In this film Annie is seen as tough and aggressive and willing to go against the rules. She does this by sneaking out of the orphanage with the dirty clothes. When looking at gender stereotypes, it seems as if Annie breaks them in this film. This is seen specifically when she chases after the boys who are chasing after the dog. When confronting the boys she stands up to them and even beats them up. Considering the time period of this movie, I think it was important to have this scene in the movie because it shows that women have power and strength to do whatever boys do.