Discuss how Ember's ability can be seen as a metaphor for social media and the internet in our contemporary society. "A systematic dissemination of information, especially in a biased or misleading way in order to promote a political cause or point of view',this is the Oxford definition of propaganda and it unswervingly mirrors the ambitions of contemporary social media. Social media today implements retroactive interference which is the theory that information presented later interferes with the ability to retain previously encoded information.
Through this theory media possesses the ultimate power, the power to manipulate our minds and replace our entire initial beliefs and preconceived notions with alternative thoughts and beliefs. Upon this realization one can then draw a parallel to Ember, a character in "The Interrogation of Shall Wolf" which is an apocalyptic novel set in disappoint times. Ember holds the power to retrieve one's memories, modify them and return them anew.The entire notion of manipulating one's original beliefs reflects the objectives of media and the internet as a propaganda machine, Hereford Ember can be seen as a metaphor for social media in this novel. Most texts reinforce set ideas in society and Justify them, this text on the other hand selects fixed concepts in our society, gives us the nears to understand them then allows us to decide whether they are (avoid using contractions in academic writing) acceptable or not. The object under analysis today is social media.
Ember, is seen as a metaphor for social media generally because of her influence on the mind and our consciousness (the minds of the characters in the novel). Both social media/internet ND Ember possess the power to infiltrate your mental barriers and influence the masses. For example when Ember states, "I'm in your head, I'm part of your consciousness" (Simulating, 2012 p.? ) we are situated to recognize the media's extensive presence in our minds.
It's become so embedded in us mentally that we've become one with it physically (in what way - do you mean that we are unable to put down our mobile phones or 'pads, for example? . While Ember is in Shall mind materially, media is in ours metaphorically but the actual presence acts as a likeness between these two mediums of manipulation. This is also complimented by the statement, "l belong to the portion of your mind that exists beneath your conscious awareness" (Ref? ) which alludes to the fact that we are not often aware of the media's presence in our minds and therefore habitually take the media's "suggestions" as our own. Do you really mean the media's presence in our minds or the media's influence on our thoughts?This novel also portrays to us social media's role in tarnishing reality and making us question our own thoughts using Ember as a vehicle to demonstrate this ulterior motive. Shall states after Ember has fiddled (fiddled is a it informal, interfered would be better) with her memory, "..
. My mind had gathered up a bunch of fragmented experiences and pieces of knowledge and arranged them into a pattern that made sense, except that pattern had formed a flawed picture of reality' (Ref? . This creates the impression that Just as Ember has flawed Shale's reality, social media can do similar things as they share the same purpose, manipulating our minds to get the desired response. In addition to the awareness of ten meal's role In scrambling our thongs Ana presenting an altered representation of reality, we are also made aware of how media is a destructive force.
When Shall states, "It felt like my brain had been taken apart and put together again" (Ref? We come to realize that during this cumbersome process of manipulation, the individual is completely unaware of the occurrences until after the deed has been done again, this is very informal language. Just like social media, Ember unexpectedly enters one's mind and leaves, leaving behind the shattered remains of a once independent frame of mind. Despite the fact that one of these manipulators is nothing but a fictional construct and the other is a vital factor in anthropometry society, they have one common denominator, the ultimate aim to enter our minds and provoke a particular response.Reading this text, "The Interrogation of Shall Wolf" allows us to identify the presence of such factors in our society and the negative connotations attached to it.
We come to realize that we have little influence in what we perceive as the truth and that trusted industries like the news industry, isn't as trustworthy as we may think, or be made to think.