Thesis for Fifth paper: Although the two films narrate vastly different stories, the film Icile Thief and Novo Cinema Paradiso exemplify how modernization and consumerism pollute pure cinema world as the time processes. In Icicle Thief, the presentation of black-white Italian film is interrupted by several colorful and perky television commercials, which satires commercialism in modern world. In Novo Cinema Paradiso , describe the theater which give people most joys and laugher during the post-war time destroyed. As the time progresses, the classic Italian cinema become less valuables in daily life and be sold as junk food. The film Icicle Thief sets as homage of the famous neorealist film The Bicycle Thief.
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The Grapes of Wrath is a black and white film, it was released March 15th, 1940 right after the Great Depression, which is what the book it’s based on is based off of. If The Grapes of Wrath were to be reproduced today for the same amount of money it cost in 1940 plus inflation, it would cost $12,114,554.61. The Grapes of Wrath is about how a dirt-poor family in Oklahoma is forced off of their land, goes to California seeking jobs and finding out how cruel the world is outside of their home during the Great Depression. As the movie continues, the Joad family learns how Americans can be during a depression. Though the Joads lose two of their family members and a friend to death in the movie, book is a little different.
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Flypaper The short story Flypaper is written by Simon Armitage, is at first hand a tragic story about the law-breaking and provocative artist who gets caught up by the authorities. By analyzing you do see a connection between Flypaper and the tale of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for mankind on the cross. The story takes place in a small town in Northern England, where one of our main characters resides as a council leader – Perry. It’s hard to tell at what time the story takes place – the narrator tells: “It was an age like today.” which means that the story could take place at any time: the past, the present and even the future. You can divide the text into two parts: in the first part we hear a lot about how the artist becomes famous
The American Dream “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller tells the success struggles of Willy Loman. Willy is married to Linda and they have two sons: Biff and Happy. Throughout the play, the Loman’s next door neighbor, Charlie, is very concerned about Willy and constantly tries to help. Willy is a traveling salesman that hasn’t provided a much for his family to thrive on. He is obsessed with this ideal of greatness and an “American Dream” that is completely unattainable due to his imagination.
Shakespeare uses the noble prince, Romeo, as a tragic hero in his play by ending Romeo’s life of prosperity and nobility. The great potential of this young noble shapes the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. In the novel, Gatsby, like Romeo, performs the task of a tragic hero, one who possesses nobility, large potential and a fatal flaw. Jay Gatsby turns his life into that of the American dream. For example Jay begins his life as a poor innocent boy constantly overcoming obstacles in his life such as fighting in the first Great War and losing his love Daisy, yet he pursues his journey to wealth and a celebrity life.
Soon, however, we discover that Tyler Durden is more than just a misfit best friend. Chuck Palahniuk conveys, through his main character/narrator, a theme that in every man (or woman) is a duality – two opposing forces – fighting for control, and it is in this struggle that we find who we truly are. The narrator of Fight Club is a sappy, law-abiding, dress-shirt-wearing “good boy;” he reports to his job on time every day, and he strives for what society tells him is a successful lifestyle. Big TVs, nice couches, fancy dress shirts, and a luxury condo are all that are required for comfortable, happy lives, right? According to our narrator, this is slowly becoming more of a burden – a job in itself – to keep up with the expectations of society.
The combination of “shinning arrogant” negatively connotes that Tom embraces his persona to the full extent of his capabilities, which is a grave problem since he has inherited “old money” and is one of the richest people known throughout the story. It transcends to his relationship with Gatsby who is indeed poorer than him and how he would downgrade poor people. His mouth being “hard” also substantiates his “vast carelessness” and that the way in which he behaves towards people (in “a supercilious manner”) doesn’t matter to him. Nick’s intrusive narration comes to the forefront of the reader at this point. It leaves us almost, instantly compelled towards having a negative impression of Tom, and to connect, possibly making them conform to his attitudes, as well as others “ at new haven who had hated his guts”.
The Journey of Two Brothers Trying to Make a Living For those who have a big brother know what they are like, strong leaders, helping, and yet very condescending. In the story Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck two men that have been together since they were children George, and Lennie are like brothers. George is like the big brother that Lennie looks up to. George is a very strong leader he leads Lennie to things like a new job opportunity. George was so mean to Lennie at first.