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English - Cat's Cradle Powerpoint

  1. 1. CAT’S CRADLEISU Response<br />Novel by Kurt Vonnegut<br />
  2. 2. THEMES<br />DESIRE<br />SCIENCE<br />
  3. 3. Satire…<br />Wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly.<br />
  4. 4. If a society isapatheticand does notclosely examineitstechnological advancements, they may beharmfulrather than helpfulto the world. <br />
  5. 5. Satire<br />
  6. 6. Satire in Cat’s Cradle<br />irony of ice-nine small chip = massive effect good intention, negative result<br />exaggeration and black humour Dr Felix Hoenikker = child in adult’s body tips his wife for breakfast<br />
  7. 7. Satire in Cat’s Cradle(cont’d)<br />“... a scientist turned to [Dr Hoenikker] and said, ‘Science has now known sin.’ And do you know what Father said? He said, ‘What is sin?’” (Vonnegut 17)<br />black humour apathy doesn’t realize destructive power<br />
  8. 8. Satire in WALL-E<br />
  9. 9. Satire in WALL-E(cont’d)<br />exaggeration humans become morbidly obese dim-witted, lazy ignorant of lifestyle<br />
  10. 10. Cat’s CradlevsWALL-E<br />use of satire<br />ignorant or apathetic behaviour<br />leads to negative effects end of world in Cat’s Cradle inhabitable Earth and health problems in WALL-E<br />[If a society is apathetic and does not closely examine its technological advancements, they may be harmful rather than helpful to the world.]<br />
  11. 11. THEMES<br />DESIRE<br />SCIENCE<br />
  12. 12. If one allowsdesire for love toblind them, they will accept abuse, haveunrealistic expectations andsuffer emotionally as a result.<br />
  13. 13. Connect to…<br />- Jonah expectations vs reality<br />- Angela HoenikkervsHarrison C Conners<br />- Wei Tseng brother<br />- Helena vsDemetrius<br />
  14. 14. Conflict<br />
  15. 15. Angela vs Harrison<br />Angela Hoenikker, oldest Hoenikker child “big gawky girl” (Vonnegut 34) unlikely wife to Harrison C Conners<br />Harrison C Conners president of Fabri-Tek American handsome<br />
  16. 16. Angela vs Harrison (cont’d)<br />“’From the way she talked,’ I said, ‘I thought it was a very happy marriage.’”<br />Jonah to Newt, (179)<br />“her husband is mean as hell to her”“he hardly ever comes home—and when he does, he’s drunk and generally covered in lipstick”<br />Newt to Jonah, (179)<br />
  17. 17. Angela vs Harrison (cont’d)<br />ignores abuse blinding desire for love absent father early death of mother<br />bribes Harrison into marriage<br />acts happy  is miserable<br />
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  19. 19. Helena vs Demetrius<br /><ul><li>Helena loyal to Demetrius his happiness > her own</li></ul>Demetrius cruel to her says terrible things<br />“Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit,For I am sick when I do look upon thee”<br />(2.1.196-197)<br />“And I am sick when I look not on you”<br />(2.1.198)<br />
  20. 20. Helena vs Demetrius (cont’d)<br />“Use me but as your spaniel—spurn me, strike me,Neglect me, lose me.”<br />(2.1.191-192)<br />encourages his abuse low self esteem emotional suffering<br />
  21. 21. Cat’s CradlevsA Midsummer Night’s Dream<br />Angela & Helena blinded by desire for love and attention accept abuse and mistreatment Angela = depressive Helena = lowered self-esteem<br />[If one allows their desire for love to blind them, they will accept abuse, have unrealistic expectations and suffer emotionally as a result.]<br />
  22. 22. Character<br />
  23. 23. Jonah<br />sees a picture falls in love<br />“she will make [him] far happier than any woman had so far succeeded in doing”<br /> (85)<br />fantasizes about her<br />unrealistic expectations<br />
  24. 24. Jonah (cont’d)<br />takes presidency  only to marry Mona<br />sin-wat –“a man who wants all of somebody’s love” (208) he begs for forgiveness<br />deep, one-sided attachment<br />jealousy<br />she commits suicide  shock<br />
  25. 25. Wei Tseng<br />
  26. 26. Wei Tseng<br />
  27. 27. Wei Tseng<br />unusual behaviour joining clubs more time on phone mood changes > sister<br />why was he always in his room? writing letters all of them begin with “Dear Jill,”<br /><ul><li>Jill aloof & apathetic
  28. 28. expectations =/= reality
  29. 29. break up 5 months later depressed brother</li></li></ul><li>Cat’s CradlevsWei Tseng<br />Jonah & brother  blinded by desire for love unrealistic expectations for Mona and Jill suffered emotionally during and after relationship<br />[If one allows their desire for love to blind them, they will accept abuse, have unrealistic expectations and suffer emotionally as a result.]<br />
  30. 30. What do we take from this?<br />
  31. 31. Weare the next generation, so we especiallymust be awareof what’s going on around us. <br />
  32. 32. Don’t let desires blind you. <br />It can never justify abuse or mistreatment. <br />It will lead to disappointment.<br />You deserve to be happy.<br />