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Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away and Japaneseness

Japan is a country rich in tradition and culture. Hayao Miyazaki, the face of Japanese anime film world wide, has displayed this culture and Japanese value(s) throughout his career in many of his films. Spirited Away (2001) is arguably his most famous and successful film to date. Throughout the film, there are numerous displays of “Japaneseness.” The themes present in the film represent the value structure, and what Japan sees as important among its history and tradition. Hayao Miyazaki was…...

“Monsters Inside Me” Review

I watched “Monsters Inside Me” season 4 episode 5 called My Husband is Hallucinating. This TV show was founded in 1982 and still aspires to the original mission statement established by founder John Hendricks. “To satisfy curiosity and make a difference in people's lives by providing the highest quality content, services and products that entertain, engage and enlighten." The episode tells 3 stories about uncommon diseases that humans faced and the hardships doctors had in identifying the cause of those…...

My Favorite Cartoon Character Pocahontas Reel vs Real

The Disney version of Pocahontas and the real story have many differences such as the romance, Pocahontas’ personality, and how the story ended. Disney has romanticized the tragic story of Pocahontas into not one, but two cartoons, with a target audience of children. And with deeply embedded messages into the plot of love and strength, many differences surface, showing off Disney’s ability to make a story of war, captives, and death a happy tale for children to enjoy. In the…...

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Border Security Visual Argument Analysis

The animation that I chose is called Border Security. I find it extremely interesting that the cartoonist picked this type of background. Likewise having Border Security, NOT, and Amnesty all highlighted in red. The text in this animation is very special to its time, due to the fact that of the significant focus that has been on border control. I think that the cartoonist targeted a particular type of reader in this cartoon. That kind of reader would be the…...

Macbeth- Monster or Man

When the play begins, Macbeth is given the characteristics of being a great warrior, who leads his nation to victory with the simple motivation that we will stop at nothing to serve his country. Yet as the play goes on, the true colors of Macbeth come out as he is blinded by his ambition to obtain power to which he would take extreme measures, where only tragedy was sure to arise, revealing that Macbeth is a true monster at heart.…...

Influences of Cartoons on Children

Children watch on television a lot of kind of cartoons like Tom and Jerry, SpongeBob, Mickey Mouse and others. Many parents agreed today that every child is interested in cartoons. It is very good if a child watches only educational cartoons, but there are a lot of cartoons which have bad influences on children. However, nowadays children become addicted to watching cartoons and, as a result, there are a lot of debates about whether children are affected by cartoons more…...

Negative effects of cartoons

Parents should limit the amount and the content of cartoons their children watch. Cartoons have a lot of negative impact on children because kids are very influential in a young age, watching cartoons that have violent and ill mannered content in it lets the children get exposed to such things at an age where they cannot yet distinguish right from wrong and reality from fake. Cartoons are negatively influential because they have too much violence, they make kids inactive and…...

Hello Kitty

Hello kitty is a cartoon character of a small cat that looks kind and cute, with a button nose, two black dot-yes, six whiskers and a ribbon or flower in her hair. Hello kitty has no mouth and this represents a major source of emotional association for buyers and buyers can project many different feelings onto the little cat. Owners and their cat can be happy, sad, thoughtful or any other feeling the user wish to feel. Hello Kitty was…...

Introduction Anime effects

INTRODUCTION Many of the teens, kids or perhaps grownups are enjoying anime. A few of them are enjoying Anime in a personal method that can make them comprehend and focus to the story, however there are times that it is seen by group, they state that it is more fun to enjoy Anime with pals or perhaps strangers, however the more the audience the more the disturbance. Japanese animation is called Anime. The word is the shortened pronunciation of "animation"…...

Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry is a classic cat chases mouse plot. As a little kid you see all of these types of shows in a different perspective but when you actually view them with an adult mind set, you start seeing these subliminal messages that some people may find offensive or disturbing. Tom and Jerry is a typical show with basic stereotypes of different cultures for a mere laugh. While these may seem harmless and unintentional, they implant a non-focused picture…...

