Electric Funeral Klosterman Analysis

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In the excerpt “Electric Funeral” Klosterman depicted his meaning of villainy through the use of famous people and their already established status. This “villain” is one that would harm others in the process of benefiting themselves while gaining fame and money. Roughly, Klosterman would describe villainy as a gateway to mass media manipulation because the introduction of minimal disobedience can open the door to a greater platform of cyber bullying which allows the capability of using one's core weaknesses against them to turn the outcome in the predecessor's favor. There is a multitude of reasons for a Villain, a bully in modern terms, acts the way he or she does. Villainy is by far an outcome of one's environment and can be used for self-consolation, but can also be used to gain…show more content…
His use of examples of influential celebrities and textual evidence portrayed his ideology of villain actions in two different settings. He described a villain as one who hurts others through emotional manipulation by ridiculing one self’s image and reputation to gain relevance throughout the world. This is relatable to my point of view because of my personal cyber bullying story. Moreover, this led to another villain that steals materialistic objects to have a financial gain. Klosterman conveys his argument in a coherent way which allows me to connect with him in agreement with his definition of what a villain is. Klosterman's ideology of a villain is set out to hurt others in an emotional setting such as the cyber bully in my situation or destroying one's career over mass media. Nonetheless, Klosterman provided the closing statement that “at this point, we can’t walk away from harmful technology” (Klosterman 227). Instead, as a society, we should face the inevitable distress caused by social villains and in my perspective learn how to cope with manipulated statements
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