“The Truth about the Justice System in King Arthur’s Court” In both Lanval and Wife of Bath’s Tale, the justice system of the Arthurian court is featured as a crucial part of the story. Chaucer, a male author having grown up in service to the crown, and Marie De France, who was a member of the court of Henry II, both were likely educated and inspired toward their observations of justice and injustice within their contemporary courts. As it clearly would have been dangerous to criticize their current courts, the authors likely used Arthur’s court, still regarded with some nostalgic mystique as an avenue for expression of their ideas related to justice within a royal court. Both authors, despite their different backgrounds, present King Arthur as passive concerning the decisions pertaining to justice. Within the trials featured in Lanval and Wife of Bath’s Tale, the queens use their power and position to influence the court’s decision both directly and indirectly.
Power is a force exhibited and feared by many. Prevalent since the dawn of time and abused since the dawn of man. Power is the ability to use authority, whether it be physical or psychological, to control, enforce, persuade or provoke an idea within a community or group. Power can be used for good, and is on many occasions, but I will be talking about examples of the extreme use and abuse of power that lie predominantly throughout the texts; Wag The Dog directed by Mimi Lu, and Nineteen-Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Themes of power include the power of media and slogans and fear of power. These themes are demonstrated throughout these texts in the form of speech, exaggeration, use of perspective, various language techniques and, specifically in Wag The Dog; camera angles, mes en scene.
“It is the texts that passionately and intelligently engage with the changing reality of their period that we value most highly.” Write an essay in which you explore the extent to which this is true of the texts you have studied in your elective. (Two Plath poems, one additional text) The texts that passionately and intelligently engage with the changing reality of their period are the texts that challenge society’s views. They become the texts we value most highly as they make us question old values and progress in our ways of thinking as a society. The most highly valued texts are the ones that change opinions – that make people understand different perspectives and see issues in new ways. Sylvia Plath was a poet and author who deeply and thoughtfully engaged with the period in which she lived, which was rapidly evolving and developing.
Thus, it can be seen that Golding applied many meanings to the characters and objects in Lord of the Flies. Golding's choice of words when describing Jack is particularly noteworthy. "One side's broken," Piggy says calmly after finding them again. Primarily, Jack represents the dictator of a country, who possesses dictatorial and compulsory power over the boys, luring most of them to follow his way of living. Simon's slaughter by the savages itself symbolizes the coming of a wave of evil upon the island that will be insurmountable and not preventable. "
Compare and contrast the literary and expressive techniques used by both Norman Mailer and Ray Bradbury in their novels The Naked and the Dead and Fahrenheit 451 respectively in exploring individualism within Western culture in the mid 20th century. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer is a highly original and brutal novel detailing the variation of male ego, both proceeding and during the Second World War. The book is based on Mailer's own The text follows several characters who represent the individuals that make up the uniform mass that is the American Army as they participate in the U.S assault of the Japanese islands. The novel was wrote in the late 1940s and published in 1949 and was based on Mailer's own experiences of the second world war and in America. In Mailer's attempts to detail the men's motives and actions throughout the assault and through lengthy summaries of their previous existence he both exposes the futility and destructiveness of war and the hopelessness of man's quest for individuality in modern Western society.
Identity is an individual’s unique character which has been formulated by a myriad of influences, such as cultural, parental and social ideologies and experiences. Americanised by Bruce Dawe and The Breakfast Club, directed by John Hughs are two examples of this. Each of these texts express to the audience the large significance external forces can have on a less powerful individual, when trying to develop a sense of self. As well as focusing much attention on cultural imperialism in Americanised and typical high-school stereotypes, in The Breakfast Club. The poem Americanised by Bruce Daw explores the negative effects of cultural imperialism and excessive parental influence, on an individuals identity reinforcing how external forces can
The major Allies include the United States of America, the British Empire, France, Poland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and China. While the major Axis powers were composed of Germany, Japan, and Italy. Furthermore, some of the key players during the war were Adolph Hitler of Germany, Hideki Tojo of Japan, Benito Mussolini of Italy, Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, Winston Churchill of Great Britain, and Franklin D. Roosevelt of America. When the Germans invaded Poland on September 1, 1939 the world went to war for the second time in 27 years. World War II had many devastating blows and attacks on numerous countries.
Introduction: As the war raged on America changed their minds about their involvement in the war. The war started with the invasion of Poland in 1939 and ended with the surrender of Japan in 1945. The battles of World War 2 held place in the Pacific theater and the European theater. The sides of the war included The Axis, France, USSR, and The Allies. The dictators Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, and Tojo believed they could gain control of all the countries with fear and propaganda.
Question: To what extent and how does Patrick Suskind develop Grenouille’s character with the utilisation of the different “scents”? Throughout the novel “Perfume”, Suskind has made sure that there is continual development of Grenouille’s character, and most of it is done with the incorporation of different scents. Not only is Grenouille as a character, developed through the concept of “scents”, the whole novel “Perfume” is too. Something that strikes the reader from a time to time basis is how the writer uses words and literary devices that lead the reader to believe that the sense of smell is the primary sensory organ for almost everything that can be “sensed” in the novel, starting from the different locations, to the different characters, to the different products etcetera. Even though there is a lot of “smell” in this novel, the way in which Grenouille comprehends these smells, or the way these “smells” pan out in his mind, is a lot more different to the way they pan out in average person’s head; also, the sheer way in which each of the vivid explanations for the aromas are put onto paper they have a huge impact on the mind of the reader.