Paper Assignment Sociology 100 Del Blake Dr. Whitaker 1. The film that I chose to analyze was Shawshank Redemption. The movie Shawshank Redemption was released September 23, 1994 and told the story of Andy Dufresene. A hot shot banker who finds himself convicted of a crime he said he didn’t commit, the murder of his wife and her lover. In 1947 he was sent to Shawshank Prison where the story revolved around Andy’s transformation to prison life and his journey as an inmate in the prison.
How could a story be humorous without using satirical elements? Satire is a technique used to expose and criticize something by using humor, irony, or exaggeration. Most people think of satire as a work of literature making a ridicule of something, however literature is not the only type of satire in society today. Political cartoons are a popular example of satire seen in everyday life. Political cartoons criticize the recent actions of political figures in a comical way, allowing individuals to see the situation with a different mindset.
Losing something that you have had for a long time can affect the way you act and feel. In the movie The Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne, experiences the death of freedom. The movie follows Andy Dufresne who is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he didn’t commit the crimes. Andy Dufresne deals with the death of freedom by saving the captains money, building the library and escaping Shawshank Penitentiary.
A brief Synopsis of the Shawshank Redemption in 1946 a man named Andy was convicted of the murder of his wife and her lover. He is sent to jail were the inmates are giving him a hard time with the adjustment of prison life. Making things harder the Prison is filled with corrupted Correctional Officers from the warden on down to the lowest Correctional Officer; Allowing Violent crimes to happen in the prison such sexual assault, murder, and abuse of inmates. Andy is forced to work for the Warden. Andy a former banker uses his banking skills to help out the warden plus some guards, doing business schemes and helping with investments of most of the prison staff.
The White Tower has been known as a terrible prison where prisoners were tortured and killed for almost any crime, yet it has also served as a house for many royals. This tower was built shortly after 1066 (the Norman invasion). The Tower was built by William the Conqueror to imprison his enemies (“Legal procedures, crimes, and punishment”). The location of the Tower is as the name states but more specifically it is in central London on the river Thames. Located within London
This quote proves that the conflict in the film is that Will Kane sent Frank Miller, a dangerous outlaw, to prison up north for murder. Frank was pardoned, and he is coming back for revenge on Will Kane. An example of the conflict from the short story is, “‘But they are men,’ said Rainsford hotly. ‘Precisely,’ said the general. ‘That is why I use them (for my hunting game).
Irony, a common theme within both life and literature, has a distinct effect on its audience to display circumstances that contrast from what is to be expected. A highly acclaimed piece of British literature, "The Pardoner’s Tale,” exercises the vast impacts satirical elements have when implemented. Geoffrey Chaucer, author of “The Pardoner’s Tale,” integrates ironic material as his characters, the three rioters and the Pardoner, experience gluttony and greed. Thus, Chaucer made use of irony in order to make the traits of his characters prominent within his tale.
As a prosecutor is he a calculated killer or a delusional madman? In the story “A Tell-Tale Heart,” by Edgar Allan Poe, it introduces a killer that has a motive of wanting to kill an old man because of the look of his eye. He plans to kill the old man by staying in his house for 7-8 days and by setting up a lantern in the old man’s room. Then, after the 8th night, he had put a heavy mattress over him suffocating him and leading him to his death. Additionally, he disassembles his body hiding each part under the covers and at the end, he turns, mad.
Satire is a genre of literature, often used as a social commentary, and sometimes is in performing arts and graphic skits. Satire uses vices, follies, abuses, shortcomings and irony to ridicule bad habits in society. People often use satire to pick at a topic or bad problem to make you think and then take action. After reading satire, it should make you think about the given issue and give you a certain view on something, usually towards the author's view. Satire should leave an emotional effect on you over the topic, or issue, that makes you maybe want to change something to fix said issue.
Swift’s most used technique was satire. Satire is a literary device that is used to ridicule human vice in individuals, societies, and institutions. Satire is often used with the intent of motivating change in the subject. Swift also used parody, irony and sarcasm, all similar to satire. Most of his writings were also metaphors that made fun of human’s actions and historical events.