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The Hell Screen Critical Lens

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Art has an unforeseen control over the human mind. While media, in particularly art, was once used as an expressive outlet or served a decorative purpose, the contemporary purpose of art has shifted away from its origins. In Tetsuro Araki’s adaptation of Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s “The Hell Screen” a hierarchical division is established, placing art at the top in which society looks upward for the basis of their knowledge. Through the hierarchical atmosphere that juxtaposes art and civilians, it suggests that humans are enslaved to media when it becomes clear that societies actions and thoughts originate from The Hell Screen itself. The hierarchical atmosphere that concentrates power and wealth set against the commoners at the lower end of the

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