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What is scary in Frankenstein? - What is scary in Frankenstein. In her 1831 introduction Mary Shelley relays her task, to “awaken thrilling horror- none to make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart.” In the nineteenth century, horror, fear and disgust were the proper responses to creations that failed to conform to neoclassical aesthetic ideals of unified ideals, harmonious composition of parts in simple regularity and proportion. Victor’s overwhelming feelings of horror and disgust on seeing his hideously disproportionate creature come to life display the reaction of society to Frankenstein as a novel (Fred Botting.) In general, people were far more religious then and would have balked in horror at someone giving life to a being such as the monster....   [tags: English Literature] 2114 words
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HOW ARE TENSION AND SUSPENSE BUILT UP AND MAINTAINED IN AT LEAST TWO - HOW ARE TENSION AND SUSPENSE BUILT UP AND MAINTAINED IN AT LEAST TWO GOTHIC HORROR STORIES. The original use of the term `Gothic Horror' was applied to a group of novels, including Mary Shelley's `Frankenstein', written before 1914. These novels usually included some or all of the following characteristics, which seem demonstrative of the original use of the term `Gothic': An emphasis on portraying the terrifying, a common insistence on archaic settings, a prominent use of the supernatural, the presence of highly stereotyped characters, barbarism as opposed to elegance, and the attempt to set up and perfect techniques of literary suspense....   [tags: English Literature] 3373 words
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Chapter Four of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - Chapter Four of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley The novel, 'Frankenstein' written in 1816 approaches many key issues, which were as relevant then as they are today. At the time there were many scientists who were experimenting in the area of making life, and Shelley addresses this as the main point of her novel. The novel is still as popular as it was in 1818 (when it was first published) due to the way it discusses issues, such as prejudice and parent/child relationships, which are still relevant to modern society....   [tags: Papers] 1990 words
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Comparing Lethal Weapon and Seven - Comparing Lethal Weapon and Seven Lethal weapon and Seven have a few distinct similarities for example their genres are very alike. Lethal weapon is a crime horror and so is Seven. Seven is a lot darker than lethal weapon as lethal weapon has some humour in it. I think seven is a lot more on the side of the horror but features a lot of police drama as well. The stars are quite similar there is one black star and one white. In seven these are Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt. In both films the plot starts very quickly, in seven the first thing that happens is we get introduced to both characters and the transition from the old cop and the new cop....   [tags: Papers] 821 words
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Comparing the Creation Scene in James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein and Kenneth Brannagh's 1994 Frankenstein - Comparing the Creation Scene in James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein and Kenneth Brannagh's 1994 Frankenstein James Whale’s 1931 portrayal of Frankenstein when compared to Kenneth Brannagh’s alternate account from 1994 reveals some similarities but also many differences in the way they try to evoke emotions such as horror, fear and expectation from the audience and keep the plot moving. To do this, the directors have used a series of techniques, including: camera shots, use of sound and music, use of lighting and shadows, and mise-en-scene....   [tags: Whale Brannagh Film Cinematography] 4501 words
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What Started the Zombie Craze and What Kept Them “Alive”? - ... For the real hardcore horror fans, that’s what they wanted and they had never gotten it before” (Machosky). Night of the Living Dead gave the world its first zombie and since then the zombie has not stopped thirsting for human brains. Today, the new movie "Zombieland" has just been released into theaters so the zombie is still going strongly through culture. Night of the Living Dead was a serious horror look at zombies but society has turned a once terrifying genre into some humor. Spoofs like ‘Shawn of the Dead’ and ‘Zombieland’ “has fun messing around with the rules of the post-apocalyptic zombie movie genre” (Machosky)....   [tags: Culture ]
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Psycho - ... James Schwartz is one of the most significant critics that isn’t so crazy about the film because he believes that it should be censored due to direct description of the movie’s murder scene. He argues that without limits, Hitchcock presents the morbidity of Marion’s death, which is immoral and most definitely irrational. Schwartz explains that Hitchcock should take account the sensitivity of his scenes so people can accept them. However, George Stade responds to Schwartz’s discussion of Psycho, stating that Schwartz does not view the film into the next level—rather into a level of conventional formation of American horror films....   [tags: Film]
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womenfr Movie Essay - Women and Religion in the Film Alien and Frankenstein - Women and Religion in the Movie Alien and Shelly's Frankenstein The issue of religion in women's horror is much like the issue of class. In most major organized religions there is a definite patriarchal structure of male dominance. The Father, the Son, the Pope, bishops and priests are all part of this structure that mostly lack woman influences. The religious structure reflects the male dominated society as a whole. As one would expect, women are frightful and perhaps horrified at this exclusionary system and in women's horror the idea of a woman Christ figure has been brought forth....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast] 942 words
