The Show, Mad Men, By Roger Sterling

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Some people believe that the more money a person has, the less satisfied the person is in life. Women’s emotions are not affected the same, but some women’s emotions are affected differently by dealing with different men with different income compared to other men. The show, Mad Men, takes place in the 1960’s New York, portraying the life of the protagonist, Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the Creative Director of Sterling Cooper Agency, an advertising agency owned by Roger Sterling (John Slattery). Don Draper is praised for his work, but many of the employees in the company, like Draper, are filled with arrogance and disrespect that not only the men face, but the women tolerate. The episode “Shoot” mainly focuses on how Don does not want his wife, Betty Draper (January Jones), to model again, on how the agency is trying to figure out how to stop John F. Kennedy’s campaign on the air, and how Don is trying to figure out to leave Sterling Cooper Agency and work for McCann-Erikson Firm, a different advertising agency. Throughout the episode, many can notice the men degrading and utilizing the women in the episode by making rude, sexual remarks towards the women or competing to be better than the women. Betty symbolizes a married woman who becomes more dependent as her husband becomes more successful. Betty’s expectation to be a dutiful, nurturing mother is displayed in her mother-daughter relationship. This episode’s depiction of working, single women indicates that single women are

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