Bart Simpson: Horney's Psychoanalytic Social Theory

Psychology of Personality Bart Simpson is the oldest son of Homer and Marge Simpson on the Fox TV show The Simpsons. At only 10 years of age, Bart has already established himself in the community and in his family as a trouble-maker. He is the oldest child in his family with two younger sister, Maggie and Lisa. To Karen Horney, Bart's experiences with his parents would greatly influence his future personality. Bart's interactions with his father, Homer, provide a perfect…...

Monster Book by Walter Dean Myers

The main character in the novel Monster by Walter Dean Myers is 16-year-old Steve Harmon who has been arrested and put on trial for his part in a robbery in which a convenience store owner was killed. A question that people can ask while reading this novel is, was Steve Harmon truly the lookout for the convenience story robbery or was he in the wrong place at the wrong time? Regardless, he has been arrested for his part in the…...

Finding Nemo

The motion picture we are applying or using is Pixar's "Finding Nemo". Our hero would be Marlin, the timid clownfish who lives safe and secluded in the colorful and warm tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. After the devastating, life changing event when starting a family, specifically when a hostile fish devoured his wife and all his unborn kids, Marlin had been a cowardly, cautious individual who lacks socialism and simply "can't tell a joke". He limits, rescues, protects…...

Monster: Literary Technique and Major Characters

1. Title of the book: The title of the book is Beast. 2. Author's name: The author of the book is Walter Dean Myers. 3. The year the piece was composed: Monster was written in 1999 and released by HarperCollins. 4. Significant Characters: The major characters of the story are; Steve Harmon, Kathy O'Brien, and Sandra Petrocelli. 5. Setting(s) of the story: The 2 settings are: The Detention Center and the Courthouse. Both of these settings remain in downtown New…...

Monster by Sanyika Shakur

The book Monster by Sanyika Shakur is the story of one gang member’s life of crime growing up in a crime ridden neighbourhood outside Los Angeles. Then known as Kody Scott but given the name Monster by his fellow gang members because of his vicious and ruthless acts of violence, Shakur relates a life of crime that started at adolescence and escalated quickly. He relates to the reader that the only feelings of belonging and family that he truly experienced…...

Dr. Victor Frankenstein – The True Monster

The worst type of monster there is in this world is the kind that completely dismisses the power of love and does everything to ruin believe in this excellent and wonderful virtue. In Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' where Dr. Victor Frankenstein develops a creature from the parts of different corpses and gives it live, the matter of love becomes a central component and this love is what clearly differentiates the human from the real monster. Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" explores the two…...

Tom And Jerry Happy Go Ducky

For the opening 30 seconds of the cartoon music is played in major key which is meant to make audience feel happy that they are watching the program, the motif is repeated but changed to keep the listener entertained during the opening credits. As the cartoon begins there is woodwind instrument which sounds like a flute playing a melody over a piano playing arpeggio this gives the impression of it being early morning as it’s very upbeat and cheerful. Before…...

Dream Eating Monsters of Japan - BAKU

Japanese children are not afraid of nightmares after they are told about Baku. They are taught when waking up from a scary dream to whisper three times, "Baku-san, come eat my bad dream. " Faithfully the dream eating monster will come to their bedroom and suck the bad dream away. Baku are not always so benevolent and if they happen to be too hungry a single dream may not be enough and they may take away the child's hopes and…...

Japanese Pornographic Animation

Susan J. Napier’s “The Frenzy of Metamorphosis: The Body in Japanese Pornographic Animation” describes how both female and male bodies are depicted in Japanese animated pornography. Napier explains how male dominance over women is portrayed in the different animated films she has cited, where gender-specific roles are usually restored in the end of each film or series. For example, the female lead character in the animated film Wicked City is portrayed as a better warrior than the male lead character,…...

Similarities in Frankenstein and Monster

Frankenstein is regarded one of the best Gothic novels because it beautifully and artistically blends the natural philosophy, scientific spirit of 19th century, Mary Shelley's own literary influences and her individual vision and literary craft. A close analysis of her (Mary Shelley’s) subjective approach and critical evaluation of the text of novel reinforces the truth that Percy Shelley's proclaimed of his wife's writing. He says: (Frankenstein is) one of the most original and complete productions of the day. We debate…...

