This article details the struggles for gender equality from a legal standpoint. It shows how the reversal of gender roles in a domestic environment is a welcome and beneficial change to society. A sentence I would like to mimic is "One of the key takeaways from the documentary, though, is that she does owe a certain amount of her success to one man in her life: her late husband Marty Ginsburg, who set aside his own career to throw his entire weight behind hers."
This article shows the conflicting relationship between homosexuality and religious institutions. It also comments on and questions the power dynamic between the members of these religious institutions. In the same way, it paints a similar conflict between family traditions and social changes.
This article shed light on the carnality of humanity. Specifically, it shows the carnality of sexuality, relationships, and beauty. It portrays affairs as methods of escape and improvement on oneself.
This article explores themes such as antisocial behavior, gender roles, and bullying. It makes me wonder about the real urges people have and how their environment, whether positive or negative, influences the choices they make. I'd like to mimic these sentences in my writing: "She trades in her pastel blouses for brighter ones — costume design is vital to this tale — and forms an alliance with Malik (Adda Senani). The student, overcompensating for his use of a walker, was previously her chief classroom tormenter."
This article explores the realm of comedy and its perception from the average person. This article makes me wonder about how comedy has changed over the years and whether it's truly respected for what it is. A sentence I would like to mimic is "But somewhere around the middle — somewhere around a Mick Jagger impression, which sounds terrible but isn't — it takes flight. After that, it's very good."
This article deals with themes such as amorality, racism, and sexual power. This article also sheds light on what exactly justice means and does this through highlighting the corrupt government within the show. A sentence I would like to mimic is "There was no justice. There was no comeuppance. It looked like there might be a message somewhere about paying the costs of your own bad acts to save the country, but there wasn't."
This article sheds a tremendous amount of light on the themes of religious intolerance and discrimination as well as the intense and sometimes oppresive influence religion possesses. A sentence I would like to mimic is "But there are still questions about how governments should operate and what it means to have a democracy — really! — that wind through the show like vines." This article makes me wonder about the flaws within democracy and how it can be improved.
This article provides intuitive insight on the nature of bullying and adolescense's influence on it. A sentence I would like to mimic is "There are moments where Johnny Lawrence as an aging, resentful washout is the most realistically menacing person on television in some time — much more the kind of guy people have to tangle with every day than some of the more dramatic drug dealers and criminal overlords who make up our prestige villains." This article makes me think about what's really wrong with the world and whether warped morals play a part in it.
This article explores the idea of duality in its duo of Tully and Marlo and the actors that play them. This article also briefly explores the idea of disabilities and the effects they have on their families. This article makes me wonder about maternal struggles and the problems associated specifically with women.
I want to mimic this sentence in my writing: "Derbez has already scored two under-the-radar hits with 2013's Instructions Not Included (which he directed) and 2016's How to Be a Latin Lover, and his preening self-regard contrasts nicely with Faris' working-class flibbertigibbet." This article effectively shows how directors manage plots and subplots. This article makes me think about the way different environments, such as classes and cultures, influence people's decisions and actions.
-This article makes me wonder about the ever-changing nature of social norms and how these changes are portrayed in media. -Based on this article, I might write about how social trends and expectations had a part in influencing the characters of "Dark." -A sentence I would like to mimic is: "There was a familiar core aspect — “great at what they do, but emotionally a train wreck” – that is the model for a lot of memorable TV leads, including Andy Sipowicz, Tony Soprano, and Don Draper. " -I appreciated how this article mentioned the major themes of the show before delving deeper into the specific aspects of the show. This offers clarification for the reader. -Because of this article, I would like to read more about how sex either empowers or diminishes a person's character.
- A sentence I would like to mimic is "'We talked about his motivation, and much of the motivation connected to Lady Death is about balance,” said Feige. “It’s the balance between life and death, the belief that life was getting unchecked and out of hand and there needed to be a correction.'" - This article made me think about the importance the visibility of humanity within an antagonist is. People can't relate to an insane person with a warped sense of reality. - I chose this article to gain knowledge about how creators construct interesting antagonists within television shows and movies. - The most interesting part of this article is the insight it provides into the brainstorming process for big film companies and what exactly those processes do in the large scheme of filmmaking. - Within my essay, I could explore the idea of the humanity of the antagonist and how that develops the theme of "Dark."
- I would like to mimic this sentence: "They are, more and more, expansive enough to comment on any population in any time or place that's placed in a state of peril that does not abate." - I found it entralling how this article painted violence not only as a method to instigate conflict between people but also conflict within onself. - Based on this article, I could write about the role of violence, both domestic and otherwise, within "Dark." - I could explore the role of women as well along with the violence committed against them within "Dark." - I could also analyze the relationship between abusers and abused/bullies and victims within the show.
