The Role Of Stereotyping In Eleanor & Park

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While reading Eleanor & Park from beginning to end, I find myself not liking the book as much as I had hoped. There were some problematic instances of negative stereotyping. Park 's mother, Mindy, is a perfect example of how she is portrayed in such a way some people will find offensive. The family dynamics from both of the main characters ' families are not good at all, if not very dangerous to readers who have already survived from any sort of abuse. My biggest problem here is the romance. Most of it felt so rushed and forced to the point I was feeling absolutely nothing for their relationship. It would be more interesting if they had just stayed together as friends. There are a few things I find good, however. Park is one of the very few
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