Young people are normally classed as teenagers
Anyone over 25 are no longer young
The ‘young’ group of people include children and young adults
We normally class people as old when they reach the age of 60-65 (when they are retired)
It depends on what job occupation you have
At 40 a footballer is classed as
‘old’ and will have retired or will
be considering retirement. But a
politician at 40 is classed as
‘young’ and may be seen to lack
experience or seriousness.
Stereotypes of the young:
rely on others
Stereotypes of the old:grumpy
narrow minded ‘incontinent’
hunched over racist
prefer things how they use to be
set in their ways
The Inbetweeners: Jay
Jay comes across as a typical teenage boy. He is very
immature, lazy and likes a laugh with ‘the lads’. Him and
the rest of the boys are very hormonal and are very
competitive when it comes to sexual encounters. He is a
troublemaker but enjoys spreading banter and annoying
others when taking the mickey out of someone else other
than himself. The group is not violent or criminals in any
way although there can be the odd occasion when a
situation will occur and they fight or argue. He is very
outgoing which also shows his young age and likes to go
out partying. His interest in girls also shows he is a typical
teenage boy and all he talks about is something sexual.
You could say that he is quite dirty-minded as he relates
most things to this. He likes to have a joke although he can
take it too far most of the time. He can also be quite
arrogant and people find him hard to get on with as you
can’t take him seriously.
Jay’s representation is very stereotypical but not all boys are like this.
This is how most people would see teenage boys although some of the
things what Jay does is not common. For example there's a scene in an
episode where he goes to buy drugs off of someone. ‘Druggies’ were a
stereotype that we came up with but not everyone is like this. He is very
immature and honest which makes his personality stand out from the rest.
I wouldn’t say this representation of a teenage boy is fair as he is only
one of many that is like this. Most people see boys as immature, rude and
careless but other people like Will are completely different. The things that
he says makes this representation more accurate as it shows how
immature and silly he really is.