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The Importance of Duncan’s Murder in Macbeth - The Importance of Duncan’s Murder in Macbeth         In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the repercussions of Macbeth murdering his King are very numerous. Through themes that include, imagery, soliloquies, atmosphere, and supernatural beings, Shakespeare enforces the magnitude of Macbeth’s crime. Most of these factors are linked together. One of the main ways in which the horror of the murder is underlined is through the Great Chain of Being. At the time this play was written, it was believed that there was a hierarchy in the universe, with God being at the top, then angels, then the King, then man, and finally animals....   [tags: Macbeth essays]
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Comparing Women's and Men's Fears in Frankenstein and Pet Sematary - Comparing Women's and Men's Fears in Frankenstein and Pet Sematary      Childbirth and the resulting mother/child relationship are realities for women that leave plenty of room for anxiety. It is no wonder, then, that these themes of birth and motherhood should be featured prominently in women's horror. In contrast, men's horror tends not to focus on these fears, but, instead, focuses on the act of intercourse (the nuts and bolts of making a baby) and the man's fear of the woman's strange childbearing power....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe - The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe Symbols and imagery of horror and death in a story touch the reader like a fingertip against a chord and can make the heart resonate with fear and woe as the suspended lute with tone. The verbal illustration that is used in the opening phrase in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" is as strong as the imagery of dismay utilized throughout the rest of the story, like the dark and gloomy house. The vivid colors and visuals in the story not only force the reader to picture the surroundings in his or her mind, but also contain the hidden connotations of gravity and despair....   [tags: Fall House Usher Poe Essays]
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Joseph Contrad's Heart of Darkness - &#8220;The Horror. The Horror!'; Joseph Conrad&#8217;s &#8220;Heart of Darkness'; is not just a suspenseful tale of a man&#8217;s journey to one of the Earth&#8217;s few remaining frontiers, the African Congo; it is a psychological insight into the true pits of the human mind, in search of the true &#8220;heart of darkness';, which resides not geographically, but is a part of all of us, living under the restraints of society and civilization. Conrad explores the idea that under the taboos and societal mandates, there is a potential for actions and beliefs that are shocking to the common individual....   [tags: essays research papers] 1133 words
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Frankenstein-value for modern readers - Frankenstein-value for modern readers Mary Shelley’s text, Frankenstein is a text, which is highly regarded in today’s society for its outstanding literary worth. However, the text as it was seen during the time of Shelley and its appearance and appeal today, most certainly differ. The most significant difference is that over a hundred years ago, the text was seen as a popular text, our modern day Simpsons, if you like. Conversely, today it appeals to the cannon of high culture. Its gradual change over time has been based on a number of deciding factors....   [tags: essays research papers] 925 words
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Heart of Darkness Essay - When considering a work of literature, the title can be just as important as the context of the story. Literary devices such as contrast and repetition help develop the symbolism of Joseph Conrad's novel, Heart of Darkness. The use of contrast can be seen within the differences between the black and white people along with the differences between the civilized and uncivilized. The phrase "Heart of Darkness" itself is repetitious to describe certain places, events, and people....   [tags: essays research papers] 800 words
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Sleepy Hollow Film Review - ‘Sleepy Hollow’ film Review Blood and murder usually go down a treat for the people who love gore but this is not the case in the movie ‘Sleepy Hollow’. Repetition is the key to an ultimately predictable film. Just as in any other film we see a substance with a resemblance to blood fall onto a piece of paper. This tells our minds the movie will have elements of horror. Then two hands, male and female, clasp. A headless horseman then appears decapitating an innocent man on the run in the woods....   [tags: essays research papers] 1156 words
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The Crow Review - The Crow Reviewed Throughout the history of movies, movie companies have tried to do it bigger better and more exciting. They bring in bigger stars, better special effects and more convincing stories, which causes the masses to flock to the theatres in eager anticipation of each movie. The audience usually gets what the audience wants—more violence and more action the world over. “The Crow” has elements of different types of movie genres the horror, adventure, film noir and the western. In this movie there is no difference as is about to be shown in the following paper....   [tags: essays research papers] 967 words
