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The Haunting Of Hill House (Spoilers)

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Sabastian Carrion Final (Essay)

The Netflix show “The Haunting of Hill House” is a show that starts off with you getting introduced to the Crane family. They just moved to the “Hill House” and started to experience the supernatural while they were kids. During the time they were at Hill House, they each had a different experience. Nell (One of the twins) was haunted by a “ghost” called the “Bent Neck Lady”, Luke (Other twin) had his “imaginary friend” and a tall ghost with a top hat that followed him throughout his life, Shirley kept hearing banging on the walls, Theodora had some experiences with the ‘Bent Neck Lady” and would have “visions” when she touched something or someone, and Steven was the only one who did not experience anything until he got older. During the first episode you get to see that Nell is being constantly haunted by the “Bent Neck Lady” and tries to call Steven and Shirley but they avoid her calls. This a good example of how they avoided the problem of talking to Nell but that ended up back firing later in the episode.

Nell then goes back to Hill House and ends up committing suicide. Steven and Shirley then become aggressive to each other and blame each other for the death of Nell. They all start to see Nell’s ghost and try to figure out what really happened to Nell. After Nells death, Lukas tries to reconnect with his family after he left rehab, but his family doesn’t believe he got better so they avoid him as well. Lukas starts to see the tall man with the top hat and starts to get flash backs of when he was a kid and how it affected him up until now. They then all meet up at Nells open casket to pay their respects and the power gets cut off and see Nells ghost. During the scare, Lukas manages to take Shirley’s car and Drives to the Hill House with Gasoline to try to burn it down. Theodora and Shirley drive to the Hill House and Nell’s ghost appears to stop them so they can sort out the problem they were facing before going to the house. When the family arrives at the house, they look for Lukas and end up finding him unconscious and poisoned in the “Red Room” and when they go in the room to help him the end up getting locked inside and get knocked out by a ghost of someone that used to live in the house. The start to have dreams in the Red room of stuff they regret, and Nell saves them from these dreams because it was the house’s way of trying to trap them. When they wake up, they learn how their mother died and try to escape the Hill House. Steve ends up staying behind while Theodora and Shirley take Lukas to the hospital to treat the poison. Steve heads back to the Red room and sees his father dead on the floor due to an overdose of pills. His father’s ghost then tells Steve that it was the only way the house would let them escape and that he did it because he would do anything for his children, even if that means sacrificing his own life to save his kids. The dad tells Steve not to tell the others of what happened to him and to not sell the house so no other family has to experience what happened to them. The show ends by Steve apologizing to his wife, Shirley learns not to be a control freak, Lukas finishes rehab, and Theodora starts to open up to people and let others in.

