Monthly Archives: January 2017

City of Rhetoric- Analysis Preface

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In this book, the author wants to explore how a community expresses itself because it’s physical appearance. The author of “City of Rhetoric” beliefs that how communities are set up then how the people write, speak, and act changes. In my opinion, this is true, I recently moved to the States and I thought everyone was going to be the same but having the time to explore DC I have noticed how people behave differently. The author wants to use as examples of different communities to prove this and he intends to figure this out by looking for space of dialogue and silence between what builds a community. Basically, David Fleming uses an urban project to proof how the concerns of modern political philosophy and rhetorical education is built and affected.

 

 

Commonplace Book #2

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After a long wait, I finally had the opportunity to watch the movie “Nerve”.  The main point of the movie is a real life game of dares that lasts twenty-four hours and the final two players go to the final round. Nerve is a game invented by anonymous code writers that run through an application and players record themselves completing the task and watchers record the players and come up with the player’s next task. This movie divides the society into three main categories, which are: watchers, players, and prisoners. Watchers are adventure-seeking teenagers that give up all their personal information to play the game. Watchers have a long list of players that they subscribe to see playing. Finally, prisoners are players that have gone to the authorities and become prisoners of the game until they win another time, but in the meantime, they lose their identity.Not only the players gain money by playing, but also they gain the attention they want. I found this very  interesting because nowadays teenagers will do anything to draw attention in social media accounts, they all want to be “instafamous” or “verified” no matter what. In the movie, they show how the watchers lose themselves in the game just to see how far the player would go to win.

Home right now

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