The Stereotypes In The Elaborate Entrance Of Chad Deity

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I’m unfamiliar with the world of wrestling, but The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, a play by Kristoffer Diaz, brought to light a fictional and over the top version of some issues facing that world most notably the racial stereotypes. We learn this through four characters: Chad Deity, Mace, VP, and EKO. One stereotype the readers are introduced to is with the character Chad Deity a confident, charismatic, well-dressed, popular, and muscular star wrestler. Chad, real name Darnell, is also African-American, so he represents the black men in the athletic world who are fulfilling the “American Dream” because they transcended the racial barriers and became famous and rich along the way. Unfortunately, it seems like African American men …show more content…

Olson( EKO), the league owner. To begin, Mace who is a Puerto Rican born in the Bronx gets transformed into a villainous character named Che Chavez Castro. He is supposed to be some type of communist Mexican revolutionary fighter who has a cigar, wears a sombrero, uses the bongo in his wrestling moves, and even speaks Spanish and English sometimes during anti-American rants. Wrestling was a childhood dream of his, but his role was of the fall guy which basically means that it was his job to lose to Chad. Also, Chad isn’t a skilled wrestler, but Mace is which is a disadvantage to him because it is his responsibility to make Chad look good. One of Mace’s new moves is called the “Powerbomb”, but he does most of the work for Chad to ultimately win. Then there is VP an Indian American man from Brooklyn who can trash talk in multiple languages. Mace recruited him to join the wrestling industry to make a difference, but EKO had other plans,so VP is soon transformed into “The Fundamentalist” which is supposed to be some Middle Eastern character. His finishing move is even called “Sleeper Cell” where his opponent gets a kick to the face. His move was also supposed to be called “ Koran Kaballah Kick”, but those initials were not

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