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In writings, stereotypes risk simplifying characterization, but at the same time, they help enhance the characters’ traits and allow readers to relate to them more easily.
Does chauvinism or ethnocentrism ever crossed your mind when you read “Children of Hurin” by J.R.R Tolkien? How could a fantasy novel could be linked to chauvinistic beliefs? Check the answer out in this article written by Mahardhika Kusumo S.