Ray Lawrence’s socially provocative Australian film, Jindabyne(2006), presents a thought-provoking and contemporary outlook on racial prejudice, the dramatised moral dilemma of responsibility, and a confronting depiction of reconciliation. The film dramatises the struggle over Australia 's history, representing the past as deeply alienating, as it explores the complexity of the relationships between racially diverse characters in post-colonial Australia. Lawrence establishes the reconciliation of characters through sound, further examining the relationship between cultures and genders in conflict. Through symbols, Lawrence explores deceit, and the roles, perceptions and experiences of men and women within various relationships, demonstrating the unforgiving consequences of division and distrust. The film presents
This paper is a criminological-literary work. It depicts one of the most significant subjects exploring crimes in George Crabbe's selected poems, their correspondence and the social conditions of the eighteenth century. This paper represents crimes, which considered as a dark phenomenon in the history of the world and particularly in the Great Britain. Throughout history, British society was underwent from numerous social complications such as corruption, crimes, poverty, poor hygiene and lack of self-security…etc. George Crabbe's poems such as 'Smugglers and Poachers' in Tales of the Hall in addition to two poems 'Peter Grimes' and 'The election' in The Borough were the literary works that handle the concept of crime, which was a clear in
Rand uses Equality’s first conflict of man vs. society to show Anthem is a dystopia. He struggles multiple times against society, first with preferring to receive a job at the House of Scholars. Again, he hides a secret from society when he discovers an underground subway tunnel. He experiences direct
These crimes are often against women, reflecting the harsh reality of the dangers of large cities like New York. The portrayal of gender in ‘SVU’ subverts the patriarchy, particularly in the earlier episodes aired in the 1990s. The female lead, Olivia Benson, is a woman shaped by her experiences surrounding assault perpetrated by men. Throughout the series, the more brutal the stories get, the stronger she becomes. This is a comment on the perceived faults of New York’s society and its gender
The article “The Return of NYC’s Broken Windows” by John Podhoretz presents a genetic fallacy and inappropriate argument by authorities concerning aggressive panhandling. Thus, aggressive panhandling is a fallacy because this social problem fails to effectively evaluate the claim on its merit. Aggressive panhandling is a major social problem, and it is a genetic fallacy in the article of the “The Return of NYC’s Broken Windows”.
In this literary analysis, the interview-based narrative structure of Rick James’ Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James defines the self-awareness of spiritual insight and African American criminality in the context of his public and private life. In James’ private narrative, he defines the familial and spiritual presentation of “Brother Guru”, which defines his awareness of the moral deviancy of his behaviors as a rock star while in Folsom State Prison. More so, the public life of James’ career defines the immoral behaviors of the “super freak” that made him susceptible to drug abuse, sexual deviancy, and other aspects of rock star life that seem to contradict the moral self-awareness of his autobiographical narrative. The music of Rick James
Many people have made quite absurd statements, one of whom is Henry George, who believed that poverty was a crime. He expressed his ideas on how poverty is a crime through an extremely confused speech. In his speech, he uses rhetorical devices such as analogy and anaphora, as well as circular reasoning to prove his point. In Henry George’ speech given in an opera house in 1895, he explains how the act of being poor is a crime to society.
Actually, it is the Broken Windows One need look no further than the introduction to Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything to find an example of the flaws in the new paradigm being presented. By way of introduction to their exploration of the hidden side of everything, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner address the question of crime in America. They run through the history of crime as it got worse between the 1960s and the 1980s, and why it was reduced, dramatically, during the 1990’s. This question is considered in more detail in a separate chapter entitled “Where have all the criminals gone?
Literature can be analyzed with many different critical lenses. While analyzing To Kill a Mockingbird, one may use a critical lens to recognize the different ideas throughout the novel. Harper Lee’s novel demonstrates her perspective on intolerance and discrimination within the early twentieth century. Firstly, intolerance of people who are different is very prevalent within the novel.
From beginning to end in Toni Morrison’s short story, “Recitatif”, and Brent Staples’ essay, “Black Men and Public Spaces”, both authors explore the idea of single stories and the impact of racial stereotypes on individuals. Through Staples’ use of crime-based diction and Morrison’s use of imagery, these authors show how preconceived notions that society communicates about racial differences can affect one’s thoughts and actions. In “Black Men and Public Spaces” Staples often portrays his frustration with being a victim of the racial stereotype that all black men are seen as dangerous. As he walked at night behind a woman in the street and she began to hurry away, he “...first began to know the unwieldy inheritance [he’d] come into… It was clear that she thought herself the quarry of a mugger, rapist, or worse”(Staples 1).
Australian identity and what constitutes Australian culture are prominent ideas explored by Peter Goldsworthy’s Maestro. Throughout the novel, there is a strong sense of cynicism towards Australian culture as it is painted as ambiguous and indefinite. This is established through the analogy of Paul representing Australian society and his parents representing the British influence on Australian culture. Goldsworthy also explores the European influence on Australia through Kellar’s character. Goldsworthy’s broader message is that Australian identity is in fact quite complex and open to interpretation due how culturally diverse it is.
In Australia, refugees and asylum seekers are treated like the enemy in a war: the target of a highly resourced, military-led “deterrence” strategy complete with arbitrary detainment, detention camps, guards to terrorise them, forced deportations and the violent suppression of those who protest. Australia is failing to meet the standards required when regarding the treatment of asylum seekers. It is fact that asylum seekers make up less than 3% of Australia’s annual immigration yet the idea is being distorted to that of which they will overpopulate a country that prides itself on being a multicultural society. I want to shed light on the misconception that asylum seekers are not ‘legal’ when in actual fact it is a human right to seek freedom.
The bias and bigotry alive in two communities propelled forward the conviction of two guilt free individuals. There was never any significant correlation between Tom Robinson and Steven Avery, that is until Steven Avery was accused and sentenced for a crime he did not commit; much like the famous character Tom Robinson from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. The foundation of such trials, despite baring significant faults, proved strong enough to condemn. Although the Tom Robinson case and the Steven Avery case possess striking differences their resemblances are exceedingly pronounced.
In the world of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, the totalitarian regime of one of the three superstates, Oceania, was known as “The Party” . In order for “The Party” to constantly maintain complete control of the minds of the party members, they instituted principles such as “doublethink” (as described in this quotation). The principle of “doublethink” is instilled in the minds of party members since birth. In essence “doublethink” allows for two opposing thoughts to reside in one’s mind while both are taken as the absolute truth. By instituting this principle “The Party” is able to control the minds of the masses simply by stating a fact because party members are taught that every word spoken by “The Party” is truth.