The Babysitter (Netflix) Essay

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Devaughn Dancil
December, 18, 2018
Final Essay
For this project I chose to analyze a movie on Netflix called The Babysitter. It’s a comedy horror netflix original film. This film has a lot of trivial and also colloquial language used in it which is something you might expect from a movie of this genre.
In short this movie is about a kid named Cole who’s a bit of a lame kid by the social standards that govern everyday teen life. Not only does he feel this way but he also feels not very appreciated by his family either. In fact the only one who seems to be appreciative of him is his attractive babysitter, Bee. All seems well with Bee as she remains to be the only person who Cole can truly be intimate with but as the story progresses we eventually learn Bee is part of a satantic cult in which she sacrifices other humans in order to get what she wants. Eventually Cole finds out and after a night of knocking off each of the cult members to escape his attackers and to ensure his survival he eventually comes face to face with Bee and realizes he doesn’t need her anymore and that she betrayed Cole in order to get close to him. Realizing this he chooses to run her over with a car, killing her.
Now despite the premise, the genre of the movie makes this a very light hearted film saturated with a bunch of satirical references and cultural clichés. First, if you take a look at a lot of these American cultural values you will find that a lot of characters in this story embody these values. For example, the black character (king bach) in the movie lines up with the traditions that he’ll be looked at as the main culprit, or the violent aggressor in the run in they had when Bee killed the police officers. Or with Allison, when she gets shot in the chest she thinks that she all of a sudden gets tremendously devalued, as if her bust size is the only thing that gives her value as a woman.
`Specifically with Allison is that she has a run in with Cole during the latter portion of the film and in the process she Cole get into a sort of deadlock situation. Cole then immediately begins complimenting her and trying to reason with her and convince her of the fact that she still has a lot of redeeming qualities outside of her chest size. The fact that she’s beautiful, and that she has a great and funny personality are things Cole uses to convince her that she has much more value as a woman that crap societal standards albeit his motive being mainly to preserve his own life. I think this scene portrays an example of both politeness theory and linguistic relativity theory. The former in the sense that Cole is taking the focus off his self, in order to make Allison feel like she’s being appreciated and approved of, while eventually leading the viewer to think that Allison and Cole will come to sort of resolution especially when she suggests they can forget all about this. Now she does attack him anyway in a trivial horror movie style of flip, but the idea was still there and it was conveyed pretty well. The latter is being proved because it is because of this being an American movie with English speaking people, with a rhetoric that is supposed to appeal to a Western/American audience that is shaped by Western/ American values is why this embodies that linguistic relativity.
Now the main focus of this movie is on Cole and Bee. During the beginning, Cole is undoubtedly the most comfortable with Bee more than any other person in his circle. I think of we analyze Cole’s world, he embodies a stereotype of the typical kid who feels like an outsider and that it’s hard to find anybody that really understands him. Cole’s world is a microcosm of this commonality that exists in every part of the world. And it’s also a microcosm of the social penetration theory and some of its concepts. For example, use the onion metaphor and the thing that embody its main ideas, such as proxemics. The outer layer represents cole’s public world. This would include strangers, people he doesn’t like or feel any connection too, the kids that bullied cole etc. Next would be the periphery, or the social aspect of his life. People who he shares run of the mill, not deep but shallow connections with, with shallow conversations that lack any deeper substance. Maybe moreso associates than friends. However, his friend Melanie in the beginning sort of embodies this. After that would be his inner layer, or personal space that would be occupied by people he’s more close to than people on a colloquial level. So this would be close friends but Cole doesn’t really have any close friends or people who occupy this space except maybe Melanie. But she’s actually closer than this than Cole even first realizes. So you really could put Cole’s parents in this space because while family tends to occupy the next stage moreso, Cole doesn’t seem to be as close and intimate with his mom and dad as much as he is with this next person. And so we get to the final layer, the core, or the intimate space that is most certainly occupied by none other than Bee herself.
Cole tells her everything, she knows things about him that hasn’t told his parents or even his friend Melanie. Bee protected him from and stood up to the bullies that harassed him in the beginning of the movie. Bee also even reveals things about herself to Cole on a more intimate, yet platonic level so that they have a mutually beneficial relationship. This embodies the stages of social penetration theory and it shows how their interpersonal communication has passed beyond the stage of a shallow relationship toward a more deeper intimate one. There’s a lot of self disclosure between the two, there’s a norm of reciprocity there, certainly more so than any of Cole’s other relationships and it’s one of the reasons why Cole felt betrayed at the end. Even after he runs a car directly onto Bee, their final dialogue before she seemingly dies, implies that the connection they had was real and that while Bee needed Cole in part to fulfill something in her satanic cult, the feelings she had for him were legitimate. She was fond of Cole and Cole also seemingly still felt some of that too. However, Cole decided that he needed to let her go given what she was involved in, and he realized throughout the film that he had someone really close to him the whole time. It was evidenced when Melanie kissed him, that she would be the thing that filled the void Bee would leave Behind without all the extra baggage. And so seemingly at the end of the film, she is the new person the occupies Cole’s Core, his new initimate relationship. And so I think this film does a great job portraying all these ideas and shows us how Cole’s life is directly parallel to our lives.

