The characters in ‘Oliver Twist’ are successful as they are often labelled with some idiosyncrasy which represents Dickens’ distaste for society. He also loved to use melodrama, which is reflected in his characters, to create empathy and sympathy for a character. While Bumble has a complete lack of sympathy towards Oliver, Mr Sowerberry tries to win Oliver over by attempting to be nice to him, and therefore be seen as an author figure to Oliver. The characters in this chapter are presented as villains to show how Dickens felt about the authority figures in the 1830’s. As in many other of his books, Dickens uses his character’s personalities to represent the attitudes of society.
Lysistrata The play Lysistrata was written by Aristophanes during the twelfth year of the Peloponnesian war. It was first performed in Athens, Greece in 411 B.C., with the typical male audience and all male actors. A great deal of thought went into this play that Aristophanes wrote, he shows the folly of war, chauvinism, and sex by making his audience look foolish though sexual humor and old comedy. Many things that are demonstrated by the play Lysistrata still occupy the American society today. In the play, the women take matters into their own hands by hosting a sex strike; they are determined to win the war by themselves.
Still even an inexperienced evaluator soon realizes the connection between the Nacirema and the United States. In fact, the word “Nacirema” is “American” spelled backwards. Miner further correlates the Nacirema to Americans by describing the location of this tribe to be in North America and refers to the feats of their hero whose name happens to be Washington spelled backwards (Miner 503). Miner describes the Nacirema people as a culture obsessed with rituals regarding to the vanity of the human body. In reality many of these rituals are considered to be normal hygiene practices by most civilized cultures.
The book 1984 is written by George Orwell and was published in 1949 as a prediction of what would happen if Britain was run by totalitarian government. Specifically, the SparkNote’s 1984: Themes, Motifs, & Symbols, “1984 is a political novel written with the purpose of warning readers in the West of the dangers of totalitarian government.” Signifies the point. The story of this book is one man, Winston, against the whole government. Winston is rebelling against the party on his own and trying to survive. Then he meets Julia, fellow co-worker, who is also against the party.
The impact of technology on people relationships by Ellen Goodman. We are living in a world where everything changes dramatically at an amazing speed; technology has become one of the most important things in our daily life. In Praise of a Snail’s pace is an article made by Ellen Goodman who is born in April 1941, she is an American journalist and noted for being one of the first women to openly discuss women’s rights. In her article, Goodman talks about the effect of technology on people’s relationships. She compares how life and society were years ago and now; gives many examples of how technology is less meaningful, and how a personal handwritten is more sentimental.
Nineteen Eighty-Four Essay George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was written in nineteen forty eight after World War two to warn his fellow citizens about Totalitarian governments and the false Utopia it creates. According to Marion Dalvai in Utopian Parodied in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four Utopias have been described as societies that are moving forward with the help of modern technology. In Nineteen Eighty-Four Oceania is completely attached to their telescreens and there are hidden microphones everywhere so the Party can monitor its citizens. The people of Oceania view this overload of technology as a good thing and away to protect their society because they are so brainwashed by Big Brother and the Party. Technology has only helped
Fahrenheit 451 The extraordinary experience of reading the novel Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, is that although it was written in 1953 the author predicted a vivid description of the way things are in America today. The colorful characters in this book represent different examples of American culture and how this culture is addicted to electronic media means of communication and has a lack of self control. This fictional story projects almost sixty years into the future. The time period of this story is not clearly specified in the novel but it could easily be assumed that the story takes place during the new millennium. There are references to terrible crimes, nuclear weapons, political correctness,
Newspeak is a deliberately impoverished language promoted by the state. Newspeak is closely based on English but has a greatly reduced and simplified vocabulary and grammar. The Three Slogans: "War is Peace." -This world is full of troubles, most of the time we don't even know what they are or where they are. When we have an enemy in plain sight, we are confident of our ability to fight him.
Introduction: Night Journey is a powerful piece of work from one of America’s foremost modern choreographers, Martha Graham. Her works often had a strong emotive foundation. They concerned human experiences and deep emotions of the human heart (MarthaGraham.org, 2006). Night Journey premiered on February the 28th 1947, in the Ziegfeld Theatre, New York. It is based on the Greek legend of Oedipus; a story where an Oracle prophesises that Oedipus (the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta) would kill his father and marry his Mother.
During the war he became a prominent writer of “Exileliteratur”, showing his opposition to the National Socialist and Fascist movements through his famous plays : “Leben des Galilei”, “Der gute Mensch von Sezuan”, “Der aufhatsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui”, “Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis”, “ Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches” and last but not least “Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder” written in 1939 considered to be one of the greatest anti-war play of all time having as a protagonist a woman, Anna Fierling also known as “Mutter Courage”. Bertolt Brecht is known best for not following “Eine Aristotelische Dramatik” (Suhrkamp Verlag – “Schriften zum Theater”), but creating a new concept of the 20th century theatre by the creation of a fourth wall which separates the stage and the actors performing the play from the audience. The spectators are now able to experience a new type of directing a play never attempted before. It is as if they would actually simulate a time machine which can allow them to share the same feelings and emotions as