Consumerism In Rebecca Mead's 'One Perfect Day'

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Consumerism Essay Consumerism is a growing problem around the world due to the limitless wants and desires of people and the overall powerful of certain industries. People have fallen for the schemes presented by these organizations. They have come to believe that overspending is the only way to fulfill their dream day or show the proper amount of respect. Weddings and funerals are prime examples of significant events in a person’s life that have been affected by consumerism. These industries plan their strategies around the consumer’s emotional states, using trickery too wrongly bring in costumers for their benefit.
In Rebecca Mead’s, “One Perfect Day”, she exploits the wedding industry and its commercialization of a brides “big day”. Many people believe that your wedding day will be the happiest day of your life. In the past years the wedding industry has skyrocketed. A wedding still holds spiritual or religious value but in the recent decades weddings have become all about overspending, out-doing, and consumption. The wedding process is becoming overwhelming and
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This event commemorates the life of a loved one. Evidently, like the wedding industry, the funeral business raised its prices so much that it is causing people to wonder if they could afford to die. The price of casket, embalming, the ceremony, and all the other factors make it almost impossible for the family to pick and choose things because they want the best things to represent and respect their loved ones. This business also toys with the emotions of their costumers because while they are in the grieving process, they are willing to pay anything because they don’t want to feel guilty if they don’t provide the finest. These tactics have enabled this industry to grow into a billion dollar

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