Devil's Playground Summary: Devils Playground by Lucy Walker shows an Amish community and techniques to persuade the viewer to adopt attitudes and values that Walker has of the Amish. Documentaries not only present facts and versions of reality, they make comments on society, which are often used to influence personal perspective and opinion. The documentary, Devil's Playground produced by Lucy Walker uses the techniques of selection of omission, editing, music and sound and camera angles to bring attention to issues in our society revolving around the Amish community and their rumspringa rituals. Walker presents us with an observation of both the Amish society and the "English society" that the Amish teenagers experience with, this observation,
Sontag’s her purpose is to make the reader think how the commitment with a photograph affects the way people see and understand the term of suffer and war that society have lived through the time. Since imagines transmit a messages much clear and stronger for the spectators. She also addresses that each reader can interpret any imagine in a different way depends of the person’s beliefs and thinking, however the viewer has to remember that those pictures pass first for a imagine editor. Susan writes this essay in a formal way. Some of the words that she uses could be completely unknown for some readers.
While providing his overall purpose and what he hopes his reader do as result of reading Freakonomics. “It has to do with thinking sensibly about how people behave in the real world… You might become more skeptical of the conventional wisdom; you may begin looking for hints as to how things aren’t quite what they seem... You may find yourself asking a lot f questions” (209 -210). Here, Levitt simply want people to behave correctly with common sense. He also wants the reader to question things and to search for their own answers. Levitts’ purpose is to allow the reader to attack the world and their problems with smarts and their own ideas.
Dorothy Allison skillfully constructed stories made her point about art clear. Art has a kind of mysterious magic that make people fall into an imagination, leading people to have different mood. In her story, she seems making the art become more convincingness that people think art is everywhere; more about the personal opinion or perspective; become more motional to people. Art should be surprise, astonish and bring magic to everyone’s
Also about how you view life and how much different it would be if you viewed it in a different way. This exercise would help Koren in the sense that she can try and look at life through a different perspective. She has a very serious view on the world and always believes that people are out to get her or looking down on her. Using this exercise may help her get rid of that
Her initial thoughts were led astray from the harsh reality that the world around her may not always be so safe, but, due to the addition of knowledge she was able to break down her original assumptions. By observing the components and techniques used in both Looking for Alibrandi and Flowers, it can be inferred that assumptions about a person, society or the world in which we live, have the power to manipulate our perspectives. The two texts exemplify the initial assumptions possessed by the protagonists and display techniques that demonstrate their augmentation of knowledge and understanding which enables them to re-examine and change their
* Alan needs to improve on being mindful on a person to person basis. He needs to treat each employee as an individual. In our text it states “to being mindful we need to put aside any preoccupations, preconceptions and attend fully to what is happening in the moment” (Wood, J., 2012 pg161). * Alan tried different approaches when evaluating Gretchen and the male employee but still was ambushing both employees; Alan was listening, but was taking the information and using it against them. He needs to take each situation and act differently upon it.
In the world today, people are focused on benefits of life rather than what is really necessary for living. As a result of the rise in materialism, writer and professor Marjorie Downie, wrote an article entitled “What’s More Important?” to decipher what is really more important to human beings in the world today. In more ways than one, Downie shows her feelings toward materialism through her word choice as well as her tone. The tone of this article is satire and the significance if this tone choice will be discovered. Throughout her piece, Downie uses many different evidences to support her arguments.
Although, the majority of political cartoons place a negative outlook on whomever they are addressing, they “can encourage us to look critically at ourselves, and increase our empathy for the sufferings and frustration of others,” U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in opening remarks to the U.N. seminar. But they can also accomplish the opposite. They have, in short, a big responsibility” (Burkhart). Ruben Bolling understands his responsibility in his cartoons, to never cross the line by making a cartoon without knowing the facts behind the issue. Furthermore, political cartoons ideas are endless “Unless there is one subject of overriding importance or timeliness on a particular day, or some special outrage” (Block, 3).