Appropriation: Memes

by | Oct 10, 2017 | Show & Tell


Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational show directed to children. The  Arthur show revolves around the life of Arthur Reed, who is eight-years-old, and his daily interactions with his friends and family.

Appropriation: states that a meme is an element of culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by non-genetic means, especially imitation. The fascinating thing about memes is how accessible and easy it is to create. By using popular TV shows or funny pictures of people, a meme is created when a caption is added to it. Most often times the picture or scene chosen for a meme has nothing to do with its actual context.

The Arthur memes, as shown below, have nothing to do with the TV show. Scenes were taken from the show and appropriated to mean totally different things.