What are your initial thoughts of Exit Through The Gift Shop? What is postmodern about the subject material? What is postmodern about the style of the documentary?

Exit through the gift shop brings up the ideas about how any citizen can act on the wrongdoings of others by creating statement that anyone can view. The documentary of showing the processes of graffiti artists is very well done, encapsulating the world of the people that most people never see into a grandly crafted … More What are your initial thoughts of Exit Through The Gift Shop? What is postmodern about the subject material? What is postmodern about the style of the documentary?

Which of the stories is the most effective example of postmodern literature, and why?

I find that Stories by Wideman, encapsulates the the essence of postmodern literature in a way that is quite unique and extraordinary. The story subverts the laws of basic grammar, leaving out question marks on sentences that normally require question marks. Our expectations of where the story may lead are dropped quite soon as we … More Which of the stories is the most effective example of postmodern literature, and why?

Explain to someone what post modernism is?

Postmodernism is a style in literature, art, music, philosophy, architecture etc. which first came about in the 1970’s, it is characterized by its use of mixing the previous styles and conventions. The city of Las Vegas is generally viewed as the ultimate expression of postmodern  architecture, its wide use of taking common architectural styles from … More Explain to someone what post modernism is?

How does Jarry’s context come through the play? What is his reflecting? What is he challenging?

Jarry’s King Ubu was made at the end of the 1800’s, he has expressed his frustration through the play as a way to display the crude things that had and were happening in the world at the time.  The play is a grotesque parody of Macbeth showing the dark side of the character Macbeth who … More How does Jarry’s context come through the play? What is his reflecting? What is he challenging?

Explain why you think Apocalypse Now is a canonical text.

I believe that Apocalypse Now is one of the sacred movies that deserves to be a canonical text. The movie is based on the book Heart of Darkness and brings up many memories to people who have fought in wars, or any conflict for that matter, as it encompasses how humans are really ruthless savages … More Explain why you think Apocalypse Now is a canonical text.

What are your impressions of the film? How does Coppola extend upon the ideas raised by Conrad? Discuss the film techniques as a part of your response.

Apocalypse Now is a dark film appropriated on the book Heart of Darkness. The similarity between the two is that Heart of Darkness is based in the Congo jungle, where the protagonist goes to rescue a mentally unstable man who was heavily liked before going into the jungle. The Apocalypse Now is based in the Vietnam … More What are your impressions of the film? How does Coppola extend upon the ideas raised by Conrad? Discuss the film techniques as a part of your response.

What new perspectives does this lecture offer on the novel? How does it challenge your own reading of the text? How does it confirm it?

The lecture brings up common cartoon shows such as the “Simpsons” and “Curious George”, and puts a dark spin on them, bringing up probable theories on their content. the lecture puts forward the notion that the monkey is no monkey, he is an African slave who has been brought to America and westernized by his … More What new perspectives does this lecture offer on the novel? How does it challenge your own reading of the text? How does it confirm it?

Heart of Darkness

My personal reaction to Heart of Darkness is that the very strange story-line seems like a mismatch as the character at the start is  writing about the story of another mans adventures in the Congo. This story within a story had a few intense moments that drew me in, such as when the fog rolled in … More Heart of Darkness

How is the angst of the young beautiful artists and poets expressed in our contemporary world?

  Young and beautiful artists and poets express their emotional state into paintings, poems and creative works. In our contemporary world, these creative activities build roads to our emotions, allowing the artists and poets to express their emotions, weather they feel angry, happy, disgusted or fearful. Artists put these emotions into swirls of color, lines, … More How is the angst of the young beautiful artists and poets expressed in our contemporary world?