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Staples Audience and Stereotyping

Hi I need help with is following questions, attached is the essay please review and give me your comments on the following questions.

1. Evaluate the essay's introduction. Is it effective, drawing you into the narrative? Why or why not?

2. How does Staples prove that he is, indeed, the victim of stereotyping? (Cite specific examples from the text.)

3. What is the essay's tone? Is Staples angry? Confused? Resigned?

4. Who is Staples' audience? Does he successfully reach them? Why or why not?

5. Is this essay relevant beyond Staples' experience? Can you think of a time when you or someone you know has been stereotyped (based on age, appearance, race, etc.)? How did you, or the person you know, handle the situation?


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Hi there!
Here are my thoughts on the questions you posed:
1) The introduction is definitely effective here. The opening line, "My first victim was a woman," arouses the reader's interest in the piece. The reader wonders, "This author is a predator! What kind of criminal is he?" Immediately, the reader is drawn into the narrative and induced to keep reading.
2) Staples proves that he is the victim of stereotyping by providing several examples. His remark, "It was clear that she thought herself the quarry of a mugger, a rapist, or worse. Suffering a bout of insomnia, however, I was stalking ...