The director Martin Scorsese’s characterizes the New York mafia in the film Goodfellas on the basis of a true story, and the commonality that Scorsese has with the director Baz Luhrmann’s film, The Great Gatsby (2013), is that they share a depiction of characters in New York organized crime which creates the cinematic mood reflecting different eras. The cinematic language of both directors’ communicates to viewers by way of their artistic use of mise-en-scène, staging and design, as well as composition in a drama genre. The film Goodfellas departs from the consistent violence of a gangster film genre through the way Scorsese portrays the characters. For example, the scene where Henry’s (Ray Liotta) voice-over point of view shifts to his wife Karen (Lorraine Bracco), she describes her average lifestyle, and later the film depicts mise-en-scène in the expensive parties, family gatherings, poker gambling games, and restaurant/night club gatherings.
The first differences between the two men are is the cars they drive, the father drives a “58 Chev” while Tom, the son, “drives in his mom’s Camry” (p.184). The second difference between the two men is the music they are listening to. The son listens to The Red Hot Chili Peppers and the father is humming a hymn to pass the time. The major difference between the two men is the vast differences between the generations by what they do for fun with friends and the vehicles they drive. The father is old fashioned while the son is
By rejecting the opponent’s definition, Jack avoids validating Irwin’s argument (Heinrichs 117). Due to its immorality, Willie’s decision to blackmail Irwin resulted in the corruption of justice, symbolized through Irwin, and ultimately lead to his suicide. Thus, Irwin’s death showed that the unfairness of blackmail overpowered Willie’s logic behind extortion, but in reality, both sides lost since Willie’s threat failed and Irwin’s newfound information led to his demise. Throughout the entire book of All the King's Men, Warren describes blackmailing through two views: the blackmailers themselves who support threats as logic and those being blackmailed who view threats as unethical.
A great use of diction in “Just Walk on By” would be the word “victim” (542). The word victim in the beginning of the article makes audience see the author as a criminal. This is because the author uses the society’s belief of the word to make audience believe that he is a horrible person. This hurts his credibility a bit because the author is already creating the idea that he does not seem like a good person but as the story goes on the word actually has a different meaning. The word victim shows that people who have feared him rather than people who were harmed by Staples.
This quote exemplifies his insecurities because he is bringing an exaggerated amount of attention to the fact that he has acne by creating an entire advertisement for them in humor. It is an example of a hyperbole because the author overexaggerates the amount of zits that the protagonist has by comparing them to the amount of stars that exist in the milky way galaxy. The purpose of this exaggeration was to appeal to young people, which is his intended audience, by highlighting this insecurity that Zits has during his struggle to find his true self. Additionally, another example of a hyperbole within the novel, Flight, was when Zits was in the body of a young Indian boy at during Custer’s last
The Great Gatsby, as written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, portrays Nick Carraway’s final attitude towards Jay Gatsby in the novel’s conclusion (pages 188-189). Nick has conflicting views on Jay Gatsby, whether it was he looked up to his optimism or never say die attitude but in the end he felt sorry for him and the way he turned out. Fitzgerald manages to depict his attitude by using rhetorical devices. After Gatsby’s death, Nick had somehow caught Gatsby’s party side because he spent his Saturday nights in New York. “ I spent most of my Saturday nights in New York because those gleaming, dazzling parties of his were with me so vividly…” (pg. 188).
Setting is one of the most important devices to use when writing a strong story. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses setting well in the Great Gatsby as a means to contrast and compare the rich and the poor. East Egg and West Egg are the settings for the rich, The valley of ashes is home for the poor and the hopeless and New York City is the setting for the business of the wealthy, their playground, and a place to hide their secrets. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses setting as a device to highlight differences between the classes. The valley of ashes is the town for the poor.
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, could be considered an autobiographical novel in many ways. From the events that happen to the people themselves, Fitzgerald had represented himself throughout the novel. This story is about a young man, named Nick Carraway, narrator of the story, who moves to New York to join the bond business, but ends up in a drama filled “adventure” with new “friends,” who include, Jordan Baker, Myrtle Wilson, George Wilson, Daisy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby who he met while staying in New York. Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby, two of the main characters, contain the most connections between Fitzgerald’s life and the novel. He had given both characters, Nick and Gatsby, qualities that he had himself while he was alive.
Steiner distinguishes between four types of difficulty. First, “contingent difficulty” that results from obscure references which can hinder the reading process, but can finally be looked up and resolved and thus it is not a serious type of difficulty. This contingent difficulty is obviously manifested in Muldoon’s “The More a Man Has” as he uses obscure references which make readers uncertain about the author’s attitude towards these references, whether it is willful, casual, indifferent, or deliberate. The second type is “modal difficulties” which is concerned with historical references between cultures and sensibilities (Steiner 31-33).
This passage describes how Nick does not know what to make of Gatsby because of all the misconceptions and rumors that have been made towards him. There is only one metaphor in this passage and it describes how the narrator, Nick, wrote everything down that Gatsby told him about his past so as to “explode” the false rumors about Gatsby. This passage reveals to me that the book itself is a of biography of Gatsby by Nick because of the phrase in the first sentence that says Nick has “put it all down here”. So as to create the feeling throughout the book that the reader is experiencing the book in third person point of view as well as first person.
he was a regular, cute guy... drove a B.M.W.. typical what’s up with gays and predacious cars??? I mean Ill take a truck with a push bar... or SUV like yours (more economical) I mean Honda’s are fun... but isn’t that what tiffany drove?? (you obviously have friends at green’s Toyota…too). Anyway, he’s weird… I end up at his house
The characters take pride in their vehicles and they are almost always traveling somewhere. The mentioning of these modes of transportation is a common motif found within this passage. Cars represent fast living in this book, as the characters are known for speeding down the road in their cars. A moment that shows the end of this fast living for Nick is when he reveals that he has sold his car to the grocer. Although he never took his car out of his garage, or at least it isn’t mentioned he does, the fact that he has sold his car is almost leaving behind the fast living he’s grown so accustomed to.
Gatsby bought a car that was so out there. Nick describes the car saying, “It was a rich cream color, bright with nickel, swollen here and there in its monstrous length with triumphant hat-boxes…” (Gatsby, pg. ) In the book, it is unknown what Gatsby does for a living but it is suspected that he gets his money through illegal means. He got it through corrupt means.
The book introduces a similarity of wealth for the two settings; however, this reveals an ironic situation. The American Dream indicates that hard work earns you wealth (big house), but this is not the case for Nick or Daisy. They both portray the opposite of the American Dream showing its decline. A grand comparison is made to the amount of effort put in by both characters and the size of their house. Nick is a small town man who has come from a wealthy family like Daisy.