Both Auden and Watson effectively form representations and perspectives through the implementation of techniques within their texts. Auden actively uses poetic techniques to display his own negative perspective regarding the power of dictators in "Epitaph of a Tyrant". Auden immediately creates an ambiguous environment as the first line states how dictators are after "perfection, of a kind". The slight pause after perfection satirises its positive connotation casting doubt upon the reader questioning what type of perfection that the dictators wanted. In addition, Auden further demonstrates his negative perspective through the comment on the amount of knowledge the dictators know; "[Dictators] knew human folly like the back of [their] hand".
Gould was exactly where he wanted to be. Joseph Mitchell, from North Carolina, had seen Gould one day on the streets of New York, and recognized him from university. He said that the guy had fallen on hard times and had refused repeated offers of help. Joseph Mit chell just so happen to be a journalist for the New Yorker, and there is a whole story to be extracted from Mitchell's hints about himself. The protagonist in the story is Joe Gould and the antagonist is Joseph Mitchell.
Once an LSD consumer, Ken Kesey, defines the importance of freedom throughout his world renowned Post-Modern novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. One element of Postmodernism in the novel, is the effect of society against the individual. Society and government power systems become the machine and our postmodern anti-hero rages against that machine (Bendingfield). In the story, Chief, the narrator, in the book is a damaged ex-soldier who sees the machine enemy all around him. The reader takes it as metaphor, but Chief who is a paranoid schizophrenic, sees it as reality.
Modern “America” The poem “America,” by Tony Hoagland, desc2ribes the narrator’s journey as he goes through a mental and implied makeover. One of the defining elements of Tony Hoagland’s “America” are the comparisons. Metaphor is perhaps the most important poetic device within Hoagland’s poem. The poem starts off with a student comparing America to a maximum-security prison, because the young student mourns the modern American consumer-based value system. In “America,” Hoagland uses metaphors to illustrate the growing influence of consumerism, capitalism, and most of all the greed that rules the modern American society.
The writer of this article talks about how the basement isn’t just a hiding place for a Jew or a refuge to learn but it is a place to rebel against authority when Max transforms it into a setting for creative/political activity by painting over Hitler’s Mein Kampf erasing Hitler’s authority and becoming his own authority. Maslin, Janet. “Stealing to Settle a Score with Life.” New York Times, Published by Janet Maslin, Monday 27 March 2006. Wednesday 30 April 2014. This article is a review on the book itself; however the article also talks about important points involving the main character Liesel Meminger “the book thief” and how they dealt with life during the war.
Democracy: Useful or repetitive as through the eyes of Big Brother The novel 1984, written in 1949, is a fictional story of a ruthless and all controlling totalitarian government and how one man challenges the ways of life and the ideas of the government he is strictly bound by. This story is famous for its ideas on government and what humanity truly is. One notices that despite being written many years ago, the setting could essentially take place in any modern time period. Readers also find themselves questioning their own beliefs on government due to the questions and reasoning that the book raises. Questions such as- Is democracy actually stable?
The opening paragraph In Blinders article “Will Your Job Be Exported?” Blinder reflects back to the great conservative political philosopher Edmund Burke who “once observed, “you can never plan the future by the past.”” Blinder argues “But when it comes to preparing the American workforce for the jobs of the future we may be doing just that.” This is where I strongly disagree with Blinder. As I mentioned early, the industrial revolution was the sudden boom of economic growth in America and also entirely changed the American workforce. However, we are in a different century, which is the beginning of technology. Technology has given more opportunities to America, and plenty other countries. Technology, indeed may be the birth of offshoring, it can also prolong the process.
He again uses high society families to show changes occurring in society through two other novels, This Side of Paradise and Tender Is the Night. They both take place in the twenties when all everyone was worried about was wealth. Fitzgerald shows this greed in This Side of Paradise when Rosalind won’t marry Amory because he has little money. He also shows in Tender Is the Night how people got away with about anything just because they had money. Fitzgerald looks at the American Dream realistically and sees it can be wonderful yet depressing at the same time.
Tony Kushner was writing in a completely different time in America, and his character Joe deals with a crisis about his sexuality in Angels in America. Joe is seen to deal with the social stigmas and problems to do with homosexuality at the time of the play, and his interaction with other characters gives the audience insight into his struggle. Despite the differences between the two character depictions, the post-modernist theatre of Kushner has been influenced by O’Neill’s experiments with expressionist theatre. Eugene O’Neill wrote The Hairy Ape in the early 20th century, and it premiered on stage in March of 1922. The social and economic context in which O’Neill was formulating Yank as a character plays a role in his final depiction.
First the sun is mocked, and then a wide social spectrum is satirized. The speaker next satirizes “hours, days, [and] months,” which he lambastes as being the mere “rags of time” (10), but then he soon returns to satirizing the sun (11-18). He subsequently mocks “Princes” (23), honor (24), and “wealth” (24) before returning once more to satire of the sun (25-30).This poem, in other words, is a tour de force of satire, presenting an extremely self-confident speaker. Is it possible, however, that Donne himself is mocking the very speaker he presents? Is it possible that the speaker is a bit too cocky, a bit too self-centered, a bit too complacent and self-involved?