In T.C. Boyle’s “Greasy Lake,” three boys who are looking for their identities put themselves in a vindictive situation that uncovers the truth about who they really are. The narrator starts by introducing the boys as “bad characters,” (insert quote citation) but it is all a facade. The denial of character is noticeable with the early symbols of the story. The boys are blinded by their need to fit in, and when the veil of true “badness” is uncovered they are terrified. By the end of the story the boys come to realization of their true identities.
What Frank Romero tries to do in this mural is show others who do not live in the city what Los Angeles is known for. But at the time, the painting was used for the Olympics, so
Born in 1941 in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, Frank Romero holds a special place amongst the many greats of the Hispanic community of the United States. Of Mexican heritage, Romero expressed an early aspiration for the work of art and was inspired to take the path towards becoming one of the most influential, instrumental and renowned artists of his time. Romero was closely attached to his rich Hispanic heritage and gained much inspiration from his culture and his surroundings of Los Angeles, a city bustling with millions of diverse, culture-rich backgrounds. As a painter and muralist, Romero was profoundly influenced by the Chicano population of Los Angeles in which he spent most of his lifetime living as a part of. His passion for art quickly
James Dickey’s poem, Cherrylog Road, is clearly an exhilarating, narrative poem. The speaker of this piece is a young man reminiscing of a past love affair that was forbidden. This is a provocative poem, told in the first person and is full of figurative language and symbolism.
The Great Wall of Los Angeles is a wonderful masterpiece that takes you on a journey through the history of the people of California. It is also one of the country’s most respected large monuments that incorporates inter-racial accord and is a true cultural landmark. The Great Wall spans a half a mile in length which is 2,754 feet and is considered the longest mural in the world. It consists of pictures that represent the history of the ethnic people of California. The mural’s pictures go back to the prehistorical history of the ethnic people all the way up to the 1950’s. It resides in the Tujunga Flood Control Channel of the San Fernando Valley by a park and bike trail. It swarms thousands of visitors each year who are able to see the work
These statues are not only a part of our history, but also a landmark for people to see and learn about our country’s past. Reconstruction and the monuments were both interpreted in the wrong way. A quote from the article, “We Need to Move, Not Destroy, Confederate Monuments” said “when you find yourself at a crime scene, you don’t destroy the evidence. You preserve it for the prosecution. In the case of images like this, the prosecutor is history, and the trial may be a long one, stretching far into the future, with many witnesses called.” Eric Foner even mentions in his article that “But the era has long been misunderstood.” Both the monuments and Reconstruction need to be looked at in a different way than what they are right now. Jennifer Schuessler also stated in her article that “In recent decades, historians, most notably, Eric Foner, has discredited such stereotypes, painting a more inspiring picture of a hopeful if different era. But that work has been slow to seep into the consciousness.” This shows that people are not learning the truth about Reconstruction just like they are judging those sculptures the wrong way. William R. Black also states in his article that some former presidents had slaves, and people want their monuments to be taken down. However, the monuments were made to praise the good that those presidents have done
Isn’t taking out Richard Serra’s artwork simply destroying his right to show how he wants to express his feelings and completely disregards the whole idea of democracy (Deutsche 35). This point leads to why many people believe that art does not have to accommodate the public. There is no written rule saying that everyone must be satisfied in order for a piece of art to remain where it was built. Due to this, artists and their audience can expect there to be both positives and negatives regarding public art for the rest of their
In some cases an individual can perceive something as the complete opposite of what it truly is. People create the illusion or the fantasy on what they believe something to be. I believe that in the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” false perception V.S. reality is seen. The main theme in this short story is the conflict between fantasy and reality. One of the main characters in this short story is Connie. She tries very hard to create an adult persona. Connie uses her attitude and appearance to attract boys. But she is not aware of the reality of the society in which she lives. Connie is living in a fantasy world, but when she gets trapped by Arnold Friend she is put into a scary reality. There
A monument being destroyed is going too far in some instances. Historical monuments should be preserved and studied. They don’t have to be kept in a public space, but maybe in a museum. Destroying a monument is not erasing
Main Point 3: So when does graffiti become inappropriate? Graffiti is bad when the owners don't want your art there.
In the artwork "Going to the Olympics , 1984" by Frank Romero, i see that is has a lot of meanings to it. it has a lot of little pictures in the big picture. The biggest thing that stands out are the cars. The cars mean there is a lot of traffic out here in Los Angeles. As you can tell the cars have the same colors as the olympics logo. There are also some big hearts on top of each car. It might mean that there is love all around the air. It could also mean thats he really loves join to the olympics. In the top middle of the picture there is a blimp. The blimp could stand for the nice view that Los Angeles has. The meaning of the palm trees could be the nice sunny weather we get out here. The two guys fighting at the very top could be what he would like to do if he was in the olympics.
In “Where are you going, where have you been?” We follow a young girl’s struggle escape what she perceives to be reality. Is she really portraying herself as a beauty queen or as a girl becoming a woman? Is Connie’s reality of how people her perceive her an actuality or is it the complete opposite of what she perceives? Connie is determined not to become like her mother or sister since she identifies herself to be more beautiful and superior to them. One could argue that Connie lives in a dream world all of her own. Individualities of such superficial illusions or almost fantasy perceptions on what they believe something to be can set themselves up for a fall that they may not recover from.
In Frank Romero 's painting "Going to the Olympics, 1914" I see a lot of different colors. There 's 5 cars and 5 hearts aligned with them. I also see palm trees and it looks like there 's fire around them. There is also different drawings on top of the Palm trees, such as a blimp, iron, stamp, etc. I think it was a very nice painting, with a lot of meaning.
Hate is My Neighbor by Bill Wassmuth and Tom Alibrandi is a nonfiction book that showed me that bigots have been out there for a long time, even in my own backyard. The Book took place in Coeur D'alene Idaho, a town about 7 hours from Boise. It gave us an in depth look on how the Aryan Nations harassed the people of the small town in the 1970’s. I will further explain what I felt were three important artifacts from the book that help us understand the situation. The three artifacts I chose will represent how underestimated the Aryan Nations were, how full of hate they were, and how violent they are. The artifacts I chose were a little boy transforming into a giant, a burning cross, and a bomb.
Martin Luther King Jr once stated, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”. This statement is far from being false. The silence of our friends are expressed when life throws in a conflict. Some people do not know how to react so instead of speaking out they run away from the problem; even if losing a close friend is at risk. In the book, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the author uses numerous literary elements to support the theme. He uses characterization, conflict, symbolism, and flashback. These literary elements used by Hosseini help to prove that the relationship between two people can be built up by life’s conflicts along with the art of silence.