The parents being Stan and Francine; the children being Hayley and Steve. During the episode presented “The Phantom of the Telethon”, in an effort to preserve the CIA, Stan Smith decides to host a telethon. Throughout American Dad “The Phantom of the Telethon” women are put beneath men, directed to be dim-witted, and valued solely for their body and sexuality. This results in a society that is ultimately harmful to the women involved. Women are put beneath men throughout American Dad “The Phantom of the Telethon”.
Eventually, if other children are in the home, these children will resume the role of the scapegoat once the oldest child leaves home (Strehlow, 2012) Hero- The hero has a role in the family to distract from the central issue by telling the outside world that everything in the family is normal. By doing so the hero gives a false impression of what the family unit really is. Furthermore, the hero becomes very self-critical as he or she receives a positive image from people in the community. The hero begins to seek perfection, setting him or herself up for failure and rejection (Strehlow, 2012) The Clown The clown is one who tries to bring humor to the family dysfunction by lightning the mood in a bad situation. The clown hides his or her emotions behind humor so that he or she does have to deal with the real core issue.
These ideas fall together based on the concept of spending money leads to happiness. The documentary touches base on the fact that, while kids are taught from birth how what you buy is who you are, they are not only being marketed products but also essential values. Kids are getting older, younger and are brain washed to believe that “Happiness is never more than partial” (88). Happiness is supposed to be created from a base of what we want to become instead of you are what you buy. What you buy in our society determines your value and happiness is mistaken for satisfaction.
In “Hip Hop planet,” an essay from national geographic magazine, James Mc Bride argues that “at its best hip-hop lay bare the empty moral cupboard that is our generations legacy.” He claims that this music makes “visible the inner culture of America’s greatest social problems.” He develops this claim by first a nightmare about her daughter announcing that she is getting married with the rapper and then realized that he is no different from the rapper. Then, he examines how hip-hop” exploded around the world as a language of youth resistance. Finally, he proves his belief with youth resistance. Finally, he proves his belief with some sobering statistics about society’s problems. Mc Brides purpose is to attempt to persuade baby boomers that hip
Steven Helfer English 1010 Kristina Leonard 3 November 2014 Competition Runs The World Imagine living in a world where competition doesn’t exist and everyone is equal. Well in, “Competition in America”, Dudley Devlin does just that by portraying the evils that bring of competition. Devlin emphasizes on how there can only be one winner through competition and it can destroy the losers who worked just as hard. He also mentions how it “destroys the love of learning, our love for physical activity, and our desire to make friends”, which he basis the structure of his article on. The article puts winners at an antagonist point of view and losers as sort of the protagonists saying, “The winner is smiling because he enjoys the misfortune
Simply put, the culture industry is a factory that mass-produces inadequate cultural goods. Through film, television, music, and magazines, the masses are brainwashed by their consumption. The products created by the culture industry might seem to differentiate people, however they force people to behave in accordance with their pre-determined and indexed level. The result of this is a general public that is easier to shape and manage. I believe this can be strongly tied into the Marxist ideas of commodity fetishism and false consciousness as the culture industry creates repressive and alienating effects through products and commodities.
Why Boys Don’t Play with Dolls This essay, first published in the New York Times Magazine in 1995, responds to studies emphasizing the biological causes of sex differences. To Pollitt, these studies are irrelevant: What counts is social conditioning. A model of Cause and Effect in the service of Argument, “Why Boys Don’t Play with Dolls” also uses brief Narratives, Examples of children’s toys and parents’ attitudes, and Analysis and comparison of children’s and parents’ behaviors. It’s twenty-eight years since the founding of NOW, and boys still like trucks and girls still like dolls. Increasingly, we are told that the source of these robust preferences must lie outside society—in prenatal hormonal influences, brain chemistry, genes—and that feminism has reached its natural limits.
Jennifer Price, in her essay, “The Plastic Pink Flamingo,” suggests that the common population of Americans is too obsessed with objects that have money value to recognize those that have true beauty. In order to illuminate materialism, Price uses irony, alliteration, and contradictory diction. She adopts a mocking tone for the American community. Irony is used to highlight how Americans have forgotten to care for the important things and are focusing more on lavish things. Price says, “But no matter.” This is to mock the arrogance of the American community.
If the reader is unaware of these, they need only to turn on the television, or pick up a newspaper or popular magazine.Let us consider the words of that silver tongued orator, style icon Vatusia Skank 'Political idealists must ideally deal, for I daily list my ideals politically.'  He was first introduced to The Hobbit by his mother. Both spectacular failure and unequaled political accomplishment may be accredited to The Hobbit.While The Hobbit may be a giant amongst men, is it a dwarf amongst policy? I hope not.ConclusionWhat can we conclude? Well, The Hobbit is, to use the language of the streets 'Super Cool.'
He acknowledged that trying to rationalize, identify a scapegoat, create invisible boogeymen, all lead us to what he “ psychological cataracts ” which has that blinded us from the truth. He was also critical of the superficial waving of patriotism—how appropriate, since 9-11,when the US flag is seen everywhere, and used to promote consumerism and a blind following to a foreign policy that has reduced us to buying duct tape and plastic to