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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 9 The final obstacle was one that had not changed since the early drafts: the seemingly implausible and impersonal setting that might prevent a reader from investing in the story. Crichton hypothesized that his audience would...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 58 Hall, S. (2005). Notes on deconstructing ‘the popular.’ In R. Guins & O. Cruz (Eds.), Popular culture: A reader(103- 108). London: Sage Publications. Holt, S. H. (2010). Please, Sir, I want some more": Clive Donner's...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 55 However, it is difficult to ignore that a change in the circumstances surrounding the production of the text resulted in such a different message in the content and relevance of the text. Upon further considering, this...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 52 Conclusion In the convergence of the themes about technology and the narratives about class, it is possible to arrive at a few conclusions about the role of the Jurassic Park franchise as a Marxist text. Each character...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 48 character, as he is depicted as somewhat of a wolf in sheep’s clothing throughout the story, wilfully ignorant of the dangerous path he wishes to pursue with his park. The film Hammond survives, faced with a relieved- if...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 47 the more technical aspects, while his role is mostly given to the animated “Mr. DNA” in the film, and he presumably leaves the island as soon as the main conflict begins. While the ensemble characters fit quite neatly into...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 44 how the themes are actually established and used in the narrative. As I have stated previously, I intend not only to identify the prominent themes in my analysis of the texts, but also how these themes relate to Marxist...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 43 scientific process Hammond is. Essentially, that the park is always destined to fail because Hammond does not understand the production. Jurassic World (2015). There is at least one line in Jurassic World that encapsulates...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 38 Technology as Control When dealing with enormous, extinct predators thrust into the modern world, it is reasonable to hope that those who created the dinosaurs also have some measure of control over them. Because of this...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 37 the dinosaurs?” Like any theme park, Jurassic World needs to make a profit in order to remain sustainable, and they do not shy away from corporate investors when it comes to their dinosaurs and their park. The people...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 31 easily explain Jurassic Park. For example, to demonstrate the great impact of the park and the extensive work and costs behind its construction and maintenance, competitor Lewis Dodgson explains to Jurassic Park’s computer...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 28 of a text is overt in supporting the status quo, or subversive by supporting a change to the status quo. The use of themes to uncover meaning is common in rhetorical analysis, and the process in this case essentially...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 24 from the original novel that they are more “inspired by” the best-selling thriller rather than “based on.” The original Jurassic Park film is also the only in the series with direct involvement from Crichton himself, since...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 23 Method Jurassic Park as an Artifact In response to the posed research question, I will analyze a selection of three artifacts from the franchise: the first Jurassic Park novel, the first Jurassic Park film adaptation, and...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 20 The work of The Birmingham School further allowed scholars to more clearly apply Marxist theory in practice to artifacts of popular culture, rather than just analyzing “high” culture, as was more the norm. Previous...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 17 and built upon the cultural reach of Marxist thought. During this time, cultural theorists looked more deeply at the cultural implications of Marxist theory, making the shift from the previously dominant economic focus....
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 16 justification of Marxist analysis, Marx describes the relationship between base and superstructure as mutually influential, that each element exerts some influence on the other. So, cultural artifacts, for example, have...
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    • “WE SPARED NO EXPENSE” 13 Literature Review Marx, Consciousness and the Ideology of Art From the moment Jurassic Park’s protagonists meet, class is a visibly pronounced and crucial force driving the conflict in the narrative. Drs. Alan Grant and...
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    • younger brothers. They loved tormenting me, teasing me, and challenging me to tennis matches. His stepsisters weren’t exactly my best pals either. Now the dark and moody “older brother” is my coworker. He, too, comments on my over-­‐ dressiness. Is i...

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