Friday, January 25, 2008
Seniors: Film as Propaganda
Propaganda, as illustrated in 1984, is the systematic propagation of a particular idea or doctrine. You have watched and analyzed Fahrenheit 9-11 as a piece of propaganda. Answer the following prompt: Since we are beginning research papers: What is Michael Moore's thesis? What objective arguments does he use to support this thesis? What subjective arguments does he use to support this thesis? In what way does Moore's characterization of our modern government parallel Orwell's characterization of the Party? Finally, offer your personal opinion regarding the film as propaganda and evaluate its value.