Stereotype

Definition: A stereotype is a character, with generalized traits (characteristics that make the character a group representative rather than an individual). Writers sometimes use stereotypes as minor characters.

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Lombardi, Esther. "Stereotype." ThoughtCo, Mar. 22, 2016, thoughtco.com/literary-devices-stereotypes-740529. Lombardi, Esther. (2016, March 22). Stereotype. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/literary-devices-stereotypes-740529 Lombardi, Esther. "Stereotype." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/literary-devices-stereotypes-740529 (accessed January 19, 2018).