I thought the article on the soap advertisements was interesting because of how it was used to help start advertising in the world. I thought that the soap seem to play a big part of determining social status at the time, which out of all items why would they choose a soap? Just because a person can be clean they can be accepted in a certain class to me seems bogus. I guess from the readings, this era was maybe the start or beginning of colonialism and racism and it was okay for people then. I think that advertising this way was offensive but maybe it was ok and accepted because it was the first of its kind. I admit that some of these readings are hard for me to follow and understand. The class discussions and presentations by a peer were very helpful in breaking down the readings and key terms.