Barthes believes that Judo does not contain any exposing gestures which would show the feelings of the individuals who are taking part. On the other hand in wrestling it can be clearly seen that gestures play an important role to show a wrestlers hate.
Barthes believes that the wrestling nowadays is false wrestling in which the wrestlers cross all limits to show that they are having a fair fight. However this is not the case with old wrestling which showed the reality with deep thoughts in every step of the wrestler.
Features of a spectacle are many flood lights which droop onto the stage so that shadows cannot be seen. Emotions and feelings in the individuals participating in the sport is necessary so that the reality of the spectacle can be felt by the crowd. The clarity of the sport also makes it a spectacle.
Barthes discusses the signs used in wrestling to show the intensity of the situation inside the ring. He emphasizes upon the sign of clarity in wrestling as the crowd knows about the roles of the wrestlers as they enter the ring. He tells that physique, appearance, his attitude and his gestures are signs told by Barthes about wrestling.
The signs laid down by Barthes about a wrestling match help to know about the situation down in the ring. These signs would help to choose between a bad wrestler and a good one and then to choose sides with either of them. It would help to enjoy the wrestling match with a greater enthusiasm.
A viewer has an important role of cheering or ‘booing’’ the wrestlers as per their attributes. They show how much they enjoy the aspects of wrestling because of which a wrestler may get enthusiastic enough to show all his skills. Going to a wrestling match would help to show different aspects of life and would make the audience see hatred, suffering and cruelty.
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