Analysis Of Diana George's 'Mistaking Poverty'

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Mistaking Poverty Throughout the text, “Changing the Face of Poverty,” Diana George is certainly precise when claiming that the common representations of poverty limit our understanding of it. She expresses that most of our knowledge of poverty becomes misinterpreted due to advertisements, media, and images. Consequently, the way that we look at poverty focuses around that in which is in third-world countries, but poverty can be anywhere, even in your backyard. American citizens are the audience for the text, because Americans typically portray as being wealthy, happy people who are oblivious to the poverty-stricken areas surrounding them. Diana George’s, “Changing the Face of Poverty” expresses to its readers that non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, utilize unauthentic pictures as a way to convince the public that there are people out there that need help. According to the text, George refers to media such as social media, pictures, and websites that show poverty as something incredibly brutal. After analyzing the text, I immediately think of those television commercials that show starving kids in Africa. There are always horrific images shown across the screen and suppplementally sad music blaring in the background that make it hard to ignore what is going on. These commercials ask you to donate money and preserve the young children in third-world countries. Poverty is shown as something throughout the media that is arduous, problematic, or even
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