirements: In 2-3 pages follow MLA rules for formatting and citation. Use no outside sources beyond episodes of the television show. Suggested prewriting: • • • • Brainstorm, freewrite and discuss stereotypical gender roles. Do other factors contribute to how we see gender (examples: race, class, culture, age, generational context)? Practice an active note-taking exercise with Roseanne. What types of things are we looking for? What should we write down? Jot down notes about the television sitcom: when did it air? Context? Main characters? Secondary characters? Setting (time and place)? Themes? Common plot lines? Look for commonalities across multiple episodes. Literary Analysis Rubric: Gender Roles in Popular Television Sitcoms Argument/Content (40 points) : • • • • Writer clearly makes a key claim about gender and follows it detail and support. Each supporting claim directly proves the main argument and is well-supported with evidence from at least 2 episodes of the sitcom. Clear, thorough, original analysis of the role of gender in the chosen sitcom. Writer consults no outside sources beyond viewing the show. Organization (30 points): • • • • • Well-organized paper with a clear focus on a specific claim in the thesis statement. Argument clearly addresses the prompt: discuss the use of gender in a sitcom of your choice. Makes effective use of topic sentences and transitions. Reference to the sitcom blends evenly with the paragraph, both with summary and direct quotation. Writer carefully arranges ideas and keeps focused on the chosen argument. Grammar/Mechanics (30 points): • • • Writer shows awareness of an academic audience with his tone. Minimal errors with grammar and mechanics, including (but not limited to) punctuation, capitalization, spelling, agreement Follows MLA formatting for heading, internal documentation, and Works Cited. Points Awarded: Instructor Notes:

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Fresh off the Boat Literary Analysis: Gender Roles in Television

Introduction

Fresh off the Boat is a sitcom that airs on ABC, focusing on the life of Asian American
immigrants. The protagonists of the show move from Taiwan, to Washington DC, to Florida
where the family, parents, their three children, and grandmother, battle the issues surrounding
fitting into suburbia. The issue of gender stereotypes being advanced in Fresh off the Boat can be
supported using the depiction of Jessica Huang, played by Constance Wu, as the tiger mom.
Moreover, the three kids in the family are instrumental in bashing stereotypes of Asian kids that
are prevalent in television (Fresh off the Boat - Season 1 n.d.). The present essay depicts how
Fresh off the Boat succeeds in bashing stereotypes of gender, albeit with instances of
perpetuating some stereotypes.

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