Susan Sontag

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  • Interpretation By Susan Sontag

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    Asif Ali Swetha Antony, Assistant Professor, DU IA Term Paper Sem - II 3 APRIL 2015 Susan Sontag’s View on Interpretation and its Applications and Analysis Using Bedlam Painting Number Eight Interpretation has been a phenomenon existing from the time immemorial. There has been a long tradition of interpretation, in all occupations. Interpretation of arts and literature has gone to an extent that it has taken shape of a discipline and has grown as a methodology and an art itself. Eliot even says

  • On Photography By Susan Sontag

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    pictures in today's society seems like a normal part of everyone's life. We edit, post, and share them so that we can display to others what our day consists of. Not only has our way of sharing pictures changed, but so has our believes on them. As Susan Sontag suggests in her book, "On Photography," taking pictures gives people a defensive power against anxiety and a social tool of power. Sontag's stance on pictures is true, but, with recent invention of social media, I believe that taking pictures is

  • The Outsiders Pain By Susan Sontag

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    Depending on one’s society, one can either live comfortably or live in a state of fear. Ultimately, people construct social norms which often lead to certain social behaviors. If one breaks or goes against the social norm, they are seen as an outcast. In Susan Sontag’s literally piece, Illness as Metaphor, and Mark Doty’s “Atlantis”, common pariahs were cancer and AIDS patients. It was socially unacceptable to have this disease because it went against the social norm. Overtime, only cancer’s reputation has

  • Susan Sontag 's The Devil 's Bait

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    population of community will determine how most people in the community view that issue. In a way the metaphor skews the perception of those who hear it. This was the case for the metaphors of cancer in the late 20th century which we can see through Susan Sontag’s piece, “Illness as Metaphor”. We can also see this manifested in metaphors associated with people diagnosed with Morgellons’ disease in Leslie Johnson’s narrative, “The Devil’s Bait”. Both pieces deal with how metaphors have shaped the outlook

  • Marked Women By Deborah Tannen And Susan Sontag

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    career? Or are women still only expected to be humble yet beautiful? Deborah Tannen and Susan Sontag tackle these issues of women’s beauty expectations in their respective articles “Marked Women” and “A Woman’s Beauty: Put Down or Power Source?” Tannen tells of her story in realizing how, in society, “[women are] marked [by nearly every aspect of their appearances, whereas men, for the most part, are] unmarked.” Sontag explains how beauty has transformed throughout time to only include women and carry

  • Susan Sontag

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    Approaching Artaud, Under the Sign of Saturn, written by Susan Sontag, she discusses the level of impact and influence Antonin Artaud had and continues to have in performance art. This essay will be a reflective response to the various ideas of who Antonin Artaud was, what he did as a performer and what his various ideas were in relation to performance art and art in general. This essay will also include a critical analysis on Susan Sontag ideas regarding Antonin Artaud, supported by quotations from

  • Papers On Susan Sontag

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    According to Wang Xiaohong(王晓宏 2008), Sontag advocates human rights, emphasizes human's value and dignity, and despise the desire not to betray the personality, conscience, dignity, feelings, as well as the soul, the body of freedom. It makes us understand that today's attention to material prosperity, while simultaneously must pay attention to people's spiritual world, to enhance the moral realm. In the process of promoting the development of human freedom, adhere to the scientific concept of development

  • The Seneca Falls Convention Of 1848

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    women all over the world to fight for empowerment. The traditional mindset of the society was that women were not entitled to the same rights as men. This issue was not acknowledged in a major way until the 1800s. Women’s rights activists such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul made it their life goal to make sure that women were granted the same rights and liberties as the men around them. These women had to fight because they were not granted the rights due to a traditional

  • Images And Images Of Photographs Essay

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    Photographs are everywhere —on our work desk, in our wallets, on restaurant walls, and even at photography exhibitions. Every photograph has its own story behind it. However, each photograph does not tell us the complete story and instead captures only a part of it. For this reason, viewers sometimes find themselves confounded between viewing a photograph as fact or an interpretation because they only see a part of what has happened during that captured moment. Yet, we live in this world where most

  • Susan Sontag Essay

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    make up behind a photograph, the second theory reading looked at the camera and by using this camera what it can inform. Susan Sontag talks about how in today’s world and the past, how everything has been photographed. Photography was a way to escape what was going on around us. Once the photo was taken, Sontag has stated it guaranteed the photo “longevity, if not immortality” (Sontag). She then dives into the difference between paintings and movies compared to what photographs display. Paintings and