He finds them to be useful in making certain assumptions about reality
He finds them to be bad, flimsy, and full of mediodrity
Do Denby's stock characters- jock, cheerleader, male and female nerds- appear ini current teen movies or television shows? Are there characters that transcend these classifications? Explain.
How does Denby's description of the male villain in paragraph 2 differ from the description of the female villain in paragraph 1? What does the difference suggest about how males and female are portrayed in film and other media?