Whether many would prefer to admit or not, advertising has changed society- modifying the way Americans think and act in today's day and age, though not entirely for the better. Over the years, the wants and luxuries of Americans have progressively changed into their "needs", caused by the numerous persuasive advertisements that convince the viewers that their life would drastically improve if only they had the said product. As Sesana states, "they create unfulfilled desires... to buy products we don't need", referring to the strategies used by advertisers to create a driving want to self-indulge for the customers (Source F). Separate groups are targeted in different ways in order to appeal to the different wants of each group, thus making the want that much stronger (Source H). These tactics summon a sense of need that, in turn, cause people to believe whole-heartedly that the product is a necessity, however, in reality, it is merely a luxury.
A special detail to look at are the changes the protagonist undergoes during the novel which I think is one of the main purposes the author wants us to pay special attention to, since the entire plot is based on Pony’s feelings and expectation for his life. The novel is set in 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is a novel written in first person by a 14 year old Greaser, Ponyboy Curtis who allows us an insight into the lifestyles of these distinct worlds. I chose the novel "The Outsiders" as a text for year 10 for the following reasons: It is a novel which draws the reader in and allows the reader to understand a lifestyle alien to them. Even though the novel is set in 1966, it is a novel that's theme can be found in any society and time period.
[INTRO] With only three actors, three chairs and a room full of space, a story was created within a story through dynamic physicality, contemporary beats and both classic and modern text. Zen Zen Zo’s performers are currently travelling Queensland entertaining teachers and students from grades 8-12 with their physical theatre performance of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ which was directed and designed by Steven Mitchell Wright. Throughout the performance movement, mood and music were used in new and exciting ways by Mitchell Write to explore the message of love triumphing over all/rejecting authority. (Which one am I supposed to do?) Do rejecting authority, because you relate to it better and you can make references to current teen culture… [CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES] The main message of the performance Romeo and Juliet rejecting authority of their parents.
Enter Without So Much as Knocking Enter Without So Much as Knocking Poem by Bruce Dawe The poem, ‘Enter Without So Much as Knocking” by Bruce Dawe, is critical of consumerism in the modern world. It describes the life of a man from birth to death, who becomes strongly influenced by commercialism and ends up a product of society. Stanza one is the baby coming home for the first time and the first thing he hears is Bobby Dazzler on Channel 7, “first thing he heard was Bobby Dazzler on Channel 7: Hello, hello, hello all you lucky people…” this is the first example of how television is starting to dominate our lives. “Hello, hello, hello all you lucky people and he really was lucky because it didn’t mean a thing to him then…” Dawe creates irony through these lines by saying how the baby really is lucky because he does not understand what is being said. The baby is yet to
3 3 H Skill 7: Evaluate major debates concerning alternative interpretations A7/S2: 4/12: I earned a 3 for my article response paper on Dr. Marathon Luther King. 3 H Skills 8: Construct and test hypotheses H Skill 9: Show connections and causal H Skill 10: Recognize the complexity of historical cause and effect H Skill 11: Interpret past events within context and timeframe H Skill 12: understanding the meaning of events and recognizing they could have taken other directions P1/S2: 3/24: I earned a 3 for my “Escape from Camp 14” discussion with Ms. Tapia. - The main character, a boy snitch who had never been in the outside world, had an uncertain life which could have went a completely different direction 3 3 H Skill 13: Analyze Human Modifications of landscape A/S2: 5/13: I earned a 3 for my article response paper on Haiti’s trash problem. H Skill 14: Conduct cost/benefit analyses A/S2: May/16: I earned a 3 for my article response paper on Walt Disney Project: Outcome: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Paul D'angelo, author and protagonist of “The Step Not Taken” chronicles the moral roller coaster ride that will escort him from a state of ignorance, to one of benevolence. His story follows a certain plot pattern knows as the hero's journey, or in literary terms- Monomyth. My analysis of his experience is comprised of three paragraphs, each of which will describe one stage of the three present in every monomyth, beginning with separation- the call to adventure, typically unsettling in nature and usually with the aid of a benevolent guide. Initiation or struggle- the act of engaging the ordeal, be it physically or spiritually, which also calls for him to circumvent the temptations of a “trickster”. Reintegration- the moment the hero returns home, usually better for the experience.
In conclusion, by using the story A Step Not Taken and examining it, we can see that the hero of this story has gone through each three phases of the monomyth, just as several other characters have in countless other works of literature – from Lord of the Rings to the Harry Potter series, the recurring narrative structure has proven to be consistently present throughout the decades. Like other stories, A Step Not Taken by Paul D’Angelo ceases to let go of the monomyth archetype pattern and utilizes it in order to add to the growing build-up of works that keeps such a common structure
The book is written in third person and the structure is a personal narrative… Coming and going from past to present. Therefore the book “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” should be a book for everyone to enjoy at their own risk. “Cherry blossoms, old and dried, brown and brittle, pieces of something that had once been completely alive.” That was a fragment of writing to describe the imagery in the novel. When you read this book it’s not just words, it’s like a movie playing in your head. The selection of words is what gives the story life.
All of these problems over time have led to serious debate for change in the economy. However, it is easier said than done. “Making Ends Meet,” written by David Patton, Ron Powers and Steve Herminghausen, aid to these issues by suggesting three approaches that may help today’s economy become more efficient. As mentioned previously, poverty
Decision Making The choices you make in your lifetime can change your life dramatically for the better or for the worse. A Separate Piece by John Knowles is a perfect example of this. George Eliot wrote “The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice”; likewise Gene and Finny’s actions of choice greatly determined where they ended up. “What was I doing here anyways? Why did I let Finny talk me into stupid things like this?