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topic:In order for any work of art—whether film, literature, sculpture, or a song—to have merit, it
must be understandable to most people.

Any medium that helps you express your state of mind is art. But for this expression to be appreciated, it is required that it’s understood by the people. For even a slight misinterpretation can damage the very essence of the idea that formed the basis of its portrayal.

Time to time we have seen various instances of art being wasted on people just because the message was too complex to comprehend or as they say ‘it was way ahead of its time’. Let us take the example of the Indian movie ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ a true adaption of the Shakespearean gem “The Comedy of Errors”, which failed at the Box-Office miserably. Cited by both, the critics and audience, a chaotic mess, this movie was soon lost into oblivion. But thanks to the Western influence, twenty years down the line this movie is now being hailed as one of the best Indian movies ever made. Such an example does nothing but strengthen the argument of the importance of understanding art by the people.

Apart from movies, we experience this misunderstanding of art on a daily basis. Be it a speech, a designer dress at an event or even a simple product advertisement , there’s always an instant where people fail to get the right message out of the portrayal. And the worst part of all this misunderstanding is that it easily polarizes the thoughts of people which accumulates into hatred which is vented out easily through the medium of social media. One of the most vivid example of this is the Gillette advertisement which tried a unique way to give its support to the feminist movement that’s been taking place for quite sometime. Instead of taking inspiration out of the project, its customers mainly the men expressed anger over negative portrayal of them in the advertisement. Gillette had to apologise even though not a single aspect of the advertisement tried to indicate things that it was receiving backlash for.

Even after reading such examples, there might be some that may argue that art does not need the approval of people to have merit, to them I would ask what’s the purpose of art if its not being understood. Though agreed it might take some time to get the due credit and merit, but in order to get that there needs to be an interpretation against which its value needs to be weighed and for that its important people understand the art on display.
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New post 20 Mar 2019, 19:22
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Fix these sentences
"Cited by both, the critics and audience, a chaotic mess, this movie was soon lost into oblivion."
"Instead of taking inspiration out of the project, its customers mainly the men expressed anger over negative portrayal of them in the advertisement."

A sentence like this could be less convoluted
"Gillette had to apologise even though not a single aspect of the advertisement tried to indicate things that it was receiving backlash for."

In the last paragraph you used "its" when "it's" is required. I don't know if contractions should be avoided in GMAT essays or not.
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New post 20 Mar 2019, 20:28
Thank you for reviewing my essay. I will keep in mind the changes you suggested.
Please could you give this essay a score.
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New post 21 Mar 2019, 20:22
I wouldn't know how to score it, sorry.
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