This visual represents how humans believe they are immortal gods whose actions have no consequences, and continue on their path of environmental destruction. They do not realize that destroying nature will also destroy themselves. In the visual, the man is littering the beach and killing innocent creatures, unaware of the tsunami forming behind him.
I contributed to the presentation as the Literary Luminary. I located and explained the significance and meaning of the figurative language in our section. I explained how the images and devices contribute to the thematic ideas of the section. I also contributed as the Visual Enhancer for the Literary Luminary section. I created and designed visuals that helped to reveal the ideas explored. The Discussion Director was a group effort; we developed a list of interpretive and analytical questions that we felt gave insight to the big ideas.
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What originally drew me to this article was the title: Can the Grammys Please Anyone? It seemed contradictory at first, since the event is so popular. The article expresses how at this event, there is a fight for the representation of every group of people. I appreciated the author’s use of figurative language, such as the metaphor: “the show has become a piñata for critics, activists, and even major artists,” and the personification: “the Grammys still walk a tightrope.” What interested me in this article is how the described issue is universal. In 2019, all the different groups of people have one objective: representation. Every gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation is determined to be represented in today’s society. Often, the larger group of people overshadows the others, causing displeasure, as the article’s name implies. I hope for a future where every group of people is represented.