To what extent is Cathy Ames a stereotypical female character in East of Eden?

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You might find it helpful to start off by thinking of what you mean by a stereotypical female character. Normally we use this phase to think of a mother-type figure who is warm, sensitive, caring and loving and above all nurturing.

If this is your idea of a stereotypical female figure, then it is clear that Cathy Ames is nothing like this whatsoever....

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