Devaughn Dancil 
December, 18, 2018
Final Essay
For this project I chose to analyze a movie on Netflix called The Babysitter. It’s a comedy horror netflix original film. This film has a lot of trivial and also colloquial language used in it which is something you might expect from a movie of this genre.
In short this movie is about a kid named Cole who’s a bit of a lame kid by the social standards that govern everyday teen life. Not only does he feel this way but he also feels not very appreciated by his family either. In fact the only one who seems to be appreciative of him is his attractive babysitter, Bee. All seems well with Bee as she remains to be the only person who Cole can truly be intimate with but as the story progresses we eventually learn Bee is part of a satantic cult in which she sacrifices other humans in order to get what she wants. Eventually Cole finds out and after a night of knocking off each of the cult members to escape his attackers and to ensure his survival he eventually comes face to face with Bee and realizes he doesn’t need her anymore and that she betrayed Cole in order to get close to him. Realizing this he chooses to run her over with a car, killing her.
Now despite the premise, the genre of the movie makes this a very light hearted film saturated with a bunch of satirical references and cultural clichés. First, if you take a look at a lot of these American cultural values you will find that a lot of characters in this story embody these values. For example, the black character (king bach) in the movie lines up with the traditions that he’ll be looked at as the main culprit, or the violent aggressor in the run in they had when Bee killed the police officers. Or with Allison, when she gets shot in the chest she thinks that she all of a sudden gets tremendously devalued, as if her bust size is the only thing that gives her value as a woman.
`Specifically with Allison is that she has a run in with Cole during the latter portion of the film and in the process she Cole get into a sort of deadlock situation. Cole then immediately begins complimenting her and trying to reason with her and convince her of the fact that she still has a lot of redeeming qualities outside of her chest size. The fact that she’s beautiful, and that she has a great and funny personality are things Cole uses to convince her that she has much more value as a woman that crap societal standards albeit his motive being mainly to preserve his own life. I think this scene portrays an example of both politeness theory and linguistic relativity theory. The former in the sense that Cole is taking the focus off his self, in order to make Allison feel like she’s being appreciated and approved of, while eventually leading the viewer to think that Allison and Cole will come to sort of resolution especially when she suggests they can forget all about this. Now she does attack him anyway in a trivial horror movie style of flip, but the idea was still there and it was conveyed pretty well. The latter is being proved because it is because of this being an American movie with English speaking people, with a rhetoric that is supposed to appeal to a Western/American audience that is shaped by Western/ American values is why this embodies that linguistic relativity.
Now the main focus of this movie is on Cole and Bee. During the beginning, Cole is undoubtedly the most comfortable with Bee more than any other person in his circle. I think of we analyze Cole’s world, he embodies a stereotype of the typical kid who feels like an outsider and that it’s hard to find anybody that really understands him. Cole’s world is a microcosm of this commonality that exists in every part of the world. And it’s also a microcosm of the social penetration theory and some of its concepts. For example, use the onion metaphor and the thing that embody its main ideas, such as proxemics. The outer layer represents cole’s public world. This would include strangers, people he doesn’t like or feel any connection too, the kids that bullied cole etc. Next would be the periphery, or the social aspect of his life. People who he shares run of the mill, not deep but shallow connections with, with shallow conversations that lack any deeper substance. Maybe more so associates than friends. However, his friend Melanie in the beginning sort of embodies this. After that would be his inner layer, or personal space that would be occupied by people he’s more close to than people on a colloquial level. So this would be close friends but Cole doesn’t really have any close friends or people who occupy this space except maybe Melanie. But she’s actually closer than this than Cole even first realizes. So you really could put Cole’s parents in this space because while family tends to occupy the next stage more so, Cole doesn’t seem to be as close and intimate with his mom and dad as much as he is with this next person. And so we get to the final layer, the core, or the intimate space that is most certainly occupied by none other than Bee herself. 

Cole tells her everything, she knows things about him that hasn’t told his parents or even his friend Melanie. Bee protected him from and stood up to the bullies that harassed him in the beginning of the movie. Bee also even reveals things about herself to Cole on a more intimate, yet platonic level so that they have a mutually beneficial relationship. This embodies the stages of social penetration theory and it shows how their interpersonal communication has passed beyond the stage of a shallow relationship toward a more deeper intimate one. There’s a lot of self disclosure between the two, there’s a norm of reciprocity there, certainly more so than any of Cole’s other relationships and it’s one of the reasons whyCole felt betrayed at the end. Even after he runs a car directly onto Bee, their final dialogue before she seemingly dies, implies that the connection they had was real and that while Bee needed Cole in part to fulfill something in her satanic cult, the feelings she had for him were legitimate. She was fond ofCole and Cole also seemingly still felt some of that too. However, Cole decided that he needed to let her go given what she was involved in, and he realized throughout the film that he had someone really close to him the whole time. It was evidenced when Melanie kissed him, that she would be the thing that filled the void Bee would leave Behind without all the extra baggage. And so seemingly at the end of the film, she is the new person the occupies Cole’s Core, his new intimate relationship. And so I think this film does a great job portraying all these ideas and shows us how Cole’s life is directly parallel to our lives.

