Price says, “But no matter.” This is to mock the arrogance of the American community. The message Price is trying to convey with this quote is that for the Americans, hunting flamingos to extinction is of little importance in comparison to the plastic flaming gaining popularity. They would do anything to fulfill their materialistic desires. Price talks about the plastic flamingo, “In the 1950s, the new interstates would draw working-class tourists down, too. Back in New Jersey, the union Products ...” for a while without talking about the actual one.
They needed the Americans, and they used an ingenious tactic to cause the Americans to join the war: the death of its own civilians. The civilians on the ship, warned by the Germans, refused to listen to a warning, causing their death on the Lusitania. The total number of Americans who died represented a very small portion of the United States’ total population. The American public over-exaggerated the sinking of the Lusitania and overreacted to the death of very few people compared to America as a whole. The British blockade kept all trades away from the Germans, including food (Ghost Liners 124).Yet, when the Germans retaliate, the Americans hate them for it.
After the great leaders, including the President of the United States, tried to teach Smurch the correct manners for an interview, Smurch just mocked them and insisted on getting money for his great feat. Falling from the window was made to look like an accident. The fall from the window is symbolic in that Smurch was detested by those who truly knew him a person. He was not heroic in their eyes. The symbolism is that you have to know how to act to be considered great and heroic.
That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (Maudie, 90). Maudie explains to Scout that killing a mockingbird is sinful because they are innocent creatures who do nothing to harm us. Boo Radley most represents the mockingbird and the theme ‘innocence should be treasured, not destroyed’. At first, Boo Radley appears to be big and scary. Stories went around about him, discriminating and degrading him, causing Boo to stay in his house and out of the public eye.
“The Plastic Pink Flamingo: A Natural History”; the essay’s title alone exposes Price’s overall flippant tone on the subject. Her persuasive piece unfolds the ridiculousness of American consumerism using the example of the flamingo’s rise in the 1950’s. Price aims her writing right at those consumers that continue to purchase unnecessary things. The second paragraph kicks off with an ironic statement, establishing Price’s first tone shift. With her first paragraph being an informative persona, the second paragraph shows her true feelings.
Carson also uses evocative language when she refers to the use of the parathion to kill birds as a war waged on these birds (Lines 45-46). This expression is used to open the reader’s eyes to the fact that the parathion is no longer being used as a preventative measure, but is rather used to attack bird populations. War is a concept that most people are averse to, and do not want, contributing to Carson’s attempt to denounce the use of it. Through the use of this metaphor ad word choice, Carson is able to convince people not to use it as well.
To combat loneliness and monotony, says Hodges, many women bought canaries, hung the cage outside of their sod huts. The canaries provided music and color, a spot of a beauty that might spell the difference between sanity and madness. Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, both understood, what the killing of the bird means to Minnie. When Mrs. Peters was a child, a boy axed her kitten and she says: ‘If they hadn’t held me back, I would have hurt him.” Both women were annoyed at the way in which men trivialize and criticize the world of women. The man would question the difficulties of women work.
Some specific examples of prejudice would be when Princess Diana was killed in the car accident because she was being followed by paparazzi. I think that the world judged her because of the situation and expected certain things from here because she was a princess. We are all human and make mistakes. Even the higher ones do. It is natural for people to make them and if people take that with the grain assault than the hell with them.
In this story, I think Bradbury is commenting on how technology has been misused. The technology that has allowed these time travellers to take a trip with Time Safari shows materialism. For their own happiness, these rich people who have nothing else to do, adjust the course of human evolution and nearly destroy human life, when a hunter, Eckles’ runs off the path he was told he must not leave by the leader, he causes a chain reaction that changes history in devastating ways. Therefore, the theme that Bradbury is trying to express has to do with the Butterfly Effect, which is that a small slight action can have a big impact on future events for an entire generation. In conclusion I think Bradbury’s writing illustrates the theme of a small act resulting in big consequences.
Lady Chatterley's Lover was the story of an upper-class woman and her affair with her gamekeeper, a story that some considered transgressed a number of social and sexual taboos. It was an absurd trial, and the jury found Penguin not guilty, and the whole ordeal made censorship seem out of place in a free society. Clearly, if Penguin books were not found guilty surely these views were not alien but instead they were accepted. Moreover, the source also mentions ‘it’s no better or worse than it has ever been’ surely society was changing as the Obscene publications act as the government saw these new attitudes as a threat. One of the objections of the act was the frequent use of the word ‘fuck’ and ‘cunt’ and derogatory language The reason for the Penguin books not being charged may be because films such as ‘Darling’, which was released in 1965, contained controversial topics such as sex, drugs and abortion.