Cultures and religions are many and none of them are equal. Most people belong to them, because they agree in how life is seen and lived under certain beliefs in the par-ticular group. This makes one’s actions, feelings and thoughts very different from one another’s because we appreciate different things in life. As a result of the many reli-gions, we live in a multicultural society where no human being are exactly the same, but still need to accept and interact with each other. In the story “Pictures”, written by a Pakistani woman, who lives in England, it is exactly this problem she focuses on by following a little Muslim girl called Amina. The story belongs in the genre of short stories. The setting is in England in the historical period 1950s. Although it takes place many years ago, it still has its rele-vance today. It helps to understand the importance of interactions with different cul-tures in the society. The social environment is in the lower middle-class as Amina, the Muslim girl, and her family has a minor shop, where they live and work until late. They still have money to pay for kindergarten. It starts in medias res, in the end of the day in kindergarten. It is told chronologically and has a time-span of a couple of days. The character’s personalities are described indirectly by their thoughts and acti-ons. The main character, Amina, is described as an unenlightened little Muslim girl. She is getting old enough to understand the rules of the Muslim religion, which makes her confused but also curious. Amina reached toward the picture. The smile went from her mother's face as quickly as the tiredness had faded a few moments earlier. "What is this?"
She never snapped at Amina, but the tone of interrogation was unfamiliar enough to make the girl afraid. Amina was near to tears. She did not want to anger her mother. (p. 2 l. 54) She would like to obey everyone’s rules, but it cannot be done, as she is different. It is not her decision to...
...Paramount Pictures: The Transformers Dilemma - Case Analysis
The dilemma faced by Paramount pictures was to decide what changes, if any, should be made to Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon’s release date, best promotion strategy, and anticipate the rival Warner Brothers’ move.
Each competitor probably had three options to choose from for the respective release dates. Paramount could consider moving the release date two weeks ahead to June, stay with the original July 1st weekend tentative date, or move the date to fall season. Similarly, Warner Brothers’ could choose to move Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2’s date ahead to the July 1st weekend, stay with the original date or move the date to fall.
As shown in Exhibit 1, we can see the comparison matrix for the implications on either studio’s decision to keep or change the date. But before we finalize on what Paramount should do just based on that comparison, we must ascertain each of the movie’s strengths and how that translates to correlate with the table.
What we know of the changes in the release date in general is that if any studio decided to release the movie earlier, they would find it difficult to market the movie in a shorter period of time. While if the movie was pushed to the fall season then it could possibly imply that the movie was not good enough to compete with the other blockbuster releases. A justification would also be necessary, and there was a great chance...
...Columbia, and United Artists. One of the famous MGM movies was a silent version of Ben Her. Hollywood films became increasingly expensive to make as productions became more spectacular, and the stars demanded enormous salaries. As Hollywood and film industries elsewhere produced hundreds of films each year, certain standardized forms took precedence over individual creative inspiration. Movies adopted categories, known as genres, from earlier arts and popular entertainment. These included comedy, the Western, mystery, horror, romance, melodrama, and the war story. More and more large cinemas were built, and the major producers expanded their distributing systems and bought entire chains of theaters. Major studios attempted to produce a picture a week. A typical film show consisted of a feature starring big-name players, a short comedy, and a newsreel. The 1922 film Nanook of the North, directed by the American Robert Flaherty, is often credited as the first great achievement of documentary film. Most of the films made during this period reflected the fast pace and materialistic concerns of the nation's prosperous "flapper" era. While settings and costumes were often elaborate, film stories were often shallow. Most people went to the "movies" to see film stars, and it was often the star who saved a poor film from being a total failure. Some stars, seeking freedom from the mass-production methods of large studios, banded together to form distributing companies...
...HBEC 2403 CHILDHOOD LITERATURE:
A PICTURE STORYBOOK FOR AGED 6 CHILDREN
A REVIEW AND ITS APPLICATION
WAN BADARIAH BINTI WAN ABDULLAH
MATRIC NUMBER: 640201115118001
TUTOR’S NAME: TUAN HJ ASRUDDIN ABAS
KUANTAN LEARNING CENTER
JAN 2012 SEMESTER
TABLE OF CONTENT
1.0 INTRODUCTION 3
2.0 CONTENT – LITERARY ELEMENT 4
3.1 THEME 4
3.2 CHARACTERS 4
3.3 POINT OF VIEW 4
3.4 SETTING 5
3.5 PLOT 5
3.6 OTHER RELEVANT LITERARY ELEMENT 5
3.0 REVIEW ON PICTURE STORYBOOK...
...ANALYSIS OF A PICTURE BOOK
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Written and Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Picture books can have a very important role in a classroom, from elementary school through middle and even high school. They offer a valuable literary experience by combining the visual and the text. Maurice Sendak’s Caldecott Award winning book, Where the Wild Things Are, is a wonderful blend of detailed illustrations and text in which a young boy, Max, lets his angry emotions create a fantasy world.
