Journal Entry 2 - 1 The film clip featuring Mark Twain is silent and was filmed by Thomas Edison What does it reveal about Mark Twain's place in the

Journal Entry 2 - 1 The film clip featuring Mark Twain is...

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1.) The film clip featuring Mark Twain is silent and was filmed by Thomas Edison. What does it reveal about Mark Twain's place in the society and thinkers of his time that he was filmed? What does the backdrop of the film reveal about Twain? The short clip reveals that Twain has a financially secure spot in society, worry free with little cares in life from the view of how he acted. I don’t believe that things were as complex and carried a more simplistic way about whatever was to be discussed or of taken action in that time frame. The backdrop in the film shows the comfort of his home and two daughters, showing how relaxed he was about things, walking around casually with a cigar in his mouth. 2.) Mark Twain remains an icon of American culture. Please define icon (not in the religious usage of the word) and offer an example of a contemporary (meaning someone who is alive at present) icon. Offer an argument as to why an individual becomes iconic. An icon is someone or something that creates a sense of importance and/or some type of leadership towards an individual. An example of a contemporary icon would be President Donald J. Trump. Though he is seen as a great leader to few opinions holding the title of president, he remains an icon for a certain quality of being who, in my thought, is searching for the other half of their brain in the wrong direction. But, he stands as a powerful icon to many people in this world. An icon, like Trump, becomes what they are to the eyes of the people when that said person, or object, represents or says something that plenty of people would back, but just not take the action to do.
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