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    Cinema Is The Ultimate Pervert Art Analysis

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    not have seen it in that manner. From people in remote villages across the globe partaking in dramas that portray their cultures, to staged sets. From pre-world war II societies to the post war societies. From televisions of the early 20th century, to smart phones of the 21st. Hence, it is promiscuous. It has been shared in the same way an mp3 is sent from person to person today. Shared in the same way a particular MP3 has been downloaded legally or illegally a million times in one day. The second part of the quote “ it doesn’t give you what to desire — it tells you what to desire,” leads to the next point. Pseudo individuality, according to Theodor Adorno, is the illusion of choice. “By pseudo-individuation we mean endowing cultural mass production with the halo of free choice or open market on the basis of standardization itself.” (Adorno, 5) For instance, when we look at cinema as a form of entertainment, we have a variety of movies to choose, ranging from the classics, to movies from different movements (Italian Neorealist films, films from the French New Wave, New German Cinema, etc), as well as the latest blockbusters in the movie industry; Divergent, Noah, 300: Rise of an Empire, Captain America: The winter soldier — and so on. But Theodor’s article brings questions to your mind. Do we really have a choice? Is cinema just like the music industry, where choice is nothing more than illusion, and standardization is doing the thinking for us? Using Adorno’s theories as a…

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    Question 1: In The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as mass deception, Adorno and Horkheimer are observing the culture industry. The culture industry is the entire system of production and circulation that establishes mass, mainstream, and popular culture. In this essay, the authors illustrate more precisely the relationship between culture industry and reality by explaining that “[r]eal life is becoming indistinguishable from the movies. The sound film, […], leaves no room for imagination or…

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    The culture industry argument, established by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, is a critique of mass media, which refers to the industrialization of culture, where the masses are not the only source of mass culture; capitalism serves the masses, and treats them like commodities for their own benefit (McAnany & Wilkinson, 1996). Adorno and Horkheimer chose to call it culture industry, rather than mass media, because they believed that in mass media, masses had some influence upon the creation…

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    born into a wealthy Jewish family in Germany. He was a German philosopher who is associated with the Frankfurt School and his areas of interests were literary theory, language, aesthetics, and technology. Benjamin was influences by and is associated with the work of Karl Marx, Theodor Adorno, and Bertolt Brecht. Moreover, one of Benjamin’s most influential writing is titled, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1936). The primary argument made by Benjamin in The Work of Art…

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    intervention, Jewish settlers were given 55% of Palestine despite their owning less than 7% of it. An extremist minority of Judaism, known as Zionists, believed their religious rights to Palestine were listed in their holy books. and suddenly, it became a good enough excuse to wage a war on Palestinians. Despite the original rights to Palestinians, the debate against anti-Semitism versus anti-Zionism was heated, and until now remains a large barrier between Palestine and those who defy the right…

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    to grow. c. Using one of the observations (above) write an inference that could be made. INFERENCE d. Louis Pasteur carried out a famous experiment which helped prove the spontaneous generation theory wrong. Describe the method he used for his famous experiment. (include a diagram) THE “FAMOUS EXPERIMENT” e. Explain how his experiment disproved spontaneous generation DISAPPROVED I. What is “cell theory” CELL THEORY…

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    In the story The Monkey’s Paw, the reader is likely to experience a continual desire to keep reading the story. The story has skillful foreshadowing and uncomfortable suspense that get the reader nervous and anxious to discover the final outcome. This story involves a enchanted, mummified monkey paw that is said to have the power to grant three wishes to three different people. As the Whites make their wishes, they realizes that they would have been better off without this talisman. How can a…

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    Have you ever wanted to know the cause and effect with tell-tale heart and the monkeys paw? The problem that is they have the same genera which is a horror. And it is hard to compare the same genera, especially since they're similar. I will be using a first person point of view in my essay. In the monkey paw the whites wanted wishes and the wishes came back and haunted them. The white family got a cursed object when they answered the door because they were confused. What creates the suspense is…

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    Who killed young Herbert? It all started a dark stormy night, while playing chess. A man from a faraway land knocked on the door. A man from a land knocked on the door. He told a tail of a magical paw, the faithful paw would eat you make three wishes. In the story, ‘’monkey paw,’’ the son Herbert died. I believe Herbert; himself is to blame for his death. When Herbert found out about the paw he said, ‘’If the tale about the monkey paw is not more truthful then those he has been telling us,…

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    In “The Monkey's Paw” By w.w Jacobs was about Mr.White and his family who get three wishes. Mr.white uses his wishes rashinoly. In “The Third Wish” the main character mr.peters, also is granted three wishes. He wished of his wishes Sisley. Both of these stories end up with consequences. In the monkey's paw there are 3 more characters and there names are Herbert white as the son and Mrs.white as the wife and Sergeant-major Morris as the visitor. In the third wish there are two other characters…

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