munipulation in the media

analytical Essay
844 words
844 words

Manipulation in the media
There are numerous ways people are manipulated by the media, but the concern of outward appearances has always been one of the main portals the media uses when advertising. Everyday, people come across some type of advertisement, wither it be watching television, seeing billboards, reading magazines, or listening to the radio. These advertisements all instill into people’s heads, what they are is not good enough. Most advertisements show photos of women and men with no wrinkles and flawless skin, no fat and built bodies, or stylish clothes and trendy accessories. These types of advertisements give men and women an unrealistic perspective of what they “could” look like, not suggesting the people being shown are naturally beautiful to begin with, but implying the allusion; one could look like this if this product is used. These types of strategies are used by companies continuously, manipulating the world into believing they can change themselves just by buying their product. Advertisements with reference to outward appearances commonly focus on three different aspects of societies concerns; stopping signs of aging or reversing it, losing weight or getting into shape, and wearing certain clothes, in turn, allowing a person to fit into societies superficial view of how one should appear on the surface.
Most women’s worst fears involve growing old and part of that process is inevitably gaining ...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains how the media manipulates people's outward appearances through advertisements, implying that they aren't good enough. companies manipulate the world into believing they can change themselves by buying their products.
  • Explains that many women's worst fears involve growing old and part of that process is inevitably gaining and loosing certain qualities. slowing down or putting it on pause has become an obsession with today’s men and women
  • Analyzes how medial advertisements create unrealistic illusions of a younger self, manipulating viewers into buying their product.
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