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    we must be taught from a young age on the social relationships and norms of our society. The best way to teach these relationships are a debate in itself, however many have given their opinions on the matter. According to Berger and Luckmann because of our lazy nature as humans, for us to learn about social relationships we would need to be tediously taught things in a dumbed down fashion. However the question still…

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    The Sacred Canopy is a book written by Peter L. Berger on the origins of society and how religious beliefs expand upon the sociological theories. In Berger’s book, he analyzes many ideas of sociological functions of religion that are shown throughout the stories of The Righteous Sufferer, The Babylonian Theodicy, Job, and A Serious Man. Berger expands upon the idea of a theodicy that explains anomic phenomenon. He also speaks of masochism and alienation. The ideas Berger speaks of are…

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    In Susan Bordo’s essay, “Beauty (Re)Discovers the Male Body,” she discusses the appearance of men in advertisements while simultaneously juxtaposing them to female advertisements. Through the piece, she includes many sample advertisements to develop her point. The photos are placed next to the corresponding sections which help make her argument clearer. She also relates her point to John Berger, as she tries to demystify these advertisements in a similar way he tried to do so about artwork in…

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    John Berger

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    Chapter 4 of Ways of Seeing by John Berger is a picture essay. It begins with religious pieces of art, mainly from the thirteenth century. It carries on with work from the 14th, 15th 16th century and so on. The images contain subjects like deceased bodies, children, life, nudity etc. The essay is bringing us through the history of art and what was considered important during those years. The next chapter is about oil paintings. As economies grew so did people’s want for materialistic objects. At…

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    cause long-term harm for certain people, but others can take this concept in stride. Due to different upbringings, along with different environmental influences, it allows for a range of perspectives. “Girl” by Alexander Chee, a reflection piece on Chee’s experience with femininity, along with the Slam Poetry video “Pretty” by Katie Makkai about her experience with being physically desirable due to pressures with societal norms, bring to the surface the experiences women have when being viewed…

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    Within the books of John Berger and Michel Foucault’s thoughts and ideas, they’re shown throughout their short anthologies. In “Ways of Seeing” and Panopticism; we see a lot of similarities and differences between the authors. From the way they write, to the way they express, to the way they think about their emotions and how they translate it out to their readers. John Berger talks about how we have our own perspectives on seeing things and how we can maintain different views in our society.…

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    The marketers are using the resources around the environment that the Japanese exist in, to their advantage. Mystification acts in the idea that“The art makes inequality seem noble and hierarchies seem thrilling” (Berger 68). When individuals at the top of the societal pyramid continue to hold such a significant influence over how the environment of the individuals at the lower end of the societal pyramid exist in, they can influence the reality that exists in the eyes of the people. The…

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    The nature of heroism lies within the individual’s ability to overcome evil’s power and domination over the wills of others, rising above it using love, hope, and compassion along with the light that is born within them to guide them in the fight against evil. As Gandalf enters Minas Tirith, the fall of Gondor and the fall of men are intertwined together (736), but Pippin looks into Faramir and sees the nobility that lies within him knowing there is still a spark left in the race of men (750).…

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    Jaws Movie Conclusion

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    Jaws Jaws is a book by American author Peter Benchley. It is based on a true story of two amateur fishermen who caught and killed a great white shark that attacked and killed four people along the East Coast of America in 1916. It was published in 1974 and shortly after was made into a movie in 1975. Jaws is about a gigantic, terrifying, great white shark that preys on anyone and everyone on Amity Island. Jaws was a first of its kind. People knew of sharks and had known little about them;…

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    The book Discipleship was written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and was published in 1937. It was his fourth volume of sixteen and has also been published under the title The Cost of Discipleship. Bonhoeffer was a pastor in Germany that was later arrested, imprisoned and executed by the Nazis. Discsipleship is based on the belief that being a Christian and follower of Jesus comes at a cost, which is why he literally differentiates between costly grace and cheap grace. Costly grace is what is required.…

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