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    Old Aunt Jemima Analysis

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    background of this piece is covered with Aunt Jemima advertisements while the foreground is dominated by a larger Aunt Jemima notepad holder with a picture of a mammy figure and a white baby inside. The idea of Aunt Jemima was originally in a Billy American-style minstrelsy song “Old Aunt Jemima” written in 1875. The Aunt Jemima character was prominent in minstrel shows in the late 19th century and was later adopted by commercial interests to represent the Aunt Jemima brand. This figure holds a broom in one

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    Elizabeth Gaskell's Ruth as a Victim of Circumstance When her parents die when she is still very young, innocent Ruth Hilton is sent to the city by the guardian she does not know. In the city she is to learn the trade very common for young girls during this time, that of the seamstress (Ugoretz), but events take a drastic turn when she becomes noble Mr Bellingham's mistress. Only 16 years old, Ruth is thrown into the for her unknown adult world and in this world, she cannot separate right from

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    Chris L. Rutt and Charles G. Underwood created a revolutionary instant pancake flour mix. They created the trademark after visiting a theater and seeing women in blackface, aprons, and red bandanas doing a performance of a song entitled "Old Aunt Jemima." This popular song of the time inspired them to use this very image as their company logo. Rutt and Underwood used many different ways to exploit this new image. They used posters, live appearances, memorabilia, and of course on the product itself

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    Did you know that in 1960, Betye Saar collected pictures of Aunt Jemima, Uncle Tom, and Little Black Sambo including other African American figures in areas that are also invalid with folk culture and advertising? Since, Saar collected pictures from the folk cultures and advertising she also makes many collages including assemblages, changing these into social protest statements. When her great-aunt passed away, Saar started assembling and collecting memorabilia from her family and created her personal

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    Subliminal Advertising

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    Subliminal Advertising 1.) On television, a common technique to influence a viewer is to flash messages or images for so little time, that it almost seems like a flicker that really never happened. Ways that this has been used is by flashing images that are pleasing to the eye, like a flashy color, or maybe even a picture with sexual innuendo. The cheapest technique, usually used by people, like car salesmen, is to ask the viewer a string of questions, which we all know will have the answer "yes

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    untraditional way, which was textiles, Ringgold also gave a better and more respectable depiction of Aunt Jemima. It talks about both sides of her oppression. The previous idea of her was a caricature of a housemaid that took care of a family’s kids, cleaned and cooked. Ringgold goes into Jemima’s history and brings the caricature meaning. This quilt not only addresses the racist issues surrounding Aunt Jemima but also the one-sided depiction of women being used as objects. She does this to make a representation

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    Time Enough For Drums written by Ann Rinaldi includes a main character Jemima Emerson. She is a 15 year old girl who lives in Trenton, New Jersey and is not ready for what is coming in the future. Through the book Jemima encounters much chaos that gives her no choice but to grow up and take charge. You would never think a teenager would have as much sense of humor, responsibility and be as vindictive as Jemima Emerson. Jemima Emerson has many different character traits that all describe her and

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    Before the Civil War, blacks suffered oppression: slaves to the white man and unable to prosper as individuals. However as Marilyn Kern-Foxworth, author of Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, and Rastus: Blacks in Advertising Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, explains, “After the Civil War blacks existed free to begin their own communities… and become members of the buying public” (29). With the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery, and with the 14th Amendment, which established equal protection

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    It uses found objects and images from white America’s past. She uses three different Aunt Jemima images: the mammie image from the box repeated in the background of the piece, the grotesque cookie jar Jemima, and an image of Aunt Jemima holding an upset mixed-race child. She uses theses found objects to remind her viewers that these racist images do exist and in many cases live on. The cookie jar is a particularly

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    Wollstonecraft's Ideas of Human Goodness

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    against them and ruin their lives. Wollstonecraft’s character Jemima best illustrates Wollstonecraft’s ideas of human goodness corrupted by society as well as her moral sense theory, that emotional responses like anger or sympathy guide to moral and ethical ways of life but are inherently risky when paired with society. While Maria, the main character, is in the insane asylum she meets and in a way befriends a nurse named Jemima. Jemima, though a side character, portrays women’s real struggles in

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