All the while, the butt of their jokes – in this case, Charlie- thought that the ‘antagonists’ were his(or her) best friends or well-wishers. Imbecilic practical jokes are only a thin veil covering an uglier truth. People of abnormal characteristics – be it incredibly high IQ or a sub-par IQ- disgust ‘average people’ who are ignorant when dealing with ‘abnormal people’. In “Flowers for Algernon,” this disgust and repulsion manifested as a petition to fire Charlie (when he was a genius); a petition that was signed by all but one person. Ignorance, revulsion, and cruel amusement combined to create the phrase “pulled a Charlie Gordon.”
We could assume that he just envies Gatsby in such a way, but such precise words and details help us read between the lines a little bit more to dive in deeper into Nick’s true feelings. One page 178 of the story, when Nick sees Tom again, Tom tells him, “That fellow had it coming to him. He threw dust into your eyes just like he did in Daisy's, but he was a tough one.” We could also assume that Tom is just talking about how Gatsby was a fake and tricked everyone, but the fact that he compares it with Daisy can give way to a comparison of both Daisy and Nick’s feelings for Gatsby. Although some people may doubt this, and his feelings for Gatsby could possibly just be envy and purely platonic.
Odysseus is cruel and quick to anger, arrogant, and does not truly win in the end. Along with the Hero’s journey, there is another journey that is not talked about. The villain’s journey is a parallel to the hero’s journey but usually ends the inverse of the Hero’s journey. Both hero and villain experience a call to adventure with guidance along the way.
Although some may think Polyphemus is smart, he is not because in the book Odysseus said he was Noman and the Cyclops believed him then Odysseus escaped and said that he wasn’t Noman he was Odysseus and then the Cyclops, literally, blindly threw rocks at them. This obviously shows that the cyclops is stupid. Along with being stupid he is always portraying himself as a strong, brave cyclops, but he, Polyphemus, is actually just overconfident. In the text it states “Well Noman, this is what I’m going to do, I’ll put you at the bottom of the menu and eat all of your friends first. That way you’ll be able to enjoy my hospitality a little longer.
This is the first hint of the speaker’s disappointment. When Flick “dribbles an inner tube,” rather than a basketball, it becomes a “gag” which makes the reader feel sorry for him, since he is poking fun at himself (21). Most people are familiar with the defensive tactic of making fun of themselves, before someone else beats them to it. This is Flick’s motive.
Normally, this mocking gesture would instigate an aggressive outburst. Lastly, it is misleading for the movie to portray this character with bipolar I disorder as someone who can alleviate his negative urges solely because he befriended someone who is capable of distracting him from his harmful temptations. This disorder is more complex than the movie suggests at times. In reality, the large time frames when Pat would act normally would most likely be due to his medication, which they eventually stopped showing him
While reading non-professional reviews, there are a lot of people that bash rappers for trying to make movies. Many say that 50 cent did a horrible job of acting in this film, but I honestly think he played the role well. He was not actor of the year or anything special but he did great. So his acting is not something I would change in this movie as most people suggest, but the downfall of this movie came from having some over dramatized scenes that would be a little too long. Also the dialogue was good but could've been way better if it gave us more emotion when speaking to each other.
Timothy Walter Burton is arguably one of the greatest filmmakers in the 20th century. He uses his eccentric nature to create visually striking films that combine fantasy and horror. He includes elements from his personality and childhood in his films. Tim is autistic, which made him an outcast amongst his peers. He was shy and reserved, and he was unable to make friends easily.
The short story “Ransom of the red chief” is a low level comedy that uses hyperboles and comic situations to convey the idea that without full preparation the outcome of the situation can be unpleasant and unpredictable. The ransom red chief is a low level comedy because of the crude humor. The boy being mischievous and zany caused a lot of low comedy with the easy to follow storyline. “Red was sitting on bill’s chest with one hand holding his hair and the other a knife, a shriek came from old bill.”
Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp's performances in the two films are equally wonderful and yet, almost entirely different. While Wilder downplays the part with a quiet subtlety, Depp is over the top and manic. Depp's performance is also psychotic at points. Both actors have taken the part and made it their own. Wilder's lackadaisical attempts to stop the children from being take away, indifferently chanting things like "Help" and "Oh no" in monotone.
A Turkish delight might attract many people by its pleasant taste, but in the story of Narnia, Edmund got in big trouble for desiring the Turkish delight. In C.S. Lewis’s the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the archetype “devil figure” played by the White Witch depicts a cold-hearted sovereign and created a significant contrast between good and evil; the author also revealed the theme of avarice through her temptations. The archetype “devil figure” is a character who represents evil incarnate. The character may offer worldly goods, fame, or knowledge to the protagonist in exchange for possession of the soul or integrity.
The Sixth Sense The Sixth Sense is a movie that tells a great ghostly story navigated by literary devices used throughout the movie. Foreshadowing and symbolism are the main literary devices used in The Sixth Sense . These two literary devices are what put an affect on the story. This movie includes abounding scenes of foreshadowing and symbolism, with the obvious use of the color red, as well as other uses of literary devices.