An example of this can be the sort of sarcastic tone that is used by Stanley Johnson. He speaks of how he has so many “toys” that we all wish we had but don’t. Yet he says it in such a sarcastic manner. A more specific example could be when Stanley says “How do I do it? I’m in debt up to my eyeballs.” This choice of diction helps the audience gain a clear understanding of what the commercials purpose is and what it is that is going to be solved.
Why was Of Mice and Men so successful when first published? There are many reasons why Steinbeck's work is so popular. One reason why this is might be due to the fact that it is so powerful, yet so compellingly short. It seems like Steinbeck maximizes each word, each scene, and each moment to explore the nature of human beings, their dreams and hopes, as well as the crushing forces of their world. His exploration of such powerful elements is done in a manner that is not redundant or containing "extra writing."
From this, the morally sound character, Stan, tells the audience that stereotyping people is wrong, but it is also good to be cautious of certain things. This doesn’t just appeal to one argument; it takes both viewpoints and acknowledges each one as if both are equally important. This kind of show plays a big impact on our lives because it teaches us how to be a better person. I myself have learned much from South Park, and each time a reminder is needed I just look back and have myself a nice laugh or
I agree with several points that this article makes. The first one being that translation is by nature is imperfect. To my way of thinking, translations are best conveyed with the reader is able to grasp the same emotions/connections that were intended by the original author. Language barriers play a huge role in translation because often, it is limited to the words that are common to both languages and the test are just depictions of the translators interpretation of the text. The Text states that Moliere wrote many different types of plays and they were well known for their timeless characters, which is still well known.
Because of Sleeper Curve, according to Johnson, TV viewers need to improve their skill to watch modern TV shows with multiple plot lines. (279) Johnson believes that “the Sleeper Curve is the single most important new force altering the mental development of young people today, and I believe it is largely a force for good: enhancing our cognitive faculties, not dumbing them down.”(279) In other words, Sleeper Curve is the main reason why it benefits the viewers. Johnson also stated that Sleeper Curves trained TV watchers, but the watchers also want a more challenging stories in the TV series. Thus, the ‘bad TVs’ also has to improve themselves so they can catch up. (289~291) I agree with Johnson’s claim of, Sleeper Curve makes the viewers improve so they Liu 2 can and will want to watch more TV shows.
Twenge states, “To many older people, it’s funny. But too many younger people the main consumers of the reality shows on, say, MTV it shapes their views of the world” (pg 7). Narcissism is shown often, and without hesitation on reality TV younger viewers are being conditioned by the depiction of narcissism. Slowly, the excess amount of narcissism seems normal. For instance, on “America’s Next Top Model” young viewers wish to be thin, tall, and overall a model, but go about it in the wrong ways.
Since the 1920’s situation comedy (sitcoms) have evolved into the most popular television genre. They focus mainly on day to day life events to highlight humerous faults of human behaviour. To make these sitcoms successful they use characters in a cultural context, a didactic plot and a setting we can relate to. For years the sitcom Seinfeld has drawn viewers into the complicated and confusing world of Jerry Seinfeld and his dysfunctional friends. In sitcoms, setting is the most important aspect as it allows the viewers to see realism, the characters identity and a social back round.
The chapter about thin slicing was one of the most interesting parts of the book for me, I would have liked it more if he would have elaborated more on this subject. Although he says that it is not a gift , but a central part of what it means to be human I do not necessarily agree with him . I think that there are people who lack this feature or are very weak at this.
Humorists Humorists can be comical yet informative due to the fact that they can deliver important messages in various ways they desire to any audience. These humorists say certain things that the majority of others would not. However, are they vital to society? Humorist cartoons such as South Park and Family Guy, and the book, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, are examples of humorists who send out satirical yet important information about society. Particularly, cartoons such as South Park are inappropriate, but convey important messages.
Overall watching this movie was a mind blowing experience. Not only was it educational but it was semi funny as well, and it appealed well to me as an audience. Since the two main narrators are possibly credible for the information that was given in the movie the facts can be believable and understood. There were multiple things that I didn’t know that were pointed out in this movie, and things I would have never guessed could happen in the world. One of the main things that struck my attention was the segment about incentives with real estate agents.