In using the story line from Maus, a story about the Holocaust in comic form, and the United States of America’s very own Declaration of Independence, we can see how history has shaped the society we live in today. The Declaration was written so that the American society could establish the main and lasting fact that all men are created equal and there are certain unalienable rights that governments should never violate. These rights include the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This fundamental foundation is the very fabric in which the United States greatness is built upon. Maus, on the other hand, takes the most horrific event of modern civilization and shows the complete opposite, how an individual can live in a world where you are persecuted for who you are, you have no right to liberty or the pursuit of happiness.
The conventions that are held as a standard in the film are the orthodox characteristics of how men are supposed to appear. The director uses hyper masculinity and tyrannical control as the catalyst to the perspective that their identity is a subconscious power struggle for self-identification.
Alan Moore brings forth a morally ambivalent protagonist in V for Vendetta, wherein a mysterious hero by the name of V exhibits moral vigilantism to combat the bigoted and totalitarian government that has overtaken London. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a hero is a “person admired for achievements and noble qualities” or “one who shows great courage,” a definition redolent of V’s valiant actions to overthrow the oppressive Norsefire regime, which serves as the villain that “opposes the hero.” To achieve his means of freeing society from the villain Norsefire’s tyranny, V makes a series of ethically equivocal decisions, including murder, torture, and revenge. However, despite utilizing violence in his endeavors, V is indeed a hero due to his vigilantism opposing corruption and recalcitrant actions responding to Norsefire’s breach of societal obligation in properly administering a justice system. Moore’s characterization of authoritative figures within Norsefire advocates their role as villains due to their immoral motivations behind being officials; V’s opposition and movement to end their reign brings him forth as a hero and insurgent of society. The criminal justice system is responsible for delivering punishment to breakers of the law, and according to Professor Colin S Diver, the criminal justice system derives its authority with a reliable “moral credibility” (Diver 5).
This is particularly difficult as Kane went to great lengths to exercise control over his public and private face, as well as maintain an honourable public image. Throughout the film, Thompson, a reporter, as well as the viewers must attempt to uncover and define the man Kane was, “It isn’t enough to tell us what a man did. You’ve got to tell us who he was”. Thompson’s search for the true Kane begins with the meaning behind Kane’s final word, “rosebud”. In search for the meaning, Thompson interviews those who have the greatest insight into the private face of Kane, in particular Jedediah Leland who’s interview was the most revealing of Kane’s character, “he never gave himself away.
This style can be demonstrated through the deconstruction of a single scene. The revelation of Rotwang’s work to Fredersen in the prelude uses expressionism to demonstrate the prediction of an altered state due to the dangerous technological progress Germany was working toward at the time of the film’s release. The film is set in a futuristic world in which an elite class rules over the working class. The working class is condemned to the so called depths, an underground colony where the sole purpose is the operation of machines vital to the life of the city. Freder, the mediator, and Maria attempt to lead a revolt by rallying those who are oppressed.
Because the editing in Queen of Versailles so frequently emphasizes the negatives of the Siegel family’s lifestyle, the notion of ethics comes into question. Throughout the film, the idea of power comes into question in that it is understood by the audience that the filmmaker has control due to their access to media institutions and power over the documentary images and ideas presented (Nash 2011). This causes the question of whether the
According to the definition of an anti-hero, the anti-hero is a central character in a story, film, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes. (Murray et al., 1961). Many anti-heroes have troubling circumstances that have resulted in their current state of being and go through psychological and spiritual conflicts within themselves, which have an impact on the decisions that they make. (Warner, 2008) The anti-hero is often a reluctant rescuer - the one that we follow and adore if only because of his own imperfections and essentially flawed human nature. He or she is someone who resembles ourselves, reminding us not only of the ambiguous morality of reality but also the possibility of liberating change and otherworldliness.
The pricing strategy or pricing policy is one of the most important managers make for a product as it affects the profitable outcome and competitiveness that a product may make. (Toni, 2017). A business can use a variety of pricing strategies when selling a product or service. The price can be set to maximize profitability for each unit sold or from the market overall. It can also be used to defend an existing market from new entrants, to increase market share within a market or to enter a new market by dropping the price or offering more benefits with the device such as packages.
Humans, according to the philosopher Thomas Hobbes, are selfish by nature. In his landmark work, Leviathan, he explains the importance of a strong government in society. According to Hobbes, without a strong system of government people would revert into a primitive state; war would run rampant, the natural law would not be abided, and those once tamed by society would become evil. William Golding based his novel, Lord of The Flies, on a similar idea. In this novel, many characters digress from civility into savagery.