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The Werewolves of Society - The Werewolves of Society Over the past several hundred years, werewolves have been an important part of Western Cultures. Werewolves have appeared in blockbuster movies and been the subject of countless books and stories. Werewolves are dark and powerful creatures that terrify us on multiple levels. While they are some of the most violent and merciless monsters that horror has to offer, there is something about the werewolf that we can identify with. Not only can we identify with the characters afflicted with the curse, but we can also identify that the werewolf is a beast and an evil force....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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It seems unbelievable that Abigail Williams could have caused so much - It seems unbelievable that Abigail Williams could have caused so much horror in Salem. How does Millar present the situation as believable to an audience. The horror in Millar's novel 'The Crucible' is based on the accusations of witchcraft in Salem in 1692. A woman called Betty Parris is caught dancing naked in the woods and goes into a coma like state. This affects the reader by making them think that Abigail is so scared about getting caught, she goes into a coma. The reader may feel sorry for Betty and even shocked by the effect on her....   [tags: English Literature] 767 words
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Analysis of Film Dracula, Prince of Darkness - Analysis of Film Dracula, Prince of Darkness Horror has been a popular genre over the last 200 years. People enjoy reading gothic novels and watching horror films because it injects excitement into their lives. This may be because generally life is safer and people may find it mundane; horror gives people a thrill and knowing you're in safe surroundings lets you know you're going to be ok after the short time you are being entertained. Writers like Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker and Edgar Allen Poe have all been popular horror authors, however, the first great gothic novel was 'Mysteries of Udolpho' written by Anne Radcliffe in 1794....   [tags: Papers] 959 words
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Tragedy in Literature - Tragedy in Literature A tragic story represents the downfall of goods and destruction by evil. Tragedy is a descending story shape. It can be compared to the season of fall because both fall and tragedy go from good to evil where living things die. Tragedy starts with "Destruction of the Beautiful," in which virtuous characters are destroyed through no fault of their own; this descends to "The Death of Innocence" where faultless characters meet the realities of life and are changed forever; "Triumph and Defeat" shows us a state where a quest either fails or triumphs but in the midst of suffering; "Pride and Death" in which a character who is familiar with evil is presented with affliction; "Nothingness" where a character only knows suffering and evil in life; and "Horror" where a victim of great horror can only escape through death....   [tags: Papers] 722 words
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Analysis of Jeepers Creepers Video Box Cover - Analysis of Jeepers Creepers Video Box Cover I have chosen to analyse the front and back of the video box cover of 'Jeepers Creepers'. In my opinion, Jeepers Creepers is a horror and a teenage slasher movie as the paramount colours used are red and black which is symbolic for danger, blood and death. The images, which are used, are extreme close-ups of the two main characters. (which bits of them. What are they doing?) There is also a central image showing the two characters shining a torch down a tunnel, this could also be an enigmatic code as the audience asks what will they find down the tunnel....   [tags: Papers] 628 words
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A Comparison of Two Films: Ring and Audition - A Comparison of Two Films: Ring and Audition The two horror films in question are Ring and Audition. They have many similarities, such as the message, the plots, the protagonists and the themes. These similarities portray and tell us about the concerns of modern Japanese culture. The message of Ring is don’t treat others badly just because they are different. Dr Ikuma killed Sadako and made Shizoku a circus freak just because they were different. The message of Audition is never judge a book by its cover....   [tags: Papers] 843 words
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How Writers of 19th Century Stories Create Tension and Suspense - How Writers of 19th Century Stories Create Tension and Suspense The writers in 19th century stories create tension and suspense through the use of gothic horror. This style of writing is designed to frighten and panic and cause dread and alarm. It innovates our hidden worst fears often in a terrifying, shocking finale, while captivating and entertaining us at the same time in a cathartic experience. Horrors effectively centre on the dark side of life, the forbidden, and the strange and alarming events....   [tags: Papers] 1464 words
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The Writing of Stephen King - Steven King has long been known as one of the greatest authors of all time. He has been labeled "the King of Horror" and won many awards including the Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, 6 Bram Stoker awards, 6 Horror Guild awards, 5 Locus Awards, 3 World Fantasy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004), the 1996 O. Henry award, a Hugo Award in 1982 for the non-fiction Danse Macabre. He was given a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 by the Horror Writers' Association and, controversially, a Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation in 2003....   [tags: Literature, Writers] 1557 words
