The film V for Vendetta directed by Jimmy McTeigue presents a negative view of society and humanity; he portrays society as being repressive, cruel and creates a feeling of discontent. This is done through setting, using techniques such as lighting, dialogue, propaganda and technology. As a result the audience feels trapped by the unpleasant world of V for Vendetta and thus this creates a negative view on society. McTeigue has subtly used lighting as a technique to create a feeling of oppressiveness and establish the power that the party exerts on the public. In the scene where we witness Sutler addressing the party leaders after V has destroyed the Old Bailey, we are confronted with just the lit up faces of the leaders and darkness in the background.
It should be seen as a tragedy/comedy. Life is not always 100% happy, so why should a play be ? We have to remember that in Elizabethan times, Jews were universally hated. The audience couldn't feel any sympathy for Shylock's fate but instead find it laughable instead of tragic just because he's a Jew. Furthermore, the play is set in far away Venice, which makes it less real for an English audience and makes them less able to relate to the tragic elements of the play.
In "Fashionable Anti-Amercanism," Dominic Hilton considers the villainous identity America has taken on by foreign countries. He discusses whether these countries are legitimately angry, or if they have a Freudian complex involving the fear to look look at themselves cynically and discontinue the blame towards America. There is strong focus on anti-Americanism being seen as fashionable and uneducated. Hilton questions whether it would matter what America did, because the discrimination would most likely continue. He uses examples, and quotes to demonstrate the irony of foreigners lack of condolence towards America.
It says in this report ‘ Discontent is shown in a number of different ways but the most common is that of speaking badly about the regime’ This source refers to the ‘discontent’ shown to be in a ‘number of different ways’. This source evidently has a negative attitude towards the regime. In comparison source A is from a secondary source so the view is remained to be fixed whereas source B is from a primary source and is more confidential, therefore it has a more realistic approach. Source A has a positive attitude towards Mussolini’s Fascist regime whereas Source B has a negative attitude on the regime. However near the end of Source A fits in the problems and worries shown in Source B.
This definitely does more harm than good as it could be a bad influence on people listening to make them gamble, wasting their money and destroying families, the most important social unit up to this time. Source F is a very negative part of an article in the Daily Mail, 25 May 1964. This includes very conservative views from Mary Whitehouse. She believed very strongly that the BBC was not fulfilling their duty to promote Christian principles. This shows that the Sixties did more harm than good because, according to her, the standard of programmes was deteriorating which could have influenced viewers.
When the law is taken into the hands of each individual the people live in a state of lawlessness. Lawlessness and cycles of revenge undermine the civilization. This is Aeschylus’s main theme in his play Agamemnon. Aeschylus shows his attitude against war many times throughout his play when he makes references to lawlessness and cycles of revenge that cause unnecessary bloodshed. In Agamemnon, Aeschylus uses his characters to express his political opinion on war.
This line reveals Antony’s hatred towards blood, especially since it is Caesar’s. The presence of blood angers him because the sight of it reminds him of Caesar’s murderers, Brutus, Cassius, Casca and the rest of the conspirators. He does not think Caesar, an accomplished and well-respected man, deserves to die. Therefore, he accuses the conspirators of shedding the valuable blood of a prestigious man. Antony prophesies that Caesar’s death will plunge Italy into chaos, which is an example of violent imagery.
There are people who see horror films as a product of society in decay, to satisfy need for violence. This theory bears some ‘scrutiny’ but really in the end, it doesn’t hold much weight. Even the earliest societies like Greeks have their own monsters or stories of gods in which men and beasts commit unspeakable horrors. If you think ‘Hannibal’ is a nightmarish story, have you tried reading the ‘House of Atreus’ in Greek mythology, which refers some horrific instances of cannibalism? Even though I was a mania of Greek gods and Rome mythologies, I never could finish reading certain chapters which were just too much for a little kid.
Women aren’t as smart as a man; Black people as law breakers; Gays as promiscuous; and garbage collector as uneducated. These are just a few of a wide number of common stereotypes that we usually use to generalize people. Stereotypes are the perception we make about a person or group of people based on our experience, the media and influence of friends and family. I absolutely believe that stereotypes are harmful because it has negative impact on behaviour, causes discrimination and leads to prejudice. Stereotype has negative impact on behaviour.
Portia has to deal with prejudice against her gender, the Prince of Morocco has to cope with prejudice against his race but the character that is most discriminated against is Shylock. He is hated for being a Jew and a money-lender, but Shakespeare has not made Shylock a character easy to sympathize with. He appears to be mean and cruel and it seems as though he loves his money above all else. However during the play there are moments when Shakespeare gives Shylock speeches which show his humaneness and compassion. In these moments, although at the time it was written there was little tolerance of Jews, during these moments the modern day audience would certainly feel sorry for him.