The saddest and most horrible hold photography has on society Sontag explained is when people have a choice to save a life or to take a photo, they choose the photo Sontag This is due to the importance of recording events in modern society, but I also believe that this means something more: Also, photos can be doctored: Even though she speaks of what photos mean, she remains biased in her own views of the disadvantages.
The idea of people automatically saving photographic information in their heads may appear gullible, but the motivation of people relying on photos to look into how the world really is, is the need for knowledge in order to survive.
It will always be a knowledge at bargain prices- a semblance of knowledge, a semblance of wisdom: Nobody can survive if they go through life never trusting anything: This example reveals the falseness of photos: Sontag is saying that even though to take a picture one must have distance, it still inflates hidden desires, ones that are either sexual or violent.
To Sontag, photos are just that: She was an "outside-the-box" thinker and thought deeply about culture and values. I, on the other hand, have more to say about photos and in certain ways, cannot fully agree with what Sontag presents. And that is the disturbing part, a picture of anyone can be photo shopped in with a terrible picture, tacked on a wall for some creep to throw darts at, or any other horrible, embarrassing usage of it.
Overall, photos may exist only as a world of images, nothing more: For those of you who do not know who Susan Sontag was, she was an active author, intellectual, playwright, well-known cultural figure, and humanitarian.
Photography is a social rite, in that cameras go with family life: At this end of the spectrum, deeming a photo completely perfidious would show as ridiculous. People want to save these images in their heads in order to sort information to relate to how the world is.
Basically Sontag is arguing a point that photography is a sort of false way of relating to the world because pictures can be so flawed, in essence, falsely interpreted. The psychological aspect of photography Sontag reveals is menacing, showing the hidden desires and motivations behind the action of taking photos.
In many situations, taking photos is expected, or else one is looked down upon.
Sontag compares the allegory of these shadows to photos and reality, saying that photos are like shadows: New York, Picador, Can We Trust Photos? She is implying that because anyone can take pictures, society is overrun by photography.
In a way, she is concluding that perhaps people think of photos as a window into how the real world is in actuality, or even save these images, especially of people, to stereotype people and easily organize how reality is in our world of mind-boggling amounts of information.
Here, Sontag explains that people tend to take a photo and save the information or appearance of that photo in their mind in order to relate to in real life.
Sontag merely tends to examples in which photography influences people in situations where people are faulty in their judgment. To assuage anxiety, people, especially tourists, snap pictures to keep as memoirs, and their motivation can even be to, as people from cultures with high work ethics have, is to mimic working, because they feel a need to continue working to avoid feeling indolent.
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This is an essay, if you will, of my interpretation of the first chapter ("In Plato's Cave") of Susan Sontag's book, On mi-centre.com those of you who do not know who Susan Sontag ( ) was, she was an active author, intellectual, playwright, well-known cultural figure, and humanitarian.
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