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Topic III Selected Write an analysis of one or two episodes of the Simpsons explaining how the show takes shots at American society Consider for example how community leaders are portrayed how teachers are portrayed how American industry is portrayed Mr Burns Begin your essay with a 4-6 sentence summary of Solomon and Maasiks analysis of the Simpsons Your thesis will be a carefully worded statement stating your interpretation of the Simpsons particularly of the episode or two you have chosen to explore Objective Statement about Paper Demonstrate your analytical ability towards complex issues found in the popular cartoon The Simpsons in a practical environment The Simpsons is a postmodern television show This being said postmodernism is defined as both a historical period and an attitude As a historical period it refers to the culture that has emerged in the wake of the media age As an attitude postmodernism rejects the values of the past not in favor of any new vales but only to ironize vale systems as such Solomon 230 In the Simpsons episode Two cars in every garage and three eyes on every fish there are many details that poke fun at American society The three most prominent include a stereo types of power plants and their outlooks on safety vs profit as represented by Mr Burns and the governments safety inspectors b Political Parties and what it takes to get to the top of the pile politically c The out look on the average American man his work ethic and morals The stereo types surrounding American power plants and their safety provisions are non-optimistic This episode of the Simpsons starts out with Lisa and Bart fishing at the local Good Old Fishing Hole as posted by a small wooden sign In the background Mr Burns power plant can be seen Toxic waste is being poured into the fishing hole by a drain pipe
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