Time Machine

If I could spend a day with one person…. Human being is the God’s creature which is created with intelligence, emotion, and passion. In human’s life, there will always be something or even many things that is wanted or repented. Therefore, human often wishes to meet someone whom he really yearns, someone who can correct his repented mistakes or someone who can meet his needs. If I could spend a day with one person, I wish it will be Doraemon.…...

The Loch Ness Monster

It was on May 2nd 1933 that the Loch Ness Monster was formally said to have been sighted on the Scottish Lake. Loch means lake in Scottish and although this was not the first time that the creature was sighted but it was from here that it was given the name of monster (Stephen Wagner, 2009). Since then “Nessie”, as it has also come to be called, has become the most well known actual and real monster on earth. Since…...

Disney's and Andersen's Fairy Tales About Little Mermaid

Is common sense of good people winning the bad guys always true? This is one of the underlying themes of every fairy tale. Every kid grew up in fairy tales that enriched their young minds of lovely stories that fulfill every child’s fantasy. Fairy tales are fictional stories that consist of folkloric characters or characters that are products of imagination such as fairies and talking animals. Fairy tales are also composed of enchantments and magic that most kids love. Fairy…...

Macbeth: Tragic Hero or Monster

In the play Macbeth by Shakespeare Macbeth is anything but a tragic hero. Macbeth wants to be a hero for power, not to help the kingdom and make it a better place. Macbeth is doing everything a tragic hero would not do. Macbeth only cares about himself, by ruining the great change of being and putting everything in danger. Also he has let the fame take over him, by not caring about the kingdom or the people of the kingdom.…...

There Is a Monster in My Closet

Once upon time there was a little boy named Matt. He was 8 years old. He was upstairs in his room doing his homework at 10:00 o’clock at night. He heard a knock on the door to his closet. He opened the door and a monster came out. The monster was big, black, green and hairy. The monster tried to eat Matt. Matt got away. Matt ran out of his room closing and locking the door behind him. He ran…...

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

How would you like to be on trial for something you didn’t do? In Monster, by Walter Dean Myers, Steve Harmon is on trial for felony murder. I believe that Steve Harmon is innocent because he didn’t know Bobo Evans, the store wasn’t clear, and there was no signal. The first reason why Steve Harmon is innocent because Steve did not know Bobo Evans. For example, in the novel Monster, by Walter Dean Myers, writes, “Did you talk to Steve…...

Comparing and Contrasting Cartoons

Both of the following 2 texts, an animation strip and an extract from a narrative, share similarities and distinctions concerning the theme and context, audience, function as well as certain official and stylistic functions. The first extract is an animation strip composed in 1986 by Cathy Guisewite. The animation includes 4 panels with three female characters with narratives and speech bubbles to emphasize dialogue and the message relating to females's rights and sex stereotyping. The context of the animation is…...

A short cartoon - The Lorax

The Lorax is a short cartoon by Dr. Seuss, although this cartoon is targeted at children it still relates to economical and environmental impacts we learnt from our class. The story illustrates many important economical concepts such as: needs and wants, supply and demand, profit gain and loss, limited resources, and opportunity cost. This cartoon is probably what inspired David Suzuki to write his essay. There are two main characters in the story, the Once-ler and the Lorax. The Once-ler…...

Carmilla the Lover and Monster

The story of Carmilla is one that shows the complexity that mankind is capable of. This story shows how loving and caring mankind can be and how monstrous we can become without knowing how or why we became so monstrous. Carmilla meets the criteria to be called a lover and monster. Love is a virtue representing human kindness compassion and/or affection. Out of love Carmilla slowly drains the life out of Laura so she can turn her into a lifelong…...

Disney Princess and Aladdin

The wicked Jafar, and his trusty parrot Iago, receive one half of an ancient scarab from the thief, Gazeem. Jafar reaches into his robes and produces the other half. As Jafar place the two halves together, the magic scarab being to glow and sparkle. The scarab leaps out of Jafar's hands. "Quickly!" he shouts to his horse, "Follow the trail!" The scarab scuttles across the desert sands under the beautiful Arabian night sky with Jafar, Iago and Gazeem in fast…...

