Advanced English Exam Essay Question In what ways is your appreciation of both texts enhanced by a comparative study of ambition in Frankenstein and Blade Runner? Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner and Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein explore similar concepts of ambition that can be further valued by comparing and contrasting the forms and features of both texts. This can be enhanced through an analysis of the context in which each text originates, and how the changing values and perspectives of the time are reflected in each text. In the film, Ridley Scott has portrayed the consequences of overreaching ambition and how a desire for knowledge can have a negative impact on society. His use of majestic trumpet music, in conjunction with the gradual zoom and panning low angle camera shot during Deckard and Gaff’s approach to Tyrell Corp. to enhance the pyramidal and soaring temple like structure of the building.
Herbert also uses Ethos in his letter to persuade Seaver. “We first used it in print advertising in 1942 and extended it to outdoor advertising, including painted walls some of which are still displayed throughout the country. Through this Herbert tells this to Seaver because he is trying to show the slogan “It’s the Real Thing” is known many places around the world and it might get confused with Seaver’s book. Herbert towards the end of the letter uses Sympathy to try to persuade Seaver. “Please excuse my writing so fully, but I wanted to explain why we feel it necessary to ask you and your associates to use another line to advertise Mr. Haskins book”.
“It had really begun back in the Charlestown Prison, when Bimbi first made me feel envy of his stock of knowledge” (21). Malcolm took the extra length to strive on learning how to read. Malcolm X would read a story and if he didn’t know what a word meant, he would write it on this chart, look it up in the dictionary and write
The brim of this funnel is structured by words and phrases such as “NOT GUILTY” and concepts of race being the leading factor in his acquittal. Burke says in A Grammar of Motives (1969), that “what we want is… terms that clearly reveal the strategic spots at which ambiguities necessarily arise” (xviii). With this in mind, the text which is being analyzed reveals something interesting. The author brings up the public’s perceptions and ideals about the Simpson verdict through language and inferences, and directs them towards astonishment because beforehand, the verdict seemed to be a simple conclusion of “guilty.” In this way of reading this particular text, it can be seen as a simply biased text which uses the symbol of language as an “action.” This action is a human motive which gives substance to the writer’s thought that Simpson was obviously guilty. After the verdict was revealed, the author of this text attempted to rationalize the decision and demonize not only Simpson, but the jury as well.
Wood also analyzes Obama’s use of references in his election night speech. He discusses how “Behind his speech were the ghosts of Lincoln’s First Inaugural” (610) as well as “the explicit reference to King’s famous phrase about how ‘the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice’” (611). Both discussions of Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. are included to show how Obama believed his election to be a turning point in history as Lincoln and King’s speeches were a turning point in their time period as well. It was imperative for Safire and Wood to discuss the allusions to others’ speeches in both of their analysis as without the references to others’ speeches both Lincoln and Obama’s speeches would not have had the impact and power that they did. Through the course
Annotated Bibliography 1. http://www.123helpme.com/view.asp?id=4789 This first link was the link that I found that contained the support I needed for my points in the second body paragraph. At this link you will find an essay written by Marcus Bringer and in that essay he talks about the responsibilities that Victor Frankenstein neglected when he created his monster. 2. http://www.lcc.gatech.edu/~stevenson/courses/1102spring06/projects/a2/FrankensteinSite/FrankensteinMaine/themescite.html This link gave me the quotes and supporting proof from an exterior that I needed for my third body paragraph. On the website you’ll find that scholar Brandon Morrison has assessed the different themes found in Frankenstein. There are also
The point is concise (normally one sentence) and explains what Steinbeck is trying to achieve and the method he is using to achieve it POINT EVIDENCE The evidence is well selected – only the necessary words are given instead of whole sentences or paragraphs. Evidence may be embedded within a sentence. The quote has been selected carefully to make sure there is an opportunity to write in depth about the language used. EXPLAIN •Should be the longest and most detailed part of the paragraph •Should refer directly to the language in the quote •Should discuss the impact of specific words and phrases on the reader •Might, where appropriate, link the point you have made to the novel’s historical context or themes •Might, where appropriate, link the quote you have analysed to other parts of the novel to which it is similar or with which it contrasts Steinbeck often describes Lennie by comparing him to an animal. “ Behind him walked his opposite, a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders; and he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws”.
Paige Kimble Kimble 1 Scott Honors 190 21 October 2014 Synthesis Paper A Synthesis of Grendel Two scholars, Judy Smith Murr and Reuben Sanchez wrote articles analyzing and observing the quest for truth in John Gardner's Grendel. The main character, Grendel, is the figure who searches for meaning and value in the world. Although both writers address this mission of truth, they approach it differently. The two writers critically evaluate Beowulf's victory, the relationship between Grendel and man, and the comical tone of the story. All of these components correspond and effect Grendel's hunt for truth.
The author, John Steinbeck, in this passage from chapter fourteen of Grapes of Wrath uses the three Aristotelian Appeals in his writing; logos, with his citation of historical examples, ethos because of his scientific and mathematical analogies, and pathos in his analogy between poor families movies west and fighting a war. In the second paragraph of his passage, Steinbeck uses logos to appeal to the rationality of the upper class land owners and banks. He uses analytical language such as “causes,” and “results,” to make his argument logical and reasonable and references the historical figures of Paine, Marx, Jefferson, and Lenin to give examples and back up the claims he is making. His choice of historical figures is another logos trick, Marx and Lenin both have a negative connotation, evidence of how bad a successful revolution can turn out. This makes the reader think of the negative effects of a revolution and might make the land owners think harder before doing something that could bring on such a revolution, i.e.
In page 14, the author records various paragraphs among which the one stated above stood out. It suggests that it is not only the “aesthetic act” that is essential in fully experiencing a particular aspect of sense but also the “almost physical emotion” that it represents. Borges’ lines are rooted in his own writings on the book ““The works of George Berkeley, D.D., bishop of Cloyne, Volume 2” by George Berkeley”. The reason I mention this book is because I found a few points that are important in the further development of my paper, and which I have resumed in one paragraph: “…the eye alone cannot see that a chair is handsome, or a door well proportioned… because the beauty or symmetry of these objects can only be apprehended by knowing their use and comparing their figure with that use which cannot be done by the eye alone, but also by the effect of judgment. It is, therefore, one thing to see an object, and another to