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Cesar Bobadilla Freshmen English Mrs. Bening 8/9/08 FRR on “Boob Tube” Vocabulary: Elucidates (v.): to give a clarifying explanation. (The author uses this to show clarification.) Anatomically (adv.): Concerned with anatomy. (Amanda Fazzone talks about how in the show titled “Dawson’s Creek,” the kids are well informed of the human body parts.) Tumescent (adj.): somewhat swollen. (The author uses this word to create an image for the reader of how big Sarah Michelle Gellar’s breasts are.) Kudos (n.): fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement. (The author shows how Sarah Michelle Gellar has gotten so famous because of her looks.) Catapulted (v.): to reach a higher distance. (With this word the author tells the reader how Rose McGowan from “Scream” catapulted to stardom.) Summary: In her essay “Boob Tube,” Amanda Fazzone explores different popular TV shows in which women have been the protagonist. She looks at many pieces of work such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Dawson’s Creek.” She mainly looks at the fact that the
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Unformatted text preview: reason why the girl stars and the shows were so successful is because of each of their attributes. She analyzes the beauty of many individual actresses and shows how much success their shows have had, and she compares this to shows that have not been so successful because their lack of such beauties. The author clearly believes that the success of many of these shows is solely down to the sex appeal being portrayed. Analysis: In “Boob Tube,” Amanda Fazzone clearly states that sex appeal is the main contributor too the success of many female based shows and movies. The author uses the show titled “Buffy the Vampire slayer” in order to portray her main point. For example, he uses imagery to show how the sex appeal is brought out. He describes Sarah Michelle Gellar as being “braless and tumescent,” which creates a very vivid image for the reader. The reader would see her as having very big breasts that would almost be completely visible through the blouse....
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