In Marie Winn's article, "TV Addiction," she talks about how television is a pointless experience, people now do out of habit, instead of for pleasure. Winn believes that television is just an addiction and people aren't necessarily enjoying it anymore. To explore Winn's theories, I watched a soap opera called All My Children and tried to determine its quality. Soap operas are not very popular shows and most people, other than soap opera fans themselves, think that soap operas are terrible forms of television. I do not believe they are terrible, just made differently. All My Children is a show designed for women, ranging from ages 18-50. Women are generally the aimed audience because they enjoy the all of the drama, sex, extreme life scenarios, and possible fantasies that happen each day on a soap opera. The show is on everyday from 1 to 2 pm, when mostly mothers and college students are home. A lot of women like to escape into these fantasy worlds that the soap opera writers are creating because there day to day lives may not be as exciting as they would like. Soap operas also tend to be a guilty pleasure for mothers that may have only a little amount of time for themselves until their children get home from school. During the show, there are many commercials that are aimed at mothers as well. Almost all of the commercials had something to do with cleaning supplies, healthier foods for your children, beauty supplies and different types of medicines. It is clear they know exactly who is watching the show, and the type of products the audience is interested in. Although soap operas have many loyal female fans, they do not receive the best ratings. On the Nielsen Rating chart, All My Children was not near or even close to being in the Top 10. In fact, out of all of the daytime soap operas, All My Children had the lowest rating. Personally I believe they have such a low rating because people assume they have bad actors and overdramatic story lines. They also contain a lot of overdramatic music. When All My Children begins, there are small pieces of dramatic scenes, that will try to intrigue you to continue watching, and then begin the opening credits. It is a nice slow song, introducing all of the actors and actresses. During all of the scenes, there is always music playing in the background, fitting to the mood of the scene. When there are people upset, there is slow, peaceful music playing in the background, or if there is something dramatic happening, there is loud, thrilling music on in the background. The music really helps to give the viewer the feel of the scene and adds a lot to it. In All my Children all of the actors seem to be very good looking people. They are casted to try and influence the viewers that the show is aimed at obtaining, women. Women tend to care a lot about beauty in todays world, therefore the women are all beautiful and the males are also extremely good looking with larger, masculine bodies. A lot of the women on the show are also in the same age range of the audience, therefore it makes it easier for the audience the relate to the show. The men are also always good looking, tend to have their shirts off a lot and show off their bodies, because it makes women and mothers that don't have such an exciting life anymore, leave their world for a little while into another more exciting one. There is a lot more to All My Children than what meets the eye though. The title of the show, All My Children, gives you a little insight to what the show is really about. It is about a group of people in a town called Pine Valley, that are all related to each other in one way or another. They are very much like the "children" of this town, they all stick together during the constant tragedies that take place, just like a family would. The purpose of this show is a combination of entertainment and expanding the worlds knowledge of different issues going on in the world today. For example, the show explores…
Paley and the Watchmaker
The Classical Design Argument
The analogy between the World & the Watch:
The features of the Watch:
• Parts have individual purpose + total purpose. Individual purpose based on order (they are framed). So there is order in watch.
• Because there are several parts, the watch is deemed complex.
• Parts interact with each other + have responsibilities towards each other.
• Given these responsibilities, the watch can be said to have a total purpose…
explore the relationship between humankind and the natural world. Discuss this with close relation to Butchers Budgies, To Kill An Olive and one Other Related Text.
As the idiom “art imitating life” so too does imagery. It is through the communication of images in their spoken, written and visual form that our perceptions of and relationship with others and our world are revealed.
This relationship between mankind and the natural world can be foreseen as hostile, fragile, destructive, harmonious…
the environment in the ways we could. It did not mean to go out to protest on streets or write an article on the newspaper . No, we were going to make composite bins, talk on the morning announcement. We started by talking about ways to help our world. I had decided to never drink out of plastic water bottles. Because my teacher said that when they're is too many bottles to recycle they take it to India, where the people there put it in a pile in a deserted backyard! I became a great fan of F…
World State and Our World
In our modern world, most people are given opportunities to experience nature and different cultures. Occasionally, some people are not valued because of the interest of another society. The imaginary society that is described in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley has taken away freedom, which is one of the most important rights a human being has; that is, freedom to learn from mistakes, freedom to choose, and freedom to experience the existence in other parts of the world…
She will be the one that brings the color, creativity, and fun to the
Country; she will be the savior. For now she sits in her desk in Mrs. Jones 125’s room
learning how to sew clothes for children and the elderly, not knowing that in just a few short
hours her whole world will be turned upside down and crumble around her. The secrets of the
President and the Government will come to light. That they torture then kill the ones who dare
to defy them, the ones that know the truth about them.
Mia won't be able to ignore her destiny…
pigeons also provide both a metaphor and symbolism for freedom and escape. In addition a bird motif also relates to the them of entrapment as opposed to freedom. This is effective as it forshadows that both the main characters will move from their own worlds into another.
The close up shot of Jamal’s books in his room. Conveys he has a liking towards books, and he has knowledge and intelligence. This affirms the stereotypes of a black athlete preoccupied with basketball. Jamal’s language, appeanace…
that changinge the world starts with what you learn. Education and knowledge is what keeps the world in perpetual motion.makes the world go round.
Teaching has the ability to change each student through yourpersonal experience. Teachers are the heroes and leaders of today and tomorrow. They change young adults by educating and motivating them. The sStudents are herepursue higher education to learn skills how to makefor a career. Every career can change and impact the world worldaround.…
a society and also the psychological setting, how you feel, behave and think in situations.
Time: measured in past, present and future, a constant in all societies, includes continuity and change
Micro World: world you know through personal experience-family, friends, peers
Macro World: world you know through public knowledge-media
Power: ability to influence someone to do something they wouldn’t normally do
Authority: legitimate use of persuasion/influence
Gender: socially constructed differences…
March 10, 2014
Important Class Info
-ex cred opportunity (10%)
-Thursday afternoon, talk on resistance theory and modern democracy
-student evaluations are up
The Brave New World
-how are Robinson Crusoe and BNW similar?
-alternative imaginary world
-issue of technology and dehumanization…alienation
-most or all of our human relationships are mediated through technology, which alienates
-innovation of loneliness video
-“I share, therefore I am”
-relationships are based…