Ms. Fasthorse, on The Thanksgiving Day, focuses on key stereotypes that depict the Native Americans as the saviors of the Americans people. The connotation of the play, illustrating the Native Americans stereotypes as their strength and capacity, is presented in an adverse way. The prevalence of gender bias presents the gender differences and stereotypes that form part of the play. The gender bias conflicts the female and male characters towards the need for a consensus.
In the play, justified anger by the Native Americans about the idea of thanksgiving, illustrates the aspect of stereotypes in the society. This is a presentation of what one community might be identified and largely known to value and desire. The view of the Native Americans to be angry over the idea of thanksgiving depicts them in the negative light. This adversely affects the society’s culture as aggressive and untrusting to the norms and practices of American society. Thus, it shows a continued isolation phenomenon and the persistence of primitivism.
The note is included to illustrate the highest level of stereotypes in society to the point that it can be openly used and expanded in the art industry. Actors that “look white” implies the need for persons recognized to be white and presents the characters of the white people. The need to pass the POC shows the extent to which stereotyping functionalities are part of the theatre and art industry. This applies to discriminate against the less privileged and marginalized communities. The Native Americans, as the marginalized community, continue to experience the same treatment as being denied to be part of the play.