So in my SCD I talked about the difference between pictoral icons and non-pictoral icons lookkng at McCloud and also Adolf Hitler in Burke's text. One thing that came up I found really interesting and I was wondering what you guys all thought possibly.
I started finding that while McCloud used his icons to make the author less important and the message more so, Hitler's icons (the images his language creates such as the "Aryan" and the 'International Jew') did just the opposite. Those images were full of the author's influence and voice. I found this really interesting in the case of that Aryan because that is who Hitler's intended audience was. He builds an image that he thought the people of Germany should buy into and live out. I'm not sure if the word will completely apply, but it seems very heteroglossic because those people that did take Hitler's message to heart followed a construction of Aryan Character that Hitler created, and it would be very hard to seperate those peoples' opinions from Hitler's in their speech.
I just had never really thought that Heteroglossia could be applied to the audience in a way, and I was wondering if anyone else had any thoughts.