Neil Gaiman How To Talk To Girls At Party Analysis

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Stereotypical Symbolism in Neil Gaiman's "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" Today, it is not difficult to understand that some boys have a tough time interacting and communicating with girls, while others have no trouble at all. There are many stereotypes in the world today that play a huge role in determining whether a boy has success with a girl, and in Neil Gaiman's "How to Talk to Girls at Parties", the main characters do a great job of portraying the stereotypes associated with a boy's mood and action towards girls. These stereotypes involve how much confidence it takes to have success with girls, how having more/less respect for girls will attract them, and the idea that the best looking, and more confident guys will always get the girls. Growing up as a boy, success with girls is almost considered a male goal. The idea that guys with…show more content…
This doesn’t seem like a wrong idea, but anyone can be overconfident in any situation. For the boys that don’t have many attractive traits, it is easy to just settle with the fact that the nice-looking guys are going to have more success with girls. This is shown in the beginning of the story when Enn gives his future prediction to Vic of how the party is going to go by saying, "After an hour you'll be off somewhere snogging the prettiest girl at the party, and I'll be in the kitchen listening to somebody's mum going on about politics or poetry or something." (95) The reader can assume that Vic was a smooth attractive boy because Enn states while talking to Vic, "You don’t even have to talk to them," (95) and, "one urchin grin from Vic and he could have his pick of the room." (95) The stereotype that handsome confident boys will score more girls may be true, but sometimes in the end it doesn’t pay off. In Vic's case, in the end he goes up stairs with Stella only to end up crying over something traumatic that happened with
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