Textual Analysis Of Arriville's Arrival

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To truly understand the concepts expressed within the film, one must have a preliminary understanding of the leading theories on the basic structures of communication. A proper way to begin, then, is by defining communication in an academic sense. “Communication is a systemic process in which people interact with and through symbols to create and interpret meanings.” (powerpoint.) When someone orders coffee from a cashier, they are using spoken language (a system) to interact through symbols (words) to create and interpret meaning (buying the coffee). “Arrival” is especially relevant in the second half of the definition. The entire film is predicated upon using symbols as a mechanism of communicating and how different parties react to these

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