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stuck on how i would analyse these images in semiotic terms. 

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1. “The language of the image is not merely the totality of utterances emitted […], it is also the totality of the utterances received: the language must include the ‘surprises’ of meaning”

Explain what Barthes means by “the ‘surprises’ of meaning” through an analysis of this advertisement for Louis Vuitton featuring Mikhail Gorbachev.

 

 

 

 

2. “Like other practices, looking involves relationships of power. To wilfully look or not is to exercise choice and compliance and to influence whether and how others look. To be made to look, to try to get someone else to look at you or at something you want to be noticed, or to engage in an exchange of looks entails a play of power.”

 

Explicate Sturken and Cartwright’s argument through an analysis of this photograph.

 

 

 

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