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Arts Appreciation. Honestly, I’m not sure what I was expecting when I signed up for this class. My tickets to go watch shows were being paid for, that’s it. However, I found a rather different class the day I walked into room 201. I learned to look at things from a new perspective, try new kinds of art I’ve never experienced before, and discovered a bit more about how I fit into the arts.
Firstly, I’d like to say that my viewing experience is externally altered. After watching a tv show, Avatar: the Last Airbender, I found myself subconsciously criticising the film. How the characters were dressed, who fought who, did the characters behave realistically, all these questions ran through my head unceasingly. However, I found that afterward, I loved the series even more with the attention the director and writers put into creating the series. Other times, such as when watching Thor: The Dark World with my roommates, I found myself increasingly annoyed at the little voice jabbering at the back of my thoughts. No longer can I sit and simply enjoy a performance, now I must make a conscious decision to cease actively thinking about how a performance is being portrayed.
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Another point I found interesting is how I could connect my reality to art in an entirely different way from another person. For instance, two people watch the Lord of the Rings series, person A could relate more to how Bilbo struggles with his desire to go on adventures versus staying we=here he is comfortable. Or person B could relate to Legolas in how they don't understand true loss until it happens to them. People bring different perspectives and stories with them when they come to watch a performance, and the shapes how they perceive the production. Consequently, your experience can endear you to or dissuade you from certain kinds of

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