Wiesel manages to create many viewpoints and to throw us in his shoes for us to understand the inhumanity of the ones had no sympathy towards the jews during the holocaust. Wiesel’s use of ethos, pathos, logos, diction, and allusion certainly gives the audience information and emotions he was hoping
But there are other cases where the author or producer attempts to make a very mentally ill criminal likable. The most abhorrent and oddly entertaining character in the media that sticks out in my mind was Dr. Hannibal Lecture in Silence of the Lambs. Dr. Lecture was an insane genius who was convinced of his own intellectual superiority. He used his crimes to weed out those that he found used bad manners, mutilated the arts and were not a benefit to what he considered the important part of society. Dr. Lecture was used to being around the elite and the wealthy members of the Baltimore community and had worked his practice to be a high
Lead by Senator Joe McCarthy, this modern witch hunt for communism ruined lives and spread lies, with the initial victims being the disliked, the outsiders. One of the first of those blacklisted was Owen Lattimore. He was outspoken about his unpopular liberal views and so it was easy for McCarthy to shift blame and suspicion towards him (Victims of McCarthyism). McCarthy played off the existing fear of communism left behind by World War II to gain support for his lagging political career by fighting a problem that did not really exist. As in The Crucible, people easily accepted that Lattimore and others like him were to blame, in this case for being communist.
His insightful use of satire is the redeeming quality of the movie for me, which in turn allows me to appreciate the dark humor that encapsulates the film. I fear much of the American public will denounce the presentation as untimely and callous to the fears that are so widespread. I hope we can all take away something meaningful from this film and realize the shortcomings of certain ideologies like technological competition that we have clung to during the war. If nothing else people should leave the theatre after seeing this movie and realize that Kubrick actually takes the idea of nuclear war very seriously, and he challenges the audience to question the politics and ideologies that have dominated the country throughout the
O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” takes a different approach in a good story by introducing a slew of crazy irony. All the irony gives the piece a vast dynamic in characters and themes. The first irony found in this story is the whole idea of the “Good Man”. The Grandma throughout many different scenarios in the story skewed the definition of a “Good Man” by using it until it became meaningless. She used it to describe Red Sammy after he let two people screw him over by letting them charge their gasoline.
I think that this can apply to the Holocaust. Although the Holocaust was not some minor blunder that can easily be recovered from, it is important for society as a whole to learn from what happened. It is easy to see now that it was a time in history with very low standards, and it makes me wonder what was wrong with those who enforced it. In this movie, I could not help but feel bad for those that were treated so horribly and it makes me glad that it is viewed as a horrible treatment now. Now that the Holocaust is recognized as a terrible time, it has been a foundation for how people are treated.
The imminent threat of death is present but the idea of a fruitless future becomes an unbearable possibility. Moral courage allows for the display of strength through selfless actions against injustice. During the Holocaust many injustices were made against the Jewish community. Personal diaries account for the hardships of those persecuted in Hitler's final solution. As bad as Hitler’s attempts to restore Germany's power were, they managed to bring out the best of some people.
nically, the animation business did its best to overcome those hard days of the Great Depression. Many critics not only discerned a populist message in Disney´s films but admired them as an effective political and social assault on the Great Depression. The films revived home and laughter among the American people. In “The Three Little Pigs” as well as many others, Disney wielded a political influence of which most politicians could image. “The Three Little Pigs” were a blow against the Great Depression in favor of the suffering people.
They could relate to working class families and other immigrants, two groups that made up a large portion of the moviegoing audience. Despite all their similarities such as their relentless desire to succeed and survive, the Hollywood Jews were different from one another. This was evident and reflected in their films. Louis B. Mayer’s vision of the good American life was symbolized in his optimistic MGM movies. Harry Cohn’s modesty found expression in the plain-speaking common sense of Frank Capra’s heroes (Champlin).
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing”. A prophetic quote from Albert Einstein that truly reflects the vices of our nature. Our foolish tendencies to be distracted with trivialities whilst our society is being crippled from the behind is evident through the conventions of satire. This is because satire exposes the flaw within this mindset, we as complacent members of society are willing to accept. This flawed mindset can be especially conveyed through Clay Butler’s cartoon “Criminal Wisdom”.
I agree with Jenkins assumption that when all people have control over media the results can be a good thing and at other times a very bad thing. In Jenkins article he talks about Bert in a picture with Bin Laden. The picture can be view as creative and funny because one person made an evil Bert in America. In another country when the picture is found can be viewed negatively because it was used to support Bin Laden. The creator of Sesame Street were upset because now Bert who is a nice loving character is now view as evil and a supporter of Bin Laden.