Representation of characters - Image 3 –
Dot Cotton (Eastenders)
·Most viewers would look as this image and think
of a stereotyped old woman being shown. She is wearing an old coat and has a handbag
that is small. She keeps her money in a tin in the kitchen, because it is
thought of that the elderly do not trust banks and would rather keep their
money on them at all times.
·Other viewers may think that her elderly
stereotype features can be overlooked by her painted nails and permed hair.
Some people may be thinking that she can still look after herself, even if she
I old and why does it matter if she keeps her money in a tin? Some people do
that at a younger age, because they prefer holding the physical cash.
·Some audience members may think that the
complete opposite reason for the old woman holding money. Some may feel that
she has the big load of money in cash, because she is a drug dealer, or she is
buying drugs. Some may concentrate on her facial expressions being confused and
scared. This may lead to her fussing and checking over the money to see if it
is all there in order for her to buy the things that she needs.