- I would like to mimic this sentence: “Last season was a complex meditation on the nature of consciousness and memory, with the newly conscious hosts presented as more humane than the humans who made them.” - I could write about how humanity is portrayed in a negative light in “Dark,” in that people are shown as abominations of the earth. - This article effectively and quickly connects the events of the show to significance of the events, specifically the topics of what it means to be human and what exactly consciousness is. - I was drawn into this article by the interesting comments the author had on the symbols of the show, as I saw those motifs within “Dark.” - I think I could talk about how “Dark” paints humanity in various lights, specifically the dark and light sides of humanity shown through various visual motifs.
- This article raises questions like "How is sex treated and addressed in various societies?" and "How can sex be a form of rebellion?" - This article inspires me to write about sex being a method of escape and rebellion, as several characters in "Dark" use sex in this way. - I was entralled by this article's attitude toward sexual preference being a metaphor for choosing one's own path in life. - This article also paints religion in a interesting light by painting religious followers as oppressive individuals who trample on the rights and freedoms of others. - I could write about the importance how sex symbolizes choice and the interplay between the two within "Dark."
- This article sheds questions like "How does fame affect people?" and "What impact does fashion have on people's lives?" - Based on this article, I could write on the role of fashion within "Dark" and how it is reflective of the emotions and roles of the characters of the show. - I was interested in how the author detailed the various methods that the directors used to construct an interpretation of McQueen's life. - I could write about the significance of wardrobe in the human desire to express oneself and be understood by others. - A sentence I would like to mimic is "But Bonhôte and Ettedgui are blessed with intimate, candid interviews with many of the people who worked closest with McQueen, as well as archival interviews with his late muse and booster Isabella Blow and his beloved mother Joyce."
- This article makes me wonder about the essence of what reality is and how that influences people's actions and thoughts. - Based on this article, I could write about how, within "Dark," the characters' skewed and conflicting perceptions of reality influences their decisions and ultimately the plot of the show. - A sentence I would like to mimic is "In last week's episode, David entered a sensory deprivation tank to increase and focus his mental powers and images - allowing Hawley to reference visually both the out-of-body tank from "Altered States" and the psychedelic star-gate trip from the end of "2001: A Space Odyssey." - This article interested me with it's large claims about "Legion" like "It's one of TV's very best shows right now - period." - Some questions this article raises include "How does our perception of reallity affect us?" and "Is our perception of reality correct?"
- This article raises questions like "How does race affect people's attitudes toward you?" and "Is race a social construct?" - This article sheds light on how drastically and decisively people's attitudes toward someone can change when the subject of race is brought into the equation. - This article makes me wonder if humans as a whole are improving or declining in terms of race relations. - Based on this article, I could write about how physical appearance affects one's attitude toward others. - I could write about the role of physical appearance in the character's lives in "Dark" and how that influences them to do certain things.
- This article makes me wonder about what makes humans human and what exactly conciousness is. - This article raises questions like "What separates humans from artificial intelligence?" and "What happens when the lines between the two are blurred?" - I could write about the similarities and differences between artificial intelligence and humans and how they are fundamentally the same. - Based on this article, I could write about the warped morals both humans and machines can potentially share and how that idea comes into play within "Dark." - A mentor sentence I would like to use is "I think one of the most notable ones is an expression that one of the characters in the show, Bernard - the audience and him have assumed that he is a human this entire time for most of the first season. "
- A sentence I'd like to mimic is "It’s a matter of philosophy, of ethos, and Marvel’s is to throw more attention on whooshing entities in souped-up suits and stuff blowing up real good than on anything halfway human." - This makes me wonder about whether superhero movies really say anything important about humanity or any major themes that shape the world we live in. - Based on this article, I could write about the uselessness of authority figures in our lives, people we're supposed to look up to, and how their disregard of others influences the characters in "Dark." - I found it interesting how the author referenced ethos in his argument as it's an uncommon approach to reference a literary style in a movie. - I was entralled to see the various storytelling and visual methods analyzed and criticized by the author as I too am a critic of superhero movies.
- Because of this article, I would like to continue to read about the Benghazi atttacks and their implications on international relations. - A sentence I would like to mimic is "The Libyans are an enigma; the villagers, detached; the police, riding off an advance of attacks; the attackers, faceless men who melt out of the smoke and darkness and on whom the contractors can't fire for fear of killing friendlies" because of the variety of complex punctuation and descriptive vocabulary within it. - This article raises questions like: Can we really trust those in power? Why do people perform acts of terrorism? - I was instantly hooked on this article because it described and analyzed the attacks on Benghazi from an outsider's perspective, using common knowledge to break down exactly what happened that day with a wide range of vocabulary. - I thought this article was interesting because it alluded to the reasons people terrorize others, an extremely complex issue that doesn't have a simple answer.
- This article raises questions like: Can we trust those close to us? Is time travel possible? How does it work? - I liked how this article effectively painted a picture of the town of Winden by using words like "ominously oppressive" and "shadowy." - I was instantly hooked on this article because of how the author used the many allusions and references to movies like "Twin Peaks" and "Who Am I" to strengthen her writing. - A sentence I want to mimic is " It’s about what links past and present, and how easily people drop the promise and premises of youth and become old and tired" because of the strong claim it makes about the show. - I want to explore how "Dark" explores the idea of cycles being present in every aspect of humanity, and what exactly that means.
