This article needs additional citations for . verification (October 2010)
girl next door or the All-American girl is an archetype of a cute, kind, unassuming, and honest girl or woman who lives next door, often in a romantic story.
The girl next door represents a distinct stereotype, along with other female stereotypes such as the
tomboy, the valley girl, the femme fatale, or the girly girl. The male equivalent is the " boy next door". Both gender examples of the "Next Door" archetype are quintessentially addressed with Thornton Wilder's in the characters of Emily Webb and George Gibbs or in Our Town Mark Twain's series within the characters of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher. During World War II, American propaganda often invoked her as the symbol of all things American. Songs on the armed forces request radio programs were not of [1 ] Rosie the Riveter but of the girls who were waiting for soldiers. Many such songs were also popular at the home front. [2 ] Themes of love, loneliness and separation were given more poignancy by the war. [3 ] [4 ]
Popular culture [ edit ]
In most cases of the collective imagination, like in the movies, is represented blonde and extremely attractive, as well as the girl who best complements the boy due to the proximity of years and witty moments of closeness and intimacy.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Further reading [ edit ]
"Death of the Girl Next Door": Celebrity, Femininity, and Tragedy in the Murder of Jill Dando, Feminist Media Studies, Vol. 1 No. 3 (Nov. 2001) Michael Levine,
Feeling For Buffy — The Girl Next Door in Michael Levine and Steven Schneider, Buffy and Philosophy, Open Court Press 2003
Frank Rich, Journal: The Girl Next Door, New York Times, Feb. 20, 1994 Michael Walker,
SHE SPITS ON THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 6, 1994
Elizabeth Wurtzel, Women: Read my lips: Are you a girl next door or a second wife?, The Guardian, Dec. 22, 1998