We every day are indoctrinated with product placement everyday, whether it is obvious ( tv adverts) or more subtle ( like in a film). The Truman show takes the subtle approach, but to the obvious extreme. Millions of people watch the Truman show, people generally look up to Truman. They want to be like him. And the t.v producers take advantage of this, just like in our rea lives.
This is the biggest type of persuasion and the most dangerous, the reason I say this because not only do people judge themselves on how they look but they judge everyone else. That why there are so many kids these days starving themselves, or taking steroids, or being picked on because they don’t have the perfect body. This leads to diseases like anorexia, addictions, low self esteem, even as drastic as suicide. What people don’t realize is that it all leads back to where that mindset derived from, which is every TV show, movie, commercial, and advertisement. Each one by themselves is not harmful, but if you are watching a movie and during the movie you have commercials and you switch the channel to a TV show or pick up a magazine, you are bombarded with it and subliminally you don’t realize but your mind is making mental notes of each one and that’s how persuasion
You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We’re always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something” (Crash). Indeed, stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination are inevitable in such a multicultural society as America.
Another stereotype of druggies is their dialogue because they don’t speak proper English, laugh at everything and cuss all the time. The movie Cheech and Chong, the main characters are not too bright, laugh at almost everything and cuss none stop. Druggies are stereotyped by not being smart and just not caring about anything except
Each of the reactions to my deviant behavior of shopping out of another’s cart was met with anguish. Despite the items not being theirs until after they are paid for, many people are under the assumption that having the item in their cart gives them ownership of it. The reactions were negative due solely to their belief in personal possession of the unpaid for items. My evening of shopping out of other people’s carts gained me a great many negative reactions. My deviant behavior brought upon many dirty looks, some surprised looks, as well as aggression.
The children are all chattering about what they would get or would like to have when one child they call Big Butt drowns them all out by saying. “Hey, I’m going to buy that there.” (p.539) what he is wanting is a microscope, which most of these kids have no idea what it is and certainly not what it is for. This shows that these children are most likely not well educated and aren’t exposed to the education that other children their ages in other economic classes would be exposed to. The kids are all really astounded at the price of things just in the window of the store especially a toy boat that costs one thousand ninety five dollars. Sylvia seems to think there is no possible way that a toy boat could cost that when she thinks a real boat must sell for the same
So he accepted being a junkie and would always have a dopey look on his face. For he was high off life. But this was a hard time for mariville. Everyone was losing business to the city where the factories were. So eventually people started to leave the town to head to the Green city.
There will always be new technology and new ways of learning new material which will make our lives easier and faster. Are new technologies right or wrong? This is a question each of us should ask ourselves. But I know that as innovative ways to learn present themselves, I will continue to evolve and adapt just like the rest of our society, but I will not forget what got us here in the first