Ad Analysis Reflection

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1.Listening to other students perspective changed my perception about media and their messages in the sense that I got to understand that there’s a lot more to these ads than meets the eye. A lot can be unpacked from each of these different ads and there’s a lot of meaning in some media, more than what you have initally thought.

2.The challenges in writing a peer review were that sometimes I just couldn’t find any constructive criticism other than some nitpicks whenever I would come across one that was in my opinion, great. Now that was only a few, like maybe one or two, but still it was there. It was a learning experience in the sense of just recognizing when something met all the qualifications of the assignment.

3.I think in my presentation I just focused specifically on explaining the technical aspects of the product I was analyzing. I did this so I could really help the crowd understand just how this ad was manipulating the average unsuspecting customer. If there’s anything I could say I could have done better was maybe explain it more eloquently and more precisely since the average person doesn’t understand technical things like specs very easily.

Self reflection Ad

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First thing first, I’d like to say I enjoyed and learned many things in this course and if I could I’d take it all over again.  For my presentation I was confident and tried my best to stay away from word fillers, which based off of many peer reviews I’ve read about me proves correct. But I saw there was many things I needed to work on. Appearance. I probably shouldn’t have pulled up In a sweatsuit to do my presentation but now I know. 

Another thing was me going into details. I could’ve provided more details in regards to the points the t mobile ad was making. I used drake as the starting point to show how relatable the ad was but never really went into depth about t mobiles phone plans. After reading the peer reviews I’ve learned more about myself and what I need to work on. Hopefully in the future I can use those tips to exceed in my next presentation.  

Delia Tello – Final Essay

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Delia Tello

Professor Oh

Fundamentals of Speech Communication HUC 101

19 December 2018

Verbal and nonverbal communication in the movie Lion

    Communication exist since ancient times, when the first humans wanted to communicate with each other using words, sounds, signs and with drawings in caves. The movieLion(2016)   is about Saroo a five years old boy that got lost, and is adopted by a couple from Australia and after 25 years of living there decided to look for his biological family. This movie has verbal communication like words and nonverbal communication like gestures, facial expressions, hugs and eye contact.

     The movie started with nonverbal communication, Saroo is outside smiling and running playing with butterflies his facial expressions is saying that he is happy, in another scene Saroo is drinking milk and with the gesture of extending his hands and a smile offer milk to his mother and she said no, in another important nonverbal  communication he is so tired that his eyes are almost close, after a few minutes he felt sleep on an empty train which was in the station without moving, when he waked up he realized that the train is moving and is far away from home in this scene the facial expressions said everything, because he looked terrified and tried to open the door, running from side to side but he could not open.  Finally when the train stopped he got out and we can see the nonverbal communication when he started running with a sadness in his face and screaming his brother’s name Guddu. After two months of being hungry, cold, afraid, Saroo end up in an Orphanage where all the children there show sadness in their faces, without them saying a word  anyone knew they were not happy. In another scene Sarro found out that he is being adopted by a couple from Australia and after a year there the couple adopted another boy from India who hit himself his head due to his psychological problems of his childhood, in this scene the nonverbal communication is very dramatic because we could see desperation in their faces   when trying to make him stop. After 25 years of living in Australia Saroo decided to looked for his biological family and started searching his hometown in India without positive results. The name of the town where he was from was not in the map.  In one scene again the nonverbal communication is dramatic because he started kicking and punching  the wall where he had all the information of the trains because he was frustrated that he did not find the place where hi was from. When he finally found his home he did not say anything for a moment and then smiled and tears ran down on his face. This scene is another important nonverbal communication in this movie. So he went to India looking for his family and when he found them mother, son, and sister hug and kiss each other. Saroo cried when he found out that his brother Guddu have passed away.

