In my own view, I agree with Stevens that watching TV does not make you any smarter. Stevens advocates that shows such as ER and 24 are only,”good at teaching you to think…about future episodes...” In Stevens view, watching all those hit dramas, 24 and ER will not increase your IQ anymore than the person who does not watch TV. I understand the logic behind Johnson’s claim that shows with more complex story lines and loads of multi-threading can have a higher cognitive value when compared to the less complex and intense shows. However I am not convinced that watching these shows, is actually more beneficial then reading a novel, playing a round of
Spencer Beard Fieldwork Assignment #1 Storytelling Styles Among Nerds and Geeks The group I decided to study are nerds and geeks, like those who frequent your local comic book stores. To clarify, let me define these terms: nerd: An 'individual', i.e. a person who does not conform to society's beliefs that all people should follow trends and do what their peers do. often highly intelligent but socially rejected because of their obsession with a given subject, usually computers, comic books, games(role-playing, video, board), movies, etc (urbandictionary.com). Geek: not to be confused with a nerd, a geek does not have to be smart, a geek is someone who is generally not athletic, and enjoys Video Games; Comic Books; being on the internet, and etc (Wikipedia.org).
A similar view that the men had was their views on nonviolence. Both Thoreau and King expressed this in their writings. Thoreau did this by simply saying that violence only causes more problems on top of the existing ones. King did this by bringing a large number of nonviolent protestors to parade the streets, never striking anyone, even if they were struck first. The men believed that violence would get them nowhere in their protesting and it would not be effective.
In 1984 there is no such thing as privacy. Invasion of privacy is constantly shown throughout the book. Once again the main threat here are the telescreens, Orwell demonstrates this by giving a brief description of what these screens can attain, “any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it”(Orwell, pg.3). These screens indulge fear into the citizens of Ingsoc, so they best not act or do anything strange that can “harm the party”. Later on Winston goes to a barren area where no telescreens present however he goes on to say “there was always the danger of concealed microphones” (Orwell, pg.117).
“Joe Gould’s Secret” is a nonfiction story written by Joseph Mitchell, and a movie based on this book is also called “Joe Gould’s Secret” directed by Stanley Tucci. In today’s times a lot of movies are based on a written literature. Many students watch the movie instead of reading the book maybe because it’s more enjoyable but for some they take it as an easy way out. It’s obvious that it’s easier to watch the movie then reading the book but the movie lacks the details that are present in the book. I think if a director of a movie is basing a movie on the book they should add a lot of the little details that lead up to the climax of the story that were present in the book.
The film scenes look very simple generic. After reading this review, I would be very reluctant to watch Season of the Witch. New York Post Kyle Smith also did not have any positive remarks about Season of the Witch. Smith titled his review “There is no craft in this Witch”. He says that this movie was shot entirely on leftover sets from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”.
Books are constantly being banned from all different places for all different reasons as well as from all age groups. Books are usually banned because of content such as profanity, sexual situations, or even witchcraft. But should they be banned to everyone just for these reasons? Books should not be banned to high school students and older. Student in high school are exposed to many different things, good and bad, as a part of growing up and maturing.
No books should ever be banned because for each book that is banned, there possibly could be one life lesson that will not be learned by the next generation. Censorship of books in schools and libraries is wrong for it limits what students can potentially learn. Books such as To Kill a Mocking Bird, Of Mice and Men, and others teach valuable life lessons, which is why they are considered classics. Books such as these are being banned for they have questionable material. In the same book introduction as the opening quote, Judy Blume wrote, “Those who were most active in trying to ban books cam from the ‘religious right’ but the impulse to censor spread like a contagious disease.
Subliminal messages are believed to brainwash the minds of the music listeners when the music is played often. They may influence the thinking of the music listeners and make them accept Occultic or satanic beliefs. Most of the advertising experts, psychiatrists, and Psychologists believe that subliminal messages are not influential because they mostly go unnoticed. As a result, there are not federal laws set governing subliminal messages use. However, there are regulatory policies preventing its use in theaters, on radio or on television.
He made his mind up that it was a bad book. He realized to that quality of composing the books of Mr. Leinster. First of all, he noticed that Mr. Leinster used the word “Zestful” too frequency. He also considered that “Zestful” is not an appropriated word to use in a novel or a story. Therefore, he won’t do that in his writing because it may decrease the reader’s attention.