[SERIOUS] I'm doing an assignment on G1 Megatron for English and would like some help

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  1. convoy84

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    The assignment calls for us to do a propaganda piece of some sort on a certain product or leader. I asked my teacher and she said the leader (should we choose to do one) can be fictitious; hence, I chose to do a speech which aims to support G1 Megatron and the Decepticon cause.

    That said, what are some things/points I could focus on for my speech?
     
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    Using the earth to rejuvenate Cybertron, how humans are disgusting flesh creatures and do not deserve to live.
    Rallying against the Autobot cause, Prime turning on his brothers to protect the Earth and destroying the space bridge back to Cybertron..shit like that.
     
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    Jobs. Megatron managed to build some new plot device every week. Under Megatron's rule there would always be some sort of government funded construction project going on, and a military campaign to go along with it. War is good for the economy, as long as it does not drag on.
     
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    Dance parties every night...remember Auto-Bop?
     
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    Those are both good points, but I was hoping for the speech to be aimed at people, not Cybertronians.
     
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    Megatron can try and convince the Humans that the Autobots are the enemy. Make up some story about how they destroyed Cybertron and depleted all its resources fighting against the peaceful Decepticons.Also about their unholy Matrix of leadership that can wipe out a planet if its opened. Convince them Prime is actually a devil that can't die and has been resurrected over and over from the dark powers of the Matrix. The Autobots have Weapons of Mass destruction and earths only hope is to help the Megatron collect enough energon to rebuild the Space Bridge and wipe out the Autobots and leave earth peacefully.
     
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    Make it seem like the Decepticons are the good guys not the Autobots.
     
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    Alright, with the ideas you all have given me, this is what I have come away with:

    What do you think? Any changes I should make?
     
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    There are some words missing, and one case of the wrong word being used, little stuff that spelling ans grammar checks won't pick up on. Also I would change the part that says,
    To better spin the truth of how Megatron risked pursuing the Autobots as the left Cybertron on the mission to plunder Earth of it's natural resources.
    Also I'd change Soviet Union to terristors.
     
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    I would imagine my wrong word was "man", and if that's the case, I only used it because "leader" would be redundant and "'bot" sounded a bit cringey.

    Other than that, I changed the part about Megs being on the run to:
    I also changed the part about the Soviet Union to instead mention Cobra; I intend to attach an annotation that explains that further, since I'm certain that the G.I. Joe cartoon isn't the first priority for an English teacher.
     
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    Four words: you are being deceived!
    Roberts did a good job at basing the Decepticon movement on the Bolsjewists in IDW.
    I think you would have a far more furtile base to build on if you went that way instead of using the cartoon Decepticons.
     
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    I'd suggest reading Megatron Origin and studying up on Functionism on the TFwiki and then relate it to real world examples.
     
  13. Aernaroth

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    Getting blitzed on energon and telling folks to remember the good old days.

    Or, you know, try not to tie everything you do back to Transformers.
     
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    :D 

    Normally, I try not to, but with this assignment, I couldn't pass it up. I would've done Ted Cruz, but he dropped out just as we got the assignment, so it wouldn't have done much to support him.
     
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    It's something of an odd choice though, since Megatron's rise to power was more through brute conquest and inspiring people to join him through his own personal power juxtaposed with the weakness/corruption of the established regime, not through a prolonged media campaign.

    Maybe talk about Megatron's use of psychological warfare and intimidation to keep his own troops in line while demoralizing his opponents, and compare that with other historical conquerors?
     
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    Couple questions

    How many pages does this assignment need to be?

    Do you need to compare and contrast with a real person or with another fictional character?

    Does the paper have to follow APA 6th edition?

    Because I found a few items but if your not following APA it may or may not make a difference.

    Ex. No contractions i.e. it's = it is

    Anphrmorism I'm seeing in a few sentences. I.e. "helping hand" hand cannot help but "one person can help and that is Megatron". Helping hand is a figure of speech also, you don't want.

    Starting with the sentences with"but" and "pronouns" depending on the teacher can cost you some points, I would change that.

    Do not use "you" maybe use "the community, the population, or society as a whole".

    Do you need an introduction & conclusion?
     
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    Yup. G1 Megatron was a shallow villain without any nuance to his cause or army. In IDW, however, Megatron actually uses a broken system to rally people to his cause. You could make an entire essay on functionism alone, not to mention Megatron's involvement.
     
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    You know, despite the title saying this is serious, I find the whole concept of making propaganda based off of Megatron a little silly.

    I couldn't come up with any ideas people hadn't already said, I just want to wish you good luck.
     
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    I want to add to this, but it'll have to wait until I'm off work. Lots to say!
     

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