Trope

A trope is a recurring theme, character, word, or phrase.

For example, the Princess Trope is commonly used in children’s film. The princess is often hegemonically beautiful, fits body ideals, elegant, innocent, saved by a Prince Charming (another common trope), and lives happily ever after.

 

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