What is the central idea/literary theme of the film? A central idea is stated as a complete sentence; it needs to be more than one word or topic. Justify your theme using at least 2 examples from the film. In regards to Pulp Fiction, this film shows literary themes of violence, death, and religion. Violence is a major theme in the film and it was needed to guide the story from Jules funny scene with Brett to Marsellus ' rape it was there to provoke thought.
From as long as we can remember, there has been a militaristic mindset, where we handle all foreign and domestic affairs with violence. The idea of using some sort of force to achieve an end-goal has been imbedded into our society for decades. Whether it be soldiers investing foreign lands and/or raping the women who inhabit it, or the senior on the football team, who uses his power and prestige to do and get away with whatever. Violence can be used as a means of control that occurs in patriarchal societies. Johnson (1997) states that, “what drives patriarchy as a system is a dynamic relationship between control and fear” (p.26).
To begin, masculinity is a central trait through which men try to compensate for their race and class subordination. Men use masculinity in an attempt to acquire social status and avoid being subordinated. However, among delinquent boys, masculinity is formed through negative encounters with probation officer, the police, juvenile hall, and school discipline. On the other hand, masculinities are also shaped positively by authority figures in the appropriate circumstances. Manhood is also accomplished through the subordination of women and through culture.
This theory chiefly focuses on that men are aggressive and use force throughout their lives. Which came from a patriarchy social system we had in place which held men in power in every aspect of life, from women and children, political power, control of property to the moral authority. Also, some patriarchy religious ideology love to take certain biblical verses and misused them ,and take them out of context. This promotes a model of power and control of the women and children in certain relationships , which manifest into domestic abuse (Pence & Paymar, 1993). The feminist theory obviously tries to find out the main principle of domestic abuse, and in doing so they see the root causes of domestic violence as the consequence of the outcome of us living in a society that aggressive behaviors are perpetrated by men, while the belief that women are socializing to be non-violent(Pence & Paymar, 1993).
Besides, the cycle also explains why an affected person keeps on facing a violent situation (Walker, 1979). According to Newman and Newman (2008), through the Walker’s Cycle Theory of Violence, the cycle of violence can be divided into three phases, namely, the tension build-up phase, the acute battering phase and the honeymoon phase, as shown in Figure 1, and the cycle keeps on spinning until there is a presence of intervention in between. The term intervention in this case can consist of the intervention from the government authorities as well as the communities. Besides, the duration of each phase varies and the level of violence increases over the period (Walker, 1979). Nevertheless, Walker stated that not all women experience the cycle of violence as well as some of them may merely experience one or two stages of the cycle.
Azami’s scar on her forehead is representing the power she has over men, while also describing how the author uses the objectification the scar to connect it to the foreseeing spirals of the book Uzumaki. Ito’s book Uzumaki includes different stories from different perspectives while still maintaining a major factor, which is the concept of the spirals. At the beginning of the book, the horror
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PUNIC WARS The Punic Wars, which took place between 264 and 146 BC, was a progression of warfare between Rome and Carthage. Therefore, the name “Punic” derives from the Latin adjective punicus, meaning “wars with Carthage.” These battles, which are divided into a series of three wars, can be regarded as the root of Rome’s transformation from an Italian to a Mediterranean power (Boatwright, Gargola and Talbert 2004: 104). The goal of this essay is to discuss this conflict between Rome and Carthage, and the effect that it had on the metamorphosis of Rome. To make the length of the battles more understandable, it will be discussed in three divisions: The first war (264-241), the second (218-201) and finally, the third (149-146). Furthermore, attention will be given to the effects of each war as well as their intervals.
The Complete Persepolis is the retelling of the adolescent and early adulthood years of Marjane Satrapi, the author, through a series of comic strips. The purpose of the book is to tell a personal firsthand experience of the conflict in Iran. It is an important book to society in that it tells a perspective that often isn’t heard. The major connection from The Complete Persepolis to class is how revolution and war affects a regime, people of a regime, and the general well-being of a state. This book delves into the details of the revolution that sparks war and how it affects the everyday lives of the people in Iran.
Imperialism and its associated policies are fundamentally the reason for the novels plot; Britain’s imperialistic views led them to colonize and corrupt Sri Lanka, eventually causing an atrocious civil war setting the stage for Anil’s Ghost. Civil War is what we may brand the deadly warfare, fighting and state of unrest going on in Sri Lanka, again setting the stage of the novel. Change is in essence the controlling theme and idea; whether it is societal or personal change, it is the idea of change or corruption that is reflected through colonialism, the civil war and its impacts on Sarath, Anil, and Gamini. Such an elaboration on these principle notions will allow for a successful understanding of the indicated ideas of personal and societal change as exhibited by
hypermasculine views on society Hypermasculinity, defined, is the physiological term for the exaggeration of male stereotypical behaviours, such as an emphasis on physical strength, exaggeration and sexuality. To put a long story short, Hypermasculinity is the idea that men have to appeal to the ideal standards of a man in society. ‘men don’t cry’ ‘man up’ ‘stop acting like such a girl’ these derogatory terms are just examples of the hypermasculinity man putting shame to other men, why shouldn’t men be able to express themselves other than using violence. It is more likely that a boy would use violence to express their pain than to cry because of the stigmatism of weakness behind the idea of crying. It is something that every boy is