Discussion Question Week 8:

Last week, the discussion question asked you to write about ads you most liked, or hated, because of the visuals. This week, use that as the basis to answer this question: Based on the concepts from Unit 2 (see Concept Book Unit 2) or from the textbook (for example, see page 300), explain why your most favorite or hated ads had an influence on you. What was it that worked – or didn’t work?

Ads are everywhere so it is only necessarily that you come up to a couple that you like or a couple that you don’t. I myself remember one particular ad that has made a great impression on me, and the funny thing it wasn’t trying to sell something that is of a physical being. It was trying to sell a symbol or an action to its viewers. It was this commercial that played with my heart strings as well as made me want to get up and “pass it on”. It had the idea sense of pathos within it that grasps the viewers attention the whole time.

But then again there are always ads that just have the tendency to piss me off to be completely honest. Those commercials consist of politics, politics and more politics… with a side of infomercials. The fact that they try so hard in order to degrade competition or rise themselves up on false pretenses just does not make any sense to me. I love the truth and with those I am not getting the whole truth if not any. The prime example would be this commercial on “Olde Brooklyn Lantern”  (It makes you want to buy one right?)

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