Satirical allegories are often used today to criticize people and groups in an indirect way. The themes of the short stories; The Elephant, and He-y Come on Ou-t! , both unfold using satirical allegories. Though the development may be similar, the stories’ themes are often different. Government deception is the main theme in The Elephant but the theme in He-y Come on Ou-t is based on Ecological welfare of our world.
An enormous factor that plays into the number of viewers for The Super Bowl is the commercials; they are often very entertaining and usually funny. However, these endorsements are often very sexist and filled with logic fallacies. According to Merriam-Webster Online, sexism is “prejudice or discrimination based on sex” or “behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex.” These “sexual connotations” (Nilsen 36; 15) are shown throughout commercials year-round, but during the Super Bowl they are especially prevalent. Sexism is often shown through language. In the article “Sexism in English: Embodiment and Language,” Nilsen observes, “Going back to what I learned from my dictionary cards, I was surprised to realize how many pairs of words we have in which the feminine word has acquired sexual connotations while the masculine word
“Chances are, the genius representing you in the legislature won’t score 50 percent on the above test” (Moore 132). In a deeper outlook his sarcastic tone shows that he is confident enough about his argument to make jokes about it. He almost makes the reader feel like an “idiot” themselves for not knowing about the predicament our nation is in before reading his argument. Moore’s sarcasm is another way of being bumptious and knowing his stand on the argument is the right one and to push his audience to agree as well. Moore’s excerpt is well-structured from beginning to end.
Thus, democracy and a fair voting group become tainted. I would definitely say that Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report are part of the "media" that affects people’s opinion. These television shows are a way to provide comedic relief to the issues our economy faces; however, these shows still have an impact of how the viewer will understand an issue at hand. It is very difficult for anyone to be completely unbiased and with constantly hearing other people’s opinion through the media. We cannot make a decision of how “we” feel about the topic.
She begins her argument by sharing some funny examples of what Americans call foreigners: Farbod was called Farthead, Farshid became Fartshit, and Arash was referred to as a rash. This approach breaks the ice and establishes a nonthreatening tone. She describes the linguistic style in Iran as “the sound usually made by actors in the final moments of a choking scene” (Dumas 606). Although humorous, the reader can imagine the style of speech. The author also describes the lack of foreign names in America by stating that “nobody without a mask and a cape has a z in his name” (Dumas 605).
The halftime super bowl commercial truly does support the idea of the company’s persistence. Marchionne took on the once thought impossible task with the help of the Bush and Obama administration. Still, Several politicians, such as Karl Rove, who argues that the ad was a strategically placed commercial used to praise and support Obama during the 2012 reelection, feeling the need to “repay their political patrons,” (Stewart). Although these ideas are brought about, Marchionne continues to stand on his current position over the ad. “We are as apolitical as you can make us…” states Marchionne; he continues to say the ad was a tribute to Chrysler employees, and how the ad was used “because it says something…about the resilience of America,” (Bury).
Amber Anardi Poe ENG 151019 2/14/12 South Park’s Effectiveness on Mocking Important Issues Society has taught us to avoid making a mockery of important issues, but what if a television series with a million count fan base, gets sky rocketing ratings by using impertinent humor on worldly concerns? The fact of the matter is that using disrespectful humor to present issues common to our generation gets the best ratings by the public. South Park is a leading example of effectively using profane humor to entertain and get a point across to its audience. Given the media hype of today’s age, many of our youth’s presumptions on important issues are influenced by what they see on TV; the show South Park showcases multiple outlooks on each issue therefore giving the viewer the opportunity to formulate their own opinion on the matter. South Park effectively enlightens viewers on concerns that are relevant to daily life, while keeping their attention through bold humor on the issue presented in the episode.
Also, by using these words frequently in his essay, Orwell reminds us of the reality of imperialism in Burma, so that the readers just don’t hang on to the topic of the elephant but also get the message merged in the essay. A good example of this is the body of the elephant being compared to an expensive piece of machinery. This can be compared to the immense wealth and power of the British Empire. When Orwell was followed by thousands of Burmese, he says, “seemingly the leading actor of the piece; but in reality I was only an absurd puppet pushed to and fro by the will of those yellow faces behind”. He calls himself “a puppet” to indicate that even an oppressor loses his freedom and has to live under pressure when imperialism takes place in the society.
‘If it isn’t broken don’t fix it.’ Discuss with reference to the electoral systems used for national elections in the UK and USA. The first past the post systems used in both the USA and the UK unquestionably have the potential to produce election results that are not representative of the break down of total votes in an election, providing results that don’t reflect voter wishes. One may argue that the electoral systems used in both the USA and UK marginalize minorities, causes wasted, insignificant votes and promote voter apathy. However despite the numerous criticisms of first past the post it has continued to be the system in place to decide the President in the USA and dictate which party forms government, and thus which party leader becomes Prime Minister in the UK, suggesting the system has its advantages. Proponents of the UK and US voting methods also often cite the lack of a credible alternative as a reason for the retention of the current systems.
Bud Light: Real Men of Genius “Today we salute you Mr. Unathletic sports talk radio guy.” (www.budlight.com) That is just one of the many Real Men of Genius commercials produced by Anheuser-Busch. Many people think they are dumb and pointless, while others get a hilarious laugh at the stereotypes and “paying mock tribute to the unsung heroes” (www.usatoday.com) of the particular ad, whatever it may be. Over the course of this essay, the stereotypes aimed at the male gender and the points of the ads will be discussed as well in hopes of shedding some light on a great ad that a lot of people don’t understand. The stereotypes in the Bud Light ads are aimed towards the male gender and the “unsung heroes” of America. The “unsung heroes” are the inventors or facilitators of the great things that all men have come to love in America.