Midterm - The Phoenix board editorial about the occupy Wall...

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The Phoenix board editorial about the occupy Wall Street protest displayed a demonstration of dramatic realization. Dramatic realization is established when reality is created through acting something out. In the article, the author writes about how the “99%” of lower income Americans who are protesting against the “1%” high income earners who they believe have a huge impact on governmental decisions. In Goffman’s essay, he writes “if the individual’s activity is to become significant to others, he must mobilize his activity so that it will express during the interaction what he wishes to convey” (Goffman, 30). Goffman explains through this quote, that for an individual, or in this case a group of individuals, to convey a message to others, they must portray it, or act it out in a manner that is recognizable and understood by those people. In this case, by self-proclaiming the role of the “99%”, protesters are able to shine light on the disparities between the majority 99 percent population, and their lack of influence in
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course CMCL-C 392 taught by Professor Segal during the Fall '10 term at Indiana.

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