1The McCarthy Era was a period of the Cold War when fear of communism in America was at an all-time high. These tensions were exacerbated by the man this era is named for, Senator Joseph McCarthy. Senator McCarthy was known for throwing around unsubstantiated claims related to communists in the government and this only intensified the fear of communism for ordinary Americans. This panic led to Americans looking for someone to blame. One group that came under heavy fire were women, more specifically mothers. The belief was that bad mothers exposed their children making them significantly more susceptible to the threat of communism. In Philip Wylie’s book “Generation of Vipers”, he wrote an entire chapter entitled “Common Women” that addressed the threats of ambitious women and unfit mothers. Hollywood also brought public attention to these threats in several films, one of the most well known of these films is The Manchurian Candidate.
Renewed perceptions of ourselves of the world we live in is significantly entailed by discovery. Discovery may be unplanned, unexpected and confronting, as efficaciously demonstrated in Robert Frost’s ‘Stopping by the Woods on a Snowing Evening’. The pessimistic tone, correlating with prospective suicide, accentuates his loss of identity and value, behaving as a foundation upon which self-discovery can be achieved and thus offer new understandings of ourselves and the world we live in. Furthermore, this notion is vehemently exhibited in James McTeigue’s film ‘V for Vendetta’. The imprisonment of Evey, an epiphanic moment, acts as a catalyst for self-discovery, renewing her perception of herself and the world she lives in. Discoveries can induce
Vengeance has been an ongoing problem for many centuries. In the long run, with the new generation, they have been following the same pattern to get revenge, without knowing the reasons why. If no one is willing to stop and think it over, to evaluate if it’s worth the risk, then the act of vengeance will be ongoing at the cost of many lives. Many people do not realize that having to avenge the death of a loved one will take so much time and patience in their lives. In the short story, “An Act of Vengeance,” by Isabel Allende, the issue involves a young girl who gets raped by Tadeo Cespedes, whom also killed her father on the same day. She has lived her life with the burden of having to avenge her father’s death for 30 years. However, in the film, “Act of Vengeance,” directed by Isaac Florentine, pertains to a lawyer who considers his work more important than his family until it was too late. His wife and daughter were murdered and dumped in a hole at the train yard. Therefore, he starts to train himself for the mission of vengeance for his family deaths. There are several similarities between a short story and a film that are about an act of vengeance the theme also differences in characterization, setting, style, and irony.
A single book was able to convince an entire country to support and love a tyrannical dictator who became responsible for one of the most deadly genocides in history. This book was Meín Kampf and it is the autobiography of Adolf Hitler. In order to influence the immense number of people that he did, the author employed several rhetorical devices to convey his message. The author successfully delivered his ideals by mainly using ethos and pathos both supported with minor logos.
The movie’s name is “The Patriot”. Mel Gibson plays the role of Benjamin Martin who is an American farmer in the 1800th century. Benjamin has the lead role in this movie. There are a lot of characters in the movie such as his son Gabriel (Heath Ledger) and his six other siblings. You will also see a lot of Charlotte who is sister to Benjamin’s wife who died. You will see a lot of the British soldiers and the evil Lt. William Tavington. The director is Roland Emmerich and this film was filmed in Germany and the United States. The movie “The Patriot” came out on cinema in Sweden the 28th of july in 2000. In this movie the genres are drama, action and history.
William Shakespeare and George Orwell are two of the most iconic authors of all time. Although living in different conditions and time periods, both of their works show similarities in exploring human nature and defining humanity. Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Orwell’s 1984 both explore the human traits in different storylines and styles, but for a similar purpose. Not only do both pieces of literature deeply explore the themes of power and control, but also other aspects of human life such as fear and paranoia. By doing this in each author’s storyline, they connect with the values and beliefs of their readers.
Living through the first half of the twentieth century, George Orwell watched the rise of totalitarian regimes in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the Soviet Union. Fighting in Spain, he witnessed the brutalities of the fascists and Stalinists first hand. His experiences awakened him to the evils of a totalitarian government. In his novel 1984, Orwell paints a dark and pessimistic vision of the future where society is completely controlled by a totalitarian government. He uses symbolism and the character’s developments to show the nature of total power in a government and the extremes it will go through to retain that power by repressing individual freedom and the truth.
