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?

What do these essays tell us about the qualities of Beowulf?

The question refers to these two articles: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/06/02/slaying-monsters http://jerrywbrown.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Tolkien-Beowulf-the-Monsters-amp-the-Critics-1.pdf The question ‘what do these essays tell us about the qualities of Beowulf’, can be interpreted in two ways, it can be seen as asking what the qualities of the character Beowulf are, and it can be seen as asking for the qualities in the poem … More What do these essays tell us about the qualities of Beowulf?

Extension English Assignment Preparation, for the Romantic context (1800 – 1850).

I believe that if I can find decent texts from the Romantic period (1800-1850), and explore the text within the texts (books, paintings, poems etc.) that I choose, I would be capable enough to create a well-structured teaching on the Romantic period. I hope to achieve an understanding of the culture and values that the … More Extension English Assignment Preparation, for the Romantic context (1800 – 1850).

How do we get from “The garden of Eden” to modern representations of women? Culturally, through our values and through texts?

The famous story of Eve and many other well-known texts such as Pretty Woman, Interstellar, The Social Network, etc. are all sexist towards women. These texts give society, specifically men, a reason why they should restrain and restrict the “social, sexual, religious, political, and economic freedom of women.” –  http://witcombe.sbc.edu/eve-women/1evewomen.html/ Some men hold on strongly … More How do we get from “The garden of Eden” to modern representations of women? Culturally, through our values and through texts?