Background:Authors use monsters in stories to start conversations about cultural relationships. In other words, stories with monsters are never really just about Monsters; they’re about us and our relationship with Others, Otherness, etc. Night of the Living Dead, Twilight, When Darkness Falls, and Walking Dead are all creative responses using monsters to carry a message, a lesson, a warning, an awareness etc about how we treat others, how others treat us, etc.Essay Options:Pick a movie or TV show with “Monster” and choose one scene with a “first encounter” between the monster and person to do a close analysis of how the “symbolic” monster is treated by the society around it. Please make sure to use “How Signs Work” & at least two articles from class. Your analysis must be multi-paragraphed and at least 1000 wordsYou must use three quotes from our readings that you must cite correctly with MLAYou may use outside research as additional help, but you must cite it with MLA. You should keep in mind that you much have clear examples from the sceneInclude a rebuttal/counterargument to address other definitions.Essay Requirements:An introduction that provides context on the topic, eases the reader into your essay and has a “hook” that grabs people’s attentionA thesis statement or controlling idea that takes a standTransitional topic sentences that are clear, provocative, and develop your thesis and provide unity in your essayBody paragraphs that help prove your argumentPlenty of support from the texts: Remember you must have a minimum of 4 quotes of evidence from the topic you choose(PARAPHRASING DOES NOT COUNT AS A QUOTE)For each quote, please use the direct model Some analysis of all your supporting examplesA conclusion that offers some ideas about what can be done about the situationStrong sentences that are both grammatically correct and sophisticatedUse proper MLA formatting, in-text citations, and Works Cited entries. NOT having proper MLA citations will result in a 0/100 on the assignment.Paper Format: 1000+ words. Anything under will be sent back for editing.All drafts must be typed and double-spaced with Size 12 Times New Roman Font.Have Name, Class, Date, Assignment, and Topic in the upper left-hand corner.A title that is not GENERICBOLD YOUR THESIS A Successful Essay Will HaveIntroduction:* A title specific to the topic* An attention getter* Background on the topic (please make it clear which prompt you are answering)* End with your thesis* A clearly stated thesis (your opinion – your 1-2 sentence response to the essay prompt) which speaks to the “so what” ofthe issue and is not merely a list plan of development.Body:* Topic sentence that is related to the thesis* Supporting evidence* Quotes from the text (Remember to cite the quotes)* Consideration of and rebuttal against the other side of the topicConclusion:* DO NOT bring up a new topic* A suggestion of the consequences of your position for society, readers, individuals, what you want to happen in thefuture, or how the author might feel about your position, etc.Works Cited Page* That cites all sources using current MLA guidelines. MLA CITATION EXAMPLES: Independent Page with a TitleAuthor (if given). Page Title. Publisher/Sponsor. (If none, use n.p.)Publication Date. (If no date, use n.d.)Medium. Date of Access.Example:Ebert, Roger. “An Inconvenient Truth.” Rev of An Inconvenient Truth, dir.Davis Guggenheim. Rogerebert.com. Sun-Times News Group, 2 June 2006.Web. 24 May 2009 Rafoth. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2000. 24-34. Evaluation Criteria for Your Essay & Checklist:I will use the following criteria to evaluate your position paper:Did the writer engage the readers’ interest at the beginning and throughout the paper?Did the writer chose an arguable position and defined it carefully (e.g. placing the issue in its historical or cultural context, citing specificinstances to make the issue seem less abstract, or establishing or redefining the terms of the debate)?Did the writer organize the paper into an introduction, body (containing several paragraphs), and conclusion?Did the writer include at the end of the introduction a thesis statement that asserts a clear, unequivocal position on the issue you have chosen and, possibly, forecasts the stages of the argument, identifying the main reason or reasons that you will develop and support in the essay?Have you given reasons why readers should take your position seriously?Have you organized your reasons into a logical order (e.g. placing the strongest reason last and the second-strongest reason first, with the other reasons in the middle)?Have you supported each reason with examples, facts, analogies, statistics, anecdotes, or quotes from authorities?Have you anticipated readers’ questions and their positions on an issue, counterarguing as needed?Have you signaled explicitly the move from one topic to the next using forecasting statements, transitions, topic sentences, rhetorical questions, and/or summaries?Have you cited at least four quotes in your essay, using MLA in-text (parenthetical) citation strategies correctly?Have you integrated the sources into your essay, using signal phrases to introduce long quotations or incorporating shorter quotationsinto the sentences smoothly?Have you included an MLA Works Cited at the end of your essay?Are the sentences clear and correct?Is the essay of 1000+ words?SaveSaveI have finished this composition, I need the teacher to help me modify the composition according to the requirements of the homework, strictly in accordance with all the homework requirements, and mainly modify the composition of the MLA format as well as the grammar and sentence structure. And add three quote into the composition and explain, is the article more rich and reasonable.
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ZiHan Chen
EWRT 2
October 17 , 2018
Professor Leonard
De Anza College
Essay #1
Protector — Godzilla
When I think about monsters, I do not think about scary creatures like zombies
and vampires. My first thought is that I have seen the most powerful monster movie,
Godzilla. The reason why I chose Godzilla in this film as the theme of my thesis is
that the super-destructive power of this monster and the implied meaning behind it, as
well as the image of justice, deeply touched my heart.
