Satire

The example my group showed with the class was a SNL skit about who Trump appeals. It is a satire example of exaggeration and pretty cool of Trump’s demographic, racists. I feel like I have a lot of experience with satire and this type of humor. My favorite type of humor is a dark type of satire, most of my jokes I tell our to say version of ridicule or making fun of people stupidity. I also like the classic irony. The link at the bottom of the blog is a type of humor I like. It is making fun of the stereotypical douche, and his name is Chad so for me it makes it more funny.

From what I know about Mark twain he is a master of satire. He basically invented it. From the bare minimum of Research I found that his father died when he was 11 so he’s quit school to get a job. He worked as a printer apprentice, a printer hey steamboat pilot river pilot. He chose the name Mark Twain because it meant “it is safe to sail because the waters depth is two fathoms.” In my opinion the coolest thing he ever said was “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet.” He was born when the comet showed up and died when it came around.

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Now that we are just about halfway through the film, I am still confused about the major plot twist at the end. That’s all that I really have wanted to see but haven’t yet. Other than that I very much enjoy the movie so far. I like how you can physically watch the change in Scotty from distance to the idea of following his friends wife to OK with that idea, then you can see him falling in love with her and being obsessed. So far in the movie I didn’t dislike that anything. I have multiple of predictions about what is going to happen in the story. My first theory is that I think the woman he’s following is a ghost if he’s just interacting with a dead person the whole time. My second theory is that in the beginning of the movie where he is hanging off the ledge he actually falls off and is in a coma, the whole story is one big dream he was having during the coma my third theory is that Scotty has been dead the whole time and none of this is real or he has a ghost is interacting with these people which can kind of discredit it so far. It is hard to critique this film because I don’t really know what is about to happen I feel like I could critique this film better if I had a knowledge of where the storyline is headed. In all honesty I hope that the husband that is the ship guy was actually a ghost or a form of his self-conscious telling him to find the girl and start her like crazy. So far this is been a great film and I’ve enjoyed watching it. Not going to lie I’m a little frustrated because I don’t know it’s gonna happen and I know it’s gonna make me mad when I figure it out or see what happens. Waiting for the plot twist LOL

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Song of myself

Pre-warning, procrastination/bad blog ahead:

After reading the song of myself and discussing the concepts in meaning behind the poem after reading I have a new class on transcendentalism. My favorite section or stanza of this poem, that wasn’t my assigned stanza, was Stanza Six. It talks about what society is in his opinion and is very “Zen “ I particularly like the grass concept in the Stancer. Grass concept is talking about society and society is like one strain of grass and there’s many different strains but they all are similar and different. It also talks about “the grass is Itself a child “saying society produces other similar societies which is a very interesting way to think about different cultures. This poem is referred to as the most influential poem of American literature, I think the main reasons for this is because of how the American ideals are  embodied inside of the poem and how relatable it is to our society. I do not have any questions or concerns about this poem but I do have some thoughts. I think it is very progressive of Walt Whitman to openly talk about his sexuality in this poem while also talking about “god“ or “the soul” I also like his ideas about how nothing actually dies energy is just transferred and everything is eternal and after you dye your soul goes back to the oversoul and transcendence. I like the theory because it channels my inner hippie LOL. I think the Stanza Nine where he talks about immigration into the country is very interesting and how it changes society in a positive way. I like that he has a positive outlook at that change when so much of the country did not like more immigrants coming into our immigrant founded country. Over all, I will have to read this poem a nine out of 10. It is very close to 10 out of 10 but it is just too long. I think for people who are not scholars such as himself, more of  the more complicated and in in my opinion better concept are lost to the regular reader and less properly analyze. Most people who read this wouldn’t be able to understand what he was saying besides the literal sense which is why i gave it a 9/10.