     In verbal communication we use words to communicate with each other. The first verbal communication in this movie is in a scene where Guddu the big brother called his little brother Saroo, and started walking. The brothers went looking for jobs but Saroo was too tired to walk because it was night already, so the big brother went alone not without telling the little brother to wait for him without moving, but the little brother went to sleep in a train that was stopped there, not knowing that the train was going to move,  in this scene the verbal communication is dramatic because when he waked up he realized that the train is moving and is far from home Saroo started calling his brother’s name and screaming  “Help Help, open the door, get me out of here”. When the train got to it’s destination Saroo got out and started calling Guddu, with no good results. One verbal communication that it was sad is when he said” mom I miss you and Guddu I miss you”. In one important scene a lady at the orphanage tell him “We have found a family over in Australia and Sarro ask the lady  “did you really looked for my mom” and she said “ looked everywhere” in one verbal communication the adopted parents in the airport gave Saroo a koala stuff animal and said “ this is for you” and Sarro only smile a little. Another important verbal communication is when Saroo said that he was not from Calcutta and was lost and his friends told him to looked in Google Earth to try to find his hometown. He spend many hours searching for his home in Google Earth, when he finally found Ganesh Talai on the map he went to his girlfriend house and said “ I found home” Saroo went to India and walked the same places that have walked with his brother Guddu. When he found the house he found only goats there, he asked saying,  “ I used to live here, I am looking for Guddu, Kallu and Shekila my mother”,  if they knew where was the people who used to live there and then a man answered in English and said “come, come” Saroo followed the man and  this next scene is so good because mother, son and sister hugged each other after 25 years. He said ammi (mom) and she said “ I have been looking for you”. The movie ends with Saroo walking the same places where he and his brother walked more than 20 years ago.

     This movie was so good with a lot of verbal and nonverbal communication, it was based in a true story. It is a sad movie but with a happy ending. I am sure that they are recuperating the time that was lost and they are enjoying being together when Saroo comes to visit them This movie Lion has many parts of communication because not only has verbal and nonverbal communication but we can talk about proxemics, Internet  is the is the medium that helped Saroo find his childhood home and we talk about cultures too because India and Australia are different cultures, in this movie there is relational and conflict communication too, for example the relationship between Saroo and his brother Mantosh.  Lionis a very good movie with drama and I recommend to anyone.

Communication exist since ancient times, when the first humans wanted to communicate with each other using words, sounds, signs and with drawings in caves. The movieLion(2016)  is about Saroo a five years old boy that got lost, and is adopted by a couple from Australia and after 25 years of living there decided to look for his biological family. 

The Originals

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The series I selected for this assignment is called The Originals. This show first aired on the network CW on august 1, 2013. Later on becoming a hit and landing on Netflix for others to enjoy. The show is about this family of vampires, The Mikaelsons, who made apromise “always and forever” meaning they will always be by each other’s side no matter what. Throughout the centuries this promise has not been something enlightening but more of a curse. This promise came about when the siblings were children/ young adults. The characters are Esther(mother), Rebekah, Kol,Mikael(father), Finn, Henrik, Niklaus, and Elijah. They used to live in avillage in the woods where wolves roamed the long night. One night one of the siblings (Henrik) was killed by a wolf. Esther was a powerful witch and Mikael being hurt from losing his son and wanting to protect his family, forced her to created a spell to protect them all. Esther tapped into dark magic creating the first vampires. That is where the originals come from because the Mikaelsons were born vampires not turned into by a bite.

             Mikael resented Niklaus after the death of his other son. In a way I believe he blames him because Niklaus and Henrik were together when he died. After the other son’s death, Mikael has been picking on Klaus on anything he does or when training. Things grew worse when a full moon appeared and Klaus started turning into a wolf. This meant that Klaus had wolf genes in him, which made him a hybrid. His bite was uncurable. This also meant that Klaus was not Mikael’s son, which gave him a bigger motive to hate him. From then, Klaus made his siblings promise “always and forever” and have been running from their father ever since.

             The show starts off by showing Niklaus and Elijah landing on their home town New Orleans. From there you can notice the difference between the two brothers. Klaus is more of a task-oriented person. As soon a he appeared, he didn’t care who it was that approach him. He showed off all the power he possessed. You could also tell by the way he posed and devoured the human that he found on the ship. Klaus had his hands opened and head tilted a bit to the side as if asking “who is next”? By his body language you could see how arrogant he is. On the other hand, Elijah is more like Klaus foil. He is calmer and knows when to unleash his inner beast. Elijah’s posture was more conserved and he didn’t take up much space. In the seen, Elijah composed himself as if what was happening with Klaus or the fact that Klaus and himself are vampires was normal. In this scene, some of the indirect verbal communicationwould be when Rebekah is introducing the siblings to the man who entered the ship and she sighs when Klaus asks “Are you saving the best for last”? From this you can infer how sick she is to be around Klaus. You can also notice how Elijah has this father/ authority figure because Rebekah has asked him if she could eat one of the men who entered the ship.

