Wednesday, October 29, 2014
October 29 2014
I was reading "Steel Chair to the Head" by Nicholas Sammond, and during the article by Sharon Mazor she kept using the quote "real"...quotation marks in all. That's really interesting to me. I feel like saying "real" wrestling compared to real wrestling automatically gives your opinion on wrestling. For example, I'm going to compare myself to a real wrestling fan. One of my childhood friends is actually a huge pro wrestling fan. I talked to him about me being in this class after I posted the picture of our class field trip. During our discussion, I would use quotation marks around the word "real" quite often actually. However, he never did. I think this is because he is willing and able to suspend the disbelief of wrestling being real. He can watch wrestling and truly get into it and participate in it as an active fan who "believes." However, I do not have this life skill. I, instead, watch wrestling thinking the whole time about how it's fake. I think this is where the difference between us comes in and why I say "real" wrestling and he says real wrestling. I also think this is to do with him growing up watching wrestling. He informed me that when he was younger, he did believe that wrestling was real. Maybe he holds onto this memory and continues to "believe" in it.