Authors create this literary ambiance with the aid of diction. Diction is the author’s word choice that creates imagery and enhances vivid appeals to the senses. In the first selection “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (Theme Song)” the sentences are set up into stanzas, in song-lyric form. The speaker, Wil Smith, vocalizes his ideas to an audience of a younger demographic. In a casual, laid-back, and playful tone Wil shares his life story about how his life “got flipped turned upside down” when he moved to California and “became the prince of a town called Bel-Air”.
The negotiated reading is when the audience does understand the intended meaning of a media text, but still chooses to reject it. For example, Once Upon A Time is a television show which tries to reinvent and intertwine the widely known fairytales within our culture. A negotiated reading would say that the text can be understood in terms of what the intended reading is, but the text isn't entirely believable because of things such as narrative and the technical and visual codes which leaves it lacking suture. There are many factors which impact an audiences reading of a media text. The demographic of an audience is one of them.
In the essay "Being Zack Morris," Chuck Klosterman describe reality through the precarious lens of Saved by the Bell. He argues that some elements of pop culture, such as Fleetwood Mac songs and Saved by the Bell, can illustrate how important things are inevitably cliché. Klosterman, in his book Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, conveys this idea of post-modernism and how individuals view their world and reality. Postmodernism is a theory that involves the reappraising of the modern assumption about culture, identity, history or language. Klosterman also writes using hyper reality, which distorts the reality it depicts or does not in fact depict anything with real existence at all, but which nonetheless comes to constitute reality.
These songs are happy and joyful songs, and at this time in the story so are Norma Jean and Leroy. As time passes and the marriage starts to fall apart Norma Jean plays “Sunshine Superman”, which was a song written about the artist’s ex-wife, foreshadowing the end of their marriage. Norma Jean also plays “Who’ll Be the Next in
Myths: Potentials and Limitations It is argued that in order to perform the nation, myths are indispensable as they are expressive of “mutuality, reflectiveness and solidarity of togetherness” (Habib 22). Roland Barthes states that “myth is not false so much as it is a reworking of ‘historical reality’” (qtd. in Habib 20). Therefore, myths can then be understood as “creative productions of history” (Habib 5). Because myths are linked historically not just to literature, but also to the experience of the sacred, their use has the effect turning an experience sacrosanct (Clasby xi).
Ugliness is worn but it is not worn lightly, it is a political site in that it functions to communicate and mark inequalities. Kincaid elucidates, in the context of a neo-colonial global moment, several insights that lend themselves to my consideration of ugliness. First, for Kincaid, ugliness is not solely an aesthetic designation; it is instead a label that functions politically. Kincaid‟s ugliness is political in the sense that it serves as a marker of a set of binarical hierarchies and inequalities (between the presumably Western, white, and relatively wealthy tourist and the presumably poor, black Antiguan). It is also political in the way it establishes ugliness as a culturally contingent category based on relationality (Kincaid‟s ugly tourist is only ugly qua tourist and in relation to 1 eSharp Issue 16: Politics & Aesthetics Antiguans who do not have the luxury to travel).
Analyse how one’s context and surrounding environment determines the cultural frontiers they face. Analyse how one’s context and surrounding environment determines the cultural frontiers they face. The hybrid nature of culture and identity is unavoidable in the face of global interaction of individuals and surrounding environments. In order to achieve acceptance and change one is forced to distort their own self-perception to mimicry the surrounding environment and culture. Depicted in The Reluctant Fundamentalist is the affect of both a colonialist ideology and neo colonist environment on an individuals self perception and identity.
Jessica Burger HUM 240: Final Project Postmodernism Postmodernism is weird. It seeks to refuse definition by nature, although many have tried and more have argued over those attempts. It’s noted as having influence in many different mediums such as art, architecture, music, film, literature, photography, and so on. At safest, we can take postmodernism to be a movement within society, or as Frederic Jameson says in his book: POSTMODERNISM, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, “It seems to me essential to grasp postmodernism not as a style but rather as a cultural dominent: a conception which allows for the presence and coexistence of a range of very different, yet subordinate features.” For our final project we decided to create a postmodernist short film. We soon realized the first thing we needed to do in order to grasp and appropriately apply the concept of postmodernism, was to understand what it is not: modernism.
` Posing a Definition of Entertainment Entertainment as a Connection (Linda) Yoo University of Southern California Abstract This paper seeks to draw from a diverse range of scholarly disciplines in order to provide a definition for entertainment. While recognizing the centrality of entertainment to society, this paper goes on to state that entertainment is a connection, a connection that links individuals to new ideas, space, and emotions, thereby allowing the individual to transcend their prior mental, physical, and emotional state. What starts off as a phenomenon can become so ubiquitous that we may feel more apprehensive regarding its lack of presence in our lives than to its dominance. Television, movies, or revolutionary interactive on-screen gaming, are all examples of entertainment. Ellen Degeneres’ 2014 Oscars “selfie” photo had even elicited 1.5 million retweets in less than an hour (Gerick, 2014), thereby revealing that entertainment can be more commonplace in the household than salt and pepper is at the breakfast table.
In this significant topic, John Tomlinson deals with several issues that range from the ideological impacts of imported cultural stuff, to the cultural homogenization process, and also to the cultural autonomy nature. Tomlinson studied quite a number of related cultural discourses. They include media imperialism, the discourse of national identity; the critique of capitalism and the critique of cultural modernity. His findings, as well as analysis, expose key issues, which illustrates the way the establishment of the idea of cultural is different from political and economy imperialism (Tomlinson, 2004). John Tomlinson argues that the concept of cultural imperialism is a result of cultural loss.