What’s for sale?

In our today’s contemporary world, everything has changed in terms of ‘consumption’ and ‘production’. People are forced and exposed to a highly sophisticated wave of mediated images. Advertisement is everywhere in every time whether it’s an online promoted product, pop-ups appear while surfing online, product placement in the Tv shows, bill boards, and all those fancy click bait links. As well as spam messages which contains more than 65% of our received mails are also sent for the aim of advertisement.

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Mise-en-scène —Construction of Reality

Mis-en-scene— Origin
French, literally ‘putting on stage’.

It is impossible to perform a football match, gather thousands of spectators including the playing team members, referees, coaches, substitutes, media staff, security guards… etc without a Stadium. Similar to this, a film actually cannot be started unless things are set down in a certain way which is called a mise-en-scene. Mise-en-scene contains the spectacular elements of a film including actors, stage, lightings, make ups, setting itself, décor designs, the acting of the actors and so on. Even outside of the films, our surroundings and the environment we live in functions like mis-en-scene.

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How justice is portrayed in Sophocles’ Antigone and in Plato’s Republic.

Both Sophocles‘s Antigone (Famous Greek tragedy story) and Plato’s The Republic plainly represent and illustrate the conceptions of justice. When addressing justice both of the works illuminate their argument upon tyranny and immorality accompanied by death. Thrasymachus declares this while discussing with Socrates, saying “Don’t you know that some cities are ruled by a tyranny, some by a democracy, and some by aristocracy”.

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Why Facts Don’t Matter anymore?

 

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Primitive people communicated by delivering their messages and shared information through Ravens or Pigeon post for long distances, while other times they used smoke signals. Back in times, once in the society literate ones were out-numbered by an illiterate one, information resources were limited, and not everyone could able to write, interpret or read anything let alone affording pigeon post. Therefore, since it was hard to afford such expensive and rarely accessible tools of communication, there is no doubt the fake-news spread among among such societies was less effective than our today’s publicly shared vague, false and misleading news.

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Chronicle of a Death Foretold” by Gabriel García Márquez  

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The below content is a school work, an essay, based on the Novel of “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” by Gabriel García Márquez, where the objectivity of the assignment was to use the knowledge which we acquired from the course [Sociology] to analyse the relationship between individuals and the society, to see the social background of the events and to understand social change by seeking an answer for the question: “Why was Santiago Nassar murdered? Who do you think was responsible for his death?” and evaluating it from a sociological perspective.

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