Aaron Posner’s play Stupid Fucking Bird balances the concept of pure art versus commercial art as well as the internal conflict of yearning for more out of life. The juxtaposition between the relationships of characters demonstrated their true individual traits. The production was very successful with addressing the major themes. Depending on the relationships that the audience focused on, there were definitely numerous overlapping themes. For example, the concept of pure art versus commercial art also brought in the theme of a sense of dissatisfaction with the status quo. Conrad’s desire to create a unique play to contradict his mother’s ideology pertaining to success in the world of the arts portrayed his determination to be different.
First, Angela Johnson’s book “Bird” is like a poem that flows together, but sometimes confusing. The author words her book very well, she uses different events in the story to describe different themes. Bird, thirteen year old, is the main character in the book. Bird is very young but she takes on many difficult task on her own, but after she makes friends everything is easier for her.
Did you know the ringneck pheasant doesn't like to fly even though it is a bird? Weird,right? They have such short wings that set them apart from other birds. I can tell you more about the ringneck pheasant, like their characteristics and habitat. Their origin and diet are also things I am familiar with.
5. In this tale, what is meant by “marriage by purchase” and “elopement”? How are these practices viewed by the community here? Why do they accept Blue Bird? (see 104-105)
In the beginning of the story, James Howe describes how the rest of his family is hunters. He says, “I want to go, because I want my father to like me. But I don’t want to kill animals.”(1). James doesn’t want to be an outcast in his family, he wants his father to like him. However, he doesn’t want to have to kill an animal to prove himself to his father and make him like him. James’ three other brothers are all hunters, and have even killed a deer. This is setting a very high
There are currently 8 known symptoms of groupthink, one of which is a belief in inherent morality. (define inherent morality). Although the boys convinced themselves that they were killing the beast, they were in fact killing Simon, who was one of the most pure and considerate characters in the book. Whether it was attending to the littluns or consoling Ralph in his dark times, he always made time for everyone else even though he did not receive the
The author of Green Gulch conveys that when in a group, one can be overwhelmed by pressure that brings them to savage extremes. After being lost, a young boy joins a group of kids he has never seen before. The group is nice and offers to bring the boy home. They stop at a sanctuary of a pond. There is a turtle in the pond that is violently murdered by the boys after one decides to throw a rock. Then, the group turns on the new boy. They beat him maliciously and leave him stranded on the road to get home. As, the boy look backs he can’t think of what went wrong, “They stood in a little group watching me, nervous now, ashamed a little at the ferocious pack impulse toward the outsider that had swept them.” Obvious from the boys’ reactions, it was the fault of the group impulse. After the murder of turtle, the adrenaline and riot of the group caused them to turn on the next vulnerable target. They were not acting as they should have, and the realize that afterwards. They were nervous. Even though there is not immediately an adult around, they are nervous because society has conditioned them to behave. They are also ashamed. The shame shows that they are nice boys. They feel bad. This shows that the vicious group mind set was so strong that it came over there good personalities and conscious. However, there is only this slight remorse after the fact. This does not make up for the brutal murder and beating that they had dealt. Being in a group turned them into
A main conflict throughout the plot of Catherine, Called Birdy is person vs. fate. As daughter of a country knight and Lady Aislinn, Catherine must behave a certain way. The conflict of person vs. fate is first introduced in the inciting incident. “Now my father, the toad, conspires to sell me like a cheese to some lack-wit seeking a wife” (Cushman 6). Once her father decides she ready for marriage, he begins to invite suitors to the manor. However, Catherine will not allow her father to force her into marriage. Throughout the rising action, Catherine scares away each suitor. Despite, all her schemes, Lord Rollo arranges a marriage between Catherine and Lord Murgaw. Catherine strongly opposes this marriage but it seems she will not be
There are many things about Jesus that Dr. Ehrman and Dr. Bird do not debate in these books. They both recognize that Jesus was a real historical figure that was born in Galilee. They both believe that: the Gospels are the earliest writings we have of Jesus, Jesus was crucified, died on the cross, and some of Jesus’ disciples truly believed he rose from the dead (Robert Bowman). In class, Dr. Ehrman talked about veridical vs non-veridical vision. He believes that they may have had visions, or hallucinations, of Jesus after his crucifixion. It is nearly impossible to prove if Jesus truly appeared to them or not. It would be amazing if new evidence could be found for these types of discussions.
