Thematic year work “The impact on my work from Dustin Yellin’s complex layered imagery, mark making, themes of human nature and oneness in his painting; “Triptych” as well as Jose Toirac’s use of political satire and expressive painting style in order to evoke a sense of confusion and angst within the viewer as well as to cause an introspection by the viewer thus bringing about change in the international community. Conceptualisation: In modern society we as humans have developed or rather enhance our own vices through technology, warfare and Globalisation. My artwork “We Didn't Start the Fire” (fig 1) is highlighting the themes through imagery of scenes from around the world that have shaped modern-day society negatively. The concept behind
Title The Great Gatsby is a novel that illustrates the potential danger of materialism. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby illustrates materials and possessions are crucial to the plot development and represent the social status of the characters. Automobiles are a symbol that exhibits society and social classes but also play a crucial role in events of The Great Gatsby. The first important instance we see an automobile driven in the novel eerily foreshadows events towards the end. As Gatsby is throwing one of his frequent elaborate parties, a minor single-vehicle accident occurs as the party is dying down.
He wanted to show how corporations make people into faceless and all around insignificant beings, and their effects on the human psyche. Finally, Closing Time commented on the the low morality that America was beginning to have, and how the people in need should be helped. Heller’s views on America were quite bold, but also very
The most accurate representation of one’s character and morality is their actions. In the opulent neighborhoods of the East Egg and West Egg, the majority of characters act immorally and dishonestly, especially towards inferior counterparts living in the Valley of Ashes (Elmore 428). Characters in The Great Gatsby are defined by their actions behind the wheel; often, driving ability and cars indicate character's attitude towards life and their relationships. Fitzgerald often uses cars as a means of revealing “carelessness and materialism of his characters” (Lance 29). Fitzgerald consistently uses personification to link cars with the personality of its driver, further developing the connection between characters and their driving.
Lack Of Empathy Leads To An Imbalance Of Power: Former president Barack Obama once stated, “It’s the lack of empathy that makes it very easy for us to plunge into wars.” Obama infers that when people lose empathy for others, they lose the ability to understand others, which is a key emotion that helps people to interact with others. Furthermore, his quote connects to Marxism, a literary theory involving an imbalance of power. In the story “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, the characters’ experiences prove to the reader the significance that a lack of empathy can cause to the balance of power. An application of Marxism reveals that an imbalance of authoritative power is caused by a lack of empathy. Harper Lee creates Boo Radley as one of the symbols in the story to represent an archetype of a kind soul who is neglected by society.
Jackson Katz’s film Tough Guise 2 seeks to expose how the media promotes a toxic ideology behind what makes a man masculine and show that it is a social construct. For decades print, television, videogames, and film have presented masculinity in a way that makes men think the only way to be manly is to be emotionally unavailable, sexually aggressive, and violent. This ideology has been a curse on culture in America and many other countries around the world. “We're not living in the Wild West. We're not a Third World nation” (Katz).
Harrison Bergeron is an example of a dystopian society that has gone awry. While the concept of total equality on the surface may seem desirable, the author quickly dispels any potential positive outlook. From the perspective of today's reader, the people in the future appear to be slaves to the government; wearing chains, masks, and headphones to decrease their fundamental abilities. In addition, this savery is emphasised due to amount the main characters watch the television in the story. It would be interesting to ask the author if it inherently provides the sedative effect he describes in the story and if we have progressed towards this reality with the advent of smartphones.
He is basically the main character of the novel, from whose perspective the dreadful society and events are shown. He demonstrated that his ethics were in the right place and indicated valor by revolting, however he surrendered. By surrendering he was unable to communicate a message of hope to other individuals. Rather he communicated something specific of gloom which causes Winston to not fit in Orwell's description of a hero; he does not do all he can to change the social system. George Orwell's characterization of Winston's collapse is exemplified further through the dangers of a totalitarian society.
Bradbury’s stories follow a similar genre which is a dystopian feeling where the characters realize what the world has come to be (“Fahrenheit”). Fahrenheit 451, takes place in a dystopia or “... a dehumanizing environment… where the state keeps citizens in thrall be denying them the kinds of positive, useful intellectual stimuli found in books” (Huntington 107). A dystopia is a future where life is appalling. In their attempt to make a perfect future, the government instead created a dystopia where people are destroying their only sense of truth, joy and humanity (Hamblen). Bradbury is trying to convey that, “Dystopian novels show that any attempt at establishing utopia will only make matters much worse” (Dietz).
Another couple where good looking girl is in arms to arms with a guy wearing 1960s old-fashioned clothes. On the side we see a shop with a Frank Sinatra poster, advertising uncoolness in music tastes. Felix drives an old, dirty, and beaten-up car. He 's dressed up as a total geek wearing large glasses with thick black rim. His clothes are old-fashioned and greasy.
Well known article writer, Leonid Fridman, in his article, “America Needs Its Nerds”, describes the truthful idea that nerds and geeks, in our society, are ostracized while the kids who play sports and party are prominent. Fridman’s purpose is to impress upon the readers that nerds should not have to conform to society’s unimpressive values of what it means to be “popular”. He adopts an indignant tone in order to convey to his readers that the idea of nerds and geeks needs to fought. Fridman moves to the idea that children who would rather read and build model airplanes are the social outcasts compared to the ones who would rather play football and get wasted at parties. He tries to grasp the reader 's attention by stating that “Enough is