Theysayisayassgsdue1-11-10

Theysayisayassgsdue1-11-10 - Shweta Patro Due: 1/11/10 Mrs....

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Shweta Patro Due: 1/11/10 Mrs. Morelli English 1/11 They Say I Say P. 47 #1 American History (by Alan Brinkley) contains a passage about the rising advertising culture of the 1920’s. There is a paragraph in this section about Bruce Barton’s best-seller The Man Nobody Knows . The book was an example of the changing values of the era. People admired those who could effectively persuade. It depicted Jesus Christ as a respected spiritual leader who was successful because he could convince millions to follow him. The author of American History has blended a quotation directly from The Man Nobody Knows into these sentences: “It [ The Man Nobody Knows ] portrayed Jesus Christ as not only a religious prophet but also a ‘super salesman,’ who ‘picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organization that conquered the world.’ The parables, Barton claimed, were ‘the most powerful advertisements of all time.’” The author weaves phrases, probably taken directly from The Man Nobody Knows , into his explanation of the book. These contain power-packed snippets like “conquered the world,” “super salesman” and “of all time”. These direct quotations make huge, absolute claims that are characteristic of the consumer and advertising culture of the 1920’s. By quoting exactly, Brinkley (the author of the textbook) accurately shows the flamboyant language of the time. But he also,
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