The Influence of Art on Our World Essay

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Art is not just a picture on a wall or in a museum, art comes in many forms. It can be a song you just heard, a video you watched, or a painting you saw in a gallery. Also, art can be just text. All forms of art grasp you in different ways and make your thoughts evolve to new distances. Art can bring you feelings you did not think you had. You can perceive the art in many ways and the creator wants it to influence you. I believe that yes, at can truly influence society and inform human behavior. While it may seem to some that pictures, songs, and videos influence you the most, it is actually true that books are the most influential and informative because they get in touch with your mind and emotions. There are many people in…show more content…
Reading a book can be so influential to a person's mind. When your read someone's story and hear their own personal thoughts, you get into that person's mindset and you think about things in a way that has never came to you before. Their words get into your mind and send you this message and influence you to think of matters in different ways. In the book "Night", written by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, he states, "Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever." (Pg. 32) Right there is a very vivid statement, it draws out a deep picture that is connected to someone's spiritual being. Faith is something many of us have, and when you read that, you just formed a connection between you and this person . Also Elie states, " Never shall I forget those moments in which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. " (pg. 32) Everyone of us has dreams, and to know that one person just watched their dreams dissappear, is heart breaking. Murdered is a very strong word, but murdering ones God, that is even worse. What would happen if everything you thought about your God was taken away from you? It would probably drive you to insanity. Finally Elie says, " Why should I bless his name?" " The Eternal Lord of the Universe, The All-Powerful and Terrible was silent." " What had I to thank him for? " (pg.31) These statements make us realize that he has lost his faith, his god, his
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