               The second scene moves into the city of New Orleans where the people are modern and they don’t speak in old English nor with English accents. The city is a city of parties and festivals, they have new people visiting every night. This scene reveals Klaus’s inner and outer conflicts. Elijah sharing a drink with the bartender speaks upon what troubles Klaus. Klaus thinks people from that city are conspiring against him. He also felt that he didn’t belong to the Mikaelson family because he didn’t share the same father as the others. Klaus being the protagonist is always getting himself into trouble meanwhile Elijah follows him around getting him out of trouble. This makes Elijah the collective character out of the two. Elijah rather talk things out rather than get what he wants by making people fear him. Klaus having the characteristics of individualism, went to New Orleans killing anyone in sight to get to the bottom of everything. Klaus was disturbed to find out how his city had changed after his family left. The city now had norms and laws that the king Marcel enforced with his vampires. Klaus appose these rules and went against the king and tried to get back his kingdom. This places him under the low uncertainty avoidance.

                       As you continue watching this show you notice it is a coming of age story for each of the characters, specially for Klaus. In this first episode, Klaus was summoned to New Orleans by the witches because they found a wolf girl who is pregnant with Klaus’s baby. No one believes it because vampires can’t have kids but sense he’s also a wolf, it opened a loop whole. Klaus’s circle of people is very small due to the fact that he is always paranoid of who can he trust but towards the end of this episode, it shows through non-verbal communication how Klaus softens up by the idea of creating/ expending his family with this baby. Towards the end you notice how Elijah’s main focus which was Klaus, shifted a bit after the sight of the wolf girl, Haylie. That makes Klaus a bit jealous at the end because of his greed. I believe that he kind of wanted her to think of him as her hero or want to be by his side but instead found comfort in Elijah. I found this show to be pretty interesting, in fact one of my favorites which is why I chose it. 

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                 Sons Of Anarchy 

                 Netflix is a great program for shows, one of the shows I have been

Watching was called Sons Of Anarchy. One reason why I picked this show was 

Because people said that is was worth watching, also there were a lot of characters 

Involved and each of these characters went through a lot of really big changes. This 

Was some thing I really can relate to the things we have been learning in Public 

Speaking class and what makes individuals change and behave a certain way. 

               The show starts off with a group of bikers riding down a dusty road one of  

Them is a man known as Jax Teller. This man is the main character because he is 

Telling the story, one thing that is interesting about him is that his father was in the 

Same biker gang but unfortunately has past way because of a motorcycle accident.

To every one else the story adds up but for Jax he does not believe that his father 

Died that way. Even though he doesn’t have real evidence he is certain he got 

Murdered.  The thing that I like about the show is that even though its violent and 

Vulgar it teaches us a lesson about each other that lesson is that unresolved conflict

Gets us nowhere. For example in class I have been taught that in order to resolve a 

Conflict there has to be honesty and compromise. Compared to the show none of 

That took place and the show ended in a tragic way. As the show progressed many 

Things changed. Jax was not the leader of the gang but instead the “wingman” for a

Man by the name of Clay Morrow. This Character knew jax father and took his place 

After he died. Things were going great until the gang started to get corrupted by 

Selling drugs to kids and murdering innocent people and law enforcement. Toward 

The end of the show jax has found out that Clay has murdered his father in order 

To be the leader of the gang and run it his way.  Instead of Jax talking about it with

Him and try to resolve it by talking he was too angry and killed Clay. By doing so 

Made the gang more corrupt and involve major problems.  By the last episode jax 

Biker gang has turned on him, in addition so was the police force so Jax decided to 

Take his own life so his family could live a normal life.

             One seen that caught my attention was when Tara Knowles (Jax wife) was 

Working as a hospital nurse and she got a job offer to Chicago and told Jax that she 

Was going to go without him jax got mad that she was leaving him and they started 

Arguing. In class we have learned about the stages of conflict, latent, emergence, 

Escalation, stalemate, negotiation, settlement and resolution lastly reconciliation.

After there argument was past stalemate Jax told her he loves her, this made the 

Situation cool down and they both apologized which meant that they both 

Compromised that’s why there relation ship remained.

