M.E. Cohen’s cartoon focuses on persuading parents and teachers to guide children to make the right decisions about health. Cohen illustrates the problem adults have caused on the matter of children’s health due to the adults inability to listen to their own advice. Cohen believes that failing to make good decisions about nutrition may negatively impact students; however, adults are also responsible in helping children to make the right choices. Using a cause and effect format, Cohen introduces the negative effects adults with an unhealthy lifestyle have on children. Cohen shows the soda machine that includes the words, “Soda ban!”
In the Metro and Moms Demand Action advertisement, there is an unethical use of stereotypes, fallacies, and figures of speech but, the color was used ethically. A duckling is trying to get out of an oil spill. A pair of hands grab the duckling. The next scene is of a cabinet filled with Dawn soap. A woman with a wildlife volunteer shirt grabs a bottle and mixes the soap with water.
With the alarming number of smokers, agencies spend billions of dollars every year on anti-smoking advertisements. Anti-smoking agencies enlighten audiences of the negative consequences of smoking and try to persuade them to stop. The visual I chose to analyze is a commercial engendered by an anti-smoking agency called Quit. The advertisement, “quit smoking commercial” shows a mother and a son walking in a busy airport terminal. Suddenly, the mother abandons the child, and after he realizes he is alone, he commences to cry.
This political cartoon represents How corrupt child labor was in The Progressive Era. On the left there is two men, who are enjoying them self, by being pushed in a cart by children. On the right there is three children ,who have to push this big cart, with two men on it. There is also an old lady who is helping the children push this cart. The old lady represents, that child labor companies push children into work from a young age till the day they die.
Nike “Gear up for greatness.” “Capability means imagination” Napoleon Hill. That three-words quote is the recipe for success. Believing in your capability with a minor improvement in circumstances and suddenly you can hang with the greats. That exactly what I felt when I came across Nike’s “Short a Guy” video on YouTube.
I agree that entertainment has the capacity to ruin society. Entertainment is everywhere, and there are millions of people around the world every day who are influenced by entertainment. There are commercials and shows on TV, lots of music, radio commercials, comedians and actors, and video games, as well as many more forms of entertainment that reach millions of people daily. Wherever you look, there are bound to be people immersed in some form on entertainment, whether that be games on their cell phone, radio, or music. Since we are so reliant on entertainment to distract and captivate us, it is a reasonable statement to say that entertainment could run, and possibly ruin, society.
In this Geico ad, they use false dichotomy, which says that there are only two options. This ad uses bright green, delicious looking apples which appeal to viewers as the good choice. Representing “the other guy” they only provide a small portion of the apple to represent you getting less of what you deserve. A false dichotomy is a type of informal fallacy which something is falsely claimed to be an "either/or" situation when there is at least one additional option. Geico claims that the only choice you have is either them, or the other guy.
Most Americans enjoy watching super bowl, and look forward to seeing the commercials too. These commercials cost millions of dollars for short airing time. These commercials need to have a great eye catching, need for more sense and need to be interested to the viewers to be a successful. The “Tostitos and Doritos” commercials are tailored just for that. Both commercials focuses on snacks but use different approach to relay their information.
The three modes of persuasion are ethos, pathos, and logos. Ethos, pathos, and logos are used by individuals who desire to persuade an audience with a particular argument or claim. Persuasion techniques are often used by political figures, sales people, entrepreneurs, and just about anyone trying to persuade a target audience through emotions, character, and logic. The ad, I Am One, shows how these vehicles of persuasion are presented and used; rhetorical strategies like tone, attitude, and non-rhetorical strategies related, patriotism and history references.
In the Baltimore Sun editorial, an anonymous author writes about the positive effects of sin taxes in an article entitled “Sin Taxes Save Lives by Changing Unhealthy Behaviors.” The author presents the case that sin taxes benefit society because they change consumer behavior and promote a healthier, more active lifestyle. The writer states, “Americans are consuming too many sugary drinks that contribute to rising obesity and diabetes rates. The latest weapon in the public health arsenal to combat the problem—taxing them—deserves more serious consideration.” The author of the article continues explaining how consumers will lead healthier lifestyles by expanding on two main points that attest to the improvement of society.
Two super bowl commercials that were very persuasive were the Buick commercial and the Kia Niro commercial. These two commercials were both trying to sell cars. The Kia Niro commercial starred Melissa Mccarthy, but the Buick commercial starred Cam Newton and Miranda Kerr. Both of these commercials were very persuasive in trying you to get someone to buy a car. Both of these commercials played on your emotions, but weren't very informative.