Photography Is A Social Rite, But It Can Be A Defense Against Anxiety And A Tool Of Power

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Humanities Greatest Lies (Revision) Sontag claims that “photography is, a social rite, but it can also be a defense against anxiety and a tool of power (page 130).” She backs claim by stating “photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possessions of space in which they are insecure.” (Sontag page 131). In other words, having pictures allows people to tell stories that may not be exactly true. I agree with Sontag because I have witnessed and experienced how pictures can hurt someone emotionally while empowering others. A picture is the unspoken word that can mean millions of things. For example “at least a century, the wedding photograph has been as much part of the ceremony as the prescribed verbal formulas.” The wedding picture can be the most deceiving pictures for both individuals appear happy. That is because in that picture the individuals may be happy at the time, but can lead to disaster later on. The sad reality is that 50 percent of marriages in America end in divorce. Some causes for divorce are domestic violence, miscommunication, financial instability, cheating, etc. Also not all marriages are based on love rather that financial stability. I have met so many women who are uptight and selfish. They would only date a man who appears wealthy. This is the marriages that most men are foolishly getting into because of the attraction. Marriage should be based on love and trust through good

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