Joseph Harris Rewriting

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It all started with a parody. In a turn of unlikely events, the crude parody The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti of the 1980 's classic Back to The Future Trilogy eventually evolved into the now critically acclaimed Rick and Morty Adult Swim series. Although the co-creators actively attempted to distance the show from its Back to The Future origin, it will remain to be an illustration of “Rewriting” from Joseph Harris 's Rewriting: How to Do Things with Texts. According to Harris, “Our creativity has roots in the works of others”, and here creativity rooted from the Back to The Future Trilogy. Harris describes the act of rewriting as not just simply copying the original piece, but it means to contribute new ideas, to create something unique based on other 's past work. A myriad of works of literature and media use the rewriting moves Joseph Harris speaks about in his book Rewriting: How to Do Things with Texts without being aware of it. Back in October 2009, Justin Roiland had schemed to “troll” a big studio in order to get cease and desist letters with the video originally intended to be named “Back to the Future: The New Official Universal Studios Cartoon Featuring the New Doc Brown and Marty McFly” (Roiland). Justin Roiland explains how The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti came to be, “I began editing the radio play and…show more content…
Being involved in criminal activity is not unusual, for Doc 's counterpart, Rick. He is readily available to break any laws in the name of science, to flee out of a dangerous situation or just simply on a whim. At the end of the second season final episode, Rick turns himself into the Galactic Federation, and it is shown his extensive criminal record of crimes. Rick and Morty 's personality traits are over emphasized, a common trope among parodies. Rick and Morty have deviated from Back to The Future with the absence of time travel, in lieu, the sci-fi adventures take place across dimensions and planets, not

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