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Rhetoric R1A, Section 5 October 5, 2007 The Poor and the Proletariat Binary Exercise To see and not to see, or being blind, is the binary that Barthes uses. He describes how one can understand the blindness of the public by comparing that with a blind man and his surroundings. Barthes argues that seeing someone who is blind is the best way to be fully aware of what he does not see. In this case, what is not seen is the present revolution.
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Unformatted text preview: The way Barthes worded this implies that there are some surrounding objects which a blind man can see. However, how can one notice what a blind man does not see? Unless we know what other senses are being used. Therefore, one cannot easily see the blindness of the public just by observing what a blind man pretends to see....
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2008 for the course R 1A taught by Professor Mascuch during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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