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The Horror Genre - The Horror Genre The Horror Genre has been very popular ever since Etienne Robertson, the pioneer of film horror, made the first film. The film 'Phantasmagoria' was more of a theatre shadow play. It was made during the French revolution. Since then, thousands of Horror films have been made. Many developments have been used in newer films such as special effects and 3-D animation. A genre is formed when a type of film has certain elements that become essential to that type of film....   [tags: Papers] 601 words
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Personal Narrative- A Preventable Death - Personal Narrative- A Preventable Death He looks at his watch and realizes that he has to leave now before he gets yelled at due to missing the 12:00 curfew. Upon my cousin Sean's arrival home, he begged his mom for an extended curfew, after all he was the star of the 19991 homecoming football game at Royalton high school, he should have been able to stay out later. After losing this fight with rather stubborn mom, and her giving him a stern "Sean I am not going over this again, it is late and I would like you to live until morning, so you need to go downstairs and get some sleep." he hung his head and went downstairs....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 1015 words
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I Love Horror - I Love Horror This is no fantasy. This is no fallacious delusion of a sick, twisted mind. This is the honest-to-God truth. I love horror novels. Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe are my idols. Perhaps having these two, demented madmen as my personal mentors sounds sick, but I tend to think as they do. Most of my writings are short stories of horror (usually about the length of Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Masque of the Red Death"). My friends often ask me four questions: "Why do you not publish some of your work?" and "Where do you get your ideas from?" and "What is it like writing this horror stuff?" and "Why do you like writing horror stories?" First, I do not publish my work because it's mine....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 815 words
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Personal Narrative - Slumber Party - Personal Narrative -Slumber Party Thump-thump, breathe thump-thump, breath. My heart beat as if it was pounding out through my brain; I tried to catch my breath. I heard footsteps coming up behind me like an elephant chasing at my heels. A scream pierced my ears and echoed many times in my mind. My thoughts raced from one thing to another. After locking the door, the four of us clinched in a corner for nearly an hour. My day had begun normal. I remember I woke up, went to school and found myself with my friends that afternoon....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 1156 words
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Personal Narrative- Cousin's Death - Personal Narrative- Cousin's Death It is amazing how many things we take for granted. We make plans for the day, and don't think twice about how those plans can be taken away in the blink of an eye. I never thought much about it myself, until I was faced with the shock, and undeniable truth of my cousin's death. I don't think anyone really thinks about tragedy until they are actually faced with shocking news. My mom had been going to school in Greeley and staying at my Aunt Margaret's house ....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 1688 words
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Gender Depiction in Horror Films - Gender Depiction in Horror Films There has been a large variety of horror films produced throughout the last fifty years. People are always going to be frightened and scared by different types of horror films. But, what type of horror film scares more people, and were men or women more frightened by these horror films. Each one of the horror films had its own agenda to frighten its audience using several different methods of horror. Some of these methods were more so directed at the female audience than the male audience....   [tags: Movies Film Analysis Gender Sex Essays Papers]
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Parody of a Typical Horror Film - Parody of a Typical Horror Film The idea for my production has come from unit 2 film and broadcast fiction. I will be working within a group of four and we plan to produce a parody of the typical horror film. We will also be combining the fake world of horror films with the nearly real world of docu-soaps to make the film more interesting. This is going to be attempted by setting our horror within a docu-soap. We will be using an omniscient narrative meaning the audience will know more than what the characters do....   [tags: Papers] 944 words
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: A Masterpiece of Propaganda When was the last time you were exposed to propaganda. If you think it was more than a day ago, you are probably unaware of what propaganda really is. According to Donna Woolfolk Cross in “Propaganda: How not to be Bamboozled,” propaganda is “simply a means of persuasion” (149). She further notes that we are subjected daily to propaganda in one form or another as advertisers, politicians, and even our friends attempt to persuade us to use their product, vote for them, or adopt their point of view....   [tags: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass]
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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave - The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave was written by Frederick Douglass himself. He was born into slavery in Tuckahoe, Maryland in approximately 1817. He has, "…no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it" (47). He became known as an eloquent speaker for the cause of the abolitionists. Having himself been kept as a slave until he escaped from Maryland in 1838, he was able to deliver very impassioned speeches about the role of the slave holders and the slaves....   [tags: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass]
