Page 1Looking past the glamour of flashy watches and rhinestone encrusted hats, the video reveals itsmain point with two symbols that are cherished. A giant mural of the American flag is the backgroundfor most of the video, and Jay and Kanye are showing your their friendship. Both of these symbolsshow us how to reach the level of success that they share. Jay and 'Ye are showing what you need tomake it big, you need to utilize America, and you need to have a good group of people to support you.By acting like they are just “hanging out” Jay and Kanye also evoke a sense of pathos from theaudience. By showing them participating in a “normal” activity, it makes it easier to realate to the twomillionares. The presentation of success, in the form of wealth, paired with the symbol of America andfellowship, is intensely powerful. It shows Jay's and Kanye's affinity towards their version of theAmerican dream, and their ability to succeed in this country.In “Otis” they establish themselves as authorities on luxury and success with a few very clever bars and images. With this authority, they convince the viewer that success should be sought. TheMaybach scene lets people know that the road to success won't be easy, and shows that once you getthere, it might not look like societies stereotype of success.Critics have said that the video evokes jelousy, and that it is just Jay-Z and Kanye being boastful. While the video does evoke jelousy in some, jelousy is a great motivator. If you see somethingyou want, and someone else has it, you are motivated to work harder for it. Whether it is jelousy, or desire, it is hard to argue that “Otis” doens't evoke the desire to succeed from its viewers. Lines like“When we die, the money we can't keep” and “Is pious, pious because god loves pious?” contradict thestatement that Jay and 'Ye are just showing off their money. By bringing up the fact that money is justan object that is only ours temporarily, and philosophers theories; the pair shows they aren't onlyfocused on money and watches. They clearly have deeper thoughts, which adds to the logos and ethosthey cultivated earlier.