V for Vendetta is a political dystopian thriller film based on a 1988 novel written by Alan Moore and David Lloyd of the same name. The movie is about an anarchist freedom fighter only known as V, who attempts to spark a revolution through violence, that set in United Kingdom that was led under a totalitarian neo-fascism government. Through a marxist lense, the ideology held by V is a powerful tool and is considered as one of the most greatest factor that contributed to the revolution in the fim. Towards the ending of the film, Peter Creedy, the Head of Britain’s secret police continues to shoot V until his gun ran out of bullets. Creedy, in fear, asked V who seemed to not be affected by the gunshots,
‘A Time to Kill’ is a movie that depicts the racial tensions between the white and black Americans in the past. The movie revolves around the life of Jake Brigance, a lawyer, and Carl Lee Hailey, as he struggles with the law and racism after seeking justice for his raped 10-year old daughter. As Carl Lee approaches Brigance for help with his case, they both face the challenge of blurring the lines between the white and black Americans and helping Carl Lee escape the long arms of the law.
V said, " People shouldn 't be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." V for Vendetta and Anthem are both very intriguing stories full of symbolism. V for Vendetta mainly deals with a group of people filled with disbelief towards their media and eventually adopt the idea of taking down the government. Anthem is about a man, Equality 7-2521 escaping his government. This government is very much the opposite. Everyone is very blind and obedient in Anthem. Despite following different ideas, the book and movie possess many similarities. Where both stories create symbolism and a corrupt government, Rand promotes individuality, but Moore promotes unity as a means to seek change.
Oppression is often portrayed in a negative light. Those who fight oppression are frequently regarded as heroes. The opposite is true for Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s book, V for Vendetta. V for Vendetta totes a mysterious character who goes by the alias of V. V is a villain who will stop at nothing to achieve his end goal: freeing England from the Norsefire regime.
V for Vendetta, directed by Alan Moore in 2005 was an eye opening film, with aspects from the past and predictions for the future, the film left many uncertain how to feel. Being placed in the dystopian genre, the film uses many codes and conventions to connect them to the genre. V 's revolutionary speech helps bring hope to the society. The film was born through an illness and plague that had effected the world. The storyline begins to unfold with the rising of High Chancellor Sutler, which was oddly similar to Hitler, who created a government to oppress the people’s liberty. V searches for a revolution to overthrow the government and create a new democracy. The scene that I 'm going to evaluate is V 's Revolutionary Speech, where he overthrows
The Nuremberg Trials began three years later after the most relevant Nazi authorities were convicted of war crimes for four judges, who took legal decisions that previewed sterilization policies and ethnic cleansing in Hitler 's Germany. Judgement at Nuremberg, based on the real Case Katzenberger, is a demonstration of the efforts of a judge at the tribunal to determine how the defendants, and even also the German themselves, could have been involved in the Holocaust’s atrocities. Judgment at Nuremberg is a representation of the first trial, that is mainly based on justice principles and international law, of the country leaders that pursued threatening battles and were involved in crimes against humanity. This film is an overview of real events that highlights the conflict between morality enclosing both the behaviour of the defendants and the process of providing them with justice (Teach With Movies, 2015). These processes offered the opportunity of enhancing the debate between positivism and natural law, highlighting that the position taken would have significant consequences
V for Vendetta is a futuristic, sci – fi, thriller directed by James McTeigue, based on a graphic novel, titled the same, by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. The story is of a masked vigilante, known as “V”, who seeks to bring down the fascist government with the means of extreme measures/”terrorist” tactics, to fight for freedom in futuristic Great Britain. Throughout the course of the movie, several quotations are relayed by the character V as a justification for his actions, which is agreed and disagreed by many.
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear” (George Orwell). George Orwell lived from 1903 to 1950. During this era there were many political dilemmas occuring in the world, especially in Russia with Stalin and Marxism. Even though these occurred in the Soviet Union, it still greatly affected America, because the Soviet Union and the US were in the Cold War around this time. George Orwell’s work brings up the conversation of some of these political issues and their influence on America. He has two full length novels: 1984, published in 1950, and Animal Farm, published in 1945. 1984 displays a dystopian future, something Orwell is warning against in this story. Animal Farm is a metaphor for the Soviet Union and Marxist ideals at the time. Orwell uses farm animals to tell this story. He was by far one of the authors with the most significant impact on society during the 1900s.