Mass society system

The problem is the fact that society tends o associate culture with concepts, such as fine arts, literature, classical music, philosophy, etc. All these are manifestations which belong to a subdivision of culture known as high culture. Nevertheless, what about other signs of culture, such as television, movies or magazines? Are they not cultural signs? To my mind, evidently they are. In fact, high and popular culture are closely related, due to the fact that nowadays, most of the manifestations of popular culture are originated In signs of high culture. Certainly, the UK Is not an exception. For that reason. Wrought these nines I would like to prove my point by two examples (one from literature and the other from music) and finally, I will give you a contrastive perspective with examples of the same fields of study. The first example is related to literature. From time immemorial, this field of knowledge has been related to erudite people, simply because at very ancient times In history, literature could be known and studied by literate ones. Clearly, they were not too many; In fact, they were a sort of elite. Just wealthy people had access to formal education and knew how to read and write properly.

However, time went by and being an educated person became more affordable. In most of the constitutions worldwide, being educated is compulsory; it is a right for everyone. For that reason, in relation to this area, that is to say literature, little by little people started to know the classics such as Homer, Plato, Tolstoy, Verne, among others. In these terms, with Shakespeare. Among their master pieces we can find “Romeo and Juliet”, “A Midsummer Night’s dream”, “Hamlet”, “Macbeth”, and “King Lear”. Most of them are recognized all over the world for thousands. But, are Shakespearean works presented n low cultural manifestations?

Indeed, there are multiple references of Shakespeare in popular culture. For Instance, there are several movies based on his works like: “Gnome and Juliet”, “Shakespeare In love” or “Warm bodies”; which Is Inspired In the “Buff The Vampire Slayer”; a popular television program in the nineties. Moreover, we can recognize the Shakespearean influence in Disney movies like “The Beauty and the Beast”, in which Belle reads to the Beast a quotation from “Romeo and Juliet” or in the movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, in which the main character Jack makes clear reference to the scene of the skull in “Hamlet”.

Finally, we have the “Lion King”, which is entirely based on Hamlet’s story since: Scar kills his brother (as Claudia kills his brother, the King); then Mafia’s ghost visits Samba (as the King’s ghost visits Hamlet) and at the end of the movie Samba is encouraged by Timing and Puma to take revenge for his father’s death (exactly as Restaurants and Guilelessness did in Hamlet). The second case is located in the field of music. This is the case of “Queen”, in particular, the case of its vocalist, the great Freddy Mercury.

Perhaps, now you are wondering, how this rock and roll musician can be influenced by high culture music? At the very beginning, when he was a child, he was formally trained on piano; in which he was quite skilful. In addition, some people who were closed to him, said that he used listening classical music; like Chopin and Mozart, moreover, he was even pretty interested in opera; having a large collection of opera recordings. Other example of it was a comment of one his friends named Chris Smith, who said that Freddy piano style was very Mozart.

In fact, in my point of view, this influence is Leary noticeable in songs of his band like “Bohemian Rhapsody’; in which there is an exquisite mixture of rock music, touches of classical piano and the magnificent contributions of the lyrical choir; or in the song “”, in which we can listen features of classical music as the arpeggios, which are not very common in rock and roll style. The last two examples are valid according to its own perspective. Nevertheless, there is a different point of view, which is related to a social system known as “Mass society’.

People, who have studied this system, have established that high culture has en replaced by low culture. This cultural replacement has been helped, enormously, by mass media or the widespread of popular education. These ones have caused a progressive deterioration in population’s tastes, that is to say, that year after year people’s tastes are more unsophisticated and that is the reason why they replace high cultural elements for those which are part of the popular tradition. For instance, a quite clear example of this situation is the amount of people who listen to classical music.

In fact, a survey of ‘The Reader’s Digest’ says things like a thirty three recent of people have never listened to classical music, or that a thirty nine percent of the survey respondents, assure that they do not like listening to this type of music. Other good evidence of it could be the preference for some books, especially, ‘Best sellers’. The best example is “Harry Potter”. This saga is one of the most successful in the I-J and in the whole world; adolescents were avid to read every single word.

However, would have they the same desire to read the classics of literature by themselves? According to this, we could confirm that popular culture is not reflected n high cultural manifestations, there is not a kind of legacy or continuity from one to the other, there is Just a substitution process; sadly, high culture has been left aside. As a conclusion, through the development of the present document and taking undeniable that elements related to the field of high arts such as: literature, classical music, visual arts, etc. Re manifested in expressions of popular culture like: movies, television programs, newspapers, magazines, among others. Even though, it is important to take under consideration, that there is not Just one perspective in relation to this matter. In addition, we have the point of view according to the phenomenon of “Mass society system”, which indicates that, progressively, low culture is replacing high cultural manifestations; reducing population’s taste.

Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with MyHomeworkGeeks
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
English 101
IThank you
Customer 452631, April 6th, 2021
Looks great and appreciate the help.
Customer 452675, April 26th, 2021
Thank you!!! I received my order in record timing.
Customer 452551, February 9th, 2021
Business and administrative studies
Excellent job
Customer 452773, March 9th, 2023
Impressive writing
Customer 452547, February 6th, 2021
Business and administrative studies
excellent job
Customer 452773, March 12th, 2023
Business and administrative studies
Excellent work ,always done early
Customer 452773, February 21st, 2023
Thank you for your hard work and help.
Customer 452773, February 13th, 2023
Thank you!
Customer 452545, February 6th, 2021
English 101
great summery in terms of the time given. it lacks a bit of clarity but otherwise perfect.
Customer 452747, June 9th, 2021
Social Work and Human Services
Great work I would love to continue working with this writer thought out the 11 week course.
Customer 452667, May 30th, 2021
Social Work and Human Services
Although it took 2 revisions I am satisfied but I did receive it late because of that.
Customer 452603, March 25th, 2021
Customer reviews in total
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
Customers referred by a friend
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat

Sometimes it is hard to do all the work on your own

Let us help you get a good grade on your paper. Get professional help and free up your time for more important courses. Let us handle your;

  • Dissertations and Thesis
  • Essays
  • All Assignments

  • Research papers
  • Terms Papers
  • Online Classes