Araceli Hernandez Professor Jason B. Williams English 105 Research Response 1 Research Response 1 Dystopian futures have made a comeback. With the rise of the nerd, sci-fi, conspiracy theories and alternate realities have become a staple of the pop culture plotlines. There are dozens of films that portray mind-controlled communities, the cult of consumerism and plenty of post-apocalypse hi-jinks. However the cheesy plots, hit-and-miss casting and unlikely happy endings bring it home for me. Comedy in dystopia came to mind when mulling over topics for this assignment.
All covered in blood Benito still smiles to his commanders as a demonstration of strength and satisfaction to the “Mara’s” admission. His name is then changed into “Smiley.” Casper’s and Smiley’s journey in the Mara starts off very soon, they were sent by their commanders in search of opposing gang members and ordered to get rid of them. In the other hand, Sayra, the young protagonist from Honduras, encounters her estranged father and uncle to engage on a life-changing journey to the United States as illegal immigrants. The story’s excitement begins when both protagonists meet as Casper tries to escape his doomed fate while Sayra tries to reach her fate, the “American dream.” The movie emphasizes aspects not yet discussed in our course, but still deals with immigration, poverty, and gangs as important concerns to governments and citizens of third world countries. "Sin Nombre" is one of the most powerful foreign films that I’ve seen lately.
While he is refueling the car his brother opens the container and breathes in the retrovirus. Josh is pissed but he thinks that the dose is too small to cause any damage. This chapter seemed to be very important. From the way things are going I would say there is going to be more to this incident than was just the one chapter. This chapter was also interesting, you learn BioGen has not only discovered a new gene but they are also going to try to market it.
This tunnel makes him commit his first serious transgression against his society. The tunnel is also what sets off his curiosity of the Unmentionable Times. In this tunnel he is able to be himself and not rely on his society to construct who he is. He is able to conduct scientific experiments and to invent a lightbulb that he later will bring to the Scholars and will be rejected. After it is rejected he leaves his society behind and starts a new life for himself and the Golden One.
In the 1953 story Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, a fireman named Guy Montag makes a complete metamorphosis from hating books with a passion to loving them and what they hold between their covers. He changes from a zombie like character, incognizant of the activities in his society, to a person conscious of everything, so enlightened by the new world he is exposed to. Many aspects in his society helped this metamorphosis come about, the biggest influence on Montag’s life in this novel were the people in his life. The first personal influence on is Clarisse, a young teenage girl, who moves next door to Montag with her uncle. Clarisse is classified as an odd person, who loves to talk to Montag, and ask him questions about himself.
Jack, the antagonist, is a likable character because he has the ability to sing and lead his people, but some of the dislikable part about him is that he will use whatever trick necessary in order to get what he wants. Hitler and Jack are similar; they are both bold, productive and mean that make them true and epic fighters. Without a myriad amount of boldness, people would not be making big contribution to the world. In the beginning of Lord of the Flies, all the characters decide to stick together and do everything together. After a while, Jack feels that Ralph is not a good leader and he should take over the leadership of the people on the island.
One which Stevenson brings with you throughout the book to give you a better feel of the era. In his 1886 novella, The Strange Case of DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, Robert Louis Stevenson writes about a man who through a potion, splits his being into two parts; good and evil. Through this potion, he could transform himself into a new person at will, and turn back the next day. A person that was the complete opposite of himself. One that nobody knew thus making it so he could indulge in forbidden pleasures that any other respectable man could not; this man comes to be known as Mr. Hyde.
The novel Crank symbolizes the study completely. It basically exhibits the trials and tribulation one goes through when he/she lets drugs take over his/her being. But drugs are not the only reason Crank relates to Human Growth and Development. Crank also tells a story based on emotional well being, peer pressure, dating and more (all subjects dealing with Human Growth and Development). Crank was written by Ellen Hopkins and published in 2004.
The storyline dwells primarily on the radical changes Lester makes in order to escape the “Suburban prison”, which involve him smoking marijuana and pursuing his daughter’s friend, Angela. Similarly to LA confidential, the movie highlights the theme of illusion verses reality by showing the dysfunction between the members of a seemingly normal family. The image that was selected demonstrates this theme, by showing how reality is often concealed by the superficial nature of things. Another important theme found in American Beauty is the one of happiness. Everything about this movie including setting, lighting, costumes and props relies upon these themes.
From this, we see that the criminological theory examines crime, criminals, and the environment in an effort to explain criminal behavior. I chose an article to study and compare from The Journal of Jurisprudence. The article was Drug Legalization: Rescuing Central America from the Claws of Crime. Basically, this article says that within Central America, the drug trade has taken a turn for the worst in Central America. As a result, the people of their society are struck with a lot of crime.