suggested by David Bordwell’s analysis of film narrative” (17). The lack of a sophisticated narrative and the extremely patriotic theme are only some evident elements that do not have a deep connotation. Mittell brings to the table an excellent point when he compares narrative complexity from a show’s difficulty.
Another aspect that has damaged the show’s credibility is the accusations it has received for being biased. The show is being blamed for not only seeing one side of the story but also for misrepresenting a federal investigation agency. Allegedly, Homeland has served as a marketing tool to promote the CIA’s drastic actions on the “war on terror”.
Several critics have analyzed and commented on the fact that Homeland has been extremely beneficial for the CIA. James Castonguay has made strong allegations on the show being not objective when he mentions that, “This positive branding efforts for the CIA resonates with Homeland’s promotional campaign demanding that fans “pledge alliance” to the program and reflects a post-9/11 nationalism that extends beyond “support the troops” rhetoric to include the government agents who are spying on the home front to keep us safe from terrorism” (142). A complex story needs to be objective and cover all aspects that conform the story. In this case, the show fails to show Arab opinion and never criticize any decisions made by high officials within the CIA.
Homeland serves as a marketing tool for the agency, which evidently has…
or differences between the translations that the group finds significant.
Scripture follow-up questions:
• What is significant about these similarities and differences?
• What is the argument Paul is trying to make in this passage? (If the group is having trouble with this, refer to Setting the Stage: Galatians 4) Is he convincing? Do you think he would have been convincing for the Galatian community?
• If you were Paul, would you employ a different tactic to argue your point?
Certain aspects that are apart of stories
will hook the reader and make it a good story. Elements like making a bad guy have the appeal of
the good guy in the story, keeping the reader guessing, or putting a twist on the love story keeps
a reader intrigued and makes a story into a good story.
One aspect of a story that makes it good is when the reader is drawn to the bad guy or
villain of the story. Normally in a story everyone wants the good guy to beat the bad guy,
accomplish his task…
The short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, the poem “Batter My Heart three-person 'd God” by John Donne, and the drama “Les Miserable” by Victor Hugo are all masterpieces created in different eras that have a couple things in common. All three pieces of work are primarily made up of a great deal of irony. By irony, each story is unique but also calls attention to the authors’ points.
The Webster Dictionary defines irony as “a situation that is strange or funny because…
The only actual objection they have to this movie is that the scriptwriters brought in anti-Americanism that is apparently part of Le Carre’s other books. Being an American organization, the CIA isn’t happy with this negative light. They noted some other small differences, such as a less ethically ambiguous ending than that of the book. But any change from the book is an act of freedom of expression, and whether the CIA likes it or not, it’s protected under the Constitution. Thus, the CIA can…