Scott, Harris 6 APEL III 22 February 2016 The Great GAPsby Society
1. The written text reinforces the visual in the poster by providing a historical context to the famous Rosie the Riveter poster. The poster depicts a beautiful women in a blue collared shirt and red bandana flexing her right arm. At the top of the poster are the words “We Can Do It!” in bold white font, on to of a solid blue background. According to the test the poster was made by J. Howard Miller as a recruitment poster for women to join the workforce during World War II. This poster primarily uses pathos as a tool to win over the women of America. Rosie has skinny, flawless skin and glossy red lips with silky smooth hair. She has a perfect facial structure with light blue eyes. Miller drew Rosie this way to make women admire her and want to be like her to influence the women to follow in her footsteps and join the workforce. The bold words “We Can Do It!” was an impactful quote because it was inspiring and impowering. It was placed their to give women confidence that they could be more than a housewife or stay at nome mom. Women believed in the poster and the idea of being the perfect patriotic women. This is why “from 1940 to 1945, the number of women in the workforce rose from twelve to eighteen million,” (line 4). This poster played a big role in the war, and is why American economy was able to stay alive and healthy during the war. 2. Rosie the Riveter can bee seen as confident, attractive, and tough in the poster. She shows her confidence by flexing her muscle, which isn’t big, to show that she is strong wether or not she has big biceps. Rosie has a beautiful physical structre and literally shines from her head down, making her very
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