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Parody and a Parody Text in Culture - Introduction With the new digital age came new accessibility and acceptability for audiences to be active members of media production. The internet, especially through sites such as YouTube, has allowed a greater number of individuals to connect across vast spans of geography to share in digital culture practices. Some of those practices, like popularizing “production, distribution, appropriation” would not be possible without digital technologies like YouTube (Russo & Coppa, 2012). The availability to contribute to all three processes has greatly impacted what Henry Jenkins (2006) calls the participatory culture....   [tags: gender, stereotypes, media]
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Parody on Chaucer - Chaucer’s book The Canterbury Tales presents a frame story written at the end of the 14th century. It narrates the story of a group of pilgrims who participate in a story-telling contest that they made up to entertain each other while they travel to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. Because of this, some of the tales become particularly attractive for they are written within a frame of parody which, as a style that mocks genre, is usually achieved by the deliberate exaggeration of some aspects of it for comic effect....   [tags: love, mocking, exaggeration]
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A Brief History of Parody Advertisements - ... The facts at the bottom state that “A teenager sees 100,000 alcohol ads before reaching the legal drinking age” (Absolut on Ice). This advertisement is one of the few that a person will see that is against underage drinking. Most advertisements are about drinking and driving, therefore the fact that the advertisement targets underage drinking makes the advertisement stand out from normal drinking advertisements. Another good parody advertisement is Barcode Escape which depicts a simple barcode with two hands as if a person is locked behind the bars....   [tags: caricatures, politics] 884 words
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Parody in The Canterbury Tales - “The Canterbury Tales” was written in the 14th century by Geoffrey Chaucer. These tales constitutes a frame story which each pilgrim has to tell their own story to the Chaucer, the pilgrim; not the poet. As we know, the tale itself is a satire, but the stylistic structure in the tales creates a sense that can be a parody as well. To support this idea of parody, it is need to know the definition of parody and how Chaucer use this style to make his own ideas clear through the general prologue and the tales such as “The Miller’s Tale” and “The Knight’s Tale”....   [tags: Geoffrey Chaucer, medieval literature]
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Gender, Parody and Discourse - When the film genres of zombie action and buddy cop film are discussed it is within reason to assume the primary target audience is male. It is also not unreasonable to assume that the same audience probably wouldn't choose to see a film about male friendships. However, the history of films suggests that the genre of buddy films provide male audiences with just this. In the journal article “Contemporary Hollywood Masculinity and the Double-Protagonist Film” David Greven states “The 'buddy' is an extension of the cultural cliche of 'male bonding,' a situation in which men can fantasize about being released from there repressions imposed by the company of women....   [tags: buddy, masculinity, film, culture] 593 words
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Analyzing Satire and Parody in Blazing Saddles - ... The conniving State Attorney General Hedley Lamarr wants to buy the land along the new railroad route cheaply by driving out the townspeople. He sends a gang of thugs, led by his flunky assistant Taggart, to scare them away, prompting the townsfolk to demand that Governor William J. Le Petomane appoint a new sheriff. The Attorney General persuades the dim-witted Le Petomane to select Bart, a black railroad worker who was about to be hanged. Lamarr believes a black lawman will so offend the townspeople that they will either abandon Rock Ridge or lynch the new sheriff, with either result paving the way for him to take over the town....   [tags: Mel Brooks films, cinematography]
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Parody of a Typical Horror Film - Parody of a Typical Horror Film The idea for my production has come from unit 2 film and broadcast fiction. I will be working within a group of four and we plan to produce a parody of the typical horror film. We will also be combining the fake world of horror films with the nearly real world of docu-soaps to make the film more interesting. This is going to be attempted by setting our horror within a docu-soap. We will be using an omniscient narrative meaning the audience will know more than what the characters do....   [tags: Papers] 944 words
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Use of Parody in Shrek - Use of Parody in Shrek The basic plot line of `Shrek' is there is an ogre called Shrek, his swamp is taken over by conventinal fairytale characters and the only way to get rid of them is too save the princess. Shrek and princess Fiona fall in love. Then Fiona turns out to be an ogre, and then Shrek and Fiona marry. And as said in the film they live ugly ever after. In a conventional fairytale this wouldn't happen as the hero himself would go save the damsel in distress. Then they would marry and live happily ever after....   [tags: Papers] 764 words