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Suspense and Mystery in 'The Monkey's Paw' and 'The Red Room' - In this essay, I am going to compare ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by W.W Jacobs with ‘The Red Room’ by H.G Wells. I am going to examine how both the writers create suspense and mystery in the stories. ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ is basically about a paw which can be used to grant wishes for its owner. In humour, the White family make their first wish without considering what had happened to the people before them, also they are ignoring that the consequences will be disastrous. ‘The Red Room’ is about a man determined to prove that there are no ghosts in Lorraine Castle....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 1532 words
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Analysis of Methods used by Mary Shelley in Chapter Five of ‘Frankenstein’ and Its Significance to the Novel as a Whole - ‘Frankenstein’ was written by Mary Shelley and was published in 1818, when she was only 19 years old. It was published anonymously and was thought to have been written by Percy Shelley as it contained conventions similar to those in his poetry. ‘Frankenstein’ is a gothic horror novel and along with Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, is one of the best known and most widely read horror novel of all time. It continues to be read and is thought to be ‘more relevant now than ever’, due to the rapid advances in science and technology....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 2140 words
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H.P. Lovecraft’s Fascination in Supernatural Theories - ... “The horror felt by the characters in the novel are not those of pain, but simply the fear of knowing the unsuspected truth hiding just beneath the surface of things.”(Wohleber.) Lovecraft’s writing goes beyond what tends to be said as “horror” by using madness in his characters, suspicion and discovery to the surroundings and the belief of supernatural beings upon us on Earth.(Wohleber.) Such statements tamper with the mind because with enough evidence one can only wonder whether situations in life like that can happen....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Formulaic and Episodic X-Files and Supernatural - ... That was up until the last couple of decades where a new model of television has arisen: narrative complexity (Mittel, 2006, p.29). This study is not interested in the factors that led to ‘narrative complexity,’ but instead, focus on what it is, and how The X-Files and Supernatural adhere to it. Mittel identifies that The X-Files ‘exemplifies’ the model of ‘narrative complexity’: an ‘interplay between the demands of episodic and serial storytelling’ (2006, p.33). Narrative complexity is not the only development in American television that has seen a rise in the last two decades....   [tags: Television Review]
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Running into Darkness in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - Heart Of Darkness: Running from the Truth In the novel Heart Of Darkness, written by Joseph Conrad, the main character makes a decision to go against his convictions by telling a lie about Kurtz¹s death to the intended. After careful analysis of the situation, one can see that Marlow is justified in lying to the intended because the lie enables Marlow live the rest of his life without having to bear the weight of truth on his shoulders.                There was great meaning in the actual final words uttered by Kurtz....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays] 535 words
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Free Hamlet Essays: Imagery in Hamlet - Imagery in Hamlet   The imagery in the play of Hamlet is composed of disease, poison, and decay this adds to the overall atmosphere of horror and tragedy. First, hamlet uses images of disease to show the state of the country of Denmark and his mother. Second, the imagery of poison is used to describe his father’s death. Lastly, Hamlet describes his feelings toward himself and Claudius and his feelings toward his mother by using images of decay. In Hamlet, as in all literature, imagery adds to reader’s ability to imagine the feeling of the story....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework] 503 words
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Critique Of The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari - Critique Of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer, and directed by Robert Weine. It was produced in 1919 by Erich Pommer for Decla-Bioscop. 1919 was a year in which the movie industry was transformed into a giant industry. Although the movie was produced in 1919, it was not released in the United States until 1921. A time when film makers were out to prove that film was indeed art. In the year 1921 525 films were released out of those 525, 50 still exist today, one of those 50 is The Cabinet of Dr....   [tags: essays research papers] 488 words
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The Sniper - In 'The Sniper'; Liam O' Flaherty suggest the horror of war not only by presenting its physical dangers but also by showing its psychological effects. The story takes place in Dublin around the beleaguered Four Courts in the middle of the city where gunfire of heavy guns, machine guns, and rifles break the silence around the sniper because of a civil war that is especially dangerous because the enemy looked similar to yourself. The sniper is on the roof in a vulnerable situation because there is no cover, no place to hide....   [tags: essays research papers] 444 words
