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James Gleick What Defines A Meme Analysis

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In the essay What Defines a Meme? ,by James Gleick, Gleick suggests that memes are infecting the world like parasites and sucking the life out of their hosts as known as humans. Gleick’s closing statement contains two questions, “...who is the master and who is the slave?” (Gleick). These questions are asking the audience, are the memes in control of the people or are the people in control of the memes? Gleick explains that memes were around in the Stone Ages and will continue to evolve into the future. Suggesting that perhaps memes have had control over the population since the beginning of time starting with cave drawings and progressing with the internet. Memes are not simply objects or physical beings, but as Gleick would say, they
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