Gender Roles In A Post War America Analysis

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The United States of America is known as one of the most 'progressed' countries in the world regarding the issue of gender equality. To earn this title, however, the women of America have struggled for their rights from decades ago. Their fight for equality reached its peak in the 1960s and 70s where feminist movements rapidly increased. The two texts, an advertisement from a restaurant called the Hardee's and an article titled "Gender Roles In A Post-War America", takes on the topic of female roles in this era. Despite sharing a similar topic, the two texts each displays its topic in entirely different ways, including differences in structure, purpose, and stylistic devices.

One of the largest differences between the two texts is that both are from different text types. Text 1 is an advertisement in form of a poster for a restaurant called the Hardee's. It features a colorful drawing of a mother in the kitchen brewing coffee while she watches her daughter greet her husband from the window. It also includes a few lines of text at the lower half of the poster to emphasize the content of the drawing, such as "a woman's place is in the home, cooking a man a delicious meal", and adds information about how the poster is for a restaurant, and a large, bright logo of the restaurant at the bottom.
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Unlike the first text, text 2 consists of several short paragraphs that help to convey the point of the article. Thus, text 2 has comparatively more information than text 1. Additionally, while text 1 was written in the 1950s to the 1960s, text 2 was written in 2013. However, despite being created in a modern setting, text 2 also includes a picture of a poster from the same era as text 1, which depicts ""Rosie the Riveter", ... a perfect propaganda tool utilized by the U.S. Government". The two texts both involve visual representation, albeit on different
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