Visual Analysis: Saint Hoax

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Visual Analysis Essay
According to Domestic Violence Statistics,“Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime.” This shows how common and frequent abuse towards women is in our society. It is a substantial upcoming issue in our society that seems to be ignored, but needs to be fixed. Authors, artists, philosophers and many other significant people around the world are attempting to draw attention to this social problem and raise awareness for it. Specifically, an artist named Saint Hoax has created a set of images that create a powerful statement using a common ground for multi-generations reminding readers that domestic violence can happen to anyone. His image
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It is placed at the bottom of the image so it does not take away attention from the princesses. The letters are all in capital letters. This shows the significance of the message Hoax is trying to get across. They are also white with a dark background, which helps the words stand out. The dark blue, plain background, instead of a bright, colorful one, signifies sadness. The slogan is in the form of a question. This invites women to ask themselves the question and think about if their significant other is treating them like a princess. In smaller letters under the slogan it says “it’s never too late to put an end to it.” This shows that anyone can be a victim of domestic violence and anyone can report it. The use of the word princess in the slogan shows that all women should be treated like princesses. In today 's society the word ”princess” is a word that women want to be seen as by their partner. Their utmost desire is to have a sense of integrity and respect by their significant other. The slogan reaches the audience because it makes women ask themselves, “If he is not treating me like a princess, is he treating me …show more content…
He chose to use Disney princesses, Ariel, Cinderella, Jasmine and Aurora, as the characters of his image set that have been abused. He does this because Disney princesses are well known and idolized to all women. Princesses have the characterization of being perfect. They have the perfect life, every object they please and the perfect prince. In his image set, Hoax uses this characterization to prove that things are not always what they seem. The “perfect” princesses are not so perfect after they have been abused. Instead they are sad, hopeless human beings. By using familiar characters instead of random women it shows that anyone can be abused and you do not have to hide it. Hoax’s goal of the images is to make women not be afraid to stop their abuse. Using ideal characters makes this successful because women become less afraid if they realize that it can, and is happening to anyone. This connects to the target audience because women recognize the princesses they once wanted to be and see common injuries and realize what is going on. They become less fearful if they can relate it to something

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