From “The Cat in the Hat” to “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, Dr. Seuss inspires people of all ages through his humorous approach to life and its many challenges. His story, “The Lorax” even takes on a more ethical approach by describing how businesses and large factories are destroying the environment and kicking many animals out of their homelands. While it was written back in 1971, the book is still relevant today and inspires many to help save the environment. His first book, “And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street,” was inspired by a street in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts and even though many turned it down at first, it went on to become quite popular (Fensch, 2014). In the 1950’s, Theodor Seuss Geisel released multiple new books including “The Cat in the Hat” and “Horton Hears a Who!” which are both well known stories still enjoyed today.
This censorship controlled what the American public read, watched, and heard, which in turn limited the information available to the public. Ray Bradbury, an author of this era, wrote one of his most famous books, Fahrenheit 451, inspired by the new technology and government corruption in the 1950s. Through Bradbury’s use of effective character development and symbolism, he is able to illustrate the problems of government censorship and technology in his futuristic dystopia in his novel Fahrenheit 451. Fahrenheit 451 is separated into three different parts that represent the changes Guy Montag, a fireman whose job is to burn books banned by the government, undergoes. Each part contains a new character that sparks this transformation the reader sees in Montag.
He and John Winthrop were much alike through in their preachings, sharing similar goals. In fact, Cotton even aided Winthrop in the banishment of many opposers to their way of life, such as Anne Hutchinson. Cotton’s written legacy includes a body of correspondence, numerous sermons, a catechism, and in 1646 a shorter catechism for children titled Milk for Babes Cotton too has a sermon that is well known, and it is called “God’s Promises to His Plantation”. It is essentially a pep-rally. He begins with a lovely sermon and goes on to explain that the soon-to-be-American’s are people of destiny, people who are important and remembered in history.
All Shook Up: How Rock ‘N’ Roll Changed America showcased how one aspect of the Cultural Revolution during the 1950s and 1960s supplemented the perfect storm of social reforms. The first half of the book, Dr. Glenn Altschuler, largely focused on how rock ‘n’ roll and those who wrote and produced it stirred up topics such as race and sexuality. As with any new social or cultural shift, rock ‘n’ roll faced an almost immediate resistance from both religious and fundamentalist extremists. In most cases, it was the same types of people that opposed rock ‘n’ roll also opposed other major social reforms such as racial integration.
A man asks Forrest for ideas of T-shirt designs. Forrest wipes his muddy face on a T-shirt and the movie shows a smiley face on the T-shirt. which soon becomes a famous and very popular symbol in the United States It is during the 1970's that the smiley face was invented to show a stylized representation of a smiling human face. It is also attributed with the quote "Have a Nice Day!" which also became a very popular saying in American
Pop art era originated in New York during the mid-1950s and ended in the early 1970s. It focused on familiar places in citizen’s day to day life, creating commercial images and during this time Pop art boomed because of the media World War II was receiving. Roy Lichtenstein’s painting “WHAAM!” would mostly fall under the category of the Pop art era for the reasons being that it is based on an image from a DC comic “All American Man of War” which was published by DC comics in 1962. Lichtenstein presented a powerfully charged scene in an impersonal manner, leaving the viewer to decipher the meaning for themselves. The painting is in a comic style of art (Pop Art) and depicts two fighter jets (one owned by the United States the other owned by the Soviet Union) in the air with one shooting a missile towards the other jet with a humongous “WHAAM!” giving the painting a cartoon feel by emphasizing the onomatopoeic lettering in a yellow box, showing that the plane has blown up.
Nathaniel West starts with toying with his audiences’ expectations of reality where a movie scene is portrayed as if it was actually happening. The description is straightforward, and it is only when an assistant director shout, “Stage 9!” (59) That the reader realizes that the protagonist is watching an army of actors rather than a real army of soldiers. The book does a better job in portraying Hollywood as the place responsible for corrupting the minds of the ignorant. In the film, the Hollywood is shown as an industry that only cares about the image it presents, but not the effects it has on people. The characters are also portrayed differently in the film when compared to the book.
Juice and soda have been around for a long time, however; during that time, two brands have weathered the societal storm of advancement and have stayed effective in their reiteration the nation over. Sunny juice and Crush soda are the two brands that I have chosen for my compare and contrast of the rhetorical strategies used inside their takes note. The chief advertisement we picked was from Sunny juice. This print advancement, which we found on the web, shows a container made out of 100% of vitamin C that have stayed in American culture since their hidden rising to reputation. Next, we have the Crush soda advertisement.
Adrien Hébert was an artist from Québec that is remembered for painting scenes of Montréal during the early 20th century. His visual representations of French-Canadian life permit one to take a stroll back in time to nostalgically remember the history and culture of the region. Employing the style of realism, Hébert painted the daily experiences of the common man. Predecessors painted royalty, but his art served as a platform for displaying reality, including the difficulty of manual labor, pollution caused by the Industrial Revolution, and
In this book Jamie James discusses Pop Art providing illustrations from various artists of the art movement. In addition James explores Andy Warhol’s artworks linking the printing process to symbolic meanings of mass consumption and consumerism evident in his art. Furthermore, James examines Warhol’s fascination with particular celebrity icons that are frequently depicted in his work. Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy and Elvis Presley are among the reoccurring subjects studied during Warhol’s career. James highlights the “conceptual equivalence” between celebrity and commercial products, stating the similarities between the concept of ‘celebrity culture’ and Coca Cola.