Gossip has been around for a long time as it is part of human nature. It can start a war, and it can also create bonds. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Miss Stephanie are affected by gossip, revealing that the mistreatment and judgement of others can be harmful towards people and things around them. While gossip is affecting Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Miss Stephanie, this is revealing what a town can do with gossip and how it can destroy others.
One example of what gossip can do is shown in the Anderson Independent News Paper in an article called “Trusting Loved Ones Enough to Tell Them the Things They Need to Know.” The story tells about two sisters who were very close concerning aspects of their lives. One of the sisters, Sharon, calls her brother, Joe, only to find out the sister, who she thought she could confide in, is going to a heart doctor. The sister had previously experienced a stroke, so not knowing the reasoning of the appointment Sharon began to panic.
As I read through this verbose chapter I began to pick up on the dominating themes of celebrity culture and their development over time. I consider myself somewhat of a celebrity super fan but as I read I realized I have never dove deeper into the meaning of celebrity but merely skimmed the surface. During my perusal of the chapter many thought-provoking concepts jumped out at me.
Two important lesson readers can learn from Rose Cooper’s, Gossip from the Girls’ Room, is gossiping is not the way to be known and you don’t always have to fit in the crowd.
Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a world where gossip and judgment didn’t exist? Almost all of Americans gossip in their daily lives, but never realize the negative consequences it can have on a person’s life. In A Rose for Emily, the town's gossiping greatly enhanced the story because it pushed Emily to become isolated and to kill Homer Barron with arsenic. William Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily establishes conflict through gossip and explores how it can have a long standing impact, especially mentally.
Bordo’s observations begin with the world of celebrity and its powerful influence upon those who are followers of every nuance pertaining to fame, fashion, and fortune. She illustrates the negative and ruthless manner
Why are people so fascinated with celebrities? What makes people want to be like them? What are celebrities actually like? Facing these tough questions, Ty Burr in his essay “The Faces in the Mirror” forces readers to question their own answers. By explaining the history of celebrities and the worship of them, he gives readers a wealth of knowledge. Wisely, Burr immediately establishes his credibility so that readers know they can trust his educated point of view. His essay is full of strong logic. However, it lacks a substantial amount of hardcore facts. Furthermore, Burr effortlessly snatches the reader’s attention by using dramatic statements and achieving a sense of pathos. Burr’s authority on the topic, along with his convincing logic, and dramatic statements allow his essay to achieve a remarkable persuasiveness to his essay.
Media sensationalism creates an interesting phenomenon; more often than not, the comments made by varying levels of popular culture stars become catch phrases, buzz words, and the be-all end-all definition of an individual. These occurrences happen, for better or worse, and an individual becomes intrinsically linked to those statements for the rest of their living life and well after. Sometimes these comments are uplifting and promote the betterment of man; but sometimes they serve to berate or belittle a group as well, often times with very little thought being put into what has been disseminated. In either case, they are merely the opinions of an individual who happens to be famous. At times, the subject of opinion may hold little
Celebrities seem to have it all: money, attention, the looks, connections, etc. In Station Eleven, Handel focuses on the privacy aspect of fame. Superstars quickly have everything exposed, whether it is true or not. Respect is no longer taken into account, only the greed for gossip, a good headline, or a juicy picture.
Celebrities are everywhere in the news, the latest gossip appears in the weekly magazines without fail. Whether they be an actor, athlete, dancer, designer, model, singer or just rich; there is someone out there who is watching that person like a hawk, not letting a single breath go unnoticed. Such is the life of the rich and famous, under the incessant gaze of journalists and the paparazzi. Lives that many people take a great interest in and admire to the point where others would liken this great interest and admiration to a cult-like worship of celebrities. This is a brief description of what I think to be celebrity culture.
Have you ever wondered what influences us to behave the way we do? Look a certain way? Or even looked for an explanation to what causes us to apply a certain perspective regarding personal and controversial issues? One of the answers to these questions may revolve around the influence we absorb from celebrities. A definitive term for celebrity is an iconic figure to a category or group who has achieved success in one or multiple aspects of their lives. As a result, these individuals have drawn in publicity and fame. Over the years with the advances in media and other forms of communication, celebrities have become topics of discussion worldwide, rather if it’s at school, with colleagues or at the dinner table, it is fair to say that