These definitions and the lexical choice all indicate that this moment is much more significant that it seems – the warship is a prophecy, and later in the book we know that war does end up tearing the couple apart. As it is described as steaming “away”, it implies that their relationship is quickly moving on, travelling to new seas, as it were, in the metaphor of the ship. Another symbol is how Pelagia uses Mandras’ name to fit in with the other dictators when she is playing with the “euphony” of their names, matching up Mandras with Mussolini and Metaxas. This seems contradictory as she is in love with Mandras, yet sees him as a dictator; “I love him” she declares, but she is fearful of marriage to him and wonders how much like a dictator he will be. This brings through the idea of Mandras’ character being one of conflict.
Bingle’s conflicting perspectives include the clashing aspects in which she calls her legal rights to privacy coincided with her 2nd supposed right which includes her desired involvement in the media and fame. These concepts can be seen in parallel with the controversy apparent in Robertson’s Case Study “Diana in the Dock” and Diana’s personality itself. • The influence of Zoe Nauman’s Newspaper article portrays a formal and recognised medium, closely affiliated with today’s public making her persuasion of Bingle, a trusted and manipulating form of text. Nauman portrays an idiotic yet idolised representation of Bingle, with her purpose to influence her readers to see the debatable components of Bingle’s choices and assumed proposal of rights. In today’s society a person’s rights to privacy is highly valued and believed by most that one’s life has the right to be concealed.
Texts frequently portray conflicting perspectives of personalities, events and situations in order to influence the response of the reader. These perspectives are shown through a variety of techniques, and the composers invariably favours one perspective over the other in order to represent their underlying message or purpose within a text. Wag the Dog, a political satire – which suggests that the media influences meaning – directed by Barry Levinson, is one such text. This idea is then simultaneously mirrored and proved throughout David Puttnam’s critical speech “Does the media have a ‘duty of care’?” Levinson portrays the conflicting perspectives of the character of the President throughout the film, ultimately influencing the audience into questioning the morality of their own leaders. One perspective of the President, displayed periodically, is that he is controls how the media represents him to the public.
Due to the semantic field of fear and terror running throughout the discourses of Bush and Blair their choice of lexis is crucial in conveying their political ideologies. The introduction of Bush’s speech was of dire importance. Antithesis is being used within the first sentence; Bush begins his discourse “… Our fellow citizens, our way of life…”, and then ends with “deadly terrorist acts”. Due to the contrasting image portrayed listeners feel their “way of life”, they, as individuals and citizens of America are at threat, of “deadly and deliberate terrorist attacks”. This further promotes the global normalisation of terrorism and the “War on terror”.
In the article, titled ‘Time to attack graffiti’ written by Leonie Burke (an opposition local government spokeswoman for Prahran and published in the Herald Sun on January 21 2002, she clearly contends that Graffiti is becoming a serious problem and that South Australia have a strategy to deal with it and that we should adopt it. The tone of the article is somewhat an angry and frustrated tone as the writer start with ‘I am sick of graffiti! Sick of sight of it…’ She also tells about the ‘latest vicious attack on residents in Prahran and Armadale’ which is kind of like an exaggeration. Leonie Burke targets to make the people and the government understand that it is time for us to move on because they are dangerous and risky which also
earA Rhetorical look at Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation Given by Franklin Delano Roosevelt David Thayer English 112 This speech was in relations to the horrible and reprehensive attack on Midway. It was the start of the Unites States in World War II (WWII). The influence this speech had on the American people was of great importance to the acceptance of our entrance to the war. It showed that by allowing the people to know the gravity of this incident it would get their approval. President Roosevelt used Pathos and Logos to attract the nation to the idea that if we did not act swiftly with force we would get attacked again and many more innocent lives would be taken.
In his piece, Diderot tries to contrast between indigenous and western lives with regards to the structure the society is built on. He shows the differences between the make sure that people follow the orders. In the discussion he made between Orou and the chaplain, Diderot pushes this opposition further. He has Orou remark: I find these strange precepts contrary to nature, and contrary to reason. I think they are admirably calculated to increase the number of crimes and to give endless annoyance to the old workman (198) With these words the Tahitian chief changes the idea about Enlightenment to show that it is nothing but rules that are contrary to natural law and have an obstructive effect on society.
Essay The following analysis was conducted to map the reception of Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech over a variety of American, Australian and British media platforms. This analysis demonstrates journalisms reliance on emotional storytelling. By mapping Gillard’s speech on different platforms, we can learn about the politics behind the story: about the function of storytelling and the behaviour of journalists who function within different institutional contexts. Mapping Gillard’s speech demonstrates that different portrayals exist, clearly showing that journalists will tell one story or the other dependent on the context of their production and the limitations of their medium. I found that journalistic narratives relied upon anecdotal leads and personalised story telling to draw in the reader.
Gender inequality has continuously been a controversial issue in society. Overall women have been disadvantaged as a result of gender related biases especially in male dominated fields. This essay examines the social issue of discrimination of women in the Australian military as it has been reported by two news websites: The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) and The Australian, in the context of the Federal government’s decision to remove all gender-based restrictions in the military. Using the work of McCombs and Shaw on agenda setting theory, this essay will argue that the more centrist approach taken by The SMH and the more conservative one taken by The Australian aim to persuade their readers to either approve or disapprove of the government’s decision. To achieve this, it will firstly provide an overview of gender inequality and discrimination in the military, using research to show how women have been disadvantaged and excluded from certain roles.
This strikes a chord with the reader as the real photograph of the boats evoke a sense of sympathy for those who truly need this countries help. Vanstone initiates her opinion piece by arguing that ‘double standards irk’ and that the media has a ‘vital role in checking on the government’ and the only way to truly achieve that is through honesty with both the audience and ‘themselves’. The readers are positioned to feel a state of betrayal directed towards the media and their misleading behavior. Vanstone’s attack towards the media truly takes a hit at their professionalism and aims to influence the Australian people to feel as if they have been inaccurately informed about their