Institution of Affiliation
The claims that entertainment has the capacity of ruining the society is often indicative of the weak grasp of the people who critique entertainment possess the society’s primary fundamentals. Entertainment is only able of demolishing the society’s structure if its audiences’ foundations tend to lose such that they would fear its destruction on a piece of literature, film or the countless other forms of audience satisfaction. It is obvious that entertainment holds insurmountable weight in the society, but it does not possess the capacity to ruin it or cause its downfall but does, however, have the ability to change the society due to the varying definitions of the word ‘ruin.’
The entertainment is capable of introducing dramatic change, and there are some of the people who tend to view even the most straightforward changes to the society as it ruins such as the 19th-century aristocrats. Wealthy men and women were abundant in the 19th century, but wealth couldn’t equate power, thus eliminating the wealthy women from the social hierarchy and giving an advantage to the wealthy white men. When the women became more prominent in the field of entertainment, it began threatening the domination of men in the western culture. The authors Flannery O’Connor among others paved the way for the females’ entertainment, and in the public view, they slowly stimulated the changing perspective of women in the society. Women in the prominent roles outside of the homes are more common in the settings of the 21st century but too many is regarded as the definition of ruining the society.
During the 20th century after the times of Mozart and the classical period, going to the ballet and opera was past time, and that majority of the wealthy and no-wealthy individuals enjoyed. In the year 1913, a dance and a music piece regarded as the rite of spring was introduced in Paris, to which is one of the controversial pieces of music to date. The music featured rhythms along with visuals to which no other of the musicians and composers had attempted. The thrilling ballet was a shock to many audiences as they had been used to the light and playful tone of the past century’s most famous Mozart. After the first minute of the piece, people had started leaving the theatre, by the middle people literary rioting in the streets. The ballet featured the aspects to which today are widely popular and considered classic, despite the widespread belief of the time that an opera that horrific and nonsensical would ruin the society through the weakening of the fundamental moral values of the audiences.
Socrates was a pillar of the society in the ancient Rome, challenging normality with his writings on philosophy and mathematics. In the present days, Socrates is looked upon as one of the greatest minds the race of humanity can offer, regarded as one of the fathers of philosophy, intellectualism and thought. It is unfortunate that Socrates was stoned to death in 399 BCE for corrupting the youths and ruining the society’s culture. The community would and can only be destroyed as long as the individuals in the society allow it to get ruined, and thus so far there has been no definition for a ruined society, but only change for the better or worse as humans tend to move forward and never back.
Neal, G. (1998). Life: The Movie, How Entertainment Conquered Reality.