Theodor W. Adorno

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  • Cinema Is The Ultimate Pervert Art Analysis

    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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  • The Culture Industry: Adorno And Horkheimer

    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: Critique Of Mass Media

    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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  • Analysis Of Walter Bendix Schonflies Benjamin's The Work Of Art

    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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  • Essay On Palestine And Zionism

    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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  • Short Story 'The Monkey's Paw'

    The short story “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W Jacobs is about a paw that is introduced from a man name Sergeant-Major Morris to the white’s family. The monkey’s paw grants three wishes to three different men. Mr.White comes up with the decision he will wish for something but doesn’t know the to wish for wish and doesn’t know the consequences. This is why Sergeant- Major Morris is most responsible for the sorrows that resulted because he brought the paw and explained how to use the paw to the White…

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  • W. W Jacobs The Monkey's Paw

    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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  • Foreshadowing And Suspense In The Monkey's Paw

    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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  • Theme Of Greed In The Monkey Paw

    Pawing At Greed If greed was described as a physical being it would be the luscious beautiful mistress that takes us away from our pretty and loving wife. The short story “The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs demonstrates the effects greed can have on a family that has everything they need. The family ignores warnings about being greedy. However, they fear to miss the chance to have wishes granted. They first wish for money that they clearly state they do not need. Later, they make another wish…

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  • The Monkey's Paw, By W. Jacobs

    I wish this paper was over. The Monkey’s Paw is a short horror story written by W.W. Jacobs. The story follows the White family who are given a wish granting monkey paw from Mr. White’s old army buddy. What seems to be a treasure is quickly deduced to actually be a curse. The wishes all become true, but only do so with a terrible twist of fate. Ultimately this leads to the White’s misery, and the death of their son Herbert. This classic tale has been reimagined through multiple mediums including…

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