Listening to Professor Jeffrey Schnapp speak about we as a society should view and appreciate the value of monuments was very fascinating, and opened me up to questions I had not previously considered on the subject. Deciding whether people get any true benefits from constructing monuments and memorials is something seldom raised, and yet Professor Schnapp took a thoughtful and thorough approach to his analysis. He also explained how to create monuments that not only do have relevant meaning, but also carry substantive justice for those the monument is intended to serve. Forgoing such questions can result in a thought of inadequacy of monuments in society, and then a lesser feeling of need to have them in society. By bringing up such ideas, Professor Schnapp opened me up to such questions that should continue to be raised in the future.
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