Essay - Tabloid Magazines Although Very Few of Us Would Actually Admit...


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85
Copyright Notice

Tabloid Magazines

Although very few of us would actually admit to it a lot of us m*****t actually be reading the tabloid press because publications like "The National Inquirer" sell hundreds of thousands ***** copies each day. This is true despite the fact that ***** average tabloid is full of articles that can in no way be considered to be news. Elaborate stories of alien kidnapping. Elvis everyone. Stories about Princess Diana, who will remain tabloid fodder for decades, one guesses.

***** the proper ***** to consider the role ***** *****s serve in our daily cultural life. They do not exist ***** tell us ***** ***** workings of senate subcommittees. Rather, tabloids exist to provide ***** insights in***** important cultural issues. We turn to ***** ***** read about Princess Diana ***** ***** we are expecting statistics ***** the class structure of England. Ra*****r, we read about her *****cause we want to come to a better underst*****nding of what it means to be beautiful, of how fate and destiny touch ***** lives, ***** what it means to have birth mean more than accomplishment.

Tabloids tell us, at least ***** some extent, wh***** it is that we are concerned ***** as a culture. ***** fear aliens because part of the human psyche is designed to fear ***** which is different - and ***** ***** about as ***** ***** you can get. We long for stories about the visitations of angels because we desperately would ***** to believe that there are creatures watching over us.

Tabloids have in many ways taken over the story-telling role of our culture - a ***** once held by tale-spinners sitting around campfires. These story are not meant to be *****lieved, or at least not on ***** level of surface details. But they ***** ***** to be truthful in some deeper sense. They illuminate what Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung called archetypes.

***** was fascinated by the ways in which the unc*****scio***** m*****d could provide links beyond the individual, ***** in his 1912 Psychology of the Unconscious, Jung explored the connections bet*****en the s*****ries ***** liv*****g people and ancient myths. Jung argued that ***** stories ***** a way in which we could recapture the common experiences of all ***** humanity and so gain from the experiences of all of humanity.

***** constantly looked to non-Western ***** past cultures in an attempt to discover what ideas ***** hold ***** common with all o*****r humans, and found that we do indeed share a great deal. This knowledge that our dreams connect us to the rest of humanity should make us feel a sense of power, because they are a reminder that we are not in fact alone in the world and that whatever problems we may be facing in ***** lives ***** been faced - and surmounted - by o*****rs before us.

Jung believed that ***** creation stories were created from these archetypes. He spent years studying different tribes in Africa. In his study he was careful to choose ***** that

. . . . [END OF ESSAY PREVIEW]

Download full paper (and others like it)    |    Order a one-of-a-kind, customized paper

© 2001–2017   |   Term Papers on Tabloid Magazines Although Very Few of Us Would Actually Admit   |   Research Papers Writing