World War II is a prime example of this paradox. Hitler and the Holocaust are considered to be horrific but at the same time the world came together and helped one another. World War II left its mark on the world forever changing it good and bad. The novel The Book Thief shows another example of humanity is a paradox. Death, the narrator, tells a story about a young girl living in Nazi Germany during World War II with Death often questioning how humans can be so cruel yet so kind at
Making decisions can often be one of the hardest situations someone is put through, especially when the decision can affects others and the way their lives will play out. In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare wrote in 1599, the main focus is on how Rome fell after the soon to be king, Julius Caesar, was murdered. Brutus and many of Caesar’s “friends” were responsible for the murder. Throughout the story, many different writing techniques are used to get the point across, like soliloquies, dramatic irony, reverse psychology and many others. As we can tell from the story Brutus can be seen as a tragic hero.
Foucault’s motive in Discipline and Punish is to look at the past in order to explain the present condition. Foucault is trying to write History of the present and how it is made possible through contingent and discontinuous historical changes, unlike Hegelian progress of history. The body of the condemned opens with an account of the public torture and execution of the regicide Damien who tried to kill Louis XV in France in 1757. Foucault contrasts with Leon Faucher’s (a liberal French politician for young prisoners of Paris 1838) timetable, the genealogy of punishment from public spectacle to the elimination of such torture in punishment. By the end of 18th century and the beginning of 19th century, two process of punishment began to disappear: torture as a public spectacle and physical pain.
Among all the institutions that sought strict reformation under the colonial system, the institution of Thuggee popularly represented as banditry has remained a highly sensational and contentious practice in early nineteenth century India. Its birth as a literary subject with its celebrated place in English literature with the publication of Phillip Meadows Taylor’s Confessions of a Thug, has its genesis with the history of thugs and their fall in the year 1839 by W.H. Sleeman. It is quite interesting that the so
These films are: - Psycho (1960) - Man Bites Dog (1992) - American Psycho (2000) - and Gone Girl (2014) Psycho, Man Bites Dog, American Psycho and Gone Girl are all considered Psychological thrillers. They all have similar sub genres consisting of of Slasher, thriller, horror and mystery. Through analysing these films, I can demonstrate my earlier point that the prison genre can be delivered in a variety of ways, reflecting the society’s attitude and cultural and political differences at the time. Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock not only did it revolutionize the horror genre but it also played a huge part for psychological thrillers. Psycho’s plot structure played on the expectations of the audience by repeatedly introduced sympathetic protagonists, then killed them off.
“Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice” is a famous quote from Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. The suppression of expression, censorship, has existed for several centuries. It is an important topic often overlooked. In the 1530s, Michelangelo’s art, the Last Judgement, was painted over because the exposed bodies offended some. In 1907, Chicago, Illinois created a censorship regulation for films.
Death has always been one of the most essential elements in weird fiction. It brings the dark and creepy atmosphere in the story which creates the attraction of the tale. There are varied types of death used in literature; in “The Night Wire” by H. F. Arnold, Morgan died in such a mysterious manner that readers can hardly explain what really happened, whereas the deaths of Mrs. De Ropp in “Sredni Vashtar” by H. H. Munroe and both characters in Hugh Walpole’s “The Tarn” are more obvious. From my point of view, “The Night Wire” uses the death most effectively to disturb the reader because of the inexplicable reason behind Morgan’s death. In “Sredni Vashtar”, Conradin was oppressed by Mrs. De Ropp for a long time “for his good” (53), stressed
Slaughterhouse-Five is a satirical novel by Kurt Vonnegut based on the fictional character Billy Pilgrim and his experience and journeys during the Second World War. Slaughterhouse-Five is regarded as Vonnegut’s most popular novel. The story’s focus on the Dresden bombings is what gives the work its semi-autobiographical genre, as Kurt Vonnegut experienced these events first-hand. It is not entirely an autobiographical book however, as whilst it does feature aspects of the author’s life in the book, the most-part of Slaughterhouse-Five is centered on the fictional character, Billy Pilgrim. Simultaneously, the plot of the novel is also driven by Kurt Vonnegut’s own experiences in Dresden, Germany, which, as mentioned earlier is what gives the book a semi-autobiographical genre.
M (1931) by Fritz Lang is one of the most significant films of the Weimar Republic that had influenced on aesthetic of film noir and an establishment of a genre of a psychological and urban thriller concentrating on a history of one murder who terrorizes a city. It was the first sound film by the director and, nowadays, recognized as one of the most interesting examples in experimentation with sounds and their connection with displaying images. A plot based on a real history of a serial killer from Dusseldorf is a peculiar interpretation of a reality, reflecting an atmosphere in the society because a paranoia described in the film was an illustrative explanation of a condition of people mind. Siegfried Kracauer, a German film theorist, written a famous book From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film (1947) says, “The film’s true center is the murder himself” (220). However, watching the film, I
Whether the death penalty should be banned for all crimes punishable by law or it ought to exist for certain felonies has been a highly controversial issue since the beginning of the 18th century AD with the rise of the abolitionist movement, the latter being strongly influenced by the enlightenment era and especially the works of Montesquieu and Voltaire. Yet, according to historic evidence, capital penalty as a punishment imposed by a state dates back to the 18th B.C, when King Hammurabi established it for 25 crimes in Babylon. We can also notice that the death penalty was enforced in many of the World’s greatest and most influential empires, such as the Roman Empire. However, as it was mentioned above, no one dared to question the