English 51. Monday, April 8, 2013 Melissa Gunby. Free-write/Warm-up. How have you added art to your life so far today? If you haven’t, what might you do? Please turn this in with your homework. Review: Using Quotes as Evidence.
Monday, April 8, 2013
One of the main appeals the media uses to attract people's attention is sex. Lingerie ads are flooded with sex appeal. A Vassarette ad has a beautiful lady wearing a bra, on the side of the ad its plastered the words double sexy. This ad is obviously for women to make them feel that if they buy this product they will feel sexier. Of course flipping through he magazines this ad would instantly catch any man’s attention.
The achievement of being able to afford such a pricey belonging will make them feel like they worked hard for it. For the need for prominence, women would want to buy the items on these ads because they too want to enjoy the prestigious and high social status like the models in the picture. These particular ads make them feel like they need to buy high end products in order to be like the model or feel respected. To clarify the need for prominence Jib Fowles writes, “Here comes the need to be admired and respected, to enjoy prestige and high social status” (144). Publishers know that some readers want to own the most expensive trendiest bag in order to feel important and know that they have an expensive item in their possession which will make the buyer feel exceptional.