Sunday, September 15, 2019
Parenting Article Comparison: Ã¢â¬ËPutting Fathers in the FrameÃ¢â¬â¢ and Ã¢â¬ËDads ArmyÃ¢â¬â¢ Essay
The following shall compare to articles about the Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ father. A Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ father is one that does most work looking after the child of the family. DadÃ¢â¬â¢s Army is an article from a popular magazine written by Damon Syson that shows evidence of these Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ fathers and his view that all Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ fathers should Ã¢â¬ put down the papooseÃ¢â¬ . The other an article called Ã¢â¬ËPutting Fathers in the FrameÃ¢â¬â¢ by Elizabeth Grice from Ã¢â¬ËThe Daily TelegraphÃ¢â¬â¢, that tells us there is no such thing as the Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ father and tells us that there should be more of them. The essay shall find similarities and differences between the two articles considering several factors: layout, language, and any other relevant comparisons. Firstly we can consider the layout of both articles. The pictures in the article Ã¢â¬ËDads ArmyÃ¢â¬â¢ surround the main article and are of cheesy Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ fathers in which there are quite a few. This is completely different to what the article in the Ã¢â¬ËDaily TelegraphÃ¢â¬â¢ that only has one that cracks a joke about fathering. Another difference includes varying spaces between lines, bigger spaces in the magazine article than the newspaper article. One of the main differences includes the narrative. Ã¢â¬ËDads ArmyÃ¢â¬â¢ is written in first person and has the views and opinions of the writer, a man. Ã¢â¬ËPutting Fathers in the FrameÃ¢â¬â¢ is written in the third person and less personal and direct and doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t refer as much to the writer, a womanÃ¢â¬â¢s opinions. The magazine article uses celebrities and young men to back up his opinions and evidence of Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ fathers like Jude Law and David Beckham. This is different to the newspaper article that refers to Prince Charles and unknown professionals to back up its point. Ã¢â¬ËDads ArmyÃ¢â¬â¢ uses much more easier vocabulary than Ã¢â¬ËPutting Fathers in the FrameÃ¢â¬â¢ in which the vocabulary is far more sophisticated. There is also one more difference within the structure and form of the articles. Ã¢â¬ËPutting Fathers in the FrameÃ¢â¬â¢ uses hyphens to create a perfect column where the magazine article doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t, a word is too big it leads on the next line. The two articles do not only contain differences, they do contain a number of similarities. The paragraph length varies in both articles however they do seem around the same length. Both articles have the use of italics, capital lettering, and rhetorical questioning. The language of the two articles are very different, Ã¢â¬ËPutting Fathers in the FrameÃ¢â¬â¢ puts down the average father almost telling us that the Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ father no longer exists and promotes the idea. This is different to Ã¢â¬ËDads ArmyÃ¢â¬â¢ that puts down the idea of Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ fathering, and tells fathers to act normally. This conflict of belief allows brutal language for Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ fathers and supportive to normal dads in Ã¢â¬ËDads ArmyÃ¢â¬â¢ and vice versa for Ã¢â¬ËPutting Fathers in the FrameÃ¢â¬â¢: Ã¢â¬Å"smug dadsÃ¢â¬ ¦ just put down the papoose and get over itÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"sick ofÃ¢â¬ ¦ acting like theyÃ¢â¬â¢re the Neil Armstrong of nighfeedsÃ¢â¬ These words within these quotes Ã¢â¬Å"smugÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"Neil ArmstrongÃ¢â¬ really put down these Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ men whereas the newspaper article really puts them up there and promotes them: Ã¢â¬Å"Many fathers who have wiped a lot of noses (in other words been a Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ father)Ã¢â¬ ¦ will feel aggrieved to be told they are backslidersÃ¢â¬ This quote from Ã¢â¬ËPutting Fathers in the FrameÃ¢â¬â¢ really does give the feeling that being a Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ father is a good thing. Ã¢â¬ËDads ArmyÃ¢â¬â¢ promotes normal dads the same way the newspaper article promotes new age fathers: Ã¢â¬Å"ItÃ¢â¬â¢s no walk in the parkÃ¢â¬ This tells us that being a Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ father isnÃ¢â¬â¢t easy and itÃ¢â¬â¢s hard to live up to it, normal fathers just do as best as they can for their children, isnÃ¢â¬â¢t that good enough? Ã¢â¬ËPutting Fathers in the FrameÃ¢â¬â¢ on the other hand puts down the Ã¢â¬ËaverageÃ¢â¬â¢ father: Ã¢â¬Å"The slobs are backÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"appalling self-assessmentÃ¢â¬ ¦ for it seems his type spends less than five minutes.. with his childÃ¢â¬ So with both articles having different viewpoints and opinions we get different language for the two groups. The two articles content varies too. As the newspaper article is written by a woman, it is difficult for her to make a necessary judgement on the issue of Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ fatherhood, so relies on a number of statistics to back up her point, and uses the views of an expert Mr Parsons, executive director of Care for the Family, a family charity. This can be compared with the magazine article Ã¢â¬ËDads ArmyÃ¢â¬â¢ in which the main bulk of the article is in fact the writerÃ¢â¬â¢s view, and uses a regular father. Overall the two articles have very conflicting views of the so-called Ã¢â¬Ënew ageÃ¢â¬â¢ father and so have very different true content. So the varying views conflict yet share the same topic- fatherhood.