Vernon’s case of being the scapegoat at the mass shooting is an example of a satire of the socio-cultural aspects of the modern American media. Although it is evident that it is the US society being criticised in both cases, the targeted themes vary. Pierre tackles the hunger for popularity, even if they have to betray and treat each other badly, “racism, gun-possession, death penalty, fast-food, internet-pornography and its impact on society, general decay of human values and the ruthlessness of the media frame one of America ́s newest and greatest traumas: High school shootings” (Bellerman). On the other side, Salinger is against “phonies”— dishonest, pretentious and dishonest people who do not realise what truly matters in life and hide their true emotions. The extent of his hatred is so high, Holden fantasises about his own place where “phony” people
The people of Maycomb place stereotypes on him from stories and allow their imagination to make false accusations. Not only do they place stereotypes on Boo, they place stereotypes on those of different races, mainly blacks, and never question or think they are wrong. These exaggerated rumors affect many of the people, and are viewed as acceptable because of the specific structure of the town. The stereotypes exemplify the disrespect the people have for each other and illustrate the solution needed to avoid this problem. Classism is also embedded into the structure of the town and often affects the lower classes, such as poor whites, mixed races, and blacks.
Angelou does that by questioning and specifying the blacks “broken” (l 13), “Bowed head” (l 14) and “lowered eyes” (l 14), by doing that we interpret the hatred and violence towards the black people. The broken, bowed head and lowered eyes is a sign of not being able to withstand the movement that is being progressed. Angelou wants us to realise the struggle that the black people have gone through. Moreover, the white people’s hatred of the black people have influenced them in a way, where they see the white people as brutal. “You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes” (ll 20-21) is an implication for the amount of torment they’ve gone though.
This type of social psychology occurs in the film when two black men are faced with a unit of cops with guns pointed at them. This is an example of cognitive dissonance because the because in a tense face-off between the cops and two men the cops try to reduce the tension of the situation by lowering their guns. This also shows psychological tension because the black husband is at risk of being shot by a white cop. Though the situation diffuses and the tension is reduced because of the actions of the cops. Many instances of social psychology such as stereotyping and defensive attribution are found in the film Crash.
And the rumors about the Wallace boys burning black men, which started boycotts and fightings across town. In “Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry”, by Mildred D. Taylor, use descriptive metaphor, detailed imagery, and expository simile to convey the idea that even though some people have different preferences of others on the wealthy white people, people should see people as the same human being because people can feel segregated from the others and racial injustices that cause trouble. First, Taylor uses descriptive metaphor to illustrate the idea that African American are not treated equally as the other human being while feeling the segregation against their race. Cassie, Stacy, Christopher-John and Little man (Clayton Chester) goes to school while Cassie disapproves her outfit, so she “tugged again at my collar and dragged my feet in the dust, allowing it to sift back onto my socks and shoes like gritty red snow” (Taylor 3). This literary device
In his opinion, the government for a long time shape the population along to their preferences. The book offers insights on what effect the television has on child’s mental state and development. The source is useful. It is the most negative source in relation to the television influence on the society. I think that source is mostly biased.
The black man is first made out to seem like a bad man. But since the commercial ends with the ‘’appearance can be deceiving’’ slogan, you could also say that they are trying to make you think about judging things by their looks. Things don’t have to be bad because your impression of it is bad. This also reflects on the group of black people in society. The only reason they appear to be bad to some people is because racist people are giving the impression that they are bad.
Moore illustrates the many ways American citizens can obtain guns and the many controversies that surround gun possession. Moore represents the ‘white Americans’ in favour of gun ownership as extremely fearful to the black population and discusses how the media plays a role in fuelling this fear. Moore illustrates this by use of a small cartoon clip, segments from various news shows as well as comparing the Americans to their north neighbours, the Canadian population. Moore starts his segment on fear by using a small animation clip, concerning the history of the United States of America. This clip particularly focuses on the way fear made the Americans behave a certain way.
Villains often play a vital role in contrasting the protagonists, which brings upon sympathy towards the protagonists. In The Stranger by Albert Camus, society directly criticizes Meursault 's actions and beliefs, evoking Meursault 's sadness in the story. While in The Meursault Investigation, Merault is the antagonist of the story because he kills Musa, Harun’s brother. Meursault indirectly provokes Harun’s anger and fuels his ambition for his actions. Both stories present villains differently, where society is directly criticizing Meursault’s beliefs and actions in The Stranger while Meursault is indirectly hurting Harun in The Meursault Investigation.
A man has just watched a video of a policeman shooting a black criminal and read an article that followed on why police are racist. He now believes that police are racist and is prejudiced against them. This man showed empathy, or the ability to share others’ feelings. His empathy, however, rendered him short-sighted and biased. The article exploited the man’s empathy and used his empathy to influence his beliefs.