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The Boys: Frenchie Is a Mockery of America’s Anti-French Stereotypes

If other members Men it might get more attention, that don’t mean that French should be considered a second-class member. In fact, throughout the Frenchie series, he consistently and specifically debunks the pervasive negative American stereotype that the French are cowards.

Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson Men Beginning in 2006, America was experiencing a wave of anti-French sentiment. After France opposed the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, negative stereotypes portraying the French as cowards began to spread across the country. Many critics echoed the negative perception Americans had of France after France’s surrender to Germany in World War II. Anti-French views manifesting in pop culture, such as referring to fries as “Freedom Fries” or quoting an old episode. The simpsons “where it’s called” by the Frenchcheese eating surrender monkeys

Clearly understand the social connotations of being French on the American people, Ennis and Robertson Men The comics certainly show the ignorance and stupidity of believing the French to be cowards. Indeed, Ennis seems to go out of his way to make Frenchie the perfect foil for any anti-French ideas he could predict would happen in the comics. for example, in Men #2, Three men approach her at a nearby table while Frenchie sips her coffee and minds her own business. The guys told Frenchie”give up the monkey.“French turns on the trio in the blink of an eye and puts his head in it.

Men #34 again demonstrates how brave Frenchie can be in the context of the event that initially produced the snap. After Stormfront fends off the Butcher’s brutal attack, he continues to beat him. When she’s about to do the same with breast milk, it’s Frenchie who trips her up without hesitation or cowardice. In a fight that pits an American, Brit, Russian and Frenchman against a German, it’s clear that Ennis and Robertson wanted Frenchie to apply the key move that led to Stormfront’s loss to Stormfront.

While these two examples stand out as outstanding examples of Frenchie audacity, there are countless instances throughout the series where the stereotype that the French are cowards proves unfounded. These situations most often arise when there are people close to Frenchie like Kimiko and the other members. Men, threatened or endangered. Indeed, contrary to the cliché, in these times French Show yourself as the bravest of all.


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The Boys: Frenchie Is a Mockery of America’s Anti-French Stereotypes

While other members of The Boys might get more attention, that does not mean that Frenchie should be considered a second-rate member. In fact, over the course of the series Frenchie consistently, and specifically, disproves the common American negative stereotype of the French as being cowards.
When Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys debuted in 2006, America was experiencing a wave of anti-French sentiments. Following France’s opposition to the U.S. invasion of 2003 invasion of Iraq, negative stereotypes depicting the French as cowards began to spread throughout the country. Many criticisms rehashed the negative perception that Americans formed of France following the country’s surrender to Germany in World War II. Anti-French opinions manifested in pop culture, such as referring to French fries as “Freedom Fries” or quoting an old episode of The Simpsons where the French are referred to as “cheese-eating surrender monkeys.”
With an obvious understanding of the social connotations that being French has on the American public, Ennis and Robertson’s depiction of Frenchie in The Boys comics certainly shows the ignorance and folly of believing that the French are cowards. Indeed, Ennis seems to go out of his way to make Frenchie the perfect foil for any anti-French idea that he could foresee occurring in the comic. For instance, in The Boys #2, while Frenchie is sipping coffee, and minding his own business, he is accosted by three men at a nearby table. The men actually call Frenchie a “surrender monkey.” In the blink of an eye, Frenchie turns on the three and smashes their heads in.
The Boys #34 later shows again just how courageous Frenchie can be in the context of the event that originally produced the stereotype. After Stormfront shakes off a vicious attack by Butcher, he proceeds to beat him down. When he is about to do the same to Mother’s Milk, it is Frenchie who trips him up without hesitation or hint of cowardice. In a fight that pitted an American, Briton, Russian, and Frenchman against a German, it’s clear that Ennis and Robertson wanted Frenchie to apply the key hit on Stormfront that led to Stormfront’s defeat.
While these two instances stand out as exceptional examples of how dauntless Frenchie is, throughout the series there are numerous instances where he proves the stereotype of the French being cowardly is baseless. These situations most often occur when people close to Frenchie, such as Kimiko and the other members of The Boys, are threatened or put at risk. Indeed, in direct opposition to the stereotype, it is at these times that Frenchie show himself to be the bravest of them all.

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The Boys: Frenchie Is a Mockery of America’s Anti-French Stereotypes

While other members of The Boys might get more attention, that does not mean that Frenchie should be considered a second-rate member. In fact, over the course of the series Frenchie consistently, and specifically, disproves the common American negative stereotype of the French as being cowards.
When Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys debuted in 2006, America was experiencing a wave of anti-French sentiments. Following France’s opposition to the U.S. invasion of 2003 invasion of Iraq, negative stereotypes depicting the French as cowards began to spread throughout the country. Many criticisms rehashed the negative perception that Americans formed of France following the country’s surrender to Germany in World War II. Anti-French opinions manifested in pop culture, such as referring to French fries as “Freedom Fries” or quoting an old episode of The Simpsons where the French are referred to as “cheese-eating surrender monkeys.”
With an obvious understanding of the social connotations that being French has on the American public, Ennis and Robertson’s depiction of Frenchie in The Boys comics certainly shows the ignorance and folly of believing that the French are cowards. Indeed, Ennis seems to go out of his way to make Frenchie the perfect foil for any anti-French idea that he could foresee occurring in the comic. For instance, in The Boys #2, while Frenchie is sipping coffee, and minding his own business, he is accosted by three men at a nearby table. The men actually call Frenchie a “surrender monkey.” In the blink of an eye, Frenchie turns on the three and smashes their heads in.
The Boys #34 later shows again just how courageous Frenchie can be in the context of the event that originally produced the stereotype. After Stormfront shakes off a vicious attack by Butcher, he proceeds to beat him down. When he is about to do the same to Mother’s Milk, it is Frenchie who trips him up without hesitation or hint of cowardice. In a fight that pitted an American, Briton, Russian, and Frenchman against a German, it’s clear that Ennis and Robertson wanted Frenchie to apply the key hit on Stormfront that led to Stormfront’s defeat.
While these two instances stand out as exceptional examples of how dauntless Frenchie is, throughout the series there are numerous instances where he proves the stereotype of the French being cowardly is baseless. These situations most often occur when people close to Frenchie, such as Kimiko and the other members of The Boys, are threatened or put at risk. Indeed, in direct opposition to the stereotype, it is at these times that Frenchie show himself to be the bravest of them all.

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