What makes this more comedic is the fact that this is the first time she and Frank have met; these are the first words Rita says face to face with Frank. However, this may not be seen as comedic, in the sense that she really was angry that she couldn't get in because she was so eager to learn. The second aspect that makes the first three scenes comedic is through physical comedy. Physical comedy can also be known as slapstick, and generally involves one or more characters that is dependant upon visual, usually exaggerated, jokes and gestures through use of the body. An example of this in Educating Rita is where, at the start of Scene 2, Frank opens the door and sees Rita with a can of oil, oiling his door.
Two and ½ Laughs I am sure that almost everyone has seen “Two and ½ Men”. The nightly sitcom seems to have rocketed to the top of the TV charts at an ungodly rate. So many people wonder why some sitcoms “make it” and others don’t quite make the list, in my opinion there are a few determining factors that make a show an “it” show. One of those factors is the cast of characters. The next one of these “it” factors is that the sitcoms do not emotionally involve the audience as though a drama would.
For instance, the purpose of the play within the play is to show that women are not always faithful; Lucy and even Julie, who is found to have a lesbian partner she wants to keep true to, have demonstrated this outside the play. This knowledge contributes to Lewis’ transformation, as he now knows what he wants to do, and understands how to handle himself and
Situation comedy is “based on creating a simple comic premise for each program.” (p. 130) Basically situation comedy brought fun and comic relief to TV. Lucy first starred in, My Favorite Husband. People and even herself saw what a funny, humorous person she was. She was able to find her “Lucy persona,” which was the attractive, zany, and irresistible side to her. In the book it says, “Unlike vaudeo, many TV situation comedies revolved around women stars.” (p. 132) Lucy, being one of these women stars, hit it off big when I Love Lucy started.
In order to communicate successfully, each speaker in the conversation should conform to the generally accepted purpose or direction. The cooperative principle can make communication and cooperation successful, let people cooperate effectively and accomplish the task. The cooperative principle which people should observe, includes four categories, every category is considered of a norm and some subordinate norms: 1) the Maxim of Quantity; 2) the Maxim of Quality; 3) the Maxim of Relation; 4) the Maxim of Manner. (Davis, 1998) Many sitcoms breach the Cooperative Principle in their conversations in order to generate humor. “Humor is a message which aims at causing laughter.” (Walte, 2007) For example, Friends and The Big Bang Theory are both popular sitcoms in America.
When I have consulted such sources, they have been carefully acknowledged, both in my assignment and on my reference list. I have not plagiarised in this assignment. I understand that if I am found to have committed plagiarism, I will have to face disciplinary action. Date: Signature: It is the aim of this essay to examine the process of fictionalisation as a means of coming to terms with female trauma caused by rigid historical male discourse. In order to communicate the significance of such a question I will consider aspects of Freud’s symbolic order and feminist criticism of patriarchal discourse as well as the categorisation of women therein.
Brigitte Jones Andrea Johnston ENG 101 3/10/11 Midterm Essay Television is an increasingly popular method of recreation that is received by a wide range of enjoyers, from children who watch Saturday morning cartoons, teenagers who watch reality shows, and adults who enjoy soap operas or just hearing about current news and the weather. These days, almost everyone can tell you all about their favorite television show and what is so great about it, as a wide variety of new shows come out so often. One fairly new television series that has quickly become popularized amongst teenagers nationwide since the airing of its first season in the spring of 2009 is Glee, which is a modern day show about a high school glee club and gives the audience an overview of what the students’ everyday lives are like. The show has been nominated for over eighty awards, including Emmy and Golden Globe awards and has become a household name. In fact, you probably know quite a few people in your life who watch this show religiously, staying on track with its weekly episodes.
School of Arts, Design, Media and Culture MAC 101 Discuss (with reference to critical reading) the importance of any TWO of the following concepts for an analysis of media texts, and demonstrate through analysis of an excerpt from a media text how you would apply these concepts in your own discussion Stephen Wright This essay will set out to investigate how women are represented in action movies. The films I will mainly study in order to gain an understanding of this subject will be Casino Royale and Sin City. Both of these films have a tendency to depict women in a derogatory way. To do this the term representation will be investigated to understand its full meaning. This essay will focus mainly on the feminist attitudes towards the gender representations.
During this time characters became my friends, characters in TV programs or video games, places I could return anytime I need a distraction. If I was sad, or more often just apathetic, I would watch reruns of Scrubs or 30 Rock; if I needed something more intellectually stimulating than a sitcom I would watch House or Bones; and with my family I would watch more story heavy, less procedural dramas like Firefly or Battlestar. The characters in these shows helped me develop my sense of humor, a lot of my vocab comes from them, even my moral character developed from questions raised during their moral dilemmas. Now that I actually have friends they have a greater impact as real people than TV characters, but their effect is similar. Having lost my brother at a young age, my best friend is like my surrogate brother, and kind of my taller, less attractive clone.