Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Remembering the face

Most people think that the idea is more important than the face and mind that thought it up; I enjoyed Foucault’s reading because he disagrees. It actually reminds me of the movie V for Vendetta, in the movie they talk about Guy Fawkes and how he tried to blow up the building of Parliament. But years later only his idea of taking down the government was remembered not the face behind it, except for the main character who thinks of him as a person not just an idea. Foucault’s thinking was that it would help us set our view of a piece of work by allowing us to classify and unify them under the rubric of authorship. I agree with Foucault because I believe that the author should be remembered for his or her work. That and if we understand the author then we have a better chance of understanding and enjoying their work.       

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