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Aditya Anand

Class of 2024



  • "The depiction of WW2 in Pre and Post-9/11 Media" with mentor Caitlin (Sept. 7, 2023)

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The depiction of WW2 in Pre and Post-9/11 Media

Started Jan. 20, 2023

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This essay investigates the relation between ideology and aesthetics in two WWII films, made pre and post-9/11. This essay will also discuss how video games and films systematically desensitize consumers to the suffering of both allied and enemy soldiers, culminating in a modern world where war is seen as periodic and constant. Finally, the essay will link depictions of enemy combatants to the othering of the non-white, non-american people.