Human’s characteristics have both pleasing part and unpleasing part. That affects human attitude toward living. Pleasing parts would make people happy and sometimes worth for others to learn from. However, the unpleasing parts would make people tired of their living.
In “Walking around” by Pablo Neruda, I feel the poet was not satisfied some characteristics of human during that time, and he did not want to continue living under this kind of condition. He wanted changes. I feel during that time, people cared more about their appearance more than any other things, and Neruda did not like that. For example, Neruda wrote in his poem, “I am tired of being a man” as well as “I am tired of my feet and my nails and my hair and my shadow.” Here, he mentioned things that he tired of are all things related to appearance. Therefore, I think in the period the author was living in, people in the society would make up and not showing their true faces.
For this video that our professor show us on Thursday, I feel the video is very interesting. It also supports what I feel toward the poem. There is moment that a lady surrounded by flowers and made poses for camera shot. Also, after the man became like a monster and walk on the street, no one want to be closed with him. That tells me that appearance would affect people on their choice of who to be around with. However, I still did not get why the camera took shot on the cells for several times. There must be some meaning when things repeat again and again.