TOEFL Essay Topic 104 - When you write your answer, you are not limited to the examples listed in the question. It is generally agreed that society benefits from the work of its members. Compare the contributions of artists to society with the contributions of scientists to society. Which type of contribution do you think is valued more by your society? Give specific reasons to support your answer.
Let me first define Artists in my context. According to me Artist is any one who has some art like
Let me first define Artists in my context. According to me Artist is any one who has some art like writing, drawing, sculpting etc. So with this definition even journalists are artists since they have art of writing.
Artists contribute a lot to society by means of using their art to evoke responsible behaviour in the members of the society. Film directors can make people aware of some social problem which is affecting society deeply. For eg: V.Shataram in his movie Mitra: a friend has depicted friendship between two people belonging to different religions. Thus giving out message of global friendship.
Many revolutions have been started, sustained or extinguished using newspaper or visual media effectively. The authors can provoke or mollify mass through their writing for noble cause. For eg: Acharya Atre has used his writing ability during the struggle for United Maharashtra. His art was used to maintain integrity of one region against other.
Scientists on other hand are the backbone of the society. They are actually involved in the upliftment of the society members through major discoveries in science. For eg: When antibiotics were discovered it not only benefited in knowledge expansion but directly affected the global health. They are main source of keeping country abreast in its search for self-sufficiency.
In context of conditions prevailing in my country I value more artists contribution. For the simple reason that, my countrymen require a thorough shaking in their attitude towards the progress of the country. People have become very lazy and irresponsible. It is damaging and hampering the progress of my country. Its the work of artists like writer, painter, film directors etc. to make people aware of their responsibilities and imbibe in them the feeling to work in unison towards the common goal of progress of society and eventually country.