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Audience Theory

history so it’s obviously popular with audiences. The key reason for this popularity is because the director has strategically chosen what to use in their target audience in terms of age, social class and gender. For age, Avatar attracts a wide range age probably between 18 – 34 males where they are more looking forward to the action when the Na’vi tried to defend their home tree against the humans. Technology might also play a role into hooking the audience where since it is a sci-fi movie they might...

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Media audiences

“media audience” is people who consume the media, in the past, they are readers who reading newspapers or magazines, and listeners who listening to the radio. Nowadays, media audience can be viewers who watching television program of users who surfing on the internet. And there are two views of “media audience”, on the one hand, some discourses note that audience is passive, which means media dominant audience reactions and feelings. On the other hand, more researchers believe that the audience is active...

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Why Study Rhetoric in Today's Society

skillfully applied to transform speaking and writing and thereby more successful and skillful communicators and more astute and perceptive audiences. Aristotle was a philosopher who saw great potential in rhetoric. He developed his theory of rhetorical transaction which is a triangular model with a different focus at each vertex: subject, speaker, and audience. When addressing the subject, the rhetorician evaluates what he or she knows, and what he or she needs to conduct more research on and is...

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An Inspector Calls - Dramatic Tension

himself. The play is set in spring 1912 in the dining room of the Birlings house in Brumley, just before the First World War. It was first performed 1 October 1946 to an audience who had just lived through the Second World War. Priestley uses dramatic tension through the play to make it interesting and full of suspense for his audience. Mrs Birling's interrogation begins half way through Act Two. So far in the play Inspector Goole entered the Birling Household in Act one whilst they were having...

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Character Analysis of Iago from Othello

introduced in act 1 scene 1 where he had been complaining to the audience and Roderigo that he had not been chosen to be the lieutenant but Cassio being chosen instead of him by the likes of Othello. Shakespeare from this scene had shown the audience that Iago will be the Stimulus in the play causing the tragedy in the play because we have seen that he has a motive which is to gain revenge over Othello. This will straight show the audience that he is a villain alike character in this play because of...

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Chapter Review for Thank You For Arguing by Jay Heinrichs

the art of rhetoric. He describes how rhetoric works through real life examples. He demonstrates ways that rhetoric persuades us like, argument from strength, and seduction. He tells the reader that the sole purpose of arguing is to persuade the audience. He showed that the chief purpose of arguing is to also achieve consensus, a shared faith in a choice. 2. Set Your Goals This chapter distinguished the difference between a fight and an argument. In an example, he used a study based on married couples...

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Music Video Analysis: 99 Problems

to go through during his career in order to reach the top of the music industry. This hip-hop music video won “three MVPA awards in 2005, MTV Video Music Awards, Video of the Year, and the Best Male Video” (Wikipedia). Primary Audience The primary audience for this music video is African American males. The second verse of the music video shows Jay-Z getting pulled over by a Caucasian policeman for something coming out from a discriminating heart—he gets pulled over for driving fifty-five...

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Hugo Cabret Essay

and quickly befriends her. Soon after, they embark on a thrilling adventure, in which Hugo is determined to solve the mystery of the broken automaton and find a place he could call home. This movie aptly explores the theme of dreams and invites audiences to accept that an ordinary person can overcome any obstacle in their way to achieving their dreams. This essay will be analysing and evaluating the use of lighting and acting as part of mise-en-scene at a juncture in the movie, the cinematographic...

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Immigration in Texas

it and some people are completely fine with it. While watching this debate about immigration, you find out information pertaining to poverty in our country. However going back and forth, they’re arguing their point but also trying to convince the audience and listeners on how immigration has a big impact in our world. When listening to Kris Kobach, I feel as if he’s making a demonstrative plea. My reasoning behind that is because Kris is explaining how people in poverty are more likely to be...

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Analytical Piece – Family Portrait

wife. The invited reading of the song suggests that divorce has a major impact on the children of the family. The child will feel pain no matter how big or how small the problem is. They will feel as though they have no control. Pink positioned the audience to understand and accept her representations of pain and frustration was clear through the uses language choices and imagery devices such as repetition and use of strong and forceful words. Family Portrait is a deep and meaningful song that portrays...

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