Garth Ennis

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  • Male Language In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

    In Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales religious authority is challenged when the Wife of Bath appropriates male language in the form of a mock sermon to argue against the typical religious ideologies outlined by 14th century anti-feminist literature. The Wife of Bath challenges the Bible by using scripture and employing the genre of a mock sermon - a satirical form that uses scripture to add weight to an argument that has a didactic lesson - to advocate “a message opposite to the kind that preachers usually advocate” (Riddell). By choosing to speak within this genre, the Wife of Bath challenges the authority of Clerics - male, religious leader that hold high authority within a Church as they are the teachers of their religion’s practices - who argue that women should be submissive and silent, especially in church. In this essay, I will look at the Wife of Bath’s Prologue and how employing the genre of a mock sermon, using scriptural contradictions, and quoting her own experiences in a female-preacher role effectively challenges religious authority. Opposing the Church and anti-feminist literatures’ idea of women, the Wife of Bath uses language to discredit their sexist claims in a satirical manner. The Wife of Bath is particular with her choices in language, and choosing to speak in the mock sermon genre is no coincidence. Employing the format of a mock sermon gives the Wife of Bath authority which she does not have otherwise: in this time period, religious speakers held the most…

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  • Klosterman's Theory Of Voyeurism

    When we are watching new movie or observing somebody’s life, we are excited because we hope to see or learn something that will surprise us. The theory of Klosterman about voyeurism is that: “voyeurism pleasure is more physical than psychological.” (7). Most of the time voyeurism is boring because, our expectations are almost always crushed by the reality; nothing surprising happens; and after a certain period, things start repeating. Furthermore, sometimes expectations are literally turned…

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  • Country Music Superstar: Garth Brooks

    I. Country Music Superstar Troyal Garth Brooks better known as Garth Brooks. Has an interesting story in the music industry, starting at a young age Garth sang to perform and always had to be the center of attention. Garth has a huge love for family and friends; the music was just a voice. Nemours albums and music awards made Brooks the king of country music. Who was Garth behind the mic, besides a performer? Looking in his past, present, and future where Garth unleashes stories of childhood,…

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  • Importance Of Media Analysis: Swipe Left To Delete

    Apple TV for most of my television content when I’m home during the day or when I get home in the evening from work. Applications on the Apple TV such as the CW, NBC, and CBS, feature commercials from companies like Amazon, Google, and Toys R’ US. Organizations and messages I noted three prevalent sources that promoted messages that captured my attention, Amazon, Google and Toys R’ Us. Amazon Echo is a Wi-Fi enabled device from Amazon. In the company’s new television commercials for the…

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  • Shade's Children Character Analysis

    Given the centrality of character in Shade 's Children by Garth Nix, it is no surprise that issues of identity are prominent themes in the novel. The adolescent psychological quest of discovering an identity is made a physical fact in this novel. The individual Change Talents highlight the uniqueness of the individual and provide a role for that individual within their team, while the inner struggle of the resistance leader Shade also highlights the struggle of identity, as Shade is an…

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  • Homosexuality In Annie Proulx's 'Brokeback Mountain'

    those who do not fall into the category confused and lonely. Consequently, they hide their true self and take on a double role. Similarly, Annie Proulx suggests the challenges men, who fail to abide by societal norms, face about their sexual identity in the story of “Brokeback Mountain”. Ennis and Jack both struggle with their homosexuality due to the homophobic society they live in. Although the story defies archetypal ideas of masculinity as it puts forth two men trapped in…

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