The slender, “beautiful” women are regarded as influential, successful, and erotic. This being said, it is very much so based on facts and reason, also known as logos, in the aspect that real life is often viewed this way. Throughout Elementary school up to High school, no one wanted to be best friends with “the fat kid”. As the world already knows, girls and women in general seem to stress over their physical appearance and have been especially concerned about weight for many years now. The emotional effect media has on a woman’s mindset, or ethos, could very well send her overboard into what is commonly known as an eating disorder.
When Seymour told Franny and Zooey to do it for the fat lady, they both pictured the most grotesque, disgustingly obese woman then could think of. This way, no matter what they were doing, if they could do it for someone that disgusting, they could for anyone. Seymour wanted both Franny and Zooey to always do their best, and he pushed his beliefs onto them so that they would do so. Inadvertently, Seymour somewhat ruined the Glass children. Franny flourished while she was young, so she always expected the best out of everything.
S Z Connie’s Bad Decisions In the short-story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, the author writes about a young girl named Connie who is really into herself and only cares about her looks or about how beautiful she is. Connie doesn’t care who she brings down, and does everything possible to impress boys but due to her bad choices she ends up getting herself in trouble with the wrong boy. In Reinout E. Vries, Anita De Vries, Annebel De Hoogh, Jan Feij, article, “More Than the Big Five: Egoism and the HEXACO Model of Personality.” The researchers states, “Egoism is a personality trait that is associated with self-enriching and self-centered behaviors” (635). Throughout the story the character Connie makes many bad decisions by living a double life that have led her egoistical self into high risk situations and even excluding herself from her own family. The author Joyce Oates writes, “Connie knew she was good-looking and for her that meant all” (563).
Advertising is one of the most compelling messengers in a culture that can influence an adolescent. In the article by Kilbourne, she starts out by making a great point. She says, “ Adolescents are new and inexperienced customers- and such prime targets.” I agree with her statement because in many movies, magazines, and television shows targeted towards teenaged viewers, the “ideal” body type is constantly portrayed. I’ve noticed that in many cases, it’s the main character whom everyone envies because of her beauty. In magazines, the “ideal” body type is always on the cover so teens wont be able to miss it.
On covers of practically every magazine we see physically fit and beautiful male and female models. That sends the message to viewers; “This is beautiful. Look like this to fit in.” “Almost any physical problem that affects appearance can be improved with plastic surgery, but just because something is able to be done does not mean that it should be done.” (Marfuggi 4) “In a bizarre story, a woman addicted to plastic surgery has admitted to injecting cooking oil into her face in an attempt to plump it up. This woman obviously has a major case of BDD. The problem with this psychiatric condition is that most people who have it don't think they do.
This quote means that by the time you turn 18 you would have seen at least 100,000 ads. Just about sex. Sexual advertising are detrimental because they to lead to increase the level of intentions in adolescent for sexual behavior. Adolescent girls are highly influenced by the advertising they see in magazines. As they spend their days perusing fashion layouts and ads, magazines are quietly selling brands and style.
She dreams of being a famous, a star that everyone worships and treats with respect. That is the real Precious hidden behind of the vulgar comments her mother has put in her head. She wishes that she was light skinned, real skinny, and long hair; that’s how she imagines herself. Precious mother, Mary has issues of her own that were shown at the end of the film. Mary has not always been abusive to Precious and didn’t think so low of her.
That is the definition of what beauty is in the show. This is a nearly impossible goal to achieve for the average girl watching this show. This definition of beauty comes from the media and the media is basically the main characters since they set all the standards of how to live life to be considered “cool” in their world of money and class. They are the ones that gossip about one another even if they are considered best friends over something as simple, as the fact that they don’t have their hair done or are not wearing the correct brand name dress.We will be using ideological criticism to analyze three main woman characters in the show;Blair Waldorf, Serena Van Der Woodsen, and Jenny Humphrey. The ideological criticism method analyzes and magnifies certain beliefs, values, attitudes, and visions of a particular aspect of the world.
Using the concepts of Stickiness Factor, Connectors, Mavens, and the Power of Context, Lady Gaga has reached her tipping point. Lady Gaga possesses the stickiness factor, the message that makes something appealing more than everything else. Tim Lynch, a professional people photographer of 25 years and a member of National Association of PhotoShop Professionals, says that 99.9% of photos in magazines are digitally retouched, (“The Photoshop Effect”). The media has created an image of perfection and beauty for girls that is impossible to achieve. Because this ideal image can never be attained, girls will never feel good enough about themselves and this result to low-self esteem.
However, the hourglass figure that cover girls seem to posses are however not always real. Nowadays, with professional Photoshop skills, any photo can be warped into something totally different. Media uses such technology to conceal the true image of these women morphing the way people perceive an ideal body along the way. Media being immature as it is trying to use such images of thin, young, airbrushed female bodies to promote a “perfect” body image to the public which causes women to feel the lack the confidence in their body creating negative effects. In Singapore television, don’t you often see the London Weight Management promoting their packages by showing how women lost 20kg over 5 months?