The Most Beautiful Girl in Shenzhen: a Publicity Stunt to the Public
About one month ago, a picture was popular in the microblog and was widely spread in the Internet. It tells a story about a girl named Wen Fang. Most of the netizens were moved by what the young girl did in this picture. They spoke highly of her kind-hearted acts; moreover, they called her “the most beautiful girl in Shenzhen”. (Parallelism) However, before long, the truth behind this picture was exposed. Disappointingly, the girl’s so-called virtuous acts were just a publicity stunt to the public. It reminds me of a phenomenon that nowadays there are more and more hype full of utilitarianism in our society, which deserves a deep thought on it. In this widely-spread picture, the girl, who is getting down on one knee on a busy street near the OCT Bay, holds the fast food box lunch in her left hand and feeds a ragged old man with the chopsticks. It was reported that the girl was an ordinary clerk, who was selling tickets for a nearby exhibition. She earned little money every month; however, she was satisfied with her life. ( Antithesis) When she was after work, she happened to see a hungry old tramp looking at a fast food restaurant. Therefore, she went to buy the fast food for the old tramp without hesitation and fed him slowly. Then she tried to get in touch with the old tramp’s family but unluckily she failed. She was so sympathetic to the old tramp that she planned to take him home and sent him to the relevant department later. (Anaphora) It was kind of her to do such a series of acts. However, this piece of news was proved to be untrue. The truth behind the picture was like a bomb exploding in the public. (Simile) People were angry to learn that this girl was asked to pose for this photograph. The purpose for her acts was to hype the exhibition which was referred in the news. A very utilitarian commercial speculation, it was; but a very improper way, it was, too....
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