Vonnegut uses the Federal Communications Commission to not only convey, but to amplify the serious political consequences of a machine like the euphio ever existing. The Federal Communications Commission, or the FCC for short, supervises what is allowed and not allowed on TV, radio, etc., and they need more information on the euphio that Fred, Lew, and the narrator have made. The narrator wants to convince the government that “America doesn’t want what we discovered” (88), but Lew thinks that “It’ll bring families together again, save the American home.” We know that the latter statement is false, but when Fred says, “this little monster could kill civilization,” he is sincere. In fact, the narrator mentions how “the only benefit we could get from the euphio would be if we could somehow lay down a peace-of-mind barrage on our enemies” (95). The world, at the invention of nuclear weapons, became paranoid that a nuclear war could wipe out humanity in a few hours. If the euphio were to be broadcasted globally, people would forget what they were doing and simply sit around until their deaths, with no need for the destruction of nuclear weapons. Aside from the story itself giving us the warning which Vonnegut is trying to tell us, we also know how he feels about
In the movie Citizen Kane , young Charles Foster Kane is very energetic, optimistic and has a very positive outlook on life. At the same time he hates his old and bitter guardian, Mr. Thatcher, who has secluded himself from the everyday man and the only thing he is after is money and stature. Later on in life Charles Kane turns into an exact carbon copy of Mr. Thatcher, even though that is exactly what he wanted to get away from. In this essay I will prove how the used of sound, in the scenes in Thatcher¡¦s library and Xanadu, as compared to the earlier scenes in young Kane¡¦s newspaper office, help establish this development in Kane¡¦s character.
Good character has to do with how you act as a person and show your emotions towards situations. To have good character, you need to show the six character traits. The six character traits are caring, respect, fairness, citizenship, responsibility, and trustworthiness. These are very important in life because this is how people will see you, the way you act reflects your character and if you show a bad attitude then you won't have many friends because people will look at you as pessimistic and not wanna be around you because you're so negative.
The radio is one of the most influential pieces of technology ever invented. From political debates to Taylor Swift’s latest hit, with the help of the radio, society stays informed on a plethora of topics. Freddie Mercury wasn’t lying when he said, “and everything I had to know, I learned it on my radio.” In almost every country in the world, there is at least one radio station used to broadcast news to it’s people. Since the creation of the FM radio, it has been used to reach out to people over a certain area and keep them informed about the society they live in. During the 1930s and the 1940s, the radio played a very important role in history; it was a tool used during World War II by America, Great Britain, and Nazi Germany. By sending
The movie “Radio” is the tale of a young African-American man who suffers from severe mental retardness and his journey to fame from football in the small South Carolinian town of Anderson. James “Radio” Kennedy is befriended by the T. L. Hanna High School head football coach, Coach Jones, and begins to help as an “assistant coach” of some sort. Eventually, James begins to attend Hanna High as an eleventh grade student due to the persistent efforts of Coach Jones.
Although each radio station offers examples of different places, people and situations throughout the world at any given time, the radio is a symbolism of all the diversity that exist throughout the world. Wagamese states that, “Through the radio I came to see life as larger, more brilliant more complex.”
“The biggest mistake we have made is to consider that films are primarily a form of entertainment. The film is the greatest medium since the invention of movable type for exchanging ideas and information, and it is no more at its best in light entertainment than literature is at its best in the light novel.” - Orson Welles
Arthur Miller was an American playwright who wrote plays such as “The Crucible” and “Death of a Salesman” because he thought theatre could change the world. He wrote his works based on friends, his own life, and family. People believed he was a man of integrity and a hero because of the ways he portrayed himself.
The authors of “Zero Hour” and “The War of the Worlds” have their own unique ideas of an alien invasion if it ever were to happen. Both texts display the emotions characters must face throughout the invasion. These authors might have had their own style of writing for these stories, but they still the same impact. Both authors display alien invasions that will forever change mankind and the world as they know it.
John Cheever’s "The Enormous Radio" represents the enormous amount of hidden truths in American society of the 1940s. The problems with society during this time were hidden behind a facade of goodness; however, this false innocence becomes visible through the radio owned by the Westcotts. The radio causes the Westcotts to evolve from an innocent, naive pair who believe that everything they see is real, into individuals who realize that appearances are deceiving.
The film Citizen Kane, directed by Orson Welles, is a great example of how a man can be corrupted by wealth. Through the characters in the film we can observe how Charles Foster Kane, an idealistic man with principles, can be changed and misguided by wealth and what accompanies wealth. The film takes places during the late 19th century and early 20th century, a time in American history when the world is changing and wealth is a great power to change it with. Through the story telling of Kane’s life we are able to see how wealth changes, not only Kane’s ideals, but his actions and how he perceives the world.
When Citizen Kane was first released in 1941 it was cinematically groundbreaking because first time director Orson Welles had taken various types of filmmaking, much of which had been used in Expressionistic German films in the 1920’s and incorporated them all into one film. Despite the fact that Welles did not create the techniques used in the film he revolutionized the way films were shot. When Welles was asked where he had gotten the confidence as a first time director to create a movie that was so different from its counterparts, Welles said, “ Ignorance, ignorance, sheer ignorance-you know they is no confidence to equal it, it is only when you know something about a profession, I think, that you are timid or careful” (Welles). This “ignorance” was important to the film as it resulted in the use of cinematography that had not been popularized yet, some examples of this are: