Blog Assignment #9

 Compare and Contrast

Choose ONE of the following articles and review it with close analysis paying particular attention to the methods of comparison contrast used as discussed in class:


Stephen King,"Why We Crave Horror Movies"

Myisha Cherry,"Twitter Trolls and the Refusal to Be Silenced"


Patricia Willams " Anti-Intellectualism Is Taking Over the US"

Pamela Rutledge" #Selfies: Narcissism or Self-Exploration?"



In your analysis make sure to to address he following : The purpose, the audience, the argument, voice and credibility. Also make sure to comment on one of your fellow classmates post and why you agree or disagree with their views.

20 comments:

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  2. Joanna Cuenca
    Eng 101
    In the article 'why we crave horror movies by Stephan Kings tries to articulate the fact that many people correlate horror movie to their emotions that they have a hard time demonstrating. He also compares roller coaster to horror movies in a way to show that we crave the unknown feelings that will leave us in edge. We pay for roller coaster to leave us with a thrill they same way we watch movies leave us withe the same type of thrill to escape normality. it just gives us a bliss of thrill that we all crave.

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  3. V.Chandra Swaroop Reddy
    ENGLISH 101

    The article “Why We Crave Horror Movies” written by Stephen King ponders the reasons behind people's fascination for horror films. Some of the explanations he examines are straightforward, whereas others have a deeper psychological significance. According to Stephen King we watch horror movies to have the same amount of fun as riding a roller coaster. He also suggests that we watch horror movies to get a taste of the feelings we've been taught as wrong. Terror is necessary for the human condition to exercise and relieve some of the emotions that come with it. He hopes that by doing so, humans will be able to maintain their sanity. While many people think the horror genre is filthy, King's theories are correct because he can illustrate, through his fiction, how fear can be used to improve human circumstances.

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    1. I agree because, I enjoy horror films. I enjoy the thrill and excitement that they give on the grounds that an ordinary individual would not simply need to carry on with an exhausting and dull life. They need to immerse themselves into something energizing.

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  4. Saurabh Subash Chand
    English101

    The Article which I have chosen is “#Selfies:Narcissism or Self exploration?” by Pamela B. Rutledge. Selfies are appearing all over social networks like Facebook or Instagram. They are regularly, yet not solely posted by women. Cellphones have made taking selfies quicker and simpler than any time. Young women are the greatest populace of selfie posters; it is going standard when advertisers get on board with fashion. People have shown an interest in self exploration. From early Greeks to current day, individuals have utilized self-study and self-perception to investigate personality and self-appreciation. The contention that is achieved by the author to be demonstrated is that selfies are for people’s own psychological advantage. They are not for others on social media, they are for that one individual's confidence. One of the best approaches to know yourself is to see yourself as others see you. Selfies facilitate self and identity investigation. Selfies are posted on social media so they can receive compliments and attempt to feel acknowledged. Selfies are mainstream with famous people who develop their fans in light of the fact that in their casual rawness, selfies feel more prompt, cozy and individual, improving the superstar's association with their fans. Selfies offer individuals the capacity to make life narrative through pictures.

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    1. V.Chandra Swaroop Reddy
      ENGLISH 101

      I totally agree with you, selfies for self exploration seeing yourself as others do is one of the most important ways to get to know yourself. Selfies allow you to show different sides of yourself, such as your artistic, silly, or glamorous side.

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  5. David Lettal

    In the article Twitter trolls and the refusal to stop it talks about how people use twitter as a way to hurl insults at people over the internet, or they can also create threats against someone. In the article you can choose to either take these threats seriously and contact someone about them, or you could ignore them and let them continue. If you take them seriously you could possibly be preventing a future threat to yourself, however if you let them continue you may be allowing them to become more dangerous threats or even harmful actions. Both of these options however do share the similarity that they both affect your life and what happens after you receive these twitter threats or comments.

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    1. Ponelarajan Elavarasan
      ENGLISH 101

      I definitely agree with your point lettal, Now a days We’ve all seen something on the Internet we disagree with or have received unwanted communication. Such behavior does not necessarily constitute online abuse and cyberbullying. If you see or receive a reply you don’t like, unfollow and end any communication with that account.

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    2. From my opinion, the perception of how to take things to the mind is the source point of your article and I totally agree with this because it is senseless to blame the social platform for the irresponsibility of the people misusing it. Twitter is one of the powerful media that shares issues to nook and corner of the world.