Fantasy World of Spirited Away Anime Movie

A few years ago Hayao Miyazaki, a great Japanese animation director, created an anime movie called Spirited Away. This spectacular animation is no exception to Hayao Miyazaki’s directing as it contains thoughtful messages, imagination, and a happy ending. Spirited Away’s evaluation meets all the requirements of a great animation movie. This classic fairytale ending of happiness takes viewers on a beautiful journey of nature’s existence with a smile. Spirited Away is about Chihiro, a ten year-old girl, who takes an…...

Realm of My Little Pony

There has been a recent social development concerning a very well-known series of toys, and a cartoon that has been airing for decades; namely, My Little Pony. Hasbro has marketed the line of toys since the early 1980s and along with that, created a cartoon, targeted toward toddlers and young girls. The cartoon has aired many different generations and adaptations of the show from 1984 to present. Since then, My Little Pony has been popular among the younger female audiences.…...

Anime vs Cartoons

A discussion like this frequently happens in discussions between teens and adults. Although both Animations and Anime are caricatures that may be animated, they differ in visual characteristics and topics/themes. In terms of visual qualities, Anime is obviously closer to truth than Cartoons. Anime characters have distinct facial expressions and a large variation of physical attributes. They portray the tone, energy, and movement of a genuine human being. Cartoons, nevertheless, have features that are not relative to the remainder of…...

Disneyfication of Confucius' Philosophy as Prersented in Mulan

Filial Piety in the Ballad of Mulan compared to Disney's version The legend of Mulan, the Chinese woman warrior, was very first provided in an annonomous poem called "the Ballad of Mulan" which went back the 6th sentury Tang Dynansty. The poem was written in five sections; each one represents Mulan's origin, experience in the battleground, and also sense of obedience to her household. The legend survives on as it is passed from one generation to other generation through varied…...

Monster Energy Drink Target Audience and Company Objectives

Consumer Behavior Monster Energy Target Market Because the energy drink is still part of a new and developing industry, the energy drink target market is different than in some of the other beverage industries. Monster energy drinks have become a very popular, “hip” part of society, but the market at which they are aimed is not as wide and expansive, or diverse, as some might think. Early in energy drink history, when they were first being sold in the United…...

Similarities between Frankenstein and Monster

Victor Frankenstein and his monster are considered conflation of each other. As the novel progresses, Frankenstein and his monster vie for the role of protagonist. With the progress of the story, the monster he created manifests itself as an identification of the traits and qualities of his creator, Victor Frankenstein. They are not similar physically and socially but their personality traits, thought patterns; their intents toward humanity and ambitiousness make them analogous. Levine (1973) illustrates that the monster and Frankenstein…...

Market Plan for Monster Energy Drink

Monster Energy is an American brand of energy drink created and marketed by Hansen Natural Corporation. Monster calls itself the meanest energy drink on the planet. It’s a big hit in the United States that delivers twice the buzz of a regular energy drink. Monster’s US portfolio includes the flagship Monster and Lo-carb plus specially blended hybrid energy + juice, energy + soda, and coffee + energy products. Monster is the US 16 oz. segment leader, with sales nearly double…...

Monster Energy Drink Target Audience and Company Objectives

Consumer Behavior Monster Energy Target Market Because the energy drink is still part of a new and developing industry, the energy drink target market is different than in some of the other beverage industries. Monster energy drinks have become a very popular, “hip” part of society, but the market at which they are aimed is not as wide and expansive, or diverse, as some might think. Early in energy drink history, when they were first being sold in the United…...

Finding Nemo Film Summary

Finding Nemo is a film where a clown fish named Marlin living in the Great Barrier Reef loses his son, Nemo at a school excursion to the open sea. After Marlin’s despite warnings about the danger of the sea, Nemo gets taken away by a bunch of divers taken back to a Sydney dentist office. When his son was taken away from him, Marlin goes on a journey to rescue him. Throughout the journey Marlin has his up and downs…...

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