Price criticizes the United States culture by juxtaposing the seriousness of a nation bouncing back from depression with the quirky nature of the flamingo. Price uses a critical tone, exciting diction, and understatements to contrast real flamingos from the plastic ones that society had become obsessed with. Her desired effect is to show how detached man is from nature. The diction such as “splashed” and “staked” is used well to excite readers. Price is critical when saying “pink” and “ironic” to show how ridiculous she believes the flamingos are.
Jennifer Price’s use of strong diction clearly reveals how the phenomenon reflects popular cultures of America in the 1950s. The essay opens up with how the flamingo "splashed into the fifties," creating a sense of enthusiasm (line 1). The sudden splash of the pink flamingo into the fifties is a result of America’s capitalistic nature. Previously, the flamingo had been “hunted…to extinction” for in the 1800s; however, one century later, Americans are enshrining the plastic, pink version (line 14). This reveals the collective thinking of the American mind, as it seems that the only thing the mind is able to do is think about what the new "it" item is.
“The consumer is powerless against the modern advertiser” How does the poetry of Bruce Dawe reinforce this statement? Consumers are extremely vulnerable to the modern advertiser. We are constantly bombarded with images and products that we are led to believe we “need”, if we are to fit in with society. The powerlessness of the consumer can be seen through Bruce Dawe’s poems ‘Americanized’ and ‘Televistas’. Dawe allows us to see how man is forced to succumb into the materialistic world.
Pink has become the symbol of the 1950’s. Price uses sarcastic diction to show her irritation of the way people of America are acting towards these pink flamingos. The first is shown in her thought of why calling it a “pink flamingo” as if they can turn out a different color like blue or green. It is obvious that a flamingo is the color pink. The second to notice in the essay is Price’s aggravation of how some have used the words “plastic pink flamingo” and “natural” and how now the flamingos are perceived as a proper part of the countries culture.
Bingle’s conflicting perspectives include the clashing aspects in which she calls her legal rights to privacy coincided with her 2nd supposed right which includes her desired involvement in the media and fame. These concepts can be seen in parallel with the controversy apparent in Robertson’s Case Study “Diana in the Dock” and Diana’s personality itself. • The influence of Zoe Nauman’s Newspaper article portrays a formal and recognised medium, closely affiliated with today’s public making her persuasion of Bingle, a trusted and manipulating form of text. Nauman portrays an idiotic yet idolised representation of Bingle, with her purpose to influence her readers to see the debatable components of Bingle’s choices and assumed proposal of rights. In today’s society a person’s rights to privacy is highly valued and believed by most that one’s life has the right to be concealed.
This ad was found inside of a sports magazine, mostly intended for men, but sometimes read by women. The ad itself has more women than men, thus using the sex appeal for the beautiful woman dressed in low cut dresses and red lipstick. Wherever you see a bottle with two bat seals on the top, you know Bacardi is right there to party with you these recognizable symbols assure you that there is no other imitation Bacardi, it’s a one of a kind. With Bacardi around, you are bound to have a very good time. This advertisement is a party scene from 1957.
Human nature, in combination with the “American Dream,” convinces us to constantly chase individuality and to keep striving to be the best. In turn, American consumers tend to buy luxury items based on how they desire to be perceived. This, in fact, leaves people vulnerable to the master manipulation practices of the advertising industry. Advertisers manipulate shoppers by tapping into a persons emotions; they purposefully use fanciful illusions of “the good life” to
Oscar Wilde satirizes the British education by using Lady Bracknell. While having a conversation with Jack Worthing, she expresses what she thinks about education: “Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor Square” (Earnest 62).
While discussing Lenina admiringly, Henry tells the Assistant that he should “have her” some time. The conversation disgusts Bernard. Henry Foster first declares within the extract the name "Lenina Crowne", but poses the name as a question, suggesting that she is of little real importance or rather that she is merely one of many to him. His first actual description of Crowne follows this in the form of a simple sentence, also serving to reduce the woman to a mere two words: "wonderfully pneumatic". Here, one can question Huxley's word choice through the feminist lens; the adjective "pneumatic" immediately constructs for readers the violent sexual imagery of the so-named drill.
Whilst Roald Dahl writes in a comical style that is relatable, which complements the social applicability of the subject matter. The different approaches of these authors leads to a question on the effectiveness and issues of both techniques. Swastika is a good example of a more satirical approach towards influencing the reader. Swastika is a story that tries to influence the reader by showing the absurdity of the conspiracy theories using strong Juvenalian satire. An example of this is after the operation to swap bodies and larynxes between the President and Hitler there were no “operating scars… no recuperating period…” (Charles Bukowski, Swastika) the absurdity, not to mention impossibility, of this is an obvious sign of what the author is trying to achieve.