Even until the September 11 arises, America is inclined to be nostalgic, and turn its cannon with fury to Third World, especially Islamic world, instead of sensitive introspection of its own deeds. A window of mutual communication is shut down. American flags “invaded New York after attacks”. In Changez’s eyes, a “cosmopolitan” state has turned to an arbitrary and narrow-minded foreign world. The flame of hatred is lit up, America has not only lost thousands of lives, but also the chance to talk and
Protocol Paper 5 "Our Knowledge of the World around Us" Recall: In "Our Knowledge of the World around Us," Rachels makes several important points: 1) Our sensory experiences and powers of reasoning cannot necessarily be trusted as valid sources of truth; 2) Sensory data, as interpreted by our brains, might only be an idea about an object and not a direct interaction; 3) Our perception of sensory data may be a one-step process rather than a two-step process, making possible the possibility that we interact directly with our physical environment; 4) Sensory data is heavily processed, analyzed, and interpreted by the brain. Summary: The author discusses science fiction movies, such as The Matrix, and describes how it would be impossible for the human brain to discern the difference between an artificial reality and a real one. Rachels discusses the thought experiment posed by René Descartes where he proposes the idea of an “evil demon”, who could alter our mind’s landscape. Descartes posits, that under those circumstances, rational thought and human senses would not be trustworthy. Rachels discusses Descarte’s thoughts on the dreaming state, and how if we can be made to believe that our senses are correct there, than they cannot be trusted.
Not only that, but Blake here uses the word 'fearful' comparing again the tiger to nature, who's perfect balance could be described as symmetry. In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire? The first two lines, Blake tells of a profound passion burning deep with the eyes of the tiger bringing to mind the tiger's life and even its very spirit.
PROMPT: “The novel is presented in the form of one man’s monologue. Discuss the effects of the narrative technique.” The ‘Reluctant Fundamentalist’ has a mesmerizing monologue which interprets the point of view of a Muslim and the situations he encounters whilst in America before and after the events of 9/11. The novel takes place in a café where the Pakistani protagonist; Changez confesses to an American his experience whilst living in America. Mohsin Hamid’s (the Author) monologue allows the reader to emotionally connect with the text as it addresses the reader indirectly through the American. Hamid’s narrative technique of silencing all other characters besides Changez is a unique method which allows the reader to feel as if they are a part of the scene.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist In the text ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ by Mohsin Hamid, the protagonist Changez is slowly revealed as an unreliable narrator through the progression of the framed narrative. Mohsin Hamid has written this piece as an extended monologue and used it create security within the reader and the details of the story, but then slowly shifts the whole situation and little by little continues the development of Changez being an unreliable narrator. Slowly but surely, as the novel progresses, the reader is shown the comparisons that the narrator Changez makes between cultures, the views that he has and racial prejudice he develops towards Americans when talking to the unnamed American tourist. It is also gradually revealed to the reader that Changez has forgotten many details of his story when recounting it, also exaggerating parts and giving his views on certain things, hence making him an unreliable narrator. It is very easy to believe everything that Changez says in the beginning, because of his likeable characteristics, but the more and more one connects with the narrator, the harder it becomes to be so gullible.
Comparison between Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four and Radford’s film adaptation. (Question 6a) Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four is classic dystopian novel, often considered ‘surely one of the best novels of the century’ (Kellner, 1984) and Radford’s film adaptation seeks to embody the concepts of human morality and the dangers of control that the novel, in my opinion, highlights. The chosen extract for comparison from the novel is the moment in which Winston and Julia meet in secret and sleep together for the first time. [Appendix A] The extract is particularly important as it not only shows their rejection of society’s constraints, but also questions human nature and the way one (in this case, Winston) reacts to such extreme restrictions. The way in which it was adapted into a scene within a film would therefore have had to been intense and moving to truly capture the essence of the point being made.
Disguise, to conceal one’s identity for the sake of making yourself appear as someone who you’re not, is one of the main themes of The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The Reluctant Fundamentalist, written by Mohsin Hamid, is a monologue centring on Changez, a highly educated Pakistani man whoc creates a façade for himself with the use of his American disguise. However, as the novel progresses, his disguise beings to slip. The American, who Changez is sharing his story with, also maintains a disguise throughout the novel, however what it is, we never really discover. Changez’s unconsciously disguises himself as an American with the use of his American Express Card.
Do cultural or religious characteristics provide an answer? This essay would first evaluate the orthodox approach of Relative Deprivation, then discuss the novel approach of Resources Mobilization Theory. Alternatives approach to cultural and religious factors would then be examined, at last a new direction of Internet Revolution would be introduced. Traditional Perspective: Relative Deprivation Theory The classical argument of why people rebel was provided by Gurr (1970), who stated that deprivation-induced discontent is the main factor that leads to rebellion. He defined relative deprivation as “perceived discrepancy between value expectations and value capabilities”, namely people cannot achieve what they expected in their life.
For instance the fragmented element of the narrative can both reflect Offreds 'state of mind' and contribute to the suggestions about Gilead as a nation/ society. The autobiographical narrative itself acts as a rebellion against Offreds dystopia. This is the primary function of the novel which must be considered. It is important to acknowledge that this is not a neutral description of events therefore the focus remains on Atwood's message rather than the issues of any fictional dystopia. Atwood reveals Offreds 'state of mind' through the use of flashbacks.
Gerald Graff, on the other hand, would commend A Walk to Remember as an art form that gives rise to many debates and arguments about the movie and that gives viewers a chance to prove their intellectualism outside of the academic realm. By exploring their opposing arguments with respect to A Walk to Remember and the movie’s historical context in romance films, one can reach a conclusion about the effects of the movie on audiences and whether or not these effects are considered positive or negative. A Walk to Remember began as a novel by well-known author of romance novels, Nicholas Sparks. It was written in 1999, and Sparks shares that there was a rather strong inspiration behind the writing of it. Sparks loosely based the novel off of the life of his younger sister, who developed cancer at a young age (Sparks).