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South Park as Parody of Society - South Park as Parody of Society South Park began airing in 1997. The commercials that preceded it gave the impression of it being another stupid cartoon; however, when I began watching, I realized important issues were being covered through the repeated behaviors and actions of its characters, through the influences these actions could have on the viewers, through the reinforcement and rejections of certain stereotypes, through the long-term effects that could result from watching the program, and through its reflection of social reality....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1391 words
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Chaucer's Parody To Courtly Love - Chaucer's Parody To Courtly Love After the Knight tells his story, the Miller insists very rudely to tell his tale. Chaucer uses the aspect of courtly love which is found in the Knights tale and makes a parody of it; He uses the Miller?s character to mock the Knights idea of courtly love. Miller describes the heroine of his story Alison, as a wife of an older man and also an infidel. She?s compared to a ?wezele. sly and cunning. The description of Alison clearly indicates that she is very different from an innocent girl from courtly love stories instead she?s well aware of her husbands jealousy and wears elaborate cloths to show off her beauty....   [tags: English Literature Chaucer Essays Papers] 553 words
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“The Miller’s Tale” - A Parody of Courtly Love - During the Middle Ages using the method of courtly love was very common. It was defined as a way of worshiping a woman to get their attention and love in a noble way by doing heroic deeds or just by giving the women gifts. Back then the most known courtly lovers were the knights for being known as very chivalrous and noble men. In “the Miller’s Tale”, the use of courtly love is the complete opposite of what it usually is. The story telling the story, in other words the miller makes a complete parody of courtly love and what it stands for, he makes it seem very vulgar by the way he talks about the characters in a very sexual manner and the deeds that the characters do throughout the story....   [tags: Literary Review] 1021 words
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Shrek as a Parody of Traditional Fairy Tales - Shrek as a Parody of Traditional Fairy Tales Shrek is a computer animated film which parodies traditional fairy tales, this means it is an amusing imitation of something original, in this case the film, another way to explain what I mean is Shrek satirises traditional fairy tales, by copying elements from them and changing them to make them humorous. In traditional fairy tales, there are certain ingredients, which make them into what they are. Firstly, there would be a tall, dark, handsome prince, who will slay the dragon or forces of evil, on his way to rescuing the princess....   [tags: Papers] 1481 words
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Use of Parody, Foreshadowing and Figurative Language in Jane Yolen's Fat is Not a Fairy Tale - People are born with different facial structures, heights, and shapes. But in our current society, most people imagine the ideal woman to be tall and slender. In the poem “Fat Is Not a Fairy Tale” by Jane Yolen, the speaker expresses her view through parody, foreshadowing, and figurative language that a more full-figured image of a woman’s beauty will someday prevail. Yolen makes use of parody to effectively state her view that fairy tale princesses shouldn’t have to be skinny to be considered beautiful....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 618 words
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Parody and Comedy in Class Video Clip to Mock TV Show Nowadays - ... However, as the director unceasingly persuades them to finish the shoot sincerely, Cat and Karmen finally willing to try their best to finish up the cooking show. As the beginner to start participating to the filming rank, I would recommend them to start earlier to find the feasible locations and well-researched that location is it possible to filming. And the important thing is not only rely on the intangible plan to film the video; you should have the storyboard on hand before you start the official filming....   [tags: industry, camera, star, work, mock] 1125 words
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The Canterbury Tales: Essay on the Middle Ages - Essay on the middle ages The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer Explore the use Chaucer makes of parody by referring to at least two tales. Chaucer’s book “The Canterbury Tales” presents a frame story written at the end of the 14th century that is set through a group of pilgrims participation in a story-telling contest that they make up to entertain each other while they travel to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. Because of this, some of the tales become particularly attractive for they are written within a frame of parody which, as a style that mocks genre, is usually achieved by the deliberate exaggeration of some aspects of it for comic effect....   [tags: Geoffrey Chaucer and parody] 963 words
