An adult’s understanding of the seriousness of war can be seen through the imagery used where Martin ‘edges out the firing pin’ of the grenade, ‘fingers the serrations’ with ‘his father’s bleak skill’. This shows that the skill was not something to be proud of, and that Marin was treating the grenade with respect. However, Foulcher cleverly presents the conflicting view of children as the ‘dead weapon hurls across mind fields’. The word ‘mind’ in this phrase is a pun which means mine fields that are in the children’s minds. The metaphor of ‘desk trenches’ clearly expresses the children’s imagination.
A key example of this technique is the opening scene where we, the audience, are first introduced to Schindler. Our first impressions of Schindler are negative as we see him put on a Nazi badge. The lighting on this badge tells the audience that Schindler is an immoral man and a member of the Nazi party, it is also the first introduction of the holocaust and Hitler, and this floods the audience’s emotions with hatred and sadness. We also see Schindler flaunt money, the money is lit up, this signifies the importance of money and also foreshadows moneys role later on in the film. Towards the end of the film we see Schindler delivering his speech to his Jewish workers and Nazi guards, “you can return home to your families as men or as murderers, it’s your choice”.
Thus, democracy and a fair voting group become tainted. I would definitely say that Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report are part of the "media" that affects people’s opinion. These television shows are a way to provide comedic relief to the issues our economy faces; however, these shows still have an impact of how the viewer will understand an issue at hand. It is very difficult for anyone to be completely unbiased and with constantly hearing other people’s opinion through the media. We cannot make a decision of how “we” feel about the topic.
Even when he thinks the TV is one of the greatest inventions, he means that it is so great that it is an ad-plastered, brainwashing, individuality bleaching, stereotyping, couch-potato making tool of society. When Trubey explains the TV like that, he is saying the TV was one of the worst inventions in history and backing up his argument with the use of harsh words. “We are all unique individuals capable of free and creative thought”. Everybody wants to be on TV because you can watch famous people have fun. Adults love talking down on teenagers, and Trubey shows subjective language in the article.
Explore how Williams uses stage settings and directions to convey dramatic effects Williams uses dramatic techniques throughout the play but I have chosen to zoom in on a few key sections of the play, such as the poker night. The opening stage directions point out the bright colours and lighting referring to them with words like ‘raw’ and ‘vivid’, these adjectives could be seen as threatening. This greatly contrasts with the comfort and security of the paper lantern for Blanche. The males wearing their bright colours could also be seen as intimidating as it’s an obvious show of their manhood which shows their strength but also their coarseness. The speech of the men when they are playing poker is very sharp and direct, but almost joking too.
In both stories kids were influenced by adults. Fist Stick Knife Gun was pointed more towards violence. Geoffrey saw fighting all his life and thought that it was normal because his family told him so. “The Wave” by Morton Rhue was more about the power of other people’s say in things. Mr. Ross’ class made The Wave more powerful because everyone joined it and people thought it was the “right” thing to do.
Many will wince and wrinkle their noses at this film's sheer, uncompromising immaturity. Perhaps they prefer their satire more middlebrow, more responsible, like that Manchurian Candidate remake. But Team America: World Police is criminally, deplorably funny. The giggling starts at the spectacular opening scene when TAWP take down a bevy of terrorists in Paris - though at the unfortunate expense of destroying the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre - and things more or less continue from there. The explicit puppet sex scene between Gary and Lady Penelope-lookalike Lisa is incredible, in every sense.
The use of emotion was shown a lot through this man Derreck Davis, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, who was robbed at gun point and held this rage for many years. When the repeal came up to abolish death penalty, he made it clear that he was against it. As he observed his delegates arguing, “He realized, in his words, that ‘You can't make laws out of rage; you have to have a calm spirit’” (Jealous & Braveboy, p. 3). This quote appeals to pathos because this man appreciates the importance of making the right decisions concerning the law. This shows he cares more about what is right for the people then his own personal benefits.
I quite enjoyed Fahrenheit 451. A 20th-century classic. The language features employed in it result in an interesting, if not slightly difficult read which provokes deep thought from the reader. Published in 1953, it describes a future American society where books are outlawed, and it is the role of ‘firemen’ to destroy any that are found. Montag, the protagonist, is a fireman and is happy however, after a conversation with the girl next door, he discovers he is completely discontented with how he has been living out his life, burning knowledge and encouraging stupefaction.
The author uses many metaphors, such as in the third stanza, where Pomeroy says, “I knock out a new cigarette - which is my bravery.” This line demonstrates that he feels as if his cigarette will make him feel unafraid and powerful. The author uses similes such as in the fourth stanza, “It is like a bull ring as they say it is just before the fighting.”. This simile gives the reader a bit of an idea of how anxious the teenager truly is and gives us the idea that a conflict is arising. The teenager seems much more nervous and self-conscious than he perceives the police officer to be. As the poem continues into the fifth and sixth stanzas, we get a sense that the teenager is gaining more power in the silent confrontation.