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The influence of Tumblr culture on literature
Each time I log into Tumblr, I see short clips of poetry written by people as young as thirteen all the way up to adulthood. There are gifsets of film adaptations of famous works, such as Pride and Prejudice, all over the website, with thousands of notes and opinions below them. People share the books they hated, the books that changed their lives, the books that have been favorites since childhood. Historical background is given on different stories and rhetorical strategies and writing styles, such as Shakespeare writing in iambic pentameter because it matches the heartbeat’s rhythm. Tumblr has begun to become an epicenter of literary conversation and influence. What does this say about the digital/millenial generation, and the creation of art and passions?
Interesting read. “The Book Thief” is really the only Holocaust movie that intrigued me, and that came from reading the book. The Holocaust will always spur debate and passionate opinions given its complexity and multiple viewpoints, but also the peek into one very dark side of humanity.
Wow. I can’t even take my previous comment seriously because I wrote “are” instead of “our”. There goes my faith in my own humanity…
HONY is unique in that it re-awakens are awareness of humanity: both the good and the bad.
I’ve never understood the frustration among the women in regard to the main man being a “player”. I’m fairly certain the show’s main focus is on dating several women at a time, where is this surprise coming from?
I feel as if there are two audiences for this show: those that watch seriously and those that watch ironically to laugh at the ridiculousness. And the latter seems to be growing with each new season…