MEST 4 – Critical Investigation Questions. One of the key characteristics of postmodernism is that the audience often sides with the villain. A critical investigation into why genres present villains as anti-heroes with particular focus on “The Vampire Diaries”.
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A critical investigation on why the Hunger Games can be perceived as a typical postmodern and post-colonial text.
“The Hunger Games is a production inspired by the Hunger Games series by S. Collins a dystopian text outlining how society can become oppressive if ruled by an evil dictator. The books were highly acclaimed and the films tap into an already hooked and established audience. However, despite being a dystopia, the text also explores wider contextual ideas and the question is whether this text can be considered as a postmodern or a postcolonial text.”
To enable the author to evaluate whether the text is a postmodern or postcolonial text it is important to define the key theories considered. (Postmodernism)
The next step is to develop a point of view or an argument. The easiest way to establish what your point of view is regarding an issue is to consider what your short answer to the question might be.
When looking at the investigation on the Hunger Games, it can be argued that it is a text that presents both postmodern and postcolonial views.
As a short answer this is fine however, the aim of the essay is then to demonstrate how this short answer is true by investigating all aspects of the film closely and compare these elements to other media texts and examples too to ensure that it fits the expectation. (MEDIA ANALYSIS)
You will need to ask yourself what points can be made to now develop this argument. For example:
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