The film focuses on the characters lives and how they can keep going when they struggle with society. The film uses rhetorical strategies such as pathos, ethos, and logos to make this movie bring emotions, blank stares, and leave the audience to question reality. The purpose of the specific camera shots and angles is to provide an appropriate view of the movie. Lastly, the use of persuasion to allow the audience to interpret what the film says versus the thoughts in their head. The film does a good job of pointing out the flaws in our system and a specific culture that the flaws
In the novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson the author uses the ‘Tree’ motif to show that Melinda’s growth though the whole book because In the first quote, Melinda is using the tree to represent how she feels as if nobody can see her. In the second quote she shows how she feels out of place. In the third quote she talks about how with some improvement, the tree could be better. Just like how with some improvement she could be better. In the beginning of the novel, the motif of Tree represents how Melinda is develops as a human, deals with her rape and all its aftermath, and discovers who she is without other people to identify her, her trees also become more complex. Melinda had a difficult time working with the tree. She begins by using
The setting in “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” continues to convey the theme that women have been oppressed by society. Mabel faces oppression in the small english town where the story takes place. She explains that being a women does not matter as much when a family has money, but when they are poor she has to walk down the streets with her eyes low and avoid eye contact as she buys the cheapest item in every store (Lawrence 458). This shows that when a woman is seen as being represented by someone with power, in this case it is her father, then they are given a little respect. However, when a women is looked at just as herself and not as a rich man’s daughter she is not seen a colleague to men but as an object that is to be pitied.
¬¬¬The film showcases the value of human life in forms of the little things that we may oversee in our everyday lives. The people in the film are almost catatonic, but with the help of the newly employed Dr. Sayer, things got better for them. He discovered that these people’s minds are still inside their bodies, thus they are not yet
It symbolizes the earth as a mother to all living beings, an example of what the earth holds in this myth include animals like the turtle, beaver and the water animals. When the earth was harmed the animals gathered together to build a new earth for the tree and for the ill man’s wife to rest in. The use of symbolism describes the importance of the earth which emphasizes theme. Bruchac says that “without the tree there can be no life…”
O'Brien vilifies the soldiers as they what seems to be ruthlessly out of the burned out husk of a building. To show the desensitization of the soldiers he uses language such as "dead", "badly", and "dragged". These strong words sow feelings of fear and carelessness into the readers. O'Brien ends his anecdote by showing the two completely different sides of the soldier platoon, nice and selfish. O'brien uses a recurring characters, Azar and Henry Dobbins, the recurring theme of dancing, and the constant comparison of two sides of the same coin of war.
Ray’s disagreement is the misgiving of the American society. They want both of these extremes in their lives, and they do not want to choose”, he lamented. Each hero backs the other up in his own way, which reflects the difficulty in choosing only one hero’s beliefs/personality this example gives an understanding of film history, it helps society change styles such as ‘reality’ which is made up of assent and reputation (Film. Form. And Culture), meaning that people’s social behavior is really anassert strongly even though it is also publicized in pleasure, the most comforting thing is that it makes people agree and accept what they see.
“Shane” is an Old Western movie that represents the western lifestyle and perspective of manhood. It was one of the unsurpassed movies produced in 1953. The movie’s plot revolves around farmers’ who try to save their own land from a dominant cattle rancher called Fletcher and a rider called Shane tries to stand by one of the farming families to keep their rights. This creates tragic events and conflicts between the family members themselves, and the family members with Fletcher and his men. The perception of being in danger is haunting the family from all sides and this is what led them to be very cautious with who they deal with and who they let in their farm.
In a society pending the gender equality showdown, the movie is an interesting move in glorifying (in a very struggling way of doing so) the image of the middle-aged man with control and intention and the somewhat mad persistency in accomplishing his
A heart-warming American Western, the film transports the audience back in time to the ‘good ole’ days of untouched nature and traditional family values. The novella the film is based on is a true story. Centered on the life and greatest tragedy of the Maclean Family, the novella and the film share the joys and sorrows of life. Audiences will find the film easy to relate to and easy to love. So allow yourself to be swept away by the river, even if it is only for a couple of hours.
It provides a condensed history of the evolution of critical theories and discriminates between them with the aid of a simple diagram. The essay begins with the definition of modern criticism which is to exhibit “the relation of art to the artist, rather than to external nature, or to the audience, or to the internal requirements of the work itself”. This one and a half century old theory of art competed against innumerable theories such as the mimetic theory, the pragmatic theory, etc., all of which have been thoroughly discussed in the essay. Abrams quotes theorists such as Santayana and D.W. Prall to show the unreal and chaotic nature of these alternate theories.