For the ones that say they are having problems with the reading because they do not fully understand postmodernism, I totally feel you!!!! I love this class but reading these stories is hard for me most of the time because I do not always understand what is going on in the stories. I did though in fact enjoy Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I actually enjoyed it more then The Things They Carried. I have already started A Visit From The Goon Squad and I’m really hoping that it turns out as good as Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close but from where I am at I dont know about this.
I was reading this article, actually skimming because I’m tired and want to go to bed, and it brought up a good point about postmodernism dying and how pseudo-modern is coming into play. It suggest that pseudo-modern “takes the world away, by creating a new weightless nowhere of silent autism.” One major line of the article at the bottom that caught my eye was “You click, you punch the keys, you are ‘involved’, engulfed, deciding. You are the text, there is no-one else, no ‘author’; there is nowhere else, no other time or place. You are free: you are the text: the text is superseded.” How true is that of today’s society? Instead of taking the world as it is, we are creating a new one by researching and trying to find new ways to fix it the way we want it to be. We are the ones trying to decide how life should be.
In Modernism, reality used to validate media. In Postmodernism the media validate reality. If you don’t believe this, just think how many times you’ve described some real event as being ‘just like a movie.’
I saw this quote and I was like “wow how true is this!” Now I believe that the quote does not just apply to movie but to the programs on TV that we watch. For example Jersey Shore, so many people were hooked on the show as soon as it came out. The next day we saw people going out with their hair done like Snookie and fist pumping in clubs. One day my friend compared her relationship to Sam and Ronnie without the cheating. I have to admit tough that I can not go a Thursday night with out watching it.