Something that represents, as:a. An image or likeness of something.b. An account or statement, as of facts, allegations, or arguments.c. An expostulation; a protest.d. A presentation or production, as of a play.
During this lesson we learnt that things can be represented in a number of different ways, and a representation can change depending on who is creating the text. A representation is a mixture of the thing itself, the opinions of the people who created the text, the reaction of people viewing the text and the context of society.
All media texts are a representation of reality, or a representation of someones concept of existence.
When you are studying representations you must consider these following questions;
- Who produced it?
- What is represented in the text?
- How is it represented?
- Why was it represented in this way?
- What might the alternative have been?