English Assessment Task- Module C- Representation and Text Distortion of the truth can alter the ways conflicting perspectives generate diverse and provocative insights. The ways that truth is altered is presented through the role reputation plays in The Justice Game’s chapter the Trials of Oz, by Geoffrey Robertson, and in The Crucible, a film by Nicholas Hytner, based upon the play of the same name by Arthur Miller. Another way distortion of truth arises is when deception prevails and triumphs, shown in the chapter Michael X on Death Row, by Geoffrey Robertson, and again in film version of The Crucible. The idea that Justice is a game also provides conflict and diversity that challenges perspectives of the truth. Finally, a cartoon about the Occupy Wall Street movement describes how the truth can mislead and warp meaning, thus creating perspectives that generate diverse and provocative insights.
Satire being irony, or sarcasm used to expose vice or a moral fault had became the idea for the novel. Thus the setting being World War II made the novel purpose even better. The setting is where the achievement lays “that Heller’s achievement lies in his brilliant use of the setting as metaphor or a satirical macrocosm for many of the macrocosm idiocies afflicting the postwar era in general” (Aldridge). Heller uses satire in order to reveal the idiocy of war (Aldridge). Making Catch-22 the remarkable as well as groundbreaking masterpiece it is today.
In the Mind of the Wicked In what ways are the themes in Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle similar to those in Slaughterhouse-Five? How are the two books different? In both Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five, Vonnegut seems intent on has using his writing as a tool to convey penetrating messages and ominous warnings about our society. Throughout the books, Vonnegut combines vivid imagery with a distinctly satirical and anecdotal style to explore complex issues such as religion and war. On the surface, Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five are dramatically different novels, each with its own characters, symbols, and plot.
Mark Twain can be referred to as a “Satirist”, (bachelorandmaster.com) setting specific satires through Jim, Huck, and Finn. By using satire, Twain “let a redneck kid tell his story, in his own dialect” (npr.org) sparking controversy and public outcry. The dialect used in the story is to the book. Twain develops a variety of satires for his characters, which are used to help the reader understand each of their lives. Twain shows Jim as superstitious; a trait that is found throughout the novel, and is also represented in Huck.
Therefore, the media dehumanises the quality of humanly values and relationships. The values of relationships have been depraved as a conclusion of advertising. This is also apparent in the poem ‘Televistas’. The poem enables us to explore how relationships have been manipulated by television. “Smiling at The Many Faces of Dick Emery--and Fate” This is evidence of the superiority of modern advertising against the consumer market.
Duality in Macbeth Light and dark are often thought about as great symbols for good verses evil. In television and movies, one will often notice that when the bad guy is pursuing some sort of evil crime or succeeding in beating the good guy, the scene will be dark to add some more intensity to the plot. While on the other hand when the good guy is doing something good and winning the action scenes, light may be reflected on them. Light verse dark is also one of the oldest known dualities, dating back to the time that God created the world. The bible states “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.
The Simpsons pointed out how comical some of Poe’s supposedly deep, gloomy lines are if they were read individually of the rhythm. Other things The Simpsons paradox differed from Poe’s “The Raven” was by using visual effects that didn’t agree with the original text to create irony and physical humor. When the narrator said, “Then, me thought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer,” the unseen censer hit Homer’s head, and we hear Homer’s classic line “D’oh!” Here, The Simpsons paradox transformed the poem by allowing us to see an “unseen” object in a scene that is normal of the physical humor that Homer is usually involved in. They mock Poe’s diction, by using Homer’s well-known physical humor to make a scene in “The Raven” that is supposed to be emotional and touching seem hilarious. The Simpsons paradox used all of the members of the Simpsons family during the sequence of the
Shavon Roberts April 26, 2015 Dr. Strangelove/Fail-Safe Assignment Comparison and Contrast of Dr. Strangelove & Fail-Safe Deciding between two things is an everyday issue, and we usually end up making a decision upon what is the best offer or outcome for us. In this case, I am considering the similarities and the differences between two movies, which are Dr. Strangelove and Fail-Safe. Dr. Strangelove is an exaggerated sarcastic comedy while Fail-Safe is a severe drama. In this paper, I explained that although the two films are similar, they are also different. I do this by comparing the characters of the film.
Shakespeare’s plays have demonstrated the battle between good and evil in various ways. Macbeth, one of his most famous works, has been heralded as a prime example of this battle between good and evil through the use of imagery of light and darkness. Firstly, light imagery illustrates the nobility of person. Next, one’s purity can be easily stained by darkness. Finally, the use of dark imagery symbolizes the true and final stage of evil.
In an absurdist novel, their is no traditional plot structure. Traditionally absurd moments occur threw out the whole novel where a character’s personal views and meaning is destroyed and they are forced to come up with other meanings and to reconstruct their personal views. The plague and Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy are both absurdist fiction novels which attempt to influence reader’s views by depictions of the meaning of life, portraying various attempts and failures by characters to find meaning. Absurdist authors generally have a strong idea of what the meaning of life is. There are two main ideas which are focused around the works of absurdist fiction.