- I could use this article as a mentor text for how it analyzes the director's methods of creating the movie and its characterization. - This article raises questions like: "What does an author/director/artist do to ensure that their message is successfully communicated?" and "How does an author/director develop characters?" - The most interesting elements of this article is how it criticizes the film's dynamic characters and the way the film portrays humanity. - A sentence I would like to mimic is "The film's ecstatic peak is its most counter-intuitive sequence, a music montage near the climax that interrupts the flow of the rescue action to show the astronauts on Mark's old spaceship contacting their loved ones via satellite video: a husband shows his wife a record album that he bought for her birthday, and a father delights his kids by floating through the spaceship's interior in zero gravity, swallowing water globules like a porpoise going after minnows" because of the large quantity of relevant information communicated effectively with a variety of punctuation and clauses. - Because of this article, I would like to read more about humanity's attitudes toward space exploration and morality.
- This article makes me wonder about whether the several conspiracy theories that circualate the Internet are true. - Based on this article, I might write about how "Dark" is a manifestation of our worst fears and anxieties we have about conspiracy theories being true. - I'm curious about what our fears and anxieties drive us to do, and what the monsters within "X-Files" really represent. - The most interesting elements of this writing are the way the author links monsters and conspiracies, alluding that they are one and the same. - I was instantly hooked on this piece of writing because of the interesting way it tackled complex ideas like why we should distrust those in power because they're really just monsters.
- Because of this article I would like to explore the similarities and differences between "Dark" and a show like "Stranger Things" or "Twin Peaks." - The most interesting elements of this piece of writing is the integration of the author's own knowledge on the spirit of the show and shows similar to it. - I might use this piece as a mentor text for comparing "Dark" and another television show similar to it. - This article makes me wonder about whether the comparison of "Dark" and "Stranger Things" damages the show's image, ultimately taking away from its overall meaning. - This article raises questions like: "How to works of art interact and affect each other?" and "Can one piece of art take away from another?"
- This article makes me wonder about the purpose of war and whether it's really necessary in a complex world such as ours. - I'm curious about the authenticity of Hollywood and political leaders and how that impacts international relations. - Based on this article, I might write about how the war within "Mockingjay — Part 2" parallels the war within humans during conflict. - Because of this article, I would like to read more about the corrupt nature of politicians and governments. - A sentence I would like to mimic is " I'm not slighting "Mockingjay - Part 2" when I say it ends less with a bang than a whimper, that whatever the military victories, what lingers is the horror of wasted lives."
- Based on the article, I might write about the complex relationship between an artist/creator and his/her audience. - I want to try to mimic the sentence "The script tried to tie all the various elements together with allusions to the story of the Tower of Babel and the culture-crossing power of Mother Love, and it didn’t quite work." - I'm curious about how writers go about incorporating intricate allusions to other pieces of literature like the Bible. - Because of this article, I would like to further read about the Bible's influence on modern works. - I might use this piece as a mentor for how "Dark" was influenced by the Bible.
- A sentence I might want to mimic is "I honestly couldn’t follow it all, but the takeaway is that the Dark Side is now embodied by the First Order (rather than the Empire), which borrows its rhetoric and architecture from the Third Reich, and that the Resistance, led by General (not Princess) Leia, has sent her best pilot, Poe Dameron (a funny, mouthy Oscar Isaac), to obtain a map to Luke’s location." - Based on this article, I might write about how the Nazis influenced the atmosphere of "Dark." - Because of this article, I would like to continue to read about the racial and cultural references throughout forms of art and media. - This article raises questions like "How does a director continue the legacy of a hugely successful franchise?" and "What implications does history have on present-day art?" - The most interesting elements of this writing are how the author suggests that Finn taking off his storm trooper suit is symbolic of an African-American slave rebelling against his owners.
- This article makes me wonder about the authenticity and morality surrounding showbiz and reality television. - I might want to mimic this sentence: "The fact that the show itself also tastes like bacon—at once sweet and salty, greasy and irresistible—is no accident." - I might use this piece as a mentor text for the idea that humans are disgusting, deceptive creatures that exploit others at any chance they get. - Because of this article, I might want to read more about morality and human nature as a whole. - I can explore topics like gray areas of morality and the desire to protect oneself at the expense of others.
- This article makes me wonder amount Dark's ties to mythological characters like Ariadne and Theseus but also biblical characters like Satan. - I'm curious about what Noah's true intentions are and what the creators of the show are withholding from the audience. - Sentences I would like to mimic include: "Plus we can't forget the scene in which adult-Jonas and H.G. Tannhaus discuss the importance of the number 33. Not only do the lunar and solar cycles match every 33 years, but Jonas mentions that 33 is the age at which the Antichrist's reign begins. Then the scene immediately cut to Noah standing outside of Winden's church." - I might use this article as a mentor text for analyzing the many biblical and spiritual references and symbols within "Dark." - Because of this article, I would like to continue reading about the "Emerald Tablet" and what exactly it means.