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The Simpsons A mirror of the U.S. society?. by Dayana Cabeza. The Simpsons family profile…. Homer J. Simpson. Employed at Nuclear Power Plant as a safety technician. 36 years old. Unbelievably stupid, overweight, lazy, an under-educated person. He is the child as adult.

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The Simpsons

A mirror of the U.S. society?

by Dayana Cabeza

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The Simpsons family profile…

Homer J. Simpson

  • Employed at Nuclear Power Plant as
  • a safety technician.
  • 36 years old.
  • Unbelievably stupid, overweight, lazy,
  • an under-educated person.
  • He is the child as adult.
  • Devotion to his family.
  • Favorite expression: D’oh!!!
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The Simpsons family profile…

Marge Bouvier Simpson

  • Housewife
  • 34 years old
  • Dislikes violence
  • Bored and frustrated
  • Central part of the family
  • Favorite expression: Mmmmm!!!
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The Simpsons family profile…

Bartholomew J. Simpson (Bart)

  • Student at Springfield Elementary.
  • 12 years old.
  • Insolent.
  • Model of the child predetermined
  • to fail.
  • Favorite expression: Ay Carumba!!!
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The Simpsons family profile…

Lisa Marie Simpson

  • Student at Springfield Elementary.
  • 9 years old.
  • Plays the “blues” on the saxophone.
  • She is the rationality in the Simpsons.
  • She is smart.
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The Simpsons family profile…

Margaret Simpson (Maggie)

  • Baby one year old.
  • Spend must of the day sucking.
  • Favorite expression: suck, suck, suck.
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The Simpsons as a Critique…

  • American unhealthy habits and lifestyle (Homer).
  • Disregard of women (Marge).
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The Simpsons as a Critique…

  • American unhealthy habits and lifestyle (Homer).
  • Disregard of women (Marge).
  • Educational system (Bart).
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The Simpsons as a Critique…

  • American unhealthy habits and lifestyle (Homer).
  • Disregard of women (Marge).
  • Educational system (Bart).
  • Moral values (Lisa).
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The Simpsons as a Critique…

  • American unhealthy habits and lifestyle (Homer).
  • Disregard of women (Marge).
  • Educational system (Bart).
  • Moral values (Lisa).
  • Capitalism (Mr. Burns).
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The Simpsons as a Critique…

  • American unhealthy habits and lifestyle (Homer).
  • Disregard of women (Marge).
  • Educational system (Bart).
  • Moral values (Lisa).
  • Capitalism (Mr. Burns).
  • Religion (The family)
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The Simpsons as a Critique…

  • American unhealthy habits and lifestyle (Homer).
  • Disregard of women (Marge).
  • Educational system (Bart).
  • Moral values (Lisa).
  • Capitalism (Mr. Burns).
  • Religion (The family)
  • Alcoholism (Moe).
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The Simpsons as a Critique…

  • American unhealthy habits and lifestyle (Homer).
  • Disregard of women (Marge).
  • Educational system (Bart).
  • Moral values (Lisa).
  • Capitalism (Mr. Burns).
  • Religion (The family)
  • Alcoholism (Moe).
  • TV Business (Krusty).
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The Simpsons as a Critique…

  • Violence on TV (Itchy & Scratchy cartoons).
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The Simpsons as a Critique…

  • Violence on TV (Itchy & Scratchy cartoons).
  • Terrible family relationships (Patty & Zelma).
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The Simpsons as a Critique…

  • Violence on TV (Itchy & Scratchy cartoons).
  • Terrible family relationships (Patty & Zelma).
  • Police corruption (Chief Wiggum).
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The Simpsons as a Critique…

  • Violence on TV (Itchy & Scratchy cartoons).
  • Terrible family relationships (Patty & Zelma).
  • Police corruption (Chief Wiggum).
  • The medical system.
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The Simpsons as a Critique…

  • Violence on TV (Itchy & Scratchy cartoons).
  • Terrible family relationships (Patty & Zelma).
  • Police corruption (Chief Wiggum).
  • The medical system.
  • National pride: U.S. in the world.
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The Simpsons as a Critique…

  • Violence on TV (Itchy & Scratchy cartoons).
  • Terrible family relationships (Patty & Zelma).
  • Police corruption (Chief Wiggum).
  • The medical system.

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  • National pride: U.S. in the world.
  • Sexuality (Male sexuality).
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The Simpsons as a Critique…

  • Violence on TV (Itchy & Scratchy cartoons).
  • Terrible family relationships (Patty & Zelma).
  • Police corruption (Chief Wiggum).
  • The medical system.
  • National pride: U.S. in the world.
  • Sexuality (Male sexuality).
  • Political structure and ineffective politicians.
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The Simpsons as a Critique…

  • Violence on TV (Itchy & Scratchy cartoons).
  • Terrible family relationships (Patty & Zelma).
  • Police corruption (Chief Wiggum).
  • The medical system.
  • National pride: U.S. in the world.
  • Sexuality (Male sexuality).
  • Political structure and ineffective politicians.
  • Environment.
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Reflection

“The Simpsons seems to be a

normal cartoon intended to be

just funny, but a closer look

shows that there are many

allusions to social problems

and prejudices”.