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Artl – 101: los Angeles the fiction gustafson The challenge of an artist is to successfully portray his or her topic in a certain light (conjured within the mind of the artist) that can be understood by the viewer to strike enough interest to respond to the subject matter. This challenge is especially vital for the artist when the topic is dealing with spreading awareness of social problems; the case for Anna Deveare Smith and the fictional protagonist of The Day of the Locust , Tod Hackett. The approach and revelations for both novels contain similarities (naturally present when dealing with the social issues of the same city) and differences (inherent contrasts between two unique artists). Anna Deveare Smith utilized her novel Twilight to examine the devastating events that occurred in 1992 within Los Angeles through the diverse group of people who experienced the Los Angles riots. On the other hand, Tod Hackett is an outsider evaluating the shallow lifestyle and aura surrounding Hollywood in
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