All around us are commercial images of the ideal couple’s relationship and behavior. What are three main messages that our media provide about such romantic relationships?
In writing your essay, consider the following questions, and organize your essay to address each:
1. How are the messages similar between each type of media?
2. How are they different?
3. How might these messages affect people’s self-esteem?
4. Do they offer messages to same-sex couples and heterosexual couples alike?
5. Do you know anyone (a friend or a family member) who believes in these messages about what’s normal for relationships? How do you know he or she believes them?
You must use at least three different types of media sources.