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Monday, 21 April 2014

Themes of Media

Hey guys,

Sorry I haven't been writing at all for almost a month. I don't really know why. I just can't find the time and will to do so. I don't think the magazine idea is good. D:

Anyways, I do have a post for today. It's about theme. Here we go:

At times, when you’re reading, there’s a feeling that pokes you at the back of your mind. The feeling that says “I’ve read this before” or  “This incident has happened before”. You might just shrug that thought away thinking that it’s a weird case of Deja Vu. The thing is, it’s not. The themes in all media reappear. Again and again. Some of them might be: Love, Power, Hope, Fear. Why? You might ask? Well, these are things that humans are still trying to figure out as they explore the nature of themselves and the world. The themes are problems that everyone faces. They might be different types of problems that one faces but they fall under one theme. It is possible that you wonder what exactly it is about human nature that makes us think like this. Human nature is like the way the planets orbit around the sun. Every year, it’s the same cycle, repeated but there is a change. Massive changes in fact. If you put this into the context of themes of media, you realize that even though our world is progressing immensely, we face the same problems, joys, again and again. What I’m really trying to say is that as far as the tree may grow, it keeps it roots to the ground. As far as we may grow in human history, our technology, environment, people, everything, we still have roots, human nature, that hold us to the ground. They are here to stay. Some other ideas that I have are how books are all connected. The author basically takes pieces of other books that he/she has read and composes a piece of he/she’s own. In other words, the piece of writing that you read, consists of millions of other books. Parts of course, but their essence is there. This is true for all media. A few questions: Is it possible to get rid of any of these themes? Are there roots that can be plucked? Is there a cure to our dilemma's?

8 comments:

  1. Hey Meher,
    I really find the way you have compared the solar system with humans and themes very interesting.:)

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    1. Thank you. It was one of my moments where I get an inspirational metaphor. :P

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  2. I think it was interesting how you said that even though the world is progressing so quickly, we are still faced with the same problems from centuries (?!) ago. We will always face the same problems, no matter how much the world develops.

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    1. Ditto. You're exactly right, we will face the same problems, I guess that's part of what makes us human.

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  3. I love the idea of exploration. Several of you have touched on the idea of using themes as a tool for discovery.

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    1. I think that life is all about exploration, everything else being a tool and themes fall right under that.

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  4. I agree with you when you say that we find the topics of these themes problematic, and a way that we have to deal with them is by exploring them in many ways.

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    1. "Life is all about exploration, everything else being a tool and themes fall right under that." No more words needed. :)

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