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Rosie, her image, her likeness, and her strength have continued to resonate with American women. VI.Questions: Pose questionsyou have after thinking deeply about this artifact. What more do you want to know regarding:A.The relationship between human culture and expressionB.Question 1: What was the culture of women in the workforce like when this poster was created?Question 2: What was the major influence behind Norman Rockwell’s initial painting of Rosie?C.Your personal assumptionsabout artifacts of this sort and why they existD.Question 1: I know that Rosie the Riveter has had a far reach, how does she influence our current
views of patriotism?Question 2: Many women in the military associate with Rosie the Riveter, specifically Marines, why is that?C.How yourvalueshave shaped and are shaped by your expression and that of othersQuestion 1: Was this painting/advertisement meant to have such a lasting impact?Question 2: Did women during this time period feel empowered by Rosie?E.The relationship between the possible intent of the creator and your own interpretationof its meaningF.Question 1: Was Norman Rockwell expecting his painting to be translated into a symbol of American patriotism?Question 2: How does the original painting and its purpose compare to the re-interpreted versionthat became the more well-known?VII.Speculate on how you would go about answeringthese questions. For instance, what sorts of things would you study about these kinds of artifacts and their contexts that might begin addressing these questions?To answer these questions, I would do research and view old interviews to try and understand the impact the war and its advertising had on women during this time. I would also look into the major influences of that time and see how Rosie was influenced by popular culture.