There are many language examples within the novel, Kingdom Keepers: Disney after Dark by Ridley Pearson. Kingdom Keepers: Disney after Dark is a novel that depicts the story of five children who become Disney Host Interactives and have to save the Disney Amusement Park from the Overtakers, a group of evil characters. In addition to their standard lives at school, the five teenagers need to constantly be aware of the situations at Disney. One example of a language example is its title, which is used to introduce the book. This language example correlates to the theme of, “Good and evil coexist.” This theme is evident as villains and figures of evil are often associated with darkness, the protagonists always beat the antagonists, and heroes need to cooperate.
Many people claim a hero is someone “special” no one normal can be a hero. What if I told you that people that are a hero to you thought they were normal until they went on their hero 's journey and discovered themselves? A hero 's journey comes in steps which are the Normal World, Call to Adventure, Refusal of the call, Mentor, Start the journey,Tests, Allies, Supreme ordeal, and lastly the Resolution. I 'm going to take you through the steps of Malcolm X’s hero 's journey. Malcolm X as we all know was a inspirational activist, but his hero’s journey was extremely unique. Let us take a look at Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) who was recognized worldwide as a mythologist, also working with comparative religion too. One of his many books, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, which has sold over a million copies and translated into twenty languages. Campbells concept, also called the monomyth, details on how all stories, fiction or nonfiction, follow a certain pattern.
This week’s movie is called The Others (2001) by Alejandro Amenábar. In this film, the audience oversees a desperate mother, Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman) struggling with the living situation of being a mother whose has to deal a whole showcase of things. Some of these things include having a husband whose is not there, caring for her own children who are sensitive to sunlight, and living in a Victorian mansion where some people throughout the film have claimed that it is haunted. Grace at first doubts these haunted claims, but subsequent events began to occur which cause her to become very protective of her kids and at the same time crazy. All in all, this enigmatic and suspenseful movie ends with her and her children becoming ghost and that things that were haunting the house were of future being. Throughout this suspenseful movie, the use of sound has been used very liberally ranging to create an additional layer of suspense or of background. The Others (2001) by Alejandro Amenábar use the element of sound to bring out the character’s history and
The author shows that Isabel is very musical. She especially shows this with her thoughts. She relates everything to her music; she is always thinking about her culture and she lives the journey like it’s a song. She sees everything that happens on her journey as music. When they were bailing water out of their boat she said “It sounded like a conga solo as the rain drummed against the sides of the metal boat”. It makes sense that she does this, because she is a musician of a high caliber. She relates things back to her culture and her music because it makes it easy to understand and it makes sense for the reader. There are so many examples of this in the story. She goes through the trip as if it were a song. A triumphant and strong intro, a perilous and suspenseful middle, and a joyful and relieving coda. The reader can tell that she is musical because
The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 was a masterpiece of the 19th century. It represented the grand facade of glamour and American achievement. The World’s Fair was a spectacular event, bursting with bright lights and daring sights that left visitors speechless, but The World’s Fair wasn’t the only phenomenon happening in Chicago during this time. Innocent people were being brutally murdered alongside this brilliant piece of American good fortune. Architect Daniel Burnham and psychotic serial killer H. H. Holmes are the two main characters of this story and embody the light and the dark. Throughout The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson uses structure, diction, and figurative language to demonstrate the delicate balance and inescapable
There are countless times within The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini where powerful diction is used to convey a certain image, or idea; in many instances Hosseini chose violent diction to control how the audience perceives a character and their actions. This is shown in the quote, “I was on the ground laughing, Assef straddling my chest, his face a mask of lunacy, framed by snarls of his hair swaying inches from my face. His free hand was locked around my throat” (Hosseini,303). The use of the word “straddling” shows the control Assef has over the situation; he is not just on top of Amir, his is completely pining him to the ground. This creates a vivid image for the readers to view the scene with. Another example is the use of the word “lunacy”
Where do myths come from? What is their function and what do they mean? In A Short History of Myths, Karen armstrong introduces the array of approaches used to understand the study of myths. Armstrong provides various stories about myth meanings and it functions in our lives by introducing different time periods. The concept of myth is central to all cultures because it lives in our stories and every culture in human history has created its own mythologies to understand how the universe works. Myths still have the same meaning no what matter how much people start to evolve and understand the way of life differently. In A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong, all of myths about heroes and deities struggling and fighting with evil creature
This essay will give an analysis of sound design used in the movies and how it is as important as the moving pictures to the movie. When you use the processes of recording, editing and mixing of sounds you greatly enhance the quality of the movie. This essay is an overview of producing high quality sound from elements like music, the recording of common every day sounds and the use of hi-tech equipment. Whether it takes place in the production stage or the post- production stage of sound design. To help explain this analysis I am using the animated movie Wall-E made in 2008 by Ben Burtt as a case study .
