Fresh off on boat

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SURNAME 1 Lewei zhang Jill Mowbray ENG112 12/5/2017 Fresh off the Boat 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. During the episode Home Sweet Home-School, the show revolves around the performance of Eddie Huang, the eldest son, and the reaction that Jessica has to her son’s excellent performance. When Eddie brings home a report card having scored A’s, the instant reaction from his mother is disapproval of the school’s system. In the episode, Jessica portrays SURNAME 2 an academically rigorous parent who is overly focused on her children’s school performance. The performance of Eddie, according to Jessica, is mediocre. During the pilot, the show depicts Jessica as frugal, another stereotype of Asian mothers who scramble for deals in supermarkets (Fresh off the Boat - Season 1 n.d.). Most of the depictions of Asian mothers in television are devotees to their children’s school performance, championing for advanced classes, extracurricular activities, and activities aimed at guaranteeing their children’s place in Ivy League schools. This is evident in the second episode of the first season of Fresh off the Boat where Jessica forces Eddie, Evan, and Emery to study after school, even when their peers are playing. The role of the Asian mother as overly focused on her children’s excellence pervades the second episode. While the second episode, to an extent, perpetuates a stereotype about moms, the first episode succeeds in shattering Asian stereotypes that pervade television regarding their Asian American male counterparts. During the pilot, the audience is introduced to the Huang boys, the eldest is a school rebel who is obsessed with African American rappers like Tupac and Notorious B.I.G, as opposed to the depiction of Asian boys as studious and determined students. Moreover, the patriarch of the family, Louis Huang, would be expected to own an Asian restaurant but instead moves his family across the country to open a steakhouse, to chase the American dream (Fresh Off The Boat - Season 1 n.d.). The depiction of the men in Fresh off the Boat does not conform to what audiences are used to. What pervades television is the Asian son with kung-Fu prowess and extremely smart, stereotypes that are absent among the men in Fresh off the Boat .The depiction of Eddie Huang, is that of an average child who has no interest in anything Asian. Fresh off the Boat steers away SURNAME 3 from portraying Eddie Huang in the archetype Asian son with certain types of clothing that conform and instead he is clothed in bling, regalia that is often associated with Africa American youth. Fresh off the Boat also depicts the youngest son in the family, Emery, as popular among peers as well as other ladies in the suburbia (Fresh off the Boat - Season 1 n.d.). Although the children in the show are depicted as steering away from famous stereotypes, Fresh off the Boat also maintains some clichés. Evan and Emery, as opposed to their elder brother Eddie, are studious and focused on school, taking advanced classes, similar to what is popular in mainstream television. Fresh off the Boat is a show that manages to steer away from while at the same time upholding some popular depictions of Africa Americans on television. Conclusion Fresh off the Boat is a show that manages to, on one hand, steer away from gender roles associated with Asian American men while upholding the depiction of women of the same descent in television. In the pilot and the second episode titled Home Sweet Home-School, the show upholds the stereotypes of the Asian moms who places a lot of importance on her children’s performance while bashes the stereotypes of men who steer away from conventional roles of studious sons and Asian specific occupations. Works Cited SURNAME 4 “Fresh Off The Boat - Season 1.” Gostream.is, 1 Jan. 2060 https://gostream.is/film/fresh-off-theboat-season-1-1591/watching.html?ep=736027
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. Schedule and due dates: • • • • Wednesday, 11/29: Chose your sitcom before class. Be ready to complete several prewriting exercises during class. Bring earbuds/headphones and access to the show, if possible. Thesis and Outline due by the end of class. Monday, 12/4: Bring 4 or 5 copies of a draft for Writing Workshop Wednesday, 12/6: Final Paper Due on Blackboard by the start of class. Exam review day. FINAL EXAM time is Wednesday, 12/13 @ 12 noon 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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