Women has greatly suffered in society from the beginning until now and no one seems to notice this prolonged issue that women have to endure in their daily lives. The media played a major role to how women are perceived in todays society. Nevertheless, in todays world more and more individuals are attempting to address the problem to solve this issue once and for all. Jennifer Newsom effectively convince her audience in an American documentary film: “Miss representation” to embellish the denigration of women in society and persuade the audience through the use of logos, pathos, and explicit visual images. Throughout the documentary, Newsom utilizes numerous sources such as different facts and statistics that strengthen her claim and appeal to logos for the under-representation of woman in todays society. Through the usage of her credible data that was transformed into valuable information makes the documentary more appealing to the audience. One of the statistics that she employs was: …show more content…
One of the interviewee, Ariella, a high school student expressed her emotion in the documentary: "We see so much in the media that there so much negativity towards woman and their weight and how they look and it just a representation of the pressure we feel to confirm to men's ideals. There this concept of the perfect woman who look this certain way and because if a woman doesn't like this way they are scrutinized." The interviewee truly expresses her emotion during the interview thus creates a strong emotional mood for the documentary. Also the fact that a high school student is fully aware of this issue will truly appeal to the audience. The viewers will highly sympathize each interviewee since this experience is from their own personal experience. The people that is being interviewed in the documentary have experienced some type conformity to the woman
Click here to unlock this and over one million essaysShow More
Hi Tuyen, good job on rhetorical analysis since you did points out many significant points of the issue presented in the documentary Miss Representation. I agree with you that “Newsom effectively convinces the audience of Miss Representation that the media portrays women in society simply through the value of women’s look” based on the statistics and her persuasive evidence. Photoshop is mostly used to retouch models’ figure in advertisements in order to bring perfect female images to the public. That the media’s extreme focus on how a girl or a woman should look like creates a misleading thought that women’s value is portrayed by their outward appearance. It is absolutely inaccurate since advertisers just tend to manipulate consuming behaviors;
Do we really live in a world devalued by images and symbols? Telling us what we should wear, eat, and use in order to stay within the ‘in’ crowd? And are we really trying to solve our identity crisis in an obsession to buy brands? I think all this might be true, but is it really true?
The movie discusses about the problem that women have not moved up in politics since they were allowed to vote. Jennifer Siebel Newsom effectively convinces the audience of Miss Representation that media focuses more on appearances for women than they do of showing powerful women through the use of media, speakers, statistics. The movie uses media to show the image
All these examples that she uses brings up her use of relevance. She lists how different scenarios were affecting the human rights of thousands of women all over the planet. She strikes a feeling of sympathy in her audience and has examples that could be relatable to all different types of backgrounds. She also repeats the line “will flourish” which is to emphasize the importance of providing women with a healthy lifestyle and education, also their families. She is saying that if women are healthy and educated, their families will be successful.
In the book, The Rise of Enlightened Sexism by Susan Douglas, gives insight and knowledge that digs deep into pop culture explaining how the media portrays the appearances of women that are in powerful positions in our culture. The appetencies tent undermines the actual progress of women. Douglas is interested in what these pop culture ideals shows about our culture. The way we react to women in our culture with powerful influence. What do these shows do to the female imagine in our culture?
In society, there are several stereotypes and gender roles culturally influenced by women today. Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills series made between (1977-1980) shows different stereotypes of women in different everyday situations. This series consists of the artist posing as those female roles in seventy black and white photographs. In my opinion, by doing this series she challenges the way we view women regularly in pictures, by giving a different perspective. In this paper, I examine Cindy Sherman’s work and how my work is inspired by or relates to her work.
She subtly interjects a commentary on the absence of sufficient historical research concerning the role women played in shaping our society, past and
Advertisements are everywhere, whether it be on the walk to the park or scrolling through my Instagram feed. They control the way we think and heavily impact the way we spend money, to do that advertisers use ethos, pathos, and/ or logos. When ethos is used on an advertisement often times, celebrities are modeling with the product because people tend to trust familiar faces. When pathos is intended to be in use, the advertisement tends to target the audience’s emotions and is often a sad ad. When logos is in use, the ad states statistics because people side with factual information.
Ethos,Logos,Pathos of Chevy Aristotle’s terms of persuasion can help to validate whether or not an ad will be successful. In this case the ad is for a Chevrolet 1500 Silverado Truck (2015 Chevrolet Silverado 14 Oct.2015). The terms of persuasion that help to evaluate this ad are Ethos, Logos and pathos. The use of rhetoric in the ad can play a major role in the ads success. As well as identifying the colors in the ad and there meaning, it can help to understand the persuasion used in the ad.
Each of these concepts are utilized at the advantage of men, and the disadvantage of women, and has shown to provide detrimental consequences and results for women in society. However, in this film, and other films by Tyler Perry, appear to take the added step to combat these aspects that are present in the media’s portrayal of women. While these are present in the movie, he often makes a point to combat it with an inverse portrayal of each
When pronouncing Miss Representation aloud it sounds out as misrepresentation. This title is a clever play on words that has so many meanings. It shows how women are misrepresented in the media and how one body type or “Miss” is being used to represent and reinforce the stereotypes portrayed by the media of women. One way women are misrepresented is age. The women portrayed in movies and TV shows are predominantly in their twenties or thirties.
The documentary went back in history to show how the reality of the past has shaped the lives of women today, without even realizing it. Media plays a huge role in portraying women and how they should look, dress, act, and what jobs they should hold. Therefore, through media, women are seen as doing the household chores and taking care of the children while the men
The representation of gender in mass communications has been a hugely debated topic for years and will continue to be one for many more years to come. The media plays a big role in how they want to portray a gender to the public. They create certain stereotypes through the role of a gender in order to attract a large audience and interest to sell a product, brand or image. Media is so important in today’s society, people spend hours and hours each day watching TV, browsing the Internet and reading magazines. There are so many images of men and women in the media today that it certainly has an impact on the viewer’s thoughts and sense of identity.