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The Significance of Chapter 5 to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - The Significance of Chapter 5 to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Chapter 5 has a significant part in the novel Frankenstein as a whole because it links to what happens later in the story. This is shown by the language, setting, character's behaviour, the relationship to gothic tradition and contemporary issues. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which is a very well know gothic horror story was first published in 1818, where traditional gothic conventions are used. Mary Shelley was born on the 30th, August, 1797 and she first met Percy Bysshe Shelley and immediately fell in love with him and later on got married....   [tags: Papers] 406 words
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Personal Responsibility of Macbeth in Spakespeare's Macbeth - Let me ask just one question, have you ever heard anyone say something, that deep down it is known that, that is not right. Of course, everyone has been in that circumstance. Just because someone ‘tells’ you to do something does not mean that the deed gets done, right. If someone ‘told’ me to murder a lot of people, I’m not going to do it. The same follows for Macbeth. In the novel Macbeth written by William Shakespeare the main character, Macbeth, is told that he will become King. The only logical way to become king (in his own mind) is to kill the existing one, King Duncan....   [tags: essays research papers] 471 words
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bloodmac Gratuitous Use of Blood Images and Imagery in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Effective Use of Blood Imagery in Macbeth   Gratuitous use of blood is the staple of most murder scenes. Perhaps this technique was first developed by Shakespeare for his play Macbeth. The blood imagery used in Macbeth, adds to the horror of the play. There are several examples of this throughout the play. The first noteworthy example occurs in the second scene after the murder of Duncan, when Macbeth is trying to wash the blood from his hands. The second example occurs in the third scene when Macbeth refers to the king’s gory wounds....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Macbeth Essays] 559 words
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Free Macbeth Essays: The Essential Macduff - The Essential Macduff in Macbeth Like in all (or most) Shakespeare plays, there is always a hero that overcomes evil supernatural forces. Macduff is this essential character in this play. His loyalty and patriotism to his dear country, Scotland, is more exceeding unlike the likes of the other Scottish nobles, Macduff was devastated by the murder of his dear king, and he also somewhat sacrifices his family for his country. These three transactions add up to one hell of an admirable hero....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Macbeth Essays] 551 words
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Supernatural in Shakespeare's Macbeth - The Naturally Supernatural - The Supernatural in Macbeth Writers often use supernatural to add suspense and interest to their work. The Witches and ghosts create a sense of horror as well as foreshadow what will happen next. Ghosts and apparitions really took over MacBeth’s emotions and fears. For example in the opening scene witches are used to create an atmosphere of horror and suspense. Later in the scene the ghost of Banquo appears at the dinner table and drives Macbeth mad. His wife try's to calm him but she can't and Macbeth has the people at the table getting awfully suspicious....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Macbeth Essays] 612 words
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So Much Hate - College Admissions Essay - So Much Hate   So much hate in this world,           Time,                       Age,                               Century. So much death by so many people over the smallest fault,          Against them,                       They see,                               They cannot tolerate. Fear and shame haunt our cities,          Towns,                    Homes,                            Hearts. The hearts of those not welcomed by too many:          Latinos,                   Negroes,                             Homosexuals,                                      The Beautiful Diverse For being who they are,          What they are,                    Why they are,                            Where they are In our high society of lip services of tolerance,           Love,                    Peace,                             Community ......   [tags: College Admissions Essay Poem] 157 words
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Classification of Movie Goers - Classification of Movie Goers Many people go to the movies. The movies are an escape into a fantasy world. Everyone has a different preference on what kind of movie is the best. Romance, horror, action, and comedy are different types of movies. The kind of movie someone goes to see can give clues to what kind of person they are. People who prefer horror films obviously like to be grossed out or like to be frightened. The horror fans probably tend to enjoy suspense and anxiety. One might suspect these people love to go on frightening roller coaster rides or do other things that would cause suspense and anxiousness....   [tags: Classification Essay ] 523 words
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Desensitized America - In Candide by Voltaire, there is an instance in the life of the old woman that outrages her. When she meets up with the Mores and they act abusive and intrusive toward her, she is initially outraged. When she stops to think about it, she exclaims that if she had been a person more knowledgeable about their customs, she would be less upset. This suggests that people everyday overlook acts that would be considered by an outsider to be appalling. In our society I can think of many instances that we accept, and in many ways we become desensitized to their horror because they are so common....   [tags: essays research papers] 656 words
