在《奥赛罗》中，苔丝狄蒙娜是计划的主要主角，其次是她的女仆爱米利娅。这两个角色都不符合典型的刻板印象天真的女人包裹在他们的爱人的生活，以实现现实。在这出戏中，女性表现出了更多的自信，有能力按照基本的需要自由地与丈夫沟通(Matz 262)。他们倾向于挑战由缺乏忠诚或智力的丈夫所树立的陈词滥调来陈述自己的观点。然而，在剧中，我们可以看到，男性坚持刻板印象，要求苛刻、好色、粗俗、控制欲强、男性化。在这部剧中，性别角色各不相同，但这并不反映出缺乏证据来支持刻板印象。两性都因其性别和个性而受到批评和诋毁(Matz 268)。然而，他们在剧中的反应却各不相同。除了对女性的刻板印象，当今社会还存在着许多男性刻板印象。在剧中，我们可以看到，男人们坚持刻板印象，表现出愤怒、嫉妒、控制、操纵和阳刚之气。它们与特定时代典型的男子汉形象相一致。此外，在谈论女性时，他们倾向于采用歧视和偏见的方式，使用诸如“喜欢”、“肮脏”、“空白”和“婊子”等词汇来描述女性。在现代社会，整体翻译可以用通俗、诽谤性的词语来完成(matz272)。在剧中，很明显，男人控制着所有的社会方面，特别是女人的生活。
The aim of this essay is to analyze the theme of stereotypical gender roles in reference with Othello by Shakespeare and Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Various examples are evident for stereotypical gender roles and gender issues in the two stories. In both the selected literatures, characters have referred to gender rules and the impact of these roles in the relevant settings. As a thesis statement for this essay, various stereotypes are addressed by the characters of Othello and Kite Runner, in which one perceives the notion of women empowerment and the other perceives the notion of male empowerment through different yet similar cultural backgrounds.
In Othello, Desdemona is the main leading character of the plan, followed by Emilia, her maid. Both the characters are not in alignment with the typical stereotype naïve women wrapping up in the lives of their lover for realizing the reality. In this play, women show more confidence and have the ability of freely communicating with their husbands as per the basic necessity (Matz 262). They tend to be challenging the stereotypical notion set by their husband lacking loyalty or intelligence for stating their opinion. However, in the play, men can be seen adhering with stereotypes to be demanding, womanizing, vulgar, controlling and masculine. In this play, the roles of gender are different from one another but this does not reflect the lack of evidence to support stereotypes. Both the genders have been criticized and slanderously remarked with respect to their gender and individual personality (Matz 268). However, their reactions are different all across the play. In addition to the stereotypes of female, there is an existence of many male stereotypes in the current society. In the play, men can be seen adhering with the stereotypes to display rage, jealousy, control, manipulation and masculinity. They are aligned with the typical profile of macho men in the specific era. In addition, when talking about women, they tend to follow a discriminatory and prejudicial approach using words such as fond, foul, blank and strumpet for the description of women. In the current modern era, the overall translation can be done in vulgar and slanderous terms (Matz 272). In the play, it is evident that men have control over all social aspects, specifically including the lives of women.