Post-apocalyptic literature encourages us to consider what our society values are, through observing human relationships and the ways in which our connections to others either builds or destroys a sense of community, and how the failure of these relationships can lead to a loss of innocence. Mark Smith in his novel The Road to Winter, explores the value of relationships, particularly as a means of survival; also, he suggests that the failure of society to regulate its own progress will lead to a future where innocence is lost. Margaret Atwood in her poem "Burned House" similarly explores the loss of innocence that results from a post-apocalyptic event, suggesting that the grief
Have you ever wanted to know what it is like to be in mid air warfare? That is what the Tuskegee Airmen did. They were one of the best Airmen the U.S ever had. They flew during World War II and protected U.S bombers. They were one of the most accomplished Airmen and Gunmen the U.S ever had.
Every once in a while, a nation faces a calamity which shakes its very core and that incident happened in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit the US, more specifically the city of New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 Hurricane which is estimated to have killed over a thousand people. Although Hurricane Katrina caused destruction on many coasts of the US, however, nothing matches the destruction that happened in New Orleans, Louisiana. What makes this issue more devastating and at the same time interesting is that in the case of New Orleans, it was not only nature that caused all the destruction, man played an important role as well, and that’s when the Levee in New Orleans broke. Although many short films and documents have been made on the subject, one of the most interesting and heart wrenching documentary has been made by Spike Lee, When the Levees Broke. The documentary very comprehensively
Every freshman who enters a college campus next fall dreams of one thing: changing the world. Whether it be through ground-breaking research, amazing internships or access to accomplished alumni, every student wants to use their education to create change within their field and the world around them. And the Forty Acres Scholars Program does exactly that. By being a Forty Acres Scholar, I can grow, engage and ultimately change the world.
Have you ever felt like you don't belong even though it's where you are supposed to be? In the film Remember the Titans the director Boaz Yakin’s shows how the football team felt that same way. Yakins showed how they got over it throughout coming together to build a community, through unity, acceptance, and through self-fulfillment. When the titans built their sense of community all the team players showed a different side to the other teammates, as the team was becoming more accepted and the team started to feel self-fulfilled.
In the movie Remember the Titans, Coach Boone states, that his players need to be unified together as a team, instead of being separated because of the color of their skin. He does this by using allusion, diction, and a rhetorical question.
Remember the Titans is a movie based in Virginia during the 1960’s and 1970’s when the South was really into racism. Through the movie a football team goes through the tough choice of having to play with different races. It took a lot of time to get use to play with both black and white members of the team but through time and effort they all start getting use to each other
In Friday Night Lights, H.G. Bissinger appeals to his audience’s sense of emotions in order to persuade his readers that the obsession with high school football negatively affects everyone’s future in Odessa, Texas. Bissinger relies on emotional appeals by employing devices and techniques to present individuals’ personal stories and experiences. His searing portrayal of Odessa, and its Permian High School football team, exposes the side of sports that severely impacts the people living in this society. Bissinger shows the long term consequences of this delusion on the people who are directly and indirectly associated with Permian football. This demonstrate how detrimental the burdens are for the children, which touches the reader’s heart.
Why and to what extent was the U.S. an imperialist power at the beginning of the 20th century?
“Don 't cry because it 's over, smile because it happened’’ this quote by Dr Seuss represents a positive look to an end of an experience. For high school athletes this quote connects to a final game, or match, in one 's high school career.The great coach, Eddie Rake, awaits his death while the football loving town of Messina remembers his legacy, for Neely Crensaw and other past players the memories they remember cloud the reality of their coach 's status.By controlling the use of diction and repition John Grisham,the author of Bleachers, develops an idea that one should love memories whether good or
“Those were not welcome days. We buried sons, brothers, mothers, fathers, fiancés…What once was whole, now was shattered” (McGinty, 2006). We Are Marshall is a film based on the true story of a deadly plane crash in 1970 that killed seventy-five football players, coaches, and fans of Marshall University (McGinty, 2006). Furthermore, the story follows how a new coach is able to rebuild a football team, as well as a community stricken with grief. The characters in this movie exhibit various interpersonal communication concepts, such as self-concept, convergence, divergence, debilitative, and facilitative emotions, and portray these concepts through their thoughts and actions.
A film that was based on a true, heartbreaking event in history was We Are Marshall. The movie was based on the tragedy of Marshall University’s 1970 football season. The football team, the coaching staff, boosters, and fans were on the famed flight. Seventy-five passengers were on-board the plane, to take off in North Carolina, only for none to survive their fate of the plane crash. The movie We Are Marshall genuinely portrayed by all of the writers and actors and actresses.
In the early years of Disney films there have been a lot of controversial problems about the company’s output in relations to ethnic and cultural diversity. Johnson Cheu states, that “Every author has his or own approach to the filmic history of Disney as it relates to the films they are examining. A board overview of who Disney is or a chorological overview of the nearly hundred years of Disney’s filmic output is unnecessary (Cheu, 4)”. With Walt Disney’s films being a controversial output this allowed Gregory Allen Howard to use the film Remember the Titans as way to portray the message of racial understanding and human compassion. Disney films has been “racialization of humanity that served as the foundation of many theories related
“You can’t separate peace from freedom, because nobody can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” These words came from the mouth of Malcolm X, but who was he? Some people call him deranged, others call him too radical. But truthfully, Malcolm X was one of the most influential African Americans in history.
In the poem of “Touchscreen,” by Marshall Davis Jones, he is explaining how our feelings towards technology are crucial and where we do not want to live in a world without internet or media. He describes how he lives in a society where everyone has limited interaction with each other and that he witnesses doing it also. He explains his frustration how we spend so much time establishing profiles so other people can recognize you. In the beginning of the poem, it introduces you to his world where it is all digital and in the end, it shows you that the speaker is angry about technology and how he wishes that they would design it more advanced enough to make them all humans again.