Oblivious I was humiliated. I was humiliated not by my colleagues nor my English teachers nor my classmates and friends, but I was humiliated by my own writing. As a young kid would ask, “who wants to sit down and read those boring and overwhelming books stacked up in the cabinet?” Well definitely not me. I describe my childhood as fun and exciting. I don't need to read nor to be read before bedtime because all I have to do is play and eat and get tired and be part of the "normal" kids in society. Somewhat, being literate at that developing years is not a part of that list. Yes, it was fun but I was unaware of the importance of learning early at a young age. Never did I know that when I grow up, along the way, I have to write and read effectively to be successful in life. Never did I imagine that reading could save me from the humiliation of writing a dull and fallacious essay. Never was I informed that reading could help me think critically and effectively; furthermore never did I perceive that in the future, one way or another, people would read the things that I write and criticize them. During these developing years in childhood, reading and learning early are very crucial in helping us build our literacy to become successful; thus, avoid getting embarrassed by our own writing. As a kid I’ve never realized the benefits of learning early. I wasn't born a writer. I wasn't even born a reader, but then again I believed my parents knew these all along when I was young. Only in my later years did I perceive that reading and writing was on the same page. Writers can't usually express themselves without knowing big words to illustrate what they're trying to say. My dad, who loves to read and write asserted that, “by reading, our brain can accumulate up ideas, words and concepts that can lead to a wide variety of basic knowledge.” Having that “basic knowledge” can help writers create ideas and convert them into words flawlessly. My father was aware of the benefits and advantages of learning and somehow attempted to instill me the habit of reading; although tried as he might, I didn’t intend to listen never recognizing the effects of being illiterate… Perhaps I didn’t really care after all… When I was in kindergarten, I took the school for granted; however, even though I hate reading or writing I excel in numbers. I consider myself intelligent as teachers kept complimenting me about sciences and math. In the other hand, I used to hate English because it sounds so tedious, I felt like its one of the most plain and dull subjects with all its structures and its concept. I remember giving my friend some money just to take notes for me because I keep falling asleep whenever the teacher kept putting long sentences on the board, and while us students have to write everything down word for word. I took advantage of my friend because he was always eager of writing, but most of all he was willing to learn unlike most of the students. This probably explained why everything is grounded into his mind while I on the other hand didn't know how to take notes effectively, but then again I was oblivious of its importance. As I was advancing to higher education I never knew what was coming to me, until I felt that being impervious and ignorant from becoming literate crushed down on me in an instant. By grade school everything seemed so new and overwhelmingly hard, especially English. I suffered because of my negligent. During these years, I realized that my writing skills were the worst. I couldn't even comprehend sentence structures and even basic grammar. I couldn't even write complex sentences. I never knew what's wrong or what’s missing with my education. I’m aware that I'm a fast learner but somehow this "simple" subject kept coming away from my grasp to master, until I realized that reading was the plain solution to my dilemma. I always knew that sooner or later I’m going to be bound to write a very long essay. During my fifth…
Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid 1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, movies, comic books and mundane cultural objects. It can be interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion upon them. Pop art is aimed to employ images of popular as opposed to elitist culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of…
Mass Mediated Culture | 1900s print and electronic media |
High Culture | Classical music, fine arts, literature, philosophy, cuisine |
Intertextuality | The way texts refer to other texts |
Anthropological | Customs of a social group |
Text/ Artifact | Anything considered to be a subject for analysis |
Folk culture/ Mass Culture | Music, dance, storytelling, crafts, clothing, carnival |
Pop culture | Human-made items, consumed and accepted by large numbers of people in society. Popular=…
Pop Culture Influences
If the price of a million dollar smile and body would cost you a million bruise and scars, would you be willing to pay? If you were propositioned with an opportunity that promised you fame, would you subject yourself to public humiliation for that chance? If drugs, sex and violence were the main messages behind the lyrics to your music, would you continue to output those songs if meant it would be the start of corruption to a young mind? There…
pursue them. Today, as well as clothing and toys, it’s also computers, airlines, hotels and banks(Hey Kids Buy This pg. 97).
Pepsi, being one of the major soft drink companies in the United States today, has the right idea. By using a different pop icon, such as Brittany Spears, Christina Agulara and Beyonce Knowles in each new advertisement, they are guaranteed to have the attention of the younger generations, and probably some older men too. In fact, the first thing you see when you open their…
Gun Control…Do we need it?
Gun control again has become big issue in the last seven months. In the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook and the Aurora movie theater in Colorado, therefore do we need gun control or not? I believe as Americans we have the right own guns and I don’t think we need gun control. I will place my arguments on concealed weapons and our rights to have guns to defend our self. The 2nd Amendment states that “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free…
force as a pop culture. The disappearance of the late owl from Hogwarts and the vivid figures of the boy with a lightening scar and his friends will be the memories for all who have read or watched Harry Potter in their childhood. Actually, the magic words from Harry Potter do affect people, even the world.
Hanks, Henry. “Growing up with 'Harry Potter.” CNN. Cable News Network, July 18, 2011. Web. April 14, 2014.
Kidd, Dustin. “Harry Potter and the Functions of Popular Culture.” The Journal…
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Social institutions of marriage and family shape the ways in which love is understood and perceived. The pop culture television show, The Bachelorette features a single bachelorette and multiple male suitors exemplifying how institutions can shape notions of love. This paper is centered on the eighth season of The Bachelorette. For the very first time, the show features a young single mother, Emily Maynard who hopes to “fall in…
primarily interested in methods of
b. Abstract Expressionism
c. Pop Art
2. Which artistic manifestations would define the 1970s?
d. All of the above
3. Arroyo’s Among the Painters (1975) is based on the images of
b. Famous painters
c. Art Dealers
d. None of the above
4. Which continental artist remained committed to Pop?
5. Caulfield’s series Some…
Don’t Stop the Pop
We all belong to this global city called the world. Change and progress are taking place in all domains and music is one of those. The music entertainment industry is playing a major role in this revolution. The youth of today should be exposed to all genres of music instead of being forced to listen to only one genre. We are desperately in need of a democratic culture whereby each and every individual has freedom of opinion. Pop music is one of those genres that has positively…
Pop Culture Influences on The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins is about a country called Panem that used to be North America. Panem is split into 12 different districts. Panem is forever in a war with the Capital, and because the capital controls Panem, every year they have the hunger games. The hunger games is when a boy and a girl from each 12 districts in Panem is chosen to fight to the death, literally. The story is told through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen, a 16 year…