In the following essay I will analyze Russell Brands commentary “Big Brother isn’t watching you”. I am going to deal with the style and the authors attitude, furthermore I will look at the texts composition, look at certain quotes and look at the title.
Being neglected, feeling no one cares about you, these are feelings everyone has to deal with at some point in their lives. The feeling that society does not care for you, that society does not give anything back, society does not give the opportunity to fulfill your dreams and become a success. Exactly this is what happened to multiple people in the summer of 2011 in England. The feeling of being neglected and overlooked in society drew the government’s attention, by rioters causing problems all over England. In the commentary “Big Brother isn’t watching you” by Russell Brand, Russell explains the rioters motive for doing the things that they did. Though Russell when writing this commentary lived in Los Angeles he still sees himself as a proud British man, with a strong connection to his country, and therefore he believes he has the rights to comment on the situation, this of course means that his commentating on the situation is seen from his point of view. In the commentary, Russell uses an extreme amount of sarcasm and irony to explain his feelings regarding the riots, he uses a lot of sarcasm when commenting on in which way the riots have been handled and uses this method to point out his extreme frustration with the government. He believes that the problem behind the riots is a common problem, and that it has to be solved together. He agrees when the rioters are described as “unacceptable” and “unjustifiable” but he also believes that the government should have their focus on why these riots have started, and why people are doing the things that they are doing. He does nothing to try and “hide” his attitude, he is very direct and says things the way they are, nothing is holding him back, no restrains...
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