Rhetorical Analysis: Is America Addicted to Youth - Shape Magazine

747 Words Nov 29th, 2013 3 Pages
In the article, which actually turns out to be an ad for SeroVital, the author Tiffany Strobel, is a fitness competitor, certified personal trainer, and the beauty editor of MyFreeDiet.com, and is using other articles on growth hormone and anti-aging as a basis for her own article. She mentions, Allure magazines article, “Anti-aging Special”, and even another article from Shape magazine about growth hormone. The article even states that Dr. Oz says, “A recent study (on SeroVital-hgh) showed patients given a special blend of amino acids saw their HGH levels spike more than 6 times…” After a Google search for Tiffany Strobel, I can confidently say she doesn’t appear to have a doctorate that would give her the authority to speak on the …show more content…
The author assumes that someone who reads the article will be convinced to buy the product to help avoid the ageing process.
The timing of this article is right on point with other articles of its kind. As I have stated previously, no one wants to grow old and have wrinkles. It has become clear that the war on anti-aging is really just beginning as people are living longer than they have ever lived before. But is this product worth the $100 dollars a month that it will cost you? According to Stobel, yes, to her “ anything that may reduce wrinkles, tighten saggy skin, decrease body fat, increase lean muscle mass, strengthen bones, and boost mood, while giving you plenty of energy and improving sex drive, is a no-brainer.”
For millions of years, human civilizations have been fascinated with overcoming the aging process. And today’s society is not lost on the fascination with immortality, it is actually addicted to it. It can be seen every day in magazines, books, and even movies. Modern science may provide the knowledge and even tools to interfere with the aging process and fulfill the dream of staying young a lot longer than ever before, which has triggered an intense debate among scientists and even ethical concerns and social consequences about anti-aging therapies. Anti-aging therapies could dramatically change the social fabric of society by allowing people to have babies later in age, allowing people to

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