Analyzing The Hard Rock Door By Dennis Baron, Roland Barthes, And David Levy

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Found texts are comprised of various genres that contain a plethora of categories, but in particular, receipts. Receipts have increasingly gained recognition over time for a multitude of reasons. Similarly to greeting cards, receipts have a formulaic appearance which makes them recognizable and visible to the public eye. A receipt obtained from Hard Rock Cafe resembled the pieces by Dennis Baron, Roland Barthes, and David Levy. Receipts have become a powerful measure of determining emotional, mental, and cultural assumptions about the reader.
Primarily, receipts make emotional assumptions about the reader since they view them as a subject that pay more emphasis towards their feelings. Readers are made to be the subject to emphasize their feelings, assuming this is what the readers want. When analyzing the Hard Rock receipt, there is an option to go to a website and review the experience had. The ability to give an outlet for a review gives the reader a voice on a medium that is primarily in-argumentative. While a receipt is primarily a source of information and not an opinion-based source, it still gives the reader power in the situation. This allowance of power assumes the emotional needs of the reader. Such anonymity is applied to receipts in the way it is laid out so that every person is given the license to provide insight and personalize it. It is important to note that “a text’s unity lies not in its origin but in its destination.” Because giving a text an author…

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