Context for any novel is critical because it sets the scene and tone for the reader, it creates a mindset and a perception and as the reader engages more with the story they are able to visualize in their own mind what is taking place on the pages. With the book, To Kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee in 1960, it is through the eyes of a child even though it is written by the adult Harper Lee discussing the differences between the black and white races, the treatment towards black people in the nineteen thirties.
Terence Davies film, “The Long Day Closes” portrays the life of a young homosexual boy living in a postwar society. The main protagonist Bud, represents Davies experience of the good and troubled times that childhood and his sexuality brought him. The Tammy’s in Love scene flawlessly applies mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing and sound to depict the underlying message of finding yourself, a theme that is emphasized throughout the film.
“My skin color was an asset for any move I was educated to want to make”(Mcintosh 1). A quote from Peggy McIntosh’s essay shows how the way we are treated in our societies has a direct impact on the way we perform in that society. The essay caused me to think deeply about myself and how I truly am privileged to be white; although we may not notice it there are millions of privileges linked to our skin colour. Upon finishing the reading I was questioning not only white privilege but also things like racism and what I myself could do to help people of other ethnicity’s not feel underprivileged.
In this point of my analysis, I deal with the scene that one could argue most enriches the main subject of the story, namely hope. In this scene that is created by Darabont, Andy, who is at Norton 's office to receive some used books and sundries for the prison 's library, locks the guard in the bathroom and then starts playing a recording of ‘Canzonettasull 'aria’ from the opera The Marriage of Figaro. As Verstraten argues, filmmakers use music as narrative tool(153) that not only challenges the audience 's emotions but also carries the theme of the movie. In this scene the music is intradiegetic since Andy connects the public speaker system to the record player so that all of the prisoners can hear the music. In her book Music in American Crime Prevention and Punishment, Lily Hirsch explains that this scene “also highlights another utopia musical ascription related to the contested idea that music is a universal language” since all the prisoners are feeling connected, enjoying the music while hope is revived within their
The introduction is mainly on the author Bill Moyers’, fascination for Joseph Campbell’s work on mythology. Author Bill Moyers writes about how many of his beliefs were influence by Campbells work. In fact, one of his most remembered day was when he had the chance to speak with Joseph Campbell about many different mythological terms. This once in a lifetime opportunity is one of the many things Bill Moyer loves talking about with his mature children. Moyer, influenced by Campbells work, believes that the public image of the president has been murdered by society. He argues that we have a president “representing a whole society” mad up of the living social organism of which ourselves were the members taken away from our exuberant
He sees them coming and backs away until the cold metal bars, scrap against his back. He begins to scream. He notices his mother’s grip begin to weaken. He is grabbed and carried away. “He” is referring to Nim, a chimpanzee who has been just been taken from his mother, Carolyn. Nim was removed from his mother for a research project led by Professor Herbe Terrace. This project featured a radical experiment aimed to teach a chimpanzee sign language. Although, the documentary Project Nim (2011), directed by James Marsh, has an objective to present the progress and results of this experiment, it also carries a purpose to inform the viewer on a message regarding the components of and differences between communication and language. Marsh uses specific
Harry’s narrative follows an age-old pattern found in numerous myths and stories. American mythologist Joseph Campbell analyses this storyline of the journey of an archetypical hero in his book “The Hero with a Thousand Faces” (Campbell, 1949), a work that has inspired many writers and artists. Classic examples of Campbell’s archetypical hero include ancient Greek myths such as that of the hero Odysseus, the story of Moses and Star Wars’ protagonist Luke Skywalker (cf. Colbert, 2008, 208).