Essay Image is a powerful tool in today’s society and is frequently used in texts to convey meaning. The Rabbits, written by John Marsden and illustrated by Shaun Tan powerfully highlights the dramatic impact of British colonisation on Australia and it’s Indigenous inhabitants. Techniques such as colour, symbolism, page layout etc. are deliberately employed to highlight specific themes of power and control and displacement and loss and therefore give the viewer a greater appreciation of the text. Visual techniques are successfully used to convey the key theme of power and control in The Rabbits.
He is scared of concept of changing or "growing-up." He wants everyone and everything to stay the way it is forever. This is why he loves the museum so much, because it does exactly what he wants to do. He is scared for his future not in a way of how "successful" he is going to be, but what kind of person he is going to end up as. He thinks as people get old or grows up, they change and lose their innocence.
In a place that feels secure to him in an unpredictable world of change, Holden remarks, “Certain things, they should stay the way they are” (122). He sees time passing in his own life and wants things to be like they are in the museum: still and peaceful. He can always depend on the mummies and Indian staying the same, whereas he can’t depend on a school,
In his effort to tidy up an artwork of Jackson Pollock, Wehrli decided to skip the long procedures of figuring out and ordering the painting by individual aspects of each stroke, and instead simply put all the paint back into their original containers. Just like Van Gogh’s bedroom, the ‘mess’ of the original artwork have only been moved and repositioned-much like sweeping the dust under the rug. The audience however, is satisfied with the clean look on the surface, not really giving much thought to the messiness beneath it. This represents the irony faced by modern society as we constantly seek structure and order but our lives are still a constant mess. The satirical humour of his artworks laughs at our appreciation of the seemingly orderly composition that masks a messy reality- a mirror of our own world.
It was one of the largest massacres ever. However director Mark Herman uses the perspective of the little boy Bruno to illustrate that for children who have no prejudices about nations and enemies (and the boys in the movie were completely oblivious that one was suffering and the other was not) it shows just how innocent children are and without exposing them to the wrong idea they will connect and get along. Herman uses many techniques to his advantage to distinguish the interplay between history and memory. The landscape is majorly used to show the perspective of each character. This is shown in scenes in the house/headquaters where there are bland colours and it looks like a fortress which indicates the unhappiness and sadness of the people within it.
Maeve McMenomey English II Per. 5 Thesis: Salinger uses Holden's red hunting hat so demonstrate his evolving character from an immature teenager to one willing to grow up. I. First, Holden's hat shows that he is playful and childish, and that he feels to the need to be unique or different. A.
Daniel Nguyen 6-06-11 Period 2 Catcher essay In the book “The Catcher in the Rye”, Holden is a boy that can either be insane or sane by comparing it to the world around him. How he does it, is using the word "phony" in his story to have the reader assume that the world is insane, but over time there are things that have been uncovered. Holden has analyzed his family as a representation to society and has finally concluded that the adult society is phony and corrupt. But the question is that can we really trust his conclusion of his family after him telling us that he lies hmself? If everyone is phony, then he is phony as well, saying if the world is insane will he also be insane?.
Symbols are used all the time both in stories and real life; often times, people use symbols to describe emotions and certain feelings that they have through a real object. People do this in order to materialize their thoughts and to express their mind through a way others can understand. In J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye many different examples of symbolism are used throughout the novel to enable the reader into the mindset of Holden Caulfield. Three major examples of his symbolism are the ducks with the frozen pond, Jane Gallagher, and the Museum of Natural History, representing both his past and fears for the future. Salinger uses all three of these symbols to represent the thoughts of the central character, Holden Caulfield.
The decisions they made caused their lives to have different outcomes. Holden’s journey of self-discovery is full of sadness and depression and a fall from innocence. Holden believes that everyone is innocent, but they inevitably lose it by the time they are adults. He believes that innocence is lost in childhood and thinks that he can protect children from losing their pureness by becoming the catcher in the rye. The Catcher in
In the novel The Catcher in the Rye published in 1951 by J.D Salinger and Six Degrees of Separation a film directed in 1993 by Fred Schepisi, we are able to examine the journey of the protagonists through the similarities within the thematic concerns involved in the process of maturation. Also alienation and familial relationships within a conservative society can be seen as an inevitable fact within both texts. The uniqueness of each text is enhanced by the differing contexts, whilst their examination of similar prosperous and conservative societies forces us to see the connection between the texts. The different forms of media allow us to explore on how both the literary and visual techniques of each text are used to present the different contexts in regards to the meaning of each text. Through the comparative study of the two texts we are provided with an insight to the journey undertaken by the two protagonists in their attempt to find their meaning of life.