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  6. Ponelarajan Elavarasan
    ENGLISH 101

    In the article “Why We Crave Horror Movie,” Stephen King portrays that horror movies are beneficial for the people because we are all mentally ill. King clarifies that horror movie is a sort of release because everyone has a dark side in our body, so watching thriller movie can keep the hungry alligators under control. People watch horror movie since they need to prove themselves that they are not scared of a thriller movie, and they are normal people too. King describes horror movie like a roller coaster, so people have dare to sit through the whole ride. People also enjoy seeing other people in danger. A horror movie can also hold the dim feeling down such as violence and aggression, and it allows people to stay happy and rational.

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    1. I agree with your point Ponne, When people watch other people having to deal with danger, it puts you in a perspective of what you would do if you were in that position.

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  7. James fazio
    English 101

    In the article, "Why We Crave Horror Movie," Stephen King shows people how horror movies are beneficial to us because we are all somewhat mentally ill. Some people know how to control their illness while others don't. Stephen King shows people how everyone has a dark side in them no matter what and it's ok to have that. It makes watching horror movies normal when you see dead people because we've all imagined bad things. Showing people horror movies helps them with the balance of being positive and happy.

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  8. Mikayla Henderson
    English 101

    There has been a question of narcissism or self-exploration when it comes down to the culture of selfies this generation of kids, teens, and young adults. The article “#Selfies: Narcissism or Self-Exploration?” by Pamela B. Rutledge Ph.D., M.B.A., she explains that selfies have increased and have gained attention from some who may view these self-images as a way of narcissism and a decline of moral standards. The culture of selfies can be a way of narcissism because many people like to know how people feel about them and like the attention their platforms give them when posting a selfie and seeking the validation they lack when looking at themselves. While some use selfies as a way of getting to know oneself. From early Greeks to the present, people have been using self-study and self-observation to explore their sense of self. The most important way of self-identification and shows the different sides of yourself, such as the silly, glamorous, and the arty side, by sharing these sides of oneself, we are sharing more to others about who we are, when these things might be overlooked in-person. Selfies are a way of becoming more confident in yourself when you see yourself as different than other people do, it’s a way of boosting self-confidence and self-appreciation.

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    1. I agree with your point as selfies can be more about the context than the self, such as an artistic expression of fashion or photographic technique.

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  9. “#Selfies:Narcissism or Self-exploration?” by Pamela B. Rutledge is the article I've selected. Selfies are all over social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. They are mostly posted, but not always by women. Taking selfies has never been easier or faster than it is now, thanks to smartphones. Selfie posters are most popular among young women, and it is becoming more common as advertisers catch on to the trend. Self-exploration has piqued people's curiosity. Individuals have used self-study and self-perception to explore personality and self-appreciation since the early Greeks. The author's argument is that selfies are for the sake of people's own psychological well-being. They're not for the sake of anyone on social media; they're for the sake of just one person's self-assurance. Seeing yourself through the eyes of others is one of the most effective ways to get to know yourself. Selfies make it easier to explore one's own self and character. Selfies are shared on social media in the hopes of receiving compliments and becoming recognized. Selfies have become popular with celebrities who want to grow their fan base because, in their natural state, selfies feel more immediate, intimate, and personal, enhancing the celebrity's relationship with their followers. Selfies provide people with the opportunity to express themselves.

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  10. Akshith Ramesh
    English 101,

    You should feel comfortable sharing your unique point of view on Twitter. We believe in freedom of speech and open debate, but these values are meaningless if people are afraid to speak up. Although Twitter allows for some consensual nudity and adult material, it does not allow for unwanted sexual advances or content that sexually objectsifies a person without their permission. Caroline Criado-Perez respected the boycott decision of others, but she declined to participate. She refused to be silenced, which was her motivation. If twitter is banned, something new might show up again. So, it isn't the point to stop the services of that platform.

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    1. I totally agree with your point freedoms of speech and expressing emotions on the internet is a great way of being artistic and expressing there emotions. And people shouldn’t be afraid to speak and explain themselves and your right somthing else will pop up

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  11. In the article why we crave horror movies by Stephen king expresses the relationship between and thrill we seek while comparing horror movies to roller coasters. Like seeking the thrill. Some things he talks about and goes in depth with are deep psychological, others were surface conversational ideas. But he talks about all this to signify how people watch horror movies in order to play with an control the emotion of fear. And can potential make people feel better

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  12. In the article why we crave horror movies by Stephen king expresses the relationship between and thrill we seek while comparing horror movies to roller coasters. Like seeking the thrill. Some things he talks about and goes in depth with are deep psychological, others were surface conversational ideas. But he talks about all this to signify how people watch horror movies in order to play with an control the emotion of fear. And can potential make people feel better

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