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Caitlin Swanberg Miss Schuman English 250 25 March, 2011 Sacrifice Throughout history, sacrifice meant giving up something to the gods. However, sacrifice can mean anything from losing your first born to giving up time to meet with a client. In either case, it holds a large importance in what results from the act of sacrifice. In the cartoon, “Join or Die”, the poster, “I Gave a Man”, and the ad for Coca-Cola, they all utilize the act of sacrifice to show how giving up something may seem bad at the time, but in the long run it usually benefits. The cartoon, poster and ad all show this act of sacrifice by showing how the woman gave her guy to the war, the states gave up their individual pride solely to benefit the entire nation and the man gave up Coca-Cola. In the poster, “I Gave a Man”, the woman shows sacrifice by saying she gave her man to the war efforts. She sacrificed a part of her life for America and in return, America benefited by receiving extra military support for the war. This makes the audience feel sympathetic for the woman because the traditional family, especially during the 1940s, depended on the husband to support the family. The husband was needed to support monetarily because women didn’t have paying jobs at this time; they were stay at home moms. This woman now has to care for her two
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENG Speech taught by Professor Stroner during the Spring '08 term at Iowa Central Community College.

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