Analysis Of ' The Lies Hollywood Told Us : Love And Romance Edition

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Analyzing Opposing Arguments Stephan Babich 's blog post entitled, "The Fall of the Female Protagonist in Kids Movies", and Richard Lawson and Jen Doll 's article, "The Lies Hollywood Told Us: Love and Romance Edition”, are rhetorical arguments that attempt to support a notion about an explicit aspect of motion-picture theatre. In Babich 's post, he writes about how women are hardly ever the protagonist in kid 's movies. The goal of his argument is to persuade avid animation movie watchers that future films should have a female playing the leading role. The main idea of Lawrence and Doll 's article is to convince men and women who frequently watch romance movies that they should not expect the romantic situations and endings that Hollywood…show more content…
In Babich’s post, he begins by talking about the transition from hand drawn films to computer animated movies, saying that, “…the new computer-animated films drove their hand-drawn cousin aside…” (Babich 235). His next argument is that popular production companies like Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks avoided using female protagonist for a long time after box office showed triumph for computer-animated movies, something Babich claims to be the cause of the shift (Babich 236). Babich continues by saying that the storyline of kid’s animation movies would not be affect if a female played the lead. He then talks about sexism in these films and the switch from human characters to inanimate objects (Babich 236-238). His cause and effect style of writing this post gives his audience a sense of understanding about the topic, because each idea leads up to the argument of his discussion. In Lawson and Doll’s article, each part of their argument is broken down and elaborated under subtitles. These included: "You will never have to choose between two amazing men (or women)", "You will not find someone ten years after you met them", and, "You will never fall in love with a hooker with a heart of gold" (Lawson and Jen Doll 230-231). This gives the authors the freedom to directly address each scenario they view as inaccurate, as their own entity. The authors of "The Fall of the Female Protagonist in Kid 's Movies" and "Lies Hollywood Told Us: Love

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