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Examine the reasons why many people in the late 20th century are so attracted to celebrities

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Examine the reasons why many people in the late 20th century are so attracted to celebrities. Many people in the 20th century are very attracted to celebrities. Celebrities are singers, models, film stars, politicians - anybody who is famous and constantly in the limelight. The extent to which people in the late 20th century are fascinated by celebrities can be seen in the extensive media coverage of every detail of their lives as well as the high social status attached to them. There are several reasons why people in the late 20th century are so enthralled by celebrities. Firstly, celebrity worship has been elevated to a peak in the late 20th century because of the dynamic world of today. The world has developed rapidly such that there are many countries that have achieved a higher standard of living and a higher level of income. ...read more.

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From the success of the celebrities, people are given hope for a better life. The rags-to-riches story of many celebrities has inspired people to strive harder. Politicians are also given greater attention. Many in troubled nations see certain politicians as the key to their salvation. Furthermore, the late 20th century has seen the emergence and death of many outstanding celebrities. From Marilyn Monroe to James Dean to Princess Diana, all of these celebrities possessed great charisma, talent and character, making them all the more attractive to the public. As these celebrities get more famous, they will lose their privacy and the more they attempt to keep their privacy, the more hungry people would be for information about them. This is probably due to the curious nature of human beings. ...read more.

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Last but not least, the rapid development of technology also plays an important role in increasing the level of celebrity idolization in the late 20th century. With the Internet, there is rapid access to information about celebrities. Thus, people can now easily emulate the lifestyles of their idols. People also start creating web pages in tribute to their idols, further fuelling the interest towards celebrities. . All in all, there are many reasons why so many people are attracted to celebrities, some of which I have discussed in my essay. People look to the celebrities to fulfill their innermost fantasies and escape from the harsh realities of their circumstances. The celebrities, with their talent and charm, provide even more reason for people to be attracted to them. The media's influence and the level of technology have all played a part in increasingly celebrity worship. ?? ?? ?? ?? Charles Chew 1 ...read more.

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