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Creating Rosie the Riveter examines ads and fiction released within the Saturday night Post and True Story so one can exhibit how propaganda was once used to inspire girls to go into the workforce.

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When a group's attitudes undergo some change, new formulas arise and existing formulas develop new themes and symbols, because formula stories are created and distributed almost entirely in terms of commercial exploitation. "22 Though we can attribute some of the traditional themes found in women's magazines to that portion of the audience which failed to enter the labor force, many of their consumers were wage earners, especially those of the confessions. We must assume, then, that some of the elements we find in wartime confession stories reflected the desires and feelings of many employed women, though they Page 11 mirrored only some aspects of their experience while ignoring others.

In addition, advertising provides some of the same cultural information as does formula fiction because advertisers cannot afford to alienate potential consumers and so stay within conventional social Page 16 frameworks. They also try to tie their products to pervasive dreams, which means that we can learn a good deal about common fantasies from studying the symbols they use. Because advertisers must seize the viewer's attention and communicate a detailed message in one picture with a few words, the images they use must of necessity evoke familiar myths with powerful emotional force.

One other feature of these particular magazines made them attractive models of analysis: they both were heavily laden with formula fiction. I felt that fiction would provide me with a detailed picture of changing ideas about women, one that might differ in tone and complexity from the articles or editorials other analysts have studied. Formula fiction is a rich source of information about its readers' most deeply held values, wishes, and fears, for it expresses their innermost dreams in a satisfying way.

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