Cigarette Ad Analysis
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This paper presents an analytical assessment of a cigarette advertisement that appeared in a magazine. The paper claims that the advertisement seems to make a strange variety of false and even absurd claims for the cigarettes, based purely on the non-related advertising imagery. The paper contends that the images and the messages portrayed by the juxtaposition between these images and stories and the product being sold make silent arguments of their own, which are particularly fallacious and at the same time oddly amusing.
From the Paper:"This connection between the power which enabled Hatshepsut to take the throne and the power of addiction which links women to their cigarettes could also be construed as something of a false analogy. This ad appeals to penis envy, in a a very Freudian sense, falsely suggesting that the phallus of a cigarette can replace the phallus of a penis which women may wish they have. To understand how obvious this phallus imagery is, one needs only follow the obvious links -- the mention of women needing to know their place and that this place is to become (a male gendered) king by taking on a new length to be enjoyed."
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Cigarette Ad Analysis (2005, March 08) Retrieved May 26, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/cigarette-ad-analysis-56323/
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