“A European worker rejects the disingenuous American capitalist, who offers gifts of food and the “North Atlantic Pact” (i.e. NATO), which is disguising a rifle.”
This poster of a European/Russian worker was helpful to my research of totalitarian governments because it portrays a historical image of propaganda. The image used as propaganda represents the “basic” man (as the government represents) rejecting American intervention. Totalitarian government’s were able to create an image of what their citizens were supposed to look like as well as act.
#2: Instructor Comments
(Comments on my Extra Credit Paper)
“For your final project, I want you to have a NARROW thesis before you start working on anything else – make sure you have a clear and narrow argument… and then don’t deviate from it when you actually write the final product. Keep yourself confined to the specifics of your thesis and don’t pull in outside tangents.”
After receiving back my Extra Credit paper with the comments I was able to figure out how to format my final paper and keep it narrowly themed. I worked hard to try and keep on the topic of my thesis (which was reviewed and confirmed as a strong argument). It was useful to have good feedback because otherwise I would have continued writing about topics completely outside the relevant.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FovFG3N_RSU (Official The Hunger Games Movie Trailer)
Prior to reading and using The Hunger Games in my final paper, I had seen bits and pieces of the movie. As I read I was able to put a face to the characters as well as the settings described in the book. Personally I did not find this useful. In the past I prefer to read a book and create my own images of the characters and settings. Already having an idea of what the characters looked like and the themes the movie had, it was difficult for me to separate the two in my mind. I feel I did not find any hidden themes or interesting context because of my viewing of the movie.