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Chapter 5 of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. I will be looking - Chapter 5 of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. I will be looking at why Frankenstein has become such a well known novel and reasons why Mary Shelly. I am writing an essay on one of Mary Shelley’s novels “Frankenstein”, this is unique to Mary Shelley because from a very young age she has had gothic horror involved in her life “she entered the world like the heroine of a gothic tale”. Gothic horror was so popular because people were starting to read and watch horror novels. I will be focusing this essay on chapter 5 of Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein”....   [tags: English Literature] 652 words
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Use of Language in Frankenstein - How does Mary shelly use of language in chapters 1 and 5 show the contrast in the atmosphere and Victor Frankenstein’s behaviour. Question: How does Mary shelly use of language in chapters 1 and 5 show the contrast in the atmosphere and Victor Frankenstein’s behaviour. Frankenstein was written in 1818 by a young lady called Mary Shelly. Shelly had never had any school education but her farther taught her at home. When Shelly was 19 she completed her novel Frankenstein. The book Frankenstein was published in 1818....   [tags: English Literature] 639 words
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"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allen Poe wrote a tale about two friends, Montresor (the main character) who feels very offended by an insult that Fortunato (his friend) made towards his family. The insult is unknown, but Montresor won't give up until he gets his revenge on Fortunato. The story is told from a first person point of view. The reader is led through the story by the narrator, Montresor. And in order to get the reader to understand the situation and the time that it takes place, Edger Allen Poe uses details of setting -- clothing, rooms, and sounds -- to create a mood of horror for the readers....   [tags: American Literature] 431 words
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Analysis of the Film Scream - Analysis of the Film Scream I am writing an essay on films, I am studying the camera movement, the scenario etc. I am studying the films "scream", in this film the horror starts as early as the opening credits. The word scream appears on the screen in bold white letters, at this point you can hear a scream and the texts turns red, putting the picture in the viewers head that someone has been stabbed, this builds up the excitement, you then hear a number of screams, the text then blurs and eventually fades out of the screen, giving the idea that someone has died....   [tags: Papers] 470 words
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A Case Study of Hammer Films - A Case Study of Hammer Films Hammer began life in the 1930’s as a tiny production company attached to a small British distributor called exclusive. Exclusive was mainly concerned with purchasing less prestigious American films and renting them to British cinemas. Hammers name had first appeared before the war on two or three films, like The Mystery of the Marie Celeste in 1936, but it was not until 1947 (when the post, war demand for features began to accelerate as people regained the cinema- going habit) that Hammer was reformed and began production in earnest to take to take advantage of the new situation....   [tags: Papers] 455 words
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Movie review Saw III - One of the best horror series recent is the Saw Franchise. 'Saw III' is 2006's superlative horror film and the best in the Saw trilogy. Everyone in 'Saw III' deserves an eminent collaborative achievement award, the actors Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Bahar Soomekh, and Angus Macfadyen. The director, Darren Lynn Bousman, and producers Mark Burg and Oren Koules, made the Saw franchise magnificent. Darren Lynn Bousman is the first horror director to ever have his first two major Hollywood films open up at number one, which was Saw II and Saw III....   [tags: essays research papers] 518 words
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The Mystery of Kurtz in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness - The Mystery of Kurtz in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness Many works of literature not readily identified with the mystery or detective story genre nonetheless involve the investigation of a mystery. Sometimes finding out the answer of the mystery can illuminate the meaning of the work as a whole. This is present in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. The mystery in this novella is about a character named Kurtz. Kurtz was an English man who traveled to the Congo in search of excitement, money and experience....   [tags: Heart of Darkness Essays] 386 words
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The Masque Of Red Death - The Masque Of Red Death. A virus had come. It killed all that it touched. No one could survive, the red death. Nothing had ever been like it. Sharp pain dizziness and bleeding at the pores where its signs. When prince Prospero's town was half dead he called on 'a thousand hale and light hearted friends among the knights and dames of his court." He called them into a castle. Guarded with a metal gate. They stayed there for 6 months, Eluding the 'red death." They had every thing they need there....   [tags: essays research papers] 372 words
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