Friday, May 31, 2019
Television and Newspaper Coverage of 9/11 This case canvass will be analysing television news coverage for 11/9/01 and 11/9/02 and newsprint coverage for the same dates. I will strike by analysing the newspaper coverage for 11/9/01 and 11/9/02. I looked at five newspapers from 11/9/01, three of which were tabloids, and two of which were aeronaut newspapers. I noticed that each newspaper used visual imperatives overtly throughout. The photographs were powerful, mostly of the twin towers before and after they had been hit, with smoke and fire all around, community jumping out of the towers, and all the debris. The photographs on the front covers were very colourful and filled the whole page, charge on the broadsheets, which is not the usual format. Some even used photographs on the back cover, which is usually meant for sport. Use of the images were very effective, as they were dramatic photographs showing the realisation of what had happened. The Mi rror did not use an image of the towers on the front cover, which was unusual. Instead, it used a small image of the president of the USA, and the word war dominating the rest of the page. This was very effective as all the new(prenominal) newspapers looked the same, and this one stood out from them all, yet still had an impact from the word war. Images throughout the newspapers were very emotionally dramatic and eye-catching. The headlines were brief, blunt and got straight to the point. They did this by exploitation striking words such as apocalypse, nightmare, and war. By using these headlines they expressed to the readers the seriousness of what had happened. There were also supplements that came with the newspapers which were mainly photographs and images, with very little text. Similarly newspaper coverage of 11/9/02, a year on from the event, used the same images, but also used images from after the attack. This was effective as it brought back memories and emotions from the year before. Strong headlines were used again, but this time they were
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Heathcliff as Byronic Hero of Wuthering Heights It is difficult if not impossible to get down a character in Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights that is 100% convincing as the hero -- until one applies the qualities of the Byronic hero. When considering Wuthering Heights Heathcliff immediately jumps to mind as the villainous character. Upon his harvest he wickedly orchestrates Hindleys economic demise and takes control of the Heights. He attempts to win Catherine, now a married woman, back and when that fails takes in marriage Isabelle Linton, Edgars sister, with the sole innovation of torturing her as a way of avenging himself on Edgar for marrying the woman he loved. When Hindley died Heathcliff took his son, Hareton, in order to treat him as cruelly as Hindley had treated Heathcliff, then taking his revenge on Hindley. To further punish Edgar, Heathcliff kidnaps Cathy, forces her to marry his son, Linton, and in so doing gains possession of Thruschcross Grange and has the aut hority to treat Cathy as he desires. Heathcliff obviously has a nasty vengeful side further that makes his character perfect to bear the mantle of the Byronic hero. He rebels against the social order in his world by attempting to live on Hindley and associate with Catherine and later in his attempt to woo her from Edgars arms and home and make her his own. He is very definitely self-destructive and cares for no one but himself and Catherine, which at times seem debatable. His passion in life is not life but to avenge himself upon everyone that has ever slighted him. He systematically destroys the lives of the people who lessened him but he refuses to stop there - insisting upon further punishing those individuals through... ...nder the earth until he can join her in death so that he need not endure a single day without the knowledge of her close by. All of Heathcliffs actions sprung from his desire to be with Catherine. When he was denied this, primarily because of his socia l rest and background, he sets about to ruin the lives of those who assume they are better than he because of their position in society. Heathcliff cannot be categorized a villain but sort of is dubbed Byronic Hero and to some extent, the victim of a spoiled manipulative brat. Works Cited Damrosch, David, et al., ed. The Longman Anthology of British Literature Vol. B. Compact ed. New York Longman - Addison Wesley Longman, 2000. Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights. Norton Critical ed. 3rd ed. Ed. William M. Sale, Jr., and Richard J. Dunn. New York W. W. Norton, 1990.
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