They had to go.” As quoted from the dystopian political movie V for Vendetta directed by James McTeique, V believes he is not a terrorist and is a freedom fighter by referring the terrorists as degenerates. With a pursuit of dominant ideology along with government treating him as a huge threat, V is a heroic terrorist in view of his motivation and political affiliation, acts of violence, strategies, and his rationality. Paik argues that V’s acts of violence are driven by the “catastrophes and pressures under which a shattered and traumatized society comes to accept state terror”. Accordingly, he believes that terrorists induced by social injustice are mistaken for all accusations, instead, the government should bear the accountability. Also, “Such neglect can make the resort to inhuman policies appear necessary and inevitable, once a society loses the capacity to distinguish reasonable self-preservation from a destructive and futile defense of unjustifiable expectations.” (Paik 181) This quote suggests that heroes or revolutionary terrorists are under the motives of
One theme that emerges from the story is that true equality is impossible to achieve, no matter how much pain a superior bring to others. Kurt Vonnegut develops this theme throughout the story from page 1 to page 6. Early in the story, Vonnegut describes two people, George and Hazel Bergeron, as ordinary people watching television. While watching ballerinas perform, George hears a loud and painful noise coming from his mental handicaps. At the same time, the ballerinas on television fell to the floor as a result of the noise they heard (p. 1).
She only believed in justice for all, but as the last days of the school year came to an end, a surprising find shocks the entire school: Alex is dead. While friends and family mourn, all of her secrets are spilled. Everywhere, the school and town feel the spike in their normally dead hearts. John Steinbeck also discusses this idea in his novel, Of Mice and Men through the characters of Curley’s wife and Lennie. Curley’s wife is described by the other characters as a “jailbait” or “tart,” but in the end, the men are shocked and angered when they find her dead, Lennie, on the other hand, is accepted by the others, but is viewed as unintelligent and incapable.
Medved 's(2004) article, "That 's Entertainment: Hollywood 's Contribution to Anti-Americanism Abroad," discusses American films and its link to Anti-Americanism. He argues that the inaccurate portrayal of the American culture in Hollywood films has contributed to anti-American attitudes around many countries in the world. He believes that a primary factor behind this issue is that the media broadcasted to other countries do not accurately show the real culture and values of America. Instead the media portrays an exaggeration of the American culture through shows like Sex and the City that go on to show an America that is overdramatized with sexual relationships. He backs his argument through a very credible source, which was an analysis, conducted in Washington DC at the Center of Media and Public Affairs.
Shannon can’t move to stop him as he pulls a gun out. Shannon is sitting on the floor helpless. As she glances down the hallway she sees Sarah crawling to her, Sarah puts her finger in front of her lips to indicate Shannon to be quiet. Sarah gets to the room and confronts the guy, and before you know it, Sarah is the savior of the day. Due to this scene, it drastically changes the dynamic between the FBI agent and the cop.
If there could be a spokesperson for criticizing American politicians, the educational system, globalization, large corporations, the war in Iraq, and many other debatable issues, American author of “Idiot Nation”, Michael Moore would be the ideal candidate. In this piece, Moore argues that America is a nation built upon a clueless, illiterate society of people, a sub-par educational system, and manipulative
Towards the beginning of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, people are compared to parts of machines to show power.. The patients in the ward, spcifically Bromden are very intimidated by machines. When McMurphy first arrives at the psychiatric hospital and he is singing a song, Nurse Ratched becomes furious with the lightheartedness he brings with him: “She works the hinges in her elbows and fingers… She starts moving and I get back against the wall, and when she rumbles past she’s already as big as a truck, trailing that wicker bag behind in her exhaust like a semi behind a Jimmy Diesel” (Kesey 96). Bromden becomes very intimidated by the nurse and “backs against the wall” while she becomes machine-like. In this situation, the antagonist is compared to a machine
•Visual language: About one or two hours into the storm, our TV began to flicker like a classic scene in a horror movie – and before we all knew it, the power was out. •Dialogues: ”You’re not going to school for the rest of the week!” Climax •Summary of what
Contagion When watching Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, a movie based on a deadly virus called MEV-1 which spreads around the world in a matter of days, you suddenly become aware of your surroundings. Someone a few rows back sneezes into her hands. An elderly person down the row hacks a fluid rich cough and doesn’t cover his mouth as well as he should. Someone else sniffles and wipes their nose on their sleeve. All at once, the whole theater crawls with disease and you just need to get out.
The text “The NSA Leaker: Traitor or Hero?” was written by Teresa Welsh in 2013 and published on the website of the US News & World Report. - The article tries to settle whether Edward Snowden is the American people’s traitor or hero. As it appears in the article, Snowden sees himself guilty for exposing secret Government documents. - Snowden means that it is the public’s right to know the Government’s secret decisions, including monitoring of private communication within. Beyond that, both American political parties censure Snowden as the leaker.