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Boston public essays David Frost once said, "Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home." The reason why we are so entertained by these people on television is because the people on television are demonstrating stereotypes within our society and they are so stereotypical that sometimes we are annoyed with them. In the everyday world, television and advertisements are constantly using stereotypes to attract new and more audiences and consumers. In one specific show, Boston Public, these stereotypes are more of the reinforcing nature instead of the challenging nature and are also extremely relevant. Created by David E. Kelley, Boston Public is set in the fictional Winslow High School, supposedly in Boston. There's no indication as to why Winslow High is as crowded (a 29-to-1 teacher-student ratio) and chaotic as it is - whether it's in the richest or poorest section of Boston, or somewhere in between; we just have to take it on faith that the heroic teachers are operating under siege conditions. And these teachers are: Lauren Davis (Jessalyn Gilsig), a young, idealistic social studies teacher; Harry Senate (Nicky Katt), in trouble for kissing a student and firing a gun in essay examples Intel Core i9 9900k Ashes Of The Singularity Gaming Benchmarks Leaked – Compared To Marla Hendricks Tackling Childhood Obesity in Europe with the Help of Nuclear Techniques: IAEA Symposium at European Devine), driven into hysterical depression by her uncaring students; irascible Harvey Lipschultz (Fyvush Finkel), who requires his students to sing the national anthem before class; Milton Buttle (Joey Slotnick), a picked-on English teacher; and Kevin Riley (Thomas McCarthy), probably the least physically imposing football coach in television history. They are all mentored by tough-talking Principal Steven Harper (Chi McBride, last seen in The Secret Diaries of Desmond Pfeiffer) and his loyal Vice-Principal Scott Guber (Anthony Heald). And they are all, we are reassured numerous times, "great" teachers. Boston Public reinforces the culturally dominant stereotype that men hold higher positions in socie.

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