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Essay heading: Gender Roles
 
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Children's literature frequently portrays female characters as being acted upon rather than being active (Fox). In the classic story, Little Red Riding Hood, a male character, the wood cutter, protects Little Red Riding Hood from the Big-Bad Wolf with his axe, which alone is a symbol of strength and authority...
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Therefore, male characters typically have the action-packed roles such as rescuers, princes, protectors, fighters, and adventurers. In retrospect, female characters are typically seen in passive roles such as mothers, princesses, caregivers, or characters that rely on and support male figures (Temple)...
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