Review on The Spectacle

The Spectacle: A Reevaluation of the Situationist Thesis Review

I found this essay very intriguing because several of the ideas and topics talked about are still true today. I feel as though we live in a world where many people believe buying materialistic objects will fulfill happiness. With the rise of technology throughout the years and constant "new this, new that" I think a majority of the population of consumers are constantly seeking something better than what they currently have. For example, someone who has an iPhone 8 will want the iPhone X, even if their phone works perfectly fine because the X is new and supposedly improved than phones Apple has created in the ...

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to shop by doing something constructive to pass time and where the situationists evolve in the essay. The situationists believe in this idea of production and commercialism takes over the true value of living a life of happiness without any influences. I both agree and disagree with this part. I realize that money cannot buy happiness and you truly can never be happy if you aren't happy with yourself first. However, I think, to some extent, some things that you can buy will give a person happiness.

When I read the statistics that 58% of our time is used interacting with the media, I found no surprise to this unfortunately. I witness it all over while I'm in public especially on the train or bus. Any restaurant you walk into I can guarantee there are at least 5 people who will be on their phones. I went to a restaurant a few weeks ago and sat next to a table with the parents sitting across from their children, maybe ages 4 and 6. I was truly stunned that the entire time this ...

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Added: 4/21/2020 08:07:17 PM
Submitted By: lyparker
Category: English
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 1094
Pages: 4

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