Hi, I am looking for someone to write an article on contemplating symbolic action through the prism of mass media Paper must be at least 1250 words. Please, no plagiarized work!
It is evidently clear from the discussion that messages that play out constantly through the media seek to influence people, encouraging them to buy things, to dress in certain styles, to listen to various forms of music, and so forth. People seek inclusion by identifying with current trends and, for instance, with the way celebrities behave. Through it all, the media acts as Burke’s rhetorical “persuader,” imbued with an assumed mantle of authority, bearing all the prestige and mystique of symbolism and metaphor. “In (such) cases, the figure of thought allows a persuader to evoke powerful identifications that are strongly resistant to translation into literal language”. The evocative power of the persuader is largely dependent on its credibility. . Aristotle asserted that a speaker’s stature depends upon his ability to make the most of his intelligence, appearance and other personal advantages in communicating a message intended to encourage a specific response. Credibility, then, is a product of ethos and is transitory in that it can be eclipsed by many factors that affect the listener. The omnipresence of mass media in our modern-day lives has, to a great extent, negated ethos as a means for gauging the credibility of both persuader and message. In his essay on identification, Brooke Quigley says the repetition of the message has become a primary means of rhetorical persuasion. “In our media-saturated environment, we are repeatedly exposed to messages that are not just mundane but are sometimes irritating and obnoxious. As Burke states, ‘And often we must think of rhetoric not in terms of someone particular address but as a general body of identifications that owe their convincingness much more to trivial repetition and dull daily reinforcement than to exceptional rhetorical skill’”. .