Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Postmodernism is a philosophy which encompasses differing perceptions of reality. Applying the postmodern concept of deconstruction to the Western perception of villainy (the ‘bad’ man), the essay aims to re-evaluate this characteristic with regard to classical and popular culture. Examples used will be the Classical Greek understanding of daemons, Marvel comic villains and crime lords in Jamaica, to illustrate the misconception Western culture bestowed on these characters to perpetuate an established status quo. References will include Jacques Derrida’s opinions on Deconstruction, Greek Religion by Walter Burkert, Louise and Walter Simonson’s Marvel character Apocalypse and, The Fear Factor by Don Barker amongst others. The essay will conclude with the affirmation of Deconstruction that our traditionally given construct of society has become prevalent by those in privileged positions, the dominant establishment.
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
vA young Louisiana teen called Ramfe, who lives in Bog Walk High school with his evil stepfather Samedi. Ramfe was adopted by Samedi when he learnt the young orphan possessed a great power. A solitary Ramfe has been alienated due to the fact that he sees and talks to ghosts and also because of his cruel stepfather, Samedi, the Head-Master of Bog Walk High. Ironically his new best friend Tucker is a science geek who denied the spiritual until Ramfe opened his eyes. Tucker and Ramfe were good friends and often helped each other out, especially when Tucker was tormented by other students and sometimes more dangerous entities. However, Samedi, although human, seemed to pose a greater threat to the two than any entity. Samedi was corrupted by his desire for power, and much like Ramfe could talk and converse with spirits. But unlike Ramfe he manipulated the ghosts to do his evil work of causing chaos. Ramfe knew this, but was unable to convince anybody else of this fact, so he and Tucker would hunt the rogue ghosts that Samedi would set loose on the school and sentence them to the abyss with his axe of inquisition.