Fantastic Mr Fox Analysis

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Within multimodal texts authors use a variety of language and visual features in order to create meaning and convey a sophisticated story. In Wes Anderson 's movie 'Fantastic Mr Fox ' these include visual techniques such as symbolism, camera movement, imagery, personification and colour hues that enable the creator to convey a sophisticated story through its heightened meaning and effect on the audience. In Roald Dahl 's book these include literary techniques such as imagery, hyperbole and metaphors that enables the author to use these interrelated techniques in both word and picture form to tell a story. In Wes Anderson 's Movie he conveys a sophisticated story of Mr Fox 's persistent desire to outsmart the humans and feed his families by…show more content…
Additionally, the composer also uses imagery of the farmers to provide humour and insight to the story. This can be seen through the depiction of Boggis and Bunce as overweight which highlights their gluttony and greed while Bean is thin to represent his miserly personality (Van Renan, 1985, pg 38-39). On the other hand, the animal characters are personified with human traits, such as the ability to talk and possess personality traits (Kertzer, 2011, Chapter 23). This emphasises Anderson 's sophisticated plot that the animals have greater human traits, while the farmers are depicted as animalistic at times. (Kertzer Chapter 23) This provides humour while portraying the farmers as dull and unpleasant enabling the audience to relate to the…show more content…
Within the book the author uses visual as well as literary elements to convey the sophisticated story. An example of this is through the straight forward imagery of the digging machines accompanied with a metaphor likening the machines to 'monsters '. Through using these literary technique Roald dahl add greater significance to the story as he enables the audience to gain deeper understanding of the farmers effect on Mr Fox 's life and create fear for readers. Additionally, through the use of hyperbolic details of the farmer 's Roald dahl is able to create a heightened meaning within the text. This can be seen in the sentence: 'Bean never took a bath. He never even washed. As a result, his earholes were clogged with all kinds of muck and wax and bits of chewing gum and dead flies and stuff like that" (Fantastic Mr Fox Roald Dahl). Through using this hyperbolic vivid and repulsive descriptions of the farmers Roald Dahl enables the audience to gain greater understanding of the undesirable characteristics of the farmers while encouraging them to side with Mr Fox and accept the fact that he steals from them (Kertzer,
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