Along with the use of comedy as a means of critique, Fey also incorporates humor as a tool to downplay the serious aspect of her topic and as a way of keeping the attention of her audience. Fey incorporates humor throughout her entire narrative in order to critique the patriarchal society that she finds herself surrounded by. Fey’s use of humor is made up of sarcasm and does a good job at making her harder to refute. “The only person I can think of who has escaped the ‘crazy’ moniker is Betty White, which, obviously, is because people still want to have sex with her” (Fey p.3). Fey makes choses to talk about the way women are treated in the entertainment industry with a joke on Betty White, which targets both sexism and ageism, which Fey repeatedly addresses, but with a softer approach through the use of humor.
I do not like how she criticizes everything about others and attacks people by putting them down all the time, but I was still curious to find out what this book was all about. Unfortunately, this book did not change my opinion of the author and the message she sends to her readers and viewers. I Hate Everything Starting With Me is crudely humorous. Her signature sarcasm starts on the first page. It is just one of those books that when you read it in public, you start laughing out loud, and people give you some weird looks
Rather than just being rude, she obviously has her opinions about certain things and sticks to them. For example, when asked about Bogey Lowenstein’s party Kat explains that people go to the party’s “in hopes of distracting themselves from the pathetic emptiness of their meaningless consumer driven lives”(10 Things). In this scene, she clearly describes how she feels and how that is the reason she does not go out to be with other people or parties. This gives us audience an insight to how Kat has real opinions and being hardheaded is why she is hated and so considered rude. Even though this is different than the play itself, I felt that this was a good adaption of the character for the film.
The producers then would bring out the boy who seemed like he was still going to be right, but then, all of a sudden, out comes an attractive young woman and loud techno music. This certainly made for some great television by showing attractive women getting back at stupid boys for ditching them before. There is nothing quite like redemption by rubbing it in these guys faces. Although there was a very positive underlying theme of not teasing people, I realized I am glad I don’t watch these kinds of shows very often, and I will continue to avoid reality television. I found the Maury show to be a little under my level of expectation and enjoyment level.
Philip is very shocked and exasperated at this news. Caroline shows on page 74, line 20, that she actually has broad knowledge of what’s going on around her and how others perceive her: “But that’s why I can talk about it and tell you everything. I have always wanted to. You thought me stupid and sentimental and wicked and mad, but you never really knew how much I was to blame.” It is also on this trip that Caroline explains to Philip how she feels about Sawston, which shows Philip that they might have more in common than he thought. In this paragraph on page 76, line 13, she wraps up Sawston very well in few sentences: “Petty unselfishness,” she repeated.
False Gods Nietzsche once said that the ideal teacher looks like Schopenhauer who made him aware of the false gods of materialism, fame, position, and power. Sociologist Christopher Lasch certainly seems to agree with Nietzsche having diagnosed the malaise of the modern world to be a result of our preoccupation with false gods. Believing in the power of false gods, says Lasch, leads to lethargy, boredom, poor self-concept, unhappiness, and mindless violence – the mob mentality if the popularity of reality TV is any indication. Believing in the power of false gods strips us of our power to transcend and so we descend by trying to plug that sense of loss with jogging, health clubs, diets, chat groups, and the likes of Jerry Springer. False gods in education, Neil Postman warns, prophesy The End of Education.
With 1998 came 'The Truman Show', a thought provoking but highly exaggerated film that highlights the negatives of this genre of television. Though true in some aspects, The Truman Show is an absolute extreme when it comes to the dark side of reality TV. Thinking about it, who would, in this day and age, watch something like that? We would find it too boring and predictable. Also, I think we are intelligent and moral enough to realise how creepy and wrong it is to watch everything someone does 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This conflict between them causes comedy as there are misunderstandings, which are amusing and the audience feel superiority over the characters who do not understand some of each other’s references. At the start of the play when Rita refers to a poem about “fightin’ death an’ disease”, Frank automatically assumes its “Dylan Thomas” as Thomas’s poem about death is a part of the literary canon. However Rita replies it’s “Roger McGough’s” poem that she’s describing. This misunderstanding conveys to the audience that these characters would not conventionally associate with each other. It could be amusing to the audience as it highlights the absurdity of the situation.
Over drinks, Frances confronts him about his wandering eyes and questions his love for her. Michael’s way of looking on women as mere bodies could suggest a kind of degradation, which is to define a woman only as an erotic or sexual figure. Michael reveals that he loves the way women look and when Frances asserts that one-day he will be unfaithful, Michael agrees with her. Frances feels that the day is now ruined and resorts to calling the Stevensons. The universal truth behind this story is that the innate differences between men and women coupled with lack of communication will cause a marriage to stagnate and become an uneasy compromise.
Almost every aspect of “The Yellow Wallpaper” is ironic in some way. Irony is a way of using words to convey multiple levels of meaning that contrast with or complicate one another. In verbal irony, words are frequently used to convey the exact opposite of their literal meaning, such as when one person responds to another’s mistake by saying “nice work.” (Sarcasm—which this example embodies—is a form of verbal irony.) In her journal, the narrator uses verbal irony often, especially in reference to her husband: “John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage.” Obviously, one expects no such thing, at least not in a healthy marriage. Later, she says, “I am glad my case is not serious,” at a point