Significance Of The Character Of Sam 's Mother

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1B) Discuss the significance of the character of Sam 's mother in Brazil. 300 Words Sam Lowry 's mother, Ida, plays a significant role in the events of the film Brazil. She was always pushing Sam to better himself by moving up the bureaucratic ladder. This is something that did not interest Sam, in any way, as he was already fed up with his job and was looking for any excuse to escape this reality. However, she also stood as an example of the capitalist attitude that was being shared by the people living in Western society. She was another cog in the bureaucratic machine who believed in her looks to the point of being obsessed with celebrity and plastic surgery. Ida would do anything to keep those in the upper echelon of the government…show more content…
Strangelove (Dr. Strangelove) and Felix Hoeniker (Cat 's Cradle) 800 Words The film Dr Strangelove is a political satire as well as a black comedy that satirizes the Cold War and the fears of people at this time where it concerned nuclear conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States. While the novel Cat 's Cradle explores issues of science, technology, and religion, satirizing the arms race and many other targets along the way. Both of these works of media were created in the early 1960s and look to satirize the period and time in which they take place. The main character in the film Dr. Strangelove, is Dr. Strangelove who represents . While in the novel, Cat 's Cradle, the main character that drives the satire is Felix Hoenikker. Dr. Strangelove is is an ex-Nazi scientist. He serves as President Muffley 's scientific adviser in the War Room. He accidentally addresses the president as Mein Führer. The character is an amalgamation of multiple famous Cold War figures such Wernher von Braun, Edward Teller, John von Neumann and Herman Kahn. He is bound to a wheelchair and is meant to be an intimidating character, who 's ability to intimidate is not affected by his handicap. The look of Dr. Strangelove is meant to immediately make the audience think mad scientist as it was based on the appearance of mad scientists from the past. An example of this kind of mad scientist could be found in the film Metropolis. Dr. Strangelove, much like Dr. Rotwang had
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