Many fantasy books open with “Once upon a time…” Sendak, instead opens this book with the declarative statement, “The night Max wore his wolf suit…” In starting the story this way, he makes the reader believe what is going to happen. The book opens with Max, in his wolf suit, creating havoc in his home. There is both pictorial and textual foreshadowing of the wild adventure ahead—the drawing of a “wild thing” on the wall that looks exactly like a monster we meet later in the book, the stool and tent that Max later sits in when he realizes he is lonely and wants to return home, and Max’s words, “I’ll eat you up!” This would be a great discussion starter with older students relative to the literary device of foreshadowing. After reading the story, one activity could be to make up other examples of foreshadowing that the author could have used.
In the opening scenes, Max’s mother gets angry and yells at him. He then yells back and is...
...Running head: ANALYZING A PICTURE BOOK 1
Analyzing a Picture Book to Determine if it Exposes Multicultural Ideas to Children
Claudia M. Torres
University of South Florida
Claudia M. Torres
ANALYZING A PICTURE BOOK 2
Analyzing a Picture Book to Determine if it Exposes Multicultural Ideas to Children
The focus of this analysis will be Gerald McDermott’s picture book Zomo The Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa (1992). It is a tale of a clever rabbit and how far he is willing to go in his quest for wisdom. This picture book is highly recommended by the New York Public Library as one of 100 picture books everyone should know. The evaluation will use Betsy Hearne’s standards and criteria to examine if this book is authentic and true to its cultural background. The goal is to evaluate the picture book and determine if it meets those criteria and should the book be considered among the 100 best picture books for children....
...Anatomy of a Picture Book: Elements of Book Design
• Rectangular—This is the shape of most books
• Horizontal—Often used to in stories about journeys
• Vertical—May be used for “larger than life” characters
o Cohn, Amy L. Abraham Lincoln.
o Isaacs, Anne. Swamp Angel.
• Cutout forms—cutout in the form of buildings, animals, etc.
Book Jacket/Dust Jacket
• Think of a book jacket as a small poster wrapped around the book with flaps on the front and back.
o Originally used to keep books from being soiled
o Now used to be eye-catching, to encourage you to pick up the book
• Should be appealing from a reasonable distance through its form and color
• Provides important information about the book
o Should predict the contents of the book
o Should convey the age group for the book
o Back of book jacket normally includes the book’s barcode with ISBN (International Standard Book Number) number, a unique number to identify a book.
• Jacket areas
o Face—front that faces us as the book is closed and lies on the table
Is the picture on the cover repeated inside the book or is it unique? If the cover is repeated, it anticipates the plot of the story.
Does the cover contradict the story? Is the cover mystifying?
Cover may reflect most dramatic or enticing episode in story. However, the cover should not tell so much that it destroys the suspense of the story.
Is the cover...
...Book Report - The Picture of Dorian Gray
You have to suffer for beauty. That is the saying. But does this suffering have a limit? Oscar wild touches this subjects in The Picture of Dorian gray.
The book was first published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890. The magazine’s editors feared that the it was too indecent to submit, so they roughly censured 500 words.
The book covers many genres; Gothic fiction, comedy of manner, philosophical fiction, comedy of manners,Gothic fiction, has elements of the classic horror story
The elements of gothic fiction is seen in the Supernatural and inexplicable events. The faustian concept that is held in the picture is not something that would occur in real life. The whole book takes its starting point in the supernatural object. Another sign of gothic fiction is the atmosphere of Mystery. This is also at place due to the supernatural element. But the mystique is also provoked by the murder of Basil Hallward that is kept a secret for a long period of time. Also the high emotions that takes place throughout the book, stir the atmosphere. Especially the reaction of Sibyl Vane is fiery. Oscar Wild is known a great writer of comedies of manner, and The Picture of Dorian Gray is not an exception. The society and the question of manner are presented in a highly satirized way;
“It is a sad thing to think of, but there is no doubt that genius lasts longer...
...Every person contains a little ambiguity in their life. Dorian Gray from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde however lives a life full of ambiguity; which other characters in the novel do not realize. It all starts when he notices a change of appearance in his portrait, and from there on out he only becomes worse. As he ages and sins his portrait begins to appear older and evil while Dorian himself keeps the same youthful and innocent face as before. While the portrait reflects Dorian’s true self, it does not necessarily mean he has no innocence left in him. By the end of the book Dorian expresses a desire to get rid of all the bad in his life, which he attempts to do. Dorian’s corrupted soul might still contain a slight amount of good left in it; but for the most part Dorian Gray turns evil. Dorian Gray holds a secret about his soul that nobody else knows causing him to live a double life. Dorian Gray appears young and innocent yet he commits terrible acts of evil demonstrating his ambiguity. Dorian’s portrait holds the secret of his corrupted soul causing him to live two lives revealing Dorian Gray as an ambiguous character in the novel.
Dorian Gray first reveals his ambiguity after his engagement to Sybil Vane. During his engagement Dorian conveys his sweet and innocent side. He acts happy and content because he found somebody whom he loved. One day Dorian Gray, Lord Henry, and Basil Hallward go to the theater together, and Sybil acts horridly and...