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Regarding the Pain of Others Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Based on her criticisms of the media, what sort of war coverage would Sontag prefer to see?

Sontag claims that, after Vietnam, war photography was regarded, normatively, as a repudiation of war. Why might this be the case?

Sontag claims that human beings are naturally drawn to images of suffering. Assuming that this is true, how does this complicate the decision of whether or not to display brutal imagery?

Sontag claims that it takes more than horrific imagery to turn people against war. What else might it require?

What is the fundamental difference between painting a picture and taking a picture? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each method?

What sort of information can a photograph communicate? What can it not communicate?

Sontag says that modern America places too much emphasis on memory and not enough emphasis on thinking. What does she mean?

Sontag seems to...

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