A group blog for Introduction to Media Criticism at NYU, Fall 2009.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Cappie from Greek Thesis.
The scruffy and carefree persona of Cappie exhibits the stereotypical "frat-boy" image of a college student, who doesn't pay much attention to his school work, but instead focuses on brotherhood unity and hatred towards the other fraternities on the campus, while simultaneously playing the role of an emotionless heartthrob. However, in the "Friend or Foe" episode, Cappie both defies and reinforces this stereotype by admitting and proving his feelings for Casey, as well as by jeopardizing his secret and unacceptable (by his fraternity brothers) friendship with Evan (the Omega Chi fraternity president), through sustaining of the Alpha-male position in his Kappa Tau fraternity.