Amy Sexton 9/22/07 Reading Analysis Response to Frivolity and Unction As I was reading the essay, I felt as though a specific point was being made: that art cannot be forced upon the artist. It must come from a place within. The author says, “In warrior cultures, there is no failure. There is only victory and death.” I think they are saying that in other cultures, they are able to detach themselves from one certain emotion so that ‘failure’ is not one of them. Its almost as to say that art can be created in rivaling cultures from the depths of their own souls, without any extra emotions thrown into the creation. They have the ability to embrace one emotion, like the emotions that run along
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