tesolchina_RA 发表于 2015-12-9 21:58:58

issue 93 提纲

本帖最后由 tesolchina 于 2018-6-7 15:22 编辑

Unfortunately, in contemporary society, creating an appealing image has become more important than the reality or truth behind that image.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position.

Perhaps this statement could be discussed considering different fields

- consumer product  
- job market  
- government  

(this outline needs to be rewritten)  

按image和reality是否可以区分开来分别论述。1,image和reality可区分时,如除去花哨,只留核心内容的no frills生活方式;2,image和reality为统一整体,不可区分时,举例conspicuous consumption,如买luxury goods就是给别人看的;3,image和reality为统一整体,不可区分时,再举例在interpersonal relation中,人的外表和内在不能区分开,如很多时候可以判断肥胖的人obesity是因为生活方式有问题,化妆的人make up在意别人对自己的评价;smiling代表态度亲切等。

TS: This statement does not hold true when image is part of the reality or image can accurately reflect the reality.  it may be true when image masks the reality or the truth.  

ts1: it is impossible to compare the importance of image and the reality when the image is an integral part of the reality.  
Example: luxury cars  
The external appearance of luxury cars is one of the main reasons why the buyers want the car
they do not buy the cars to drive around
they buy the cars to tell people they can afford the beautiful cars
to get the attention and to pass the message that they are rich
image is the part of the reality

ts2: efforts made to create an image is also legitimate when the image can be used to tell the reality or the truth accurately
example: job interview
a confident and energetic image may convince the interviewer that the candidate is comeptent and enthusiastic about the job
it is often the case, competent candidates are more likely to look confident
enthusiastic candidates usually appear more energetic
candidates who wear make-up, dress nicely usually take the job opportunity more seriously

ts3: Government officials may do certain things to impress the public and divert public attention to the larger issues
- Obama’s attendance and speech at Clementa Pinckney funeral
- POTUS delievered a passionate eulogy
- reinforces his image as the first AA president who cares about the AA community
- but the reality is that racial inequality is deeply rooted in institutional practices such as racial profiling and affirmative actions
- Obama administration have failed when it comes to race relation (Michael Brown case- the tip of iceberg)   


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