Author Archives: Glenn Spencer

Post #4: A Dramatistic Perspective of Shrek

The Ogre-View: Shrek (2001) follows the titular character on his journey to reclaim his swamp and return to his life of solitude and removed from society. At the very least that is how it starts out. Instead, the motivations for … Continue reading

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Blog Post #3: Narrative Analysis of “Piper”

The video:┬áhttps://youtu.be/qAIRXIckfMA follows the little fletching Piper as it overcomes the fear of the ocean and hunger to become one of the best birds on the beach. This video has no spoken word and instead relies on the animator’s artistic … Continue reading

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Blog Post #2: A Neo-Aristotelian Critique of Chaplin’s Final Speech in “The Great Dictator”

The Great Satirical Speech Considered among the best movie speeches since the conception of Cinema, Charlie Chaplin’s final speech in “The Great Dictator” is a powerful address that seeks to provide a counter to the rising tide of militarism, fascism, … Continue reading

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Blog Post #1: Hello world!

Welcome to Rhetorical Criticisms of Pop Culture! I am Glenn Spencer a senior English major at Longwood University with a minor in Rhetoric and Professional Writing. This blog will be using various rhetorical and analytical lenses to deconstruct and critique … Continue reading

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