Reading Response on Stereotypes Forgiveness is a trait that is not only requested, but also demanded of Jesus, the Lord of this planet and all time. This essay, "Fu Manchu on Naboo," simply shows that the author will not forgive society do to his self-inflicted blindness that stereotypes are aimed to maim. I believe that stereotypes can and are used in different circumstances to portray history, a certain era in time, or perhaps an entirely different race or origin. I believe that too often people take stereotypes personally, rather that realizing that it is only a description of an actors' part.
Reading between the lines is necessary of any critical argument, but taking a criticism that extra step in suggesting that it in some way affects today's society is almost ludicrous. I do believe in equal rights not only for African Americans but also for women, Asians, Mexicans, etc. Even children and the elderly should receive the same rights as young and middle aged adults. However, I do not think that any piece of work should be judged for what it is not. Star Wars, for example, is a sci-fi drama / action movie; not a documentary. Some things are supposed to be make believe; that's what makes it so great.
If Jar Jar were to take his costume off and go relieve himself behind a bale of hay while eating chicken, then that would make it not so "sci-fi" and would be held accountable to this authors' t icky criticism. I believe that things should be take literally, if at all possible, and personal confusion and self-stereotyping should be left aside when criticizing a fiction work.