                  Another seen I would like to bring up is when jax met Tara this seen was

Important because it showed how someone can get to know a person from a

Stranger point of view to a more personal level. In class we have talked about the 

Onion theory. The reason why it’s called that is because the layers are from the out 

Side to the inside layers, perceptions, behavioral patterns, personal choices, 

Internalized values and core beliefs that signify a major thing about someone’s 

Personality. In the show Jax meets Tara in the hospital they start off with small 

Talk they where talking about things like what they do and the weather. Next they 

Started to get more personal and talk about them selves and there life, family and 

More. By the tenth episode of the season they already fell in love with each other 

And formed an exiting relationship. 

                If there was one thing I learned from HUC 101 or from the show its self is 

That it is good to have confidence in speaking in public also to resolve conflicts 

Rather than fuel them because we will never get a positive out come from that. Also 

It is very important for people to get to know each other not just on a stranger level 

But also on a personal level because you never know what kind of new relationships 

Could be born. 

A Christmas Princess Netflix Movie

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Have you ever dream of becoming a Princess or even a fairy? Well this is how the story begins when we all have a dream and decide to follow it. There was this young journalist who was distending to become famous and to this she had to sell a story which could make all her dreams come through but the story in which she had to write would shatter someone’s life forever.

Christmas came early for this young journalist when she was send aboard to spy on the prince which was next in line to take over the kingdom after the passing of his dad as, so he believed for years. This young journalist went on her journey while on the she encountered the Prince which she did not realize because he was in disguise and moving among normal people as if he was one of them wherein which he stole the cab that was waiting to pick her up.

After the next cab came she arrived at her destination which was the Prince home where she met his mother, the helper and his little sister to which she was to tutor for English and mathematics.  There came the Princes as he was clean, and the journalist was now shocked as she had shout at him when he took her cab. The Prince apologized and explained that he was in a hurry, after which the journalist was given a room to which her journey and lessons would start the next day. It can be therefore said that because of cultural belief people varies in their behavior, feelings traditions and value depending on the culture in which they live and the fact that there beliefs are different from those of others doesn’t make them any less or more valued. So hence the king saw it fit to apologize he didn’t see himself as been inferior because he was a king so culturally he treated people as equal. Therefore in this movie the journalist is more likely to be an individualism she set out to achieve fame and she decide to stop at nothing to get her ways, she even go on to disguise herself just to get the attention of the prince however her forceful attitude get her into deep trouble with the prince.

Even though people have different cultural behavior, that didn’t stop the journalist what she wanted therefore she posed as a teacher for some months to get scoops on the Prince. While posing the Prince sister found out but didn’t say anything because she had grown to love her and think she would be a perfect fit for her brother. While spending time with the Prince the journalist was now falling for him as he was doing the same, the prince was deeply rooted in his culture thus respecting and recognizing the differences of other people culture as well he had experience diversity in different cultures and through intercultural communication he understand that they were different and he was willing to risk it all to be with the one he loved. Therefore this characteristics behavior of the prince show more of a low power distance because there are inequality between the journalist and the prince because he is set to inherit the father throne one day but because the journalist is just a commoner, this cause a barrier between them and make rule more difficult.

Talk about bad timing there came his ex-girlfriend who wanted to get back with him because he was now going to be a King, but he wasn’t looking to go back to her as he realized that she didn’t love him, and he was looking for love. You see love is a very strong thing and when you love someone you would do anything to please them. Regardless of culture barriers the values that people portray others will adopt are acquire in similar way through friends, family and social structure thus the prince moving towards what he wants despite his cultural beliefs. However this prince portray an individual with low uncertainty Avoidance because he is will to accept the uncertainty that face him even though it is risky he show tolerant and courage because he love her and more independence of interactional rules.

King Charles the first knew that Prince Edward wasn’t his biological son but because of the love for his wife he took him and raised him as his own adopted him and call him his own. King Charles loved Riddles so before he passed he wanted to tell Edward, but he never got a chance, so he left the information under the Christmas tree. While search the journalist found Prince Edward birth certificate and found out that his name was changed, and he wasn’t for the King.

There she was caught between a rock and a hard place because she now had evidence to bring down the Prince but she was now in love with him and he was in love with her and didn’t know what to do so she left the evidence on her laptop which was stolen by the ex-girlfriend and his cousin and published because they wanted to run the kingdom and only a true air could do so but what he didn’t realized was that the King had change the laws before he died because he knew Edward was only his adopted child but he cared and love him as his own.  People tends to rarely interact with others based on their social category for example gender, race and nationality.