It was only less than a century ago that our nation's bird, the bald eagle, was almost hunted to the edge of extinction. Thankfully, conservation efforts were realized and now, after many years of hard work, the bald eagle's population has once again become stable. However, this might not last long as the rising wind industry could potentially wipe out all the hard work done from the conservation efforts. This is what David Yarnold, the author of "Don't Throw Bald Eagles Under the Bus," is worried about, and he expresses his viewpoint through various literary devices including allusions, hard facts, and appeal to emotions.
We as humans generally do not think critically before proceeding, but rather feel like it’s the right thing to do, therefore we go ahead and do it anyways. In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, A plane filled with a group of boys from Britain are shot down over an abandoned Island. These boys from the age of six to twelve, rush to the shore of the Island and have no choice but to work as a group for hope that they will be rescued. The boys use their skills but most importantly their instincts in order to stay alive. The main focus on the story is on Ralph, Piggy and Jack. These three characters have one thing in common,
At the start everyone was their own person, with their own thoughts and beliefs, but that all changed rapidly. The boys still has their common sense in the beginning and votes Ralph as chief. This infuriated Jack because he believes he should be chief. Throughout the book Jack turns the hunters and boys into savages and makes the “innocent” boys believe killing is right. “I’m going off by myself. He can catch his own pigs. Anyone who wants to hunt when I do can come too.” (127). Jack leaves the group and eventually convinces boys to join his tribe and break away from Ralph and his authority. He manipulates the boys of his tribe and treats them unfairly, and at the beginning of the book none of the boys would have taken that because they did understand right from wrong. Jack made them believe murder was okay, Simon was the beast, and Ralph was their biggest threat. Jack is a prime representation of how the boys developed power and mind changing abilities, because the boys didn’t believe in their opinions, thoughts, and morals anymore they believed in
However others believe that they do not need to respect the rules of both the society on the island and the civilization from where they originated. Not only do those boys disrespect the rules but the other boys do not mind. “He had not got the conch and this spoke against the rules; but nobody minded.” (87) Jack has no recognition for the rules, and however unlike earlier on the arrival on the island the other boys do not call him out on it but simply follow his example and listen to what he says. How the boys reacted to Jack’s rule breaking is very significant, because it shows how it is not just Jack who is being uncivilized, but his example is being followed by the rest of the boys. The boys are not only not being adamant with the rules, but also are more in acceptance of hunting and killing pigs. Jack, has killed the pig already and wishes to kill the beast which had been seen twice. Not only does he wish to kill it but he states that it would be a real hunt. “The beast is a hunter.” (126) The boys not only have referred to the beast as a hunter, but they also refer to themselves as hunters. A relation is how primitive men had hunted to show power to those weaker. The greatest hunter was often a leader. And that is Jack breaking off from the society to create his own tribe with the group of hunters. The more deep meaning of
Life is a roller-coaster. It has its up and its downs, its twists and its turns, and can go from exciting to overwhelming very quickly. Though this metaphor is cliché, it truly encapsulates the many different periods that individuals go through during the course of their life. For many, life has a lot of “ups”, periods of happiness and success that ultimately satiate the human desire for fulfilment. However, there are plenty of “downs” too, such as struggling to find a job, losing a loved one, or even battling with depression. These events are often repressed and obscured from the view, because many would rather struggle with their problems on their own than inconvenience others or show weakness. But even some of the happiest, successful people struggle with their own demons. The contrast of expression versus feeling is explored in Aaron Posner’s Stupid F—king Bird. Director Maureen Ryan masterfully captured this essence in her own production of the show, which I saw on March 5, 2016 at the Drake Performance Center. The story centers upon a young playwright, Con, and his hodgepodge of friends and family that each struggle with their own personal
The short story "The Birds" was written by Daphne du Maurrier and was filmed and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It has a very interesting and suspenseful plot. The short story was well written and the film was well played, both are very similar. Although, they have a few differences the film and short story have the same mood and theme. Would the differences in the film and the short story affect the suspenseful and frightening plot?Alfred Hitchcock did an outstanding job filming the movie matching it with the short story. In both the short story and film flocks and flocks of gulls, robins, and sparrows join each other.