Breaking Point Hbomaxthe Political Science Quest
I have learned to be a junior literary and film critic during the course of this semester thanks to the work of Paul Fussell.. were taught to view a great historical event through an analysis of what is hidden in plain sight and to identify structured meaning when none was apparent at first glance. It is now time to test your skills.
You will test a hypothesis for this assignment. The hypothesis is:
The thematic observations of Paul Fussell in Wartime are evident in A) HBO’s Band of Brothers OR B) HBO’s The Pacific.
You will test this hypothesis by developing an assessment tool that summarizes Fussell’s thematic observations delineated by each chapter.
Next you will use this tool to analyze your selected mini-series, WHICH I have pointed under the chapters. Do the images, dialogue, events, etc. in the mini-series reflect the thematic observations of Fussell? Take detailed notes as you watch.
Summarize your findings in a 10-15 page paper using your applicable course readings (Paul Fussel, Atkinson) as your main supporting texts for Band of Brothers or The Pacific, respectively. Just remember that Fussell, your selected mini-series, and your main supporting text are your primary sources for this assignment and all must be used appropriately.
Note: There are 6 chapters overall 4 in Fussell and 2 others from Rick Atkinson. You must incorporate at least 6 chapters in your analysis.
You will conclude your analysis by affirming or negating the hypothesis and by offering and supporting your own original theme that you observed in the mini-series and course material.
It must be no more than fifteen pages long (10-15 target), double-spaced (single-space for quotes three lines or longer, L and R indented .5″), using a 12-point Times New Roman font. You may include images but they will not count towards your page total.
Under the chapters mini-series must be watched to collaborate (content and film scenes) them together.