How does Michael Moore use the techniques of Satire in Bowling for Columbine to achieve his purpose? By using film techniques such as irony, juxtaposition and sarcasm, in a remarkably powerful way, Moore leads the audience through a deeply emotional and informative journey in his film, bowling for Columbine. He clearly highlights the flaws in American society and the terrible fact, that American gun culture is based upon fear which is leading to the knocking down of much of their society. Through these techniques, Moore invites the viewer to reflect on the values and attitudes about human frailty and depravity and to question whether the gun laws in America need to be altered. Moore outlines the flaws in American society simply by using juxtaposition as a technique of satire.
Both Auden and Watson effectively form representations and perspectives through the implementation of techniques within their texts. Auden actively uses poetic techniques to display his own negative perspective regarding the power of dictators in "Epitaph of a Tyrant". Auden immediately creates an ambiguous environment as the first line states how dictators are after "perfection, of a kind". The slight pause after perfection satirises its positive connotation casting doubt upon the reader questioning what type of perfection that the dictators wanted. In addition, Auden further demonstrates his negative perspective through the comment on the amount of knowledge the dictators know; "[Dictators] knew human folly like the back of [their] hand".
The media, politicians, advocacy groups as well as the FBI are steadfast in claiming that the only rational explanation is that of the individuals falling prey to the aggression inciting video game. In short, the violent video game made them do it. One might be reminded of the Salem Witch Trials, where no educated explanation can be derived, those which cannot defend themselves, no matter how far-fetched the reasoning, is the obvious answer. Religious and political dogma has run rampant. The media have created unnecessary fear and moral panic to legitimize their personal agendas under the guise of “protecting children”.
Just as the scientists do, these people fid ways to trap there people into lacking a lot of things a good person would have. The violence in Winston’s world I caused by very controlling people who likes power and turns it into evil. The war with Eurasia and the killing of the people, the banishment of the population once things are being done wrong or someone doing something against regulations. This act is like a flip in the script, once the people in the population does something out of bound, it’s like they are being evil, when it’s really the other way
However, it is difficult to believe that Cathy chose to be evil to the extreme that Steinbeck depicts. He described every moment of her life as being devoted to bringing other people down, and pulling herself up. She achieved this through devious schemes that trapped many important men in compromising positions, and also by clever plots that allowed her to take over one of the most successful whore houses in Salinas. Cathy was a secretive person who went to great measures to cover her past and her feelings. In turn, chosen isolation combined with the lack of love is a clear identification of the source of her evil, which is
Exposing violence in the media teaches bad morals and is not supported by the greater good of society. In the show “24”, the main character, Jack Bauer is effective and powerful in saving America, by using torturing methods. The message sent is, “..as long as the tortures manage to choose the correct victim…those who know a lot and those who know a little spill... information within seconds after pain starts-which is not a common occurrence”(Cusac 140). The show makes scenarios look so unrealistic, that you can’t determine what the truth is and what is make belief. Some may say, “Its unfair competition.
A Brief Essay on The Power of Fear By: Myckael Franklin Fear. It drives us, shapes our societies and our beliefs. It even controls us, causing us to make rash decisions and bad judgments. Without a doubt, the fictional character Walter Lee Younger from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in The Sun embodies that mentality, giving birth to the unspoken truth of fear’s hold on our minds. Looking at Walter, his drive to live up to and fulfill his father’s dreams, his blind trust seemingly out of desperation, and his delinquent behavior, one could see how it all originates from his fear, fear for the future of his family.
Us Against Them In wars, in cruelty, and even in sports there is a force that allows humans to fight, to abuse, and to compete. We separate ourselves from our opponents; we dehumanize them in order to justify our actions against them. The examples of this are many, they are driven by fear, and they only hurt those involved. In Matt Ridley’s book The Rational Optimist, he shows that humans prosper when they do not separate themselves from each other. In John Steinbeck’s book, The Grapes of Wrath, he shows the cruelties people are capable of when they do separate themselves from others and District 9, a film directed by Neill Blomkamp, makes clear what can happen when people dehumanize another species.
They create opaque facades to deceive and manipulate others to claim self-superiority. Hence, both Harron and Shakespeare warn of the capability within all of us for evil. The capability for destruction exists alongside the covert evilness within humanity where both possess the ability to mentally disrupt the human mind. This is highlighted through the archetypes of Iago and Patrick
The argument for the Justification of torture on terrorists is completely justifiable and the only course of action in ascertaining vital information for the nation’s defense. To argue against justification is weakness itself. The world has monsters lurking in its dark corners. To