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Eudora Welty's The Ponder Heart: A Romance Parody - Eudora Welty's The Ponder Heart: A Romance Parody Jennifer Lynn Randisi's book, A Tissue of Lies, explores several of Welty's works. Chapter III of this book takes a close look at the Southern Romance in Welty's novel, The Ponder Heart. In her essay Randisi writes that Welty's novel can be seen as an "ironic myth or romance parody" (57). This idea of ironic myth or romance parody comes from Northrop Frye's definition of"myth as an imitation of ritual (e.g. plot)" (57). Randisi continues to say that the events of the story comprise a quest, but one that recounts events leading to isolation rather than reconciliation, revealed through what the reader comes to know and what Edna Earle c...   [tags: Eudora Welty The Ponder Heart]
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The Use of Satire in A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - A Modest Proposal In “A Modest Proposal” several forms of satire are demonstrated throughout the story. Satire is defined as the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose or criticize people’s stupidity or vices. (Google) In "A Modest Proposal" Swift uses parody which is a form of satire. Parody is primarily making fun of something to create a humorous feel for it. In “A Modest Proposal,” Swift uses parody to make fun of the people and children of Ireland, expressing the children as delicious food to be eaten....   [tags: parody, population, poverty]
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Mockery of Victorian Values in Hecht's Parody, Dover Beach - Hecht's parody "Dover Bitch" is a mockery of Victorian values shown in "Dover Beach", as well as those of his own period. Hecht candidly exaggerates the speech, ideas and symbols in "Dover Beach.". The first evidence of Hecht's mockery is of speech at the beginning when he writes " There stood Matthew Arnold and his girl......All over, etc., etc.". He take the soft calming words of Arnold and gives them a harsh New Jersey accent. His representation of an educated woman sets the reader up to think that the woman will not sit quietly and be told what to do by her husband....   [tags: Dover Beach] 352 words
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll - Ingenuity. The quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful. The cleverness or skillfulness of conception or design. All authors have their own perceptions and imaginations that reflect in their writings. Lewis Carroll demonstrates a logical, but seemingly nonsensical and childlike viewpoint on the world of the 1800s, via his novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Throughout this somewhat confusing tale, Alice Liddell, a sensible girl of seven, travels through a fantastical dream-like world known to her as Wonderland....   [tags: Parody, Satire, Symbolism] 1054 words
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Argument and Parody in T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets - The Seduction of Argument and the Danger of Parody in T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets Though its more lyrical passages present detailed and evocative imagery, substantial portions of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets afford no such easy approach. Since the initial appearance of "Burnt Norton" it has been a critical commonplace to regard these portions of the text as at once its most conceptually profound and its most formally prosaic. Of course, the Quartets offer enough cues toward this critical attitude that it may fairly be said to reside within the poem at least as much as it is imposed from without....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Four Quartets]
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Time Burton´s Gothic Fantasy: Representing the Victorian Culture through Animation and Parody - ... In order to represent the heartbroken, jilted bride that interestingly reflects Miss Havisham, Burton mixes elements of gothic fairy-tales, melodrama and parody. His aim in Corpse Bride is to humorously subvert conventional Victorian beliefs about marriage and gender roles and to give an animated reflection of Miss Havisham. 4.2 The Tragicomically Grotesque: Reflections of Miss Havisham in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005) As I argued in the first chapter of my thesis, the creation of a fictional character – or cinematic in this case – relies heavily on the author’s personal experiences that feed his imagination....   [tags: nature, imagery, characters, film] 2584 words
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Using Novels to Ilustrate Gothic Realism - When a person thinks about gothic today, they might think of a sparkly vampire or a hunky Frankenstein in popularized films. This has led to parodies upon these adaptations of the gothic. This relationship between traditional gothic characters and parodies is not a new subject but a very interesting dynamic. I would like to discuss how the typical gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, and Jane Austen’s parody of the gothic novel in Northanger Abbey work together to illustrate gothic realism through the compare and contrast between some of the main characters....   [tags: gothic novel, gothic parody, literature]
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The Aftermath of the Holocaust in Art Spiegelman’s Maus Volumes I and II - By means of comic illustration and parody, Art Spiegelman wrote a graphic novel about the lives of his parents, Vladek and Anja, before and during the Holocaust. Spiegelman’s Maus Volumes I and II delves into the emotional struggle he faced as a result of his father’s failure to recover from the trauma he suffered during the Holocaust. In the novel, Vladek’s inability to cope with the horrors he faced while imprisoned, along with his wife’s tragic death, causes him to become emotionally detached from his son, Art....   [tags: comic illustration, parody, graphic novel]
