Narratives in Popular Culture

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Communications 123
23 September 2010
Narratives in Popular Culture
One narrative in popular culture I observe on an almost daily basis is the proliferation of profanity into seemingly every other narrative. This casual use of profanity is evidence of a cynical society which is overtly concerned with the rejection of the innocence of yesteryear. Anything could now be described with the fucking adjective. This usage of the language is also indicative of the relative openness which society regards sex. The prior use of such adjectives would not have made any sense. A modern version of the “culture of nostalgia” reinforces profane behavior which is not more than 40 years in the...
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.....mple of how crude these ethnic biases can be, but also how simply they can be rent asunder. I believe that if art reflects life, then the synthesis of a fictional screenplay can perhaps be a template for how society can script its own destiny by writing real life stories in which all characters are given the dignity that they deserve.
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