What Are Social Constructs Essay

1720 Words Apr 14th, 2012 7 Pages
Many readers enjoy books and stories that go outside of the social norm because they like to “stick it to the man” or maybe they just don’t like that people who lived before them developed to make the boundaries that we live by in our society. Who gives the authority to inscribe an entire generation with their beliefs? This is because, for years, those same people also had to follow a set of rules they probably did not believe in themselves. This is how I think postmodernism came to be with the original disobedience in writing came. The point of postmodernism is to go against traditional classifications to question the objective truth associated with the enlightenment, and to prove that there are no social truths but social constructs …show more content…
Now we are truly deliberating on the classification of art and what is and what is not art. The art of storytelling offers me the type of insight on the freedom of expression and overall creativity of making existence whatever the author would like it to be. In Thomas Kings, The Truth about Stories, what I personally got from the story is that he feels a sense of responsibility for what you, the author, put on paper or send out to the people. King said in his story, “I’ve heard this story many times, and each time someone tells the story, it changes. Sometimes the change is simply in the voice of the storyteller. Sometimes the change is the details. Sometimes in the order of events….” (1) When I hear this I think about the meaning of the story, from my perspective. I always get to decide the initial feeling from the tale. Where does the story begin and where does it end? In my opinion, all of these lie with the person who is reading the story or deciding on the art. So then it only matters to the person who is reading and having to interrupt the text or picture in their head. I can only believe in things that I choose to believe in. Again, according King, the novelist Leslie Silko, in her book Ceremony, tells how evil came into the world. It was witch people. Not White or Indians or Blacks or Asians or Hispanics. Witch people.” (9) The entire book could have changed

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