The whole article I want to discuss is the human reaction of Godzilla when he
first appeared in the center of the city, as well as the inner thoughts of people when
Godzilla defeated Muto who destroyed the city. Especially the image of Godzilla
leaving the city to sleep in the sea after defeating Muto, can a powerful monster
become a messianic figure in the heart of humanity? I want to discuss this issue in
depth.
First, Godzilla is a perfect organism born from the constant variation of large
amounts of nuclear waste, which can be converted into nuclear energy by absorbing
water and air. The scariest thing about it, of course, is that it can evolve rapidly
according to its environment. The Godzilla has eight times as much DNA as humans
and has the genome of a variety of reptiles and even the genes of animals and insects
that can be freely invoked as needed. Left to its own devices, the speculations
eventually grew wings and spread to the world.
At the center of the story is still Godzilla: it is honestly awesome in this movie.
The original inspiration for Godzilla’s screen image was the atomic bombing of world
war ii and the fifth fulongwan event, which created this huge monster, as if only for
the destruction of the destruction of the city. Therefore, Godzilla was initially
regarded as “the enemy of human beings,” but was also honored as “god” by some
human beings due to the perfection of Godzilla’s evolution. The latest Godzilla is far
more terrifying than any other and is indeed the enemy of humanity, the messenger of
God. It came about purely to destroy all human achievement and to achieve it very
quickly.
The source of this fear is double. First, Godzilla’s origins are inextricably linked
to Japan’s nuclear history. The second is to use the most significant degree of realism
to show the giant monsters in Tokyo landmarks vandalism. The former stems from a
direct response to America’s dumping of radioactive waste in the 1950s and 1960s and
is now a fierce indictment of Japan’s handling of Fukushima.
So what this movie is trying to do is to show not only Godzilla’s fear of people
but also his awe of them, and that is what I am going to discuss here is that monsters
do not just give people fear, they give people protection. The main reason why I say
this is that Godzilla, as portrayed in the movie, is a divine being, in bodybuilding and
the body shape and all of the survival adaptations are far superior to humans. It is not
just the fear of nuclear weapons that the Japanese create these monsters. It is also, I
think, the fear of the godlike creatures that nature can produce. Even at the end of the
film, when Godzilla returns to a back in the deep sea, I think it brings people not only
fear but also the sense of security brought by Godzilla’s over strength. Maybe you are
not comfortable being safe with a monster, but maybe there are times when you think
about why there are monsters, why there are vampires, and there are natural predators
like werewolves. Perhaps they exist to destroy each other without disturbing the
regular order of the world. Humans create monsters to give their fears a place to vent,
but also create creatures that are much more powerful than humans to protect
themselves.
The appearance of Godzilla reflects the fear of nuclear radiation in Japan. Fear,
fear. For example, it is a kind of feeling of “not moving the king of Ming.” This may
be the religion of Asia before destruction and fear come, peace and calm. In my
opinion, Godzilla embodies such a religious view.” Contains a sense of alarm for the
world. And since Japan experienced the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power
plant three years ago, the threat of nuclear radiation is even more acutely felt.
Through the monopolization, the great pain they suffered, and the tragic details of the
circumstances. Japanese actor Ken Watanabe, who plays Godzilla, said in an
interview that Godzilla “is not a creature dominated by human logic. When the first
full body appeared on the screen, it emitted a deafening roar. That earth-shaking roar
causes an irresistible tremor, which, unlike the hectoring bark of a bluff, is like a
mournful cry, beyond the control of man, or, further, like a natural disaster or a divine
revelation. I could feel the roar of rage against us.” (Ken Watanabe Google)
At the end, all this information about Godzilla, Godzilla’s creation is more about
giving humans a sense of warning and awe, and as I said before, Godzilla’s strength is
a powerful monster built up by people’s grief and emotions. So with all this
information about Godzilla, Godzilla’s creation is more about giving humans a sense
of warning and awe, and as I said before, Godzilla’s strength is a powerful monster
built up by people’s grief and emotions. So the whole point of my essay is also clear
to Godzilla, is that people create these powerful, symbolic monsters that embody not
only our fears but also our awe and desire for powerful forces, powerful forces that
humans cannot stop. Godzilla’s act of protecting New York City and the last scream of
the sky, also represents his anger at the constant destruction of the environment by
human beings, as if the earth sent Godzilla, the powerful monster to warn humanity.
Cite:
Godzilla film review https://movie.douban.com/review/8207237/.html
http://dajia.qq.com/original/japan/tzz20161025.html
https://www.nippon.com/cn/people/e00066/.html
King, Stephen. “Why We Crave Horror Movies.” Monsters: a Bedford Spotlight
Reader , by Andrew J. Hoffman, Bedford/St. Martin’s, a Macmillan Education
Imprint, 2016, pp. 16–18.
Klosterman, Chuck. “My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead”
Monsters: a Bedford Spotlight Reader , by Andrew J. Hoffman, Bedford/St. Martin’s,
a Macmillan Education Imprint, 2016, pp. 40–44.

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