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I did not like the short story at first. The way the first page was written confused me greatly. I don’t really understand the point of the story or the moral. Apparently the moral was “don’t judge a book by the cover” but I feel like the way the narrator judged Wheeler was such a minor thing that it didn’t really make sense for that to be the moral. They should’ve made it more obvious I think. The more we talked about the story the more I liked it though, it was a cute, silly little story. The use of satire in this didn’t really do much for me (probably cause I’m still not 100% sure I understand satire completely). Even though the message wasn’t very good, I still liked the story and found it humorous.

I’m not really anticipating to read,Β “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” I don’t know what it’s about so I don’t have many expectations but if it’s anything like this I’ll like it. If it’s not too confusing than I won’t have a hard time.

The short film iMom was…odd. I don’t know how to feel about it. I suppose it showed a good concept but it made me uncomfortable. I like the parts where they interviewed the couples, that was funny. They really nailed the stereotypes on the head. I didn’t like the son of the drunk mom, he was annoying. And I really didn’t like the scene where he put his mom’s lipstick on the iMom. What the heck was that about? I get that it was to show that he craved affection from his mother but it was very uncomfortable- and the way he applied the lipstick creeped me out. The fact that they were completely relying on the iMom’s to take care of their kids was what was being satirized. It was to show what could happen if we start completely relying on technology for things that we can’t. Human affection can’t be substituted with technology. I guess I liked the commentary and the presentation which was very dark (cooking a baby??? genius).

image from boredpanda.com

 

20mfisher • April 11, 2019


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