What a Sick World
His voice is as calm a summer breeze. This is the voice in which Michael Moore uses to explain about what a corrupt healthcare system the U.S. is currently dealing with. Calm and corrupt are two words that contradict themselves yet Moore manages to interpret them both to get his point across in his documentary “Sicko.” This documentary is one genre I will be exploring. The other genre that will be explored is a basic political cartoon about receiving bad healthcare from CartoonStock.com. Anyone can see this type of depiction in any current newspaper or magazine dealing with the struggle our economy is going through and healthcare. Although this particular cartoon is sending a similar message as other political cartoons, the thing that makes this one stand out is the black and white color; ordinary and usual seeming, but to the point just like the others you may come across. Two distinct genres, Michael Moore’s “Sicko” documentary and the black and white health insurance cartoon, both achieve a common goal of informing citizens about the negative factors concerning U.S. healthcare.
“Sicko” and the political cartoon are both intended for Americans who are dealing with bad healthcare experiences or even educating the audience about the issue at hand. Moore stated in his documentary, “For those who do have healthcare living the American dream but are still getting screwed over.” Yes there are ups and downs of having American healthcare, but as Moore explains the downs of our healthcare the more upset the viewer may become. What is ironic is that the color of the political cartoon is black and white; this symbolizes the way Moore discusses American healthcare while using his calm but true voice.
Moore proves the point he is trying to get across by interviewing people who have health insurance yet still do not receive the proper care they pay for monthly. He maintains a calm voice throughout the whole documentary to show us how disturbing yet...