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Essay Comparing Eliot’s Parody and Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra - Comparing Eliot’s Parody and Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra The first major difference between Eliot’s Parody and Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra comes with the very first simile. In Shakespeare’s original the barge in which Cleopatra sits is compared to a burnished throne burning on the water, whereas in Eliot’s parody it is only a chair that she fills like a throne, glowing on the marble. Eliot’s character comes across, therefore, as far less ‘enormous’ and larger than life than Shakespeare portrays Cleopatra who seems very great, even in comparison with her barge, which she fills as if it were a throne - her majesty makes the barge seem tiny in comparison; Eliot’s character...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1143 words
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Henry Fielding’s "Tom Jones": Homeric Epithets and Personifications with a Satirical Twist - Henry Fielding felt great concern towards the embellished stylization of epic novels, and in order to relay his critiques of this popularized genre, he constructed an epic parody to reveal the turgid grandiose nature of such works through a sarcastic spoof. Commenced with his mordant invocation of a muse, Henry Fielding’s epic parody, Tom Jones emphasizes droll concern with the classical epic style by christening Homeric epithets and personifications with a satirical twist. Henry Fielding dives into the Homeric form with extensive invocations and catalogues to the Muse....   [tags: Henry Fielding, parody, Tom Jones, plays, ] 510 words
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The Rivals as a Parody of 18th Century - A significant influencing factor on drama of the eighteenth century was the changing nature of the audience. By the middle of the eighteenth century, a straitlaced middle class audience had imparted to drama its vision of morality and disapproval of anything immoral. Comedy had become watered down and sentimentalized. Furthermore, the audience’s rejection of unappealing facts following the ugly reality of the French Revolution and the American War of Independence, made emotionalism and tearfulness the order of the day....   [tags: essays research papers] 1437 words
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30 Rock - The typical episode of the critically acclaimed, indie-darling, sitcom 30 Rock focuses on the lives of the writers, producers, executives and love interests of those involved in the production of a fictional sketch comedy television show called TGS with Tracy Jordan. 30 Rock is widely known as a show that deals with race, gender and class issues from multiple, humorous perspectives. Yet watching Season Five, Episode Twenty, a viewer could grow uncomfortable at the racial generalizations. The episode is entitled “Queen of Jordan” and is intended to parody the Real Housewives franchise of reality television....   [tags: stereotypes, parody, comedy, reality television]
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3 Little Pigs Parody - There once was three little pigs each of these pigs had a certain problem the first little pig was too nice but he was a pothead, The second little pig was a prick who thought he knew everything, he judged everything he saw without any hesitation, and the last one was a humble bricklayer who only desired the simple things in life and was a dedicated psychologists but was too much of a pushover. Now the first little pig lived in London and his whole his entire house who he claimed was made of straw was actually processed weed that he made to look like straw, in order to prevent the local officials of England, from finding his secret drug smuggling ring, the second one lived in New York city W...   [tags: Fairy Tales] 1357 words
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Life of Brian as Historical Satire - Monty Python’s Life of Brian traces the tragic last year of Brian of Nazareth, a man who shares his exact birthday and town with Jesus Christ, the subject of countless biblical epic films. Comedy distinguishes this biopic, which features a male actor playing the analog of the Virgin Mary, a cured leper begging for alms, and spontaneous song on the crucifix. It is not sufficient, however, to relegate the film to parody, which seems the obvious criticism, simply for taking a comedic outlook. The unique style and construction of many scenes imply that comedy partially motivated the film, but other stimuli clearly contributed to its simple message....   [tags: Film Cinema Movie Parody Monty Python]
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Night before x-mas parody - ‘Twas the night before spring break, when all through the city Lots of young people were stirring, awake in their house; The short pants and short sleeves were hung in the closet with care, In hopes that warm weather soon would be there; The children were restless being stuck in there beds, While visions of pre-summer fun danced in there heads; And dark in the window and I on the couch, Had just woken up from a quick evening nap, When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my resting place to see to see what was the matter....   [tags: essays research papers] 519 words
