In the wildly popular Mexican film, Los olvidados (1950), Spanish director Luis Buñuel exposes the harsh realities of life in Mexico during the 1950’s. Luis Buñuel’s work on Los olvidados portrays a societal loss for all hope due to crime and violence as an infinitely vicious cycle, coupled with addressing the lack of reform for dilapidated living conditions throughout Mexico. In Los olvidados, Buñuel follows Pedro (Alfonso Mejía) a neglected bastard, and El Jaibo (Roberto Cobo) the leader of a gang of homeless children loitering in vacant lots. For Pedro, and the rest of the cast, a series of unfortunate outcomes have been strung together though common ignorance and a lack of self-control. Luis Buñuel’s use of focal length, editing, and dialogue
Aristotle holds that anger is “a desire accompanied by pain for an imagined retribution on account of an imagined slighting inflicted by people who have no legitimate reason to slight oneself or one’s own.” (1-3). “Anger is a complex emotion since it embraces pain and pleasure; the pain is produced from injury while the desire of taking revenge is somehow results from the injury. Anger is a strong feeling of being upset or annoyed because of something wrong” (7) . It is also energy it can be positive or negative; if it is used positively, it creates a change in the world but if it is used negatively it can be devastating, the acknowledge that anger has both aspects the negative and the positive one. Aristotle
Anyway, this research will focus only on three aspects - conscience crisis, violence, and fate and destiny. These aspects will be discussed in three separate chapters under the umbrella of the selected novels of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men(1937) , The Grapes of Wrath(1939) , and The Pearl (1947) and Cormac McCarthy ’s Blood Meridian (1985) , No country for old men( 2005) , and The Road (2006) . The investigator has adopted the sociological methodology throughout the thesis. Furthermore , the second chapter - conscience crisis, will be divided into two parts ( man’s inhumanity to man and greed ).
What does it mean to be an American? Having freedom, being a patriot, your own way of life? Being an American is all of this and much more. America and the American Dream have been very controversial topics for the last hundred years, they are key elements that give people within and outside America the feeling of hope and positivity in their day to day lives.
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.
in America, Tennessee Williams published his play. He knew the subject of domestic violence first hand, having observed spousal abuse in his family. His brother points out that his father would frequently return home angry and fly into a rage into Edwina his mother, as well as beating her violently during another drunken outburst ( Bloom 51 ). Accordingly, Williams tends to write this play in order to debate a crucial issue which is men’s violence against women.
Anger is a common disease possessed by many humans. How people deal with anger is what makes them different. Some, the second they are confronted, act out violently. Some hold it in until they cannot possibly take anymore, then explode. Some, let other people act out for them. The Great Gatsby contains a story of two men who acted out in very different ways, all because of anger caused by unfaithfulness and murder.
Aristotle claims that rhetoric is a strong vital part in a speech that is used to attract an audience. He defines it as “the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion.” Rhetoric has the power to be presented in almost any given subject; it has no given or definite idea. In different settings there are certain ways to use rhetoric through the three modes of persuasion: ethos, logos, and pathos. The appeals of using these modes occur differently given the type of situation. Ethos is used through reasoning; logos is used to understand human character and their morals; pathos is defined as a person or audience’s emotions. Aristotle depicts emotions as a temporary state of mind rather than part of a character’s attribute.
Aaron Beck’s Prisoners of Hate (1999) provides a great in depth look at the causes of anger, hostility, and violence. Becks central message, that is illustrated throughout various chapters, is that all hate is hate, no matter the scale. In other words, the same mechanisms that cause people to hate their spouse is the same hate that is used to justify war. This fact is hardly intuitive, but Beck’s use of a broad variety of stories, backed up by cognitive analyses, shows just how similar all anger, hate, and hostility truly are. With that being said, Beck does not leave it at that, but rather provides numerous ways of correcting hate and freeing those who are prisoners of their own negative cognitions and emotions. Amongst numerous potential
What if you were told you will never achieve your dreams? Florence King once said, “People are so busy dreaming the American dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they’re all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the age of human error.” Humans have a tendency of wanting what they cannot have or being oblivious to what they do have at the moment. Many authors are aware of this blind-spot, an evident flaw in human nature, and use it to their advantage to write about characters that apply to their reader’s emotions. The Crucible, The Great Gatsby, and Of Mice and Men all express this flaw in human nature, discreetly known as the “American Dream”.
Gerald Jones in his essay "Violent Media is Good for Kids" written in 2000, asserts that watching and playing violent games could have positive outcomes for the users. This is because there are stressful situations which are experienced by the characters and they have to overcome them through violence to survive. He also asserts that violent media can be used by adolescents and children to satisfy their emotional needs and if used healthily they can help children develop potential survival skills.
In life kids are known to be naive and innocent to the ways of the world. They think everything is fun and games up until they experience a phenomenon that makes them grow up. At times those experiences can be traumatizing and extremely tense. In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the main character Ralph experiences first hand what a human with a dark heart can do. William Golding uses diction, imagery and detail to set an intense tone for the story.
Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven portrays the hardships faced by Native Americans at the hands of the overpowering force of mainstream American culture. Alexie uses multiple perspectives in his book to convey the complexity of the situation on the reservation. However, his recurring themes such as survival, tradition, and underlying cultural ties connect the stories together as does the overarching message about the resilience of Native American people and their culture. With these consistent themes, the multiple perspectives found in his stories prove the validity of his cultural points due to their repetition. In his composite novel, Alexie reveals the resilience of Native American culture by breaking it down into a mathematical equation