Ryan McFadden10848238CES 395Stealthily Satirizing AmericansStereotypes are far too familiar to American popular culture today.Everyday it is almost a guarantee to see some stereotypes whether it is ontelevision, on the movie screen or upon everyday products. Every minority hasstereotypes built around their existence. Products such as chewing tobacco such asRed Man Tobacco, fruit such as Chiquita Bananas and even sports apparel of teams like the Washington Redskins can embrace images of stereotypical races of people. These different minority groups need to find a way to resist against thestereotypes forced upon them. A play where stereotypes are emphasized andsatirized is Luis Valdez’s Los
. In this play Valdez enhances and givesemphasis to the stereotypes in order to make them unmistakable. His work has been revolutionary in the fact that they inspire change in the views people have of Chicanos.
is a play centered on drawing great attention to themisconstrued stereotypes of Chicanos while covertly ridiculing Americans whichin turn successfully brings about conversation and critical thinking of thesestereotypes and inspires viewers the opportunity to change their preconceivednotions of Chicanos.Valdez uses the play in order to address the idiocy of stereotypes on theChicano people. These stereotypes that are forced on the Chicano people arederived from falsities generally accepted by American society. The ideology behind “the actos” is to inspire the audience to social action and satirize the