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When Quail Eggs Become a Miracle Money Making Product in Africa - ... Medically, quail egg, with higher levels of phosphorus, potassium and essential amino acids such as lysine, threonine, tyrosine and glycerin is more nutritious than chicken eggs. However, many research findings, coupled with numerous articles have debunked the quail eggs miracle misconception. But despite the result of the findings that quail eggs are rather nutritional rather than medicinal, the myopic rush for the “miracle” egg has instead increased in Africa. If you are in doubt, click here and see for yourself: http://www.rnw.nl/africa/article/quail-eggs-africa-quack-or-quick For those who take the quail egg discourse nonchalantly as yet another mere misconception, which has little o...   [tags: personal narrative - parody] 930 words
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Alan Moore's Watchmen - Alan Moore’s “Watchmen” focuses on several characters throughout the novel making the idea of a main character moot. However, one character can be described as the most influential to the plot of the graphic novel. Rorschach can be seen as such due to the fact that he narrates a large portion of the novel, and his heroic code that he follows. Not only does he influence the plot by those two reasons, but also by uniting the characters after a long silence. The Comedian is the only character that almost perfectly fits as the character with the most influence on the plot of “Watchmen.” The death of his character allows for the plot to be set in motion....   [tags: Character Analysis, Parody, Reality]
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Keillor's Prodigal Son - Keillor's "Prodigal Son" Keillor's "Prodigy Son" is a parody of the original, "The Parable of a Prodigy Son". When making the parody, Keillor had to change certain characteristics in order to make it humorous. Some of these characteristics were the setting, characters and the tone. In changing these, Keillor had to be respectful and keep the same theme in the parody as the original parable because he didn't want to offend the fans of the original parable. Keillor turns the famous parable, "The Parable of a Prodigy Son" into a parody, or comedy....   [tags: Keillor Prodigal Son Essays]
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The Significance of Literary Knowledge in Parodic Poetry: A Look At Anthony Hecht’s "The Dover Bitch" - A precritical response to any literature can be loosely defined as the initial raw, emotional reaction to the piece. The feeling of confusion, disgust, impassiveness, or pure joy can follow any reading. On the other hand, a critical response is a critical evaluation or, more specifically, an intellectual response to a piece of literature. Critically thinking about a piece of literature involves taking the work and breaking it down into different parts, thus aiding in understanding the work and specific parts of it to the work as a whole....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Psychological Fulfillment in Watching Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein - Abstract: Young Frankenstein, by Mel Brooks, served to offset the anxiety and fear created by previous horror and monster movies. Written and produced in 1974, only one year after one of the most frightening movies of all time, The Exorcist, Mel Brooks created a horror/ monster movie that would relieve psychological tensions rather than create them as the Exorcist had the pervious year, this movie looked at monster movies through parodical glasses. To do this, Brooks used elements described by Freud’s methods of humor and Harries’ elements of parody....   [tags: Film Critique]
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It Feels Miserable Without You…Almost Like Having You Here - Satire. A trend of the ancient times, following America like a lost a puppy. But where did it come from. Why did it get started. To answer these questions take a look at satirical historians. They believe the starting point of satire most likely goes back to many ancient ethnic groups who used it in rituals. The people believed that their words were just as powerful as their swords, making satire a thing to be feared. In fact, satire was so extremely feared among the ethnic groups and the people that if someone was found using it, they would be put to death by fire (Roman)....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]
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Hustler Magazine vs. Jerry Farewell - Hustler Magazine vs. Jerry Farewell In 1983, Hustler Magazine published a parody of Campari Liqueur that contained the name and picture of Reverend Jerry Falwell. The parody was entitled “Jerry Falwell talks about his first time.” Campari Liqueur in reality did have an advertisement, which featured various celebrities talking about their “first time”, but by the end of the advertisement, it was obvious they were talking about the “first time” they sampled Campari. In Hustler’s parody, Jerry Falwell is “interviewed” and he states that his “first time” was with his drunken mother in an outhouse....   [tags: Papers] 384 words
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The Parodies and Narratives of Atrocity of Anthony Hecht - The Parodies and Narratives of Atrocity of Anthony Hecht Anthony Hecht, a past Pulitzer Prize winning poet and a former United States Poet Laureate, is arguably one of America's best poets of the post-modern era. Born in 1923, he rose to literary prominence in the 1950s and 1960s with the publication of two books A Summoning of Stones (1954) and The Hard Hours (1967). In his writing, he uses wit to create a situation for parody and uses irony in his "narratives of atrocity" (Hecht, Vol. 19 209)....   [tags: Papers] 1254 words
