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comic analysis paragraph - In the second the artist is...

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In his work, Walden, Thoreau argues that the modern advances in technology are actually not improvements to our world. He uses the metaphor of a railroad and argues that, in a capitalistic society, “a few are riding, but the rest are run over… spending of the best part of one’s life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it” (30). In these two comics, this idea is epitomized through the depiction of technology as harmful. In the first, the internet is blamed for the poor grammar prevalent among young people today.
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Unformatted text preview: In the second, the artist is using transcendentalist ideas to illustrate how news and television has caused people to be irrational. Essentially, people work their whole lives to have access to luxuries like TV and cable, but end up with little opportunity to think for themselves. They are awarded two choices: to react to what they are seeing, or to over react to what they are seeing. Thoreau would suggest people step away from the cable news shows and the facebook and do some independent thinking for themselves about how to make their individual lives better....
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