Shakespeare a Quote for Advertising and the Society of the Spectacle

A locomotive as a representation of a Shakespeare Quote on visibility“… things in motion sooner catch the eye
Than what not stirs.”
(Troilus and Cressida, act 3, sc. 3)

Tips for Use.  In a corporate settings, advertising agency, political caucus, committee or all the above, use it to justify the need for visible action, especially with the concurrence of the media. Ulysses’ observation, though undoubtedly true lends itself to a double interpretation. “To catch the eye” is the first and foremost principle of the society of the spectacle, which we happen to live in. We are beyond “things in motion sooner catching the eye than what not stirs.” We are at the “only things in motion catch the eye”, with obvious consequences. Motion, as a whole, does not require reasoning. And only by unreasoning the society of the spectacle can enslave its members. Even a cursory observation of the most popular TV channels (worldwide) would confirm this regrettable (though inevitable) truth.
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In the Play. Ulysses appeals to Achilles’ vanity, to his envy of Ajax and to his desire for emulation. Ajax is ‘what moves’ and gets more attention from the Greeks

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