Besides what they did and tried to blame it on the journalist she confesses of lying to get information on the Prince, but she admits that she didn’t published it because she was now in love with in. He was disappointed, but the council continued to let him be the king upon finding a wife. The journalist went home to be with her dad who always teaches her to do the right thing without hurt others. The Princes forgave her and went back to get her, and they got married and run the kingdom together his cousin and girlfriend was now mad because neither of them got the kingdom and she married his cousin in vain. The moral of the story is no matter what background you come from with true love it can conquer anything, and love will prevail.

This was a well entertaining movie and I would encourage any writer to watch this show as it shows us that nothing can stop us once we love someone. Laws are put in place to help people to be safe and the King made Prince Edward safe when he changed the Laws in the 21st century otherwise a man who only knew how to be a Prince would have been tarnished and scarred for life all because of greed and envy. So we must take these thing in to consideration and realized that these things are reality and people don’t care who they hurt as long as they get what they want in life even if it means that someone getting hurt in the process.

 It is evident that the King saw that Prince Edward established a sense of inclusion and belonging because he adapted to his culture and they had that connection therefore there traditions and beliefs were change to accommodate him. There was no prejudice or discrimination towards the Prince they simple treated him as their own.

Media Literacy In Norsemen

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        Norsemen is about Vikings in Norway, sometime between 793 and 1066 ad, when the Vikings were at their height. This is a deeply sarcastic television show with a funny juxtaposition between the modern day and the not so distant past. Modern day media is all around us, so it does good to actively analyze content instead of passively absorb media. Norsemen is an indirectly communicative, using techniques that require media literacy to interpret.

The late 2016 TV series, was produced and created by two Norwegians, Jon Iver Helgaker and Jonas Torgersen, for a Norwegian television station. Even though the show is culturally specific to Northern Europe, there is also cultural relevance to the contemporary greater western culture. The audience is more than anything the modern man.  The show was so widely appreciated, Netflix aired it in 2017, proving that this is a show that transcends a Nordic inside joke. The audience is well established as the contemporary first world nations.

There is not-so-subtle agenda-setting that may just be cheeky exposure or a serious reappraisal of the softness of modernity. Like Susan R. Beauchamp points out, “Media theorist Marshall McLuhan would often pose the question, ‘does the fish know it’s wet?’ the answer is no… not until it’s dry”(210). What Norsemen does, is an attempt to pull you out of the water and show you just how different modern day culture is to the rest of history.  The show both makes fun the savagery of the past and the current society, highlighting their differences. When Rufus, the slave that doesn’t really know he’s a slave, comes to Norway he talks to his Viking captors as if they are the bell boys in a medium-range hotel. He expects customer service and polite conversations. Rufus is a symbol of modern man, is rudely awakened by a swift punch to the face. The Viking, Hövding Olav, in a twist of the audience’s response expectations, is dramatized in the fashion of a reality tv show. Olav opens up about how he isn’t sure if punching Rufus was the right decision, he just needs to the crew to know that he’s in charge. This is the use of the writers and audiences mutual knowledge that tough Vikings, don’t talk like modern-day reality shows. This incongruence highlights the show’s agenda of exposing the differences between modern man and their ancestors.

The technique of incongruence is one of the most pervasive in Norsemen.  When the crew of Vikings comes back to the village, they are paling about, reminiscing about the good times. Which would be normal to modern people, except they are reminiscing about the good times pillaging villages, and the runtish King’s brother is trying to get invited to a pillaging as if it were just going out with friends. Arvid is feeling down about himself, so he decides he will try and make a change. What he does is use an old law, that completely defies modern ethics, to improve his life. In the fashion one would sign up for a gym membership after New Years, Arvid decides he will challenge the most successful farmer to a duel. Being a Viking, it’s an easy kill and gets the more-than-thrilled farmer’s wife at the end. These were real laws and this use of incongruence highlights the difference between the past and the present.

The media we consume isn’t always as clear as it is can be in movies and television shows, but it helps to use these forms of media to improve our competence in all forms of media. Norsemen is a really entertaining show, full of dark humor and uses many forms of communication and media literacy to convey a message. Of course, not every show can use all the forms of media literacy, so there is more to learn from other shows, which is part of the process of becoming media literate.

Works Cited

Beauchamp, S., & Baran, Stanley J. (2017). Introduction to human communication: Perception, meaning, and identity.

Helgaker, Jon Iver. “The Homecoming.” Norsemen, season 1, episode 1, NRK, Oct. 2016.

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