I think it makes them feel better about themselves. Another reason is that you can see yourself in the joke a little bit. I think of comedians that joke about racial issues, sexual preference, or appearance. Most of the time that comedian is represented in that joke. My thought goes immediately to Chris Rock who jokes about black people, or Gabriel Iglesias who jokes about Mexicans and overweight people, who he likes to call fluffy.
This can be interpreted as Ron’s way of “coming out of the closet” and embracing his identity as a gay, black male. Even though Ron has a lot of status through the play, he also seems to have put on a permanent mask for the outside world while falling out of his roots as an African American. At the start of the play when the family was partying, and eating food yet Ron was not interested because his paper had taken priority over family time. Also on the eve of Nat Turner’s rebellion as Turner was getting the
Surprisingly the play was praised and opened the door for fellow African American playwrights. Shortly after, a bright man by the name of August Wilson introduced “Fences”. The play “Fences” focused on the same issues of “A Raisin in the Sun”, just with a different conclusion. Racism, family, and disappointment are all elements represented in both plays, but in view of realism “Fences” is more practical for the era of time. At the time both of these plays were published, the Civil Rights Movement was at its peak, racism was everywhere one turned.
I also liked Lee’s intimate describing of his experience, and how some of his films had interesting elements to them because he was part of the black society. We don’t view his films in first person, which doesn’t make it appear simple, yet it still contains complex and structured ideas. These ideas derived from Lee’s own encounters with chaotic struggles he faced. From Lee’s films, I chose She’s Gotta Have It, School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X and Jungle Fever. I choose these because they all revolve around a similar idea: Racism.
The ideas of Martin Luther King, Jr.; John F. Kennedy; and Robert Kennedy impacted the lives of every American citizen in ways that are still reverberating with us today. In this Seminar, we will discuss what our lives might be like had these three men never been born. 1. Drawing upon each of these three major historical figures, summarize each man's ultimate vision for our society. 2.
Martin Luther King Martin Luther King Introduction Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, as Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights and racial equality in the United States and around the world through nonviolent methods. Playing a great role in the history of modern American liberalism, King had a very interesting young life being a constant worker for civil rights for members of his race while being in the ministry. His approach though, brought him afflictions which also paved the way to his untimely assassination. This paper describes the short lived life of Martin Luther King and his impact to American history.
William H. Cosby Jr. Topic: Bill Cosby General Purpose: Introduction Specific Purpose: To introduce my class to Bill Cosby – a famed comedic performer of stage, films and television. Central Idea: Bill Cosby has used influence through television, films, and live performances to help shape the perception of not just Black Comedy but Black men across America. Preview: I will inform my classmates about the various key issues that Bill Cosby has spoken on through his comedy act, television or movie appearances, and public speaking engagements. Introduction I. Today it is my pleasure to introduce a comedic genius known across the country by the sound of his voice.
This is inspiring because it shows the African American people that they can be better than what once was and let go and forgive all who wronged them. Also, in the quotation above he makes apparent that they are going to gain their place in society. He was confident that they were going to gain freedom no matter what. This engages his audience and inspires African Americans to never give up. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s skillful and knowledgeable use of rhetorical modes made his “I Have a Dream” speech one of the most influential and meaningful speeches of all time.
April 24, 2012 English 101 Final Draft “The Convict” Even though we see ourselves as a united nation, we continue to fight racial issues every day. Television is extremely influential in this day in age because of its ability to reach viewers almost everywhere. The television show “The Office” is known for being one of the funniest shows on T.V., and episode after episode, the show continues to keep the viewer wanting more. The show is always full of jokes, but during the episode “The Convict”, they take the jokes a little too far, and it can be argued that the episode is racist toward African Americans. The episode starts off with Angela and Kevin trying to figure out where extra money in the budget came from.