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Nonsense and Justice in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - You would think that Lewis Carroll an English author, mathematician and logician would sit down and write a logical, didactical novel, instead he wrote a novel of the literary nonsense genre. Unusual, is it not. Maybe we should take a closer look at Carroll's “nonsense“ and see why is it considered to be random, senseless, unpredictable, and without rules. Moreover, even justice is not spared of parody, injustice and chaos are logical consequences of living in Wonderland. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a story about a little girl who comes into contact with unpredictable, illogical, basically mad world of Wonderland by following the White Rabbit into a huge rabbit – hole....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland] 724 words
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U2 vs Negativland: Copyright Law Violation? - I overturn the decision of the lower court that Negativland violated copyright law. Although it may be perceived that music is a free market based on the love of music, others may argue it is based on profit. In the article “U2’s double trouble,” the band Negativland proclaims that Island Record’s, U2’s record label, only concern in the lawsuit is, “to control the marketplace” (139). Negativland believes Island is trying to control what music is being made and sold. Island is so focused on profit that they are limiting the musical market....   [tags: lawsuits between bands] 1690 words
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The Theme of Racial Intolerance in Conrad's Heart of Darkness - It is commonly argued that ‘Heart of Darkness’ is nothing more than a racial tirade from a misinformed Englishman. Although Conrad is not misinformed and has no intention of fronting a racist point of view, when the treatment of Africans in the text is closely examined, the theme of racism is presented so deliberately all other themes merely fade into the background. Conrad’s evocation of the African environment and population preaches racial intolerance and creates a stark contrast between the life of Europeans and Africans....   [tags: Analytical Essay, Literary Analysis] 619 words
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Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot POZZO: Wait. (He doubles up in an attempt to apply his ear to his stomach, listens. Silence.) I hear nothing. (He beckons them to approach. Vladimir and Estragon go towards him, bend over his stomach.) Surely one should hear the tick-tick. VLADIMIR: Silence. (All listen, bent double.) ESTRAGON: I hear something. POZZO: Where. VLADIMIR: It's the heart. POZZO: (disappointed) Damnation. VLADIMIR: Silence. ESTRAGON: Perhaps it has stopped. (Beckett 46) If an important feature of the novelization of any genre is the element of indeterminate uncertainty (Bakhtin 7), Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot may be said to have taken novelization of drama to gre...   [tags: Literature Writing Papers]
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The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard - ... Although the play is set in a theatre, the play within the play is set in Muldoon Manor, more specifically, “the drawing room of Lady Muldoon’s country residence one morning in early spring.” (pg.15). It is also revealed that this manor is moreover surrounded by “desolate marshes” (pg. 13), “deadly swamps and the fog” and near a “deserted cottage on the cliffs” (pg. 29). This exaggeration of the classic seclusion of characters is an unswerving parody of the required setting in crime fiction stories similar to Agatha Christie’s....   [tags: crime fiction, mysterious death] 631 words
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Hustler v. Falwell - Hustler v. Falwell Hustler Magazine versus Jerry Falwell was a case that involved many key elements. First of all it was a case that examined if a public figure such as Jerry Falwell could collect for emotional damages sustained to him by a parody that was published in an issue of Hustler Magazine. Secondly, did Hustler invade Falwell’s privacy by publishing the contents of the parody. The most important aspect of the case, that was under review, was if Hustler was in accordance with their First Amendment Rights, of freedom of speech, by publishing the parody....   [tags: essays research papers] 505 words
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Comparing Apples to Androids - The massive technological advances in the last 30 years have brought about very stiff competition in the realm of digital technology. In the mid to late 2000’s, the smartphone and exploded into the arena of technology competition; yet soon after, the tablet, such as Apple’s iPad, entered the arena as well. In the last few years, Samsung and Apple, who both develop similar mobile technology, have been competing against each other. February 19th, 2014, Samsung released a TV commercial for their tablet, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 in attempt to compete with Apple’s iPad Air, by creating a parody of Apple’s ad....   [tags: technological advancements, digital age]
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