With reference to the concepts of Post modernity discuss 24 in terms of its contradiction in narrative, genre and representation.
This essay will discuss the broad concepts of representation, narrative and genre in relation to the theory of Post modernity.
The text I have chosen to illustrate the points raised in this essay is a series that is currently running it's third season on TV called 24, broadcast by Fox Television and created by Robert Cochren.
This show is seen by many critics as being "TV for the 21st century."1 As it is a show that challenges breaks and remoulds conventions, this makes this text a useful subject to discuss the ever changing somewhat contradictory theory's of Post Modernity.
I will analyse episodes 12:00-1:00, 1:00-2:00, 3:00-4:00 off the 24 season two DVD box set, originally broadcast on September 2nd-October 5th every Tuesday at 10:00pm on BBC1 and repeated later on BBC3.
Post-modern theory is an incredibly complex and often contradictory field so I believe some simplification of the subject will be needed in order to discuss 24 and its relationship to postmodernism. This essay will examine many different analytical and critical sources of Post-modern theory.
I will often refer to Dominic Strinati's basic model of post modernity as I believe Strinati's model avoids the usual confusions of Post modernity by highlighting the basic building blocks on the common denominators of post-modern theory. Postmodernism is a intellectual theory that analyses what stage of time society is currently in. It sees society's break away from modernity a period that viewed the world as being singularly organised around the principles of reason, rationality and faith and its move towards a time of crumbling truths, where we no longer all conform to set beliefs or any one truth, creating a malaise of contradictions in...