John showed his power by not confessing because he would rather die with his name than confess. He also tries to show the people that they could do anything they wanted to stop him but he wasn't going to do it no matter what. If this hysteria had not been stopped many more innocent people would have died. In the late 1700s, the mass hysteria caused everyone to panic and so many innocent people lost their lives. In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, he uses the girls to show how human drives for supreme power have a negative influence because people look up to that person for everything, if there is a mistake everyone will know about it, and how power shouldn’t be what life is based around.
Humankind, real or fictional, are constantly manipulating each other and looking to others to place blame and hate. The most common victims of this behaviour are the undesirable of society, the outcasts who are easy to hate and condemn. This is an issue that was portrayed by Arthur Miller in The Crucible as a reflection of his own times and horrors of McCarthyism, and still plagues modern society with equally disastrous consequences. In The Crucible, the fear of the devil spread like wildfire throughout the town of Salem, Massachusetts; the first victims of which were the undesirable and distrusted in their society. The accusers attacked those who they knew would be easy to blame, who people would be glad to see hang.
In America, a teenager can be easily drawn into witnessing a family member being stabbed to death, trafficked into drug/gang cults, or receive severe damages to his/her physical body. Commonly, these kinds of circumstances call the responsible leaders in our community to action, but in the forgotten part of America, they continue uninterrupted. During the late 1980’s, the United States ranked as a developed nation with a competitive capitalist economy and better living standards for the higher social class. Their promises to defend critical human rights remained unrivaled around the globe; yet the United States still possessed areas with lower class people compressed into high rise projects and who struggled to overcome poverty, violence, and prejudice. The lower class people were often given very little to no resources or the
Neal Gabler defines entertainment in his book Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality as a damaging power which is able to “ruin” society (Gabler, 1998). However, according to Longman Dictionary, entertainment refers to “things such as films, television, performances etc that are intended to amuse or interest people”; to be more objective, it “entails communication via external stimuli, which reaches a generally passive audience and gives some portion of that audience pleasure” (Bates & Ferri, 2010). The contradiction of these definitions shows that entertainment makes both negative and positive influences on society, so it is not entertainment itself, but the way how it is used by human beings has the capacity to “ruin” or improve
carpet stains? social anxiety?- and in the last 10 we must swallow whatever solution the sponsor dictates: a new cream, investment, solvent or pill” (2) is a way of supplying an image to the reader. It provides an image for the reader that conveys what television serves for society. Conclusively, Douglas Rushkoff’s “Who’s the rat?” presents the argument that television viewers are entertained by other people’s pain, suffering and humiliation and everyone is at blame for this being true. He utilizes this by using logos, diction and other rhetorical devices which help to strengthen his
It’s ... sacrilegious.”’When it comes to something as serious as medicine, people are desperate to pay whatever they can for it, which leads to the idea of exploitation and how people are always in a constant wander for the newest products. But rioters like Jimmy’s mother was killed for speaking out, the government had full knowledge of what they were doing, so to have people go against it can lead to a potentially serious
Popular mass media has indeed put TV shows and video games under negative light. This has spread from person to person, eventually reaching the point were any amount time spent on these activities is considered wasted at best, if not damaging to the person involved in them. The increase in the complexity of popular culture witnessed throughout the previous decades stands as proof to the fact that popular culture does not dumb down the people who choose to involve themselves with it. “Despite claims to the contrary, popular culture has grown increasingly complex over the past thirty years. Complexity, in this case, is defined as the amount of cognitive work the audience is asked to perform in order to comprehend the work in question.
the similarities between the two versions are just there to help the audience understand what the story is about since the events are what make up the plot. One of the similarities is how Harrison was taken away from his family by the government since he was considered a threat to society. He also managed to escape jail in both versions of the story, which showed how much of a genius he was compared to everyone else. There were the events that helped the reader shape the story in their minds and understand it but the difference are the details that would make the audience either like it or hate it. One of the major differences is how Hazel was the one in the kitchen in the movie and she didn’t see her son on television while in the book George was the one in the kitchen.
The ill treatment innocent civilians and even prisoners far exceed those within their rights as a human. Torture and death have been ways to garner fear within those they hold power. Despite this, efforts to curb abuse have been carried by the governments and they “pledged to start a new program to eliminate torture” (Ahmed). There is a hope that human rights abuses will improve over time but it is up to the people and governments to take the stand against the
Our world now has so much hate and has even experienced growing numbers of terrorism because they want to make right what they construe is socially or politically wrong. These certain individuals believe that violence is the answer and will improve everything. Expanding numbers of terrorism in our world are happening so frequently these days, in the face of attempts to contest these indifferences amidst people. “Most people are not aware of the influence of