Spielberg directs Jaws with a disregard for the well being of the shark. In the movie the victims of the shark attacks are given stories so the audience can sympathize with them while the shark appears to simply be a problem that’s in the way of humans only appearing on screen as a threat to humans. The major flaw though was with how the shark
The Cove: An Analytical Approach The Cove is a documentary film written and directed by Louie Psihoyos. This film is shot in Taiji, Japan where they document the massive hunting of dolphins. The purpose of the film is to inform Americans about the issue in Japan, as well as to persuade them to become activists and do something to help stop the hunting. To persuade his audience, Psihoyos uses many different techniques or rhetorical strategies. A rhetorical strategy is something that draws in the audience and makes them interested.
By making the parents aware of the origins and the living conditions of the great orcas, figuring out the reasons why the death of the lovable trainers occurred is the movie’s main purpose. The documentary Blackfish was filmed then on January 19, 2013, then picked up by Magnolia Pictures and CNN for a broader release. The structure of the film helps meet its purpose by giving us a keen view of how life was as an orca with compilations of live clips of the whale’s day-to-day activities as well as exchanged conversations and emotional interviews of the former trainers. Gabriela Cowperwaite was absolutely rhetorically effective by using all three elements of rhetoric appeals. She succeeded in getting me to think analytically as well as inversely about orcas and going to SeaWorld in general.
Holly Nelson-Allen English 101 3:30 Textual Analysis Essay Draft Garrett Hardin (1915-2003) was a professor of biology at the University of California-Santa Barbara and labeled himself a human ecologist. In “Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor,” Hardin utilizes pathos, logos, and a combination of the two through metaphor, personalization, and dehumanization to persuade the reader that wealthy nations shouldn't assist impoverished nations. Hardin uses metaphor heavily throughout the essay. “Metaphorically each rich nation can be seen as a lifeboat full of comparatively rich people. In the ocean outside each lifeboat swim the poor of the world, who would like to get in, or at least to share some of the wealth.” (Hardin 4, pg 377).
English Persuasive Essay In light of the recent shark culling issue, it has come to many Australian citizen’s attention that something must be done about this situation. It is a situation of ‘kill or be killed’ and the question must be asked as to which is more important: A human’s life or a shark’s life? Sharks already suffer enough from being slaughtered to be put in Shark Fin Soup or for medical research and should not be culled, as they are such an important part of the natural world we live in. Why else would they have survived for longer than the dinosaurs? It is imperative that we look after these majestic creatures and ensure they remain protected.
Protagonist The protagonists are Ty and Gemma. Ty's farther decides to make a uncertain deal with “The Drifts” and Ty and Gemma figure out that the trade off becomes a trap and “The Drifts” take Ma and Pa hostage, leaving Ty and Gemma to save them in a risky rescue adventure. Antagonist The antagonist(s) is “The Drifts”. Ty and his family were grown up with teachings about how The Drifts should be avoided. Pa reveals to Ty that he is going to sell some seaweed to The Drifts and that it will be risky.
Many documentary makers include their individual cultural assumptions and discourses to distort the truth and position the target audience to react in a desired manner. This can be seen in the documentary, ‘Supersize Me’. Film technique is the term used to describe the ways that meaning is created in film and cinematography refers to the way in which the film is shot. Different camera shots help us to form an opinion on what has just happened in the documentary. Camera shots are used to demonstrate
Halter supports his use of reason and logic with an attack against the Japanese quoting, “not only do the Japanese illegally hunt whales... feigning meaningful scientific research, they sell whale meat into the marketplace”. It is through the use of these techniques that the audience is able to see the full extent of the issue and therefore the
Also when the divers catch Nemo and bring him to their boat, Nemo’s dad Marlin wouldn’t go and chase the boat. When Marlin is trying to find Nemo, he came upon a group of sharks. You would think that the sharks would eat him, but they don’t. The shark’s motto is “Fish are Friends not Food.” So that is a meager unrealistic part in this movie. When Dorie joins the adventure with Marlin they come upon swimming goggles that the divers used to see to catch Nemo.
With the multiple retellings, point of view takes this short simple story and gives it more detail and insight into what was really going on. Point of view strongly affects the originally third person story of “The Fender Bender”, by giving the basic plot more detail when the story is told in one of the characters perspective. Generally when point of view was added to this story the story lengthened and changed as well. Some examples from the skits done in class was the addition of Sharktopus when done in the taxi driver’s point of view, which drastically changed the story. The story changed again when done in Mrs. Dively’s point of view, who was only present for a few of the events in the story.