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Horror and fear at the emergence of the monster in Chapter 5 of Frankenstein - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a work of Gothic horror - a branch of romantic fiction characterized by its focus on sublime emotions. The genre is often inspired by nightmares with the intent to inspire horror and emotion in the reader. The era in which the novel was written, around the time of 1816, followed a period of great scientific advancement. Shelley's style is heavily influenced by the romantic poets with whom she spent time and her plot was influenced almost undoubtedly by the scientists of her time, who after its recent discovery had a great fascination with electricity and its effects on the human body....   [tags: Mary Shelley] 2182 words
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William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily is a Gothic Horror Tale - William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily - A Gothic Horror Tale William Faulkner is widely considered to be one of the great American authors of the twentieth century. Although his greatest works are identified with a particular region and time (Mississippi in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries), the themes he explores are universal. He was also an extremely accomplished writer in a technical sense. Novels such as The Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom. feature bold experimentation with shifts in time and narrative....   [tags: essays research papers] 1833 words
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Horror and Self-punishment in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex - Horror and Self-punishment in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex An ancient plate portraying Oedipus listening to the riddle of the Sphinx. Oedipus Rex is a play whose qualities of inscrutability and of pervasive irony quickly come to complicate any critical discussion. It is a play of transformations in which things change before our eyes as we watch; where meanings and implications seem to be half-glimpsed beneath the surface of the text only to vanish as we try to take them in; and where ironical resemblance and reflections abound to confuse our response....   [tags: Oedipus the King] 836 words
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Slave Narrative - ... Douglass watched his Aunt Hester being brutally whipped, and although describing it with detail 'where the blood ran fasted, there he whipped longest' (Douglass, Narrative, p.2074), he is unable to scribe his full emotional distress of the scene. This I note as being a tactic to portray the horror, through his personal reserve. For if Douglass was to discuss every excruciating emotion, this may have been viewed by some readers at the time, as a hyperbolic reaction, thus tainting the truth of the scene....   [tags: Comparative, Brown, Douglass, Jacobs 1] 1657 words
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Personal Narrative - Personal Narrative There lay her limp body staring up at us. Her cold eyes were no longer the brilliant blue we were used to. We did not know this at the time, we were about to face the worst time of our lives. But for some of us, including me, it would be much worse. Of course we didn't know that then, all we knew was the fear and the confusion. There were so many thoughts running through my head, but mainly, "Why her?" Because it was Sarah who had been murdered; my best friend....   [tags: Papers] 994 words
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Personal Narrative - Personal Narrative I was bruised, bitten, and banged up, and I loved it. The weekend had completely made my summer and filled in a part of my personality that I never knew existed. My king salmon fishing trip taught me perseverance, trust, tolerance, and that it is not always the trophy, but instead the journey you take along the way. Every summer that I go back to Michigan, my cousin Lance and I take a fishing trip. This year we were after the big ones, king salmon, running up the Manistee River....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1357 words
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Personal Narrative: Death in a Dream - Dream a Little Dream My grandmother always said, “you cannot choose between life or death while sleeping”. When you are sleeping, your body practically doesn’t belong to you. Its almost as though you have no control over anything that might happen to you in your dreams, especially if it is something dangerous. When I ask people why this happens, they theorize that a powerful force or being has entrapped your body. You could end up dying in your dreams, thus leading to your death or illness in reality....   [tags: Narrative Essay Dying Death Asleep] 944 words
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Designing and Producing a Series of Advertising Posters for a New Horror Movie - Designing and Producing a Series of Advertising Posters for a New Horror Movie For our media studies project, Gurpreet and I have decided to design and produce a series of advertising posters for a new horror movie. We plan to make our posters of the same style of those used in magazines, newspapers, public billboards and of course the cinemas. This project is mainly aimed towards a target audience of males. The age of our target audience is from 18 years old and above. Although many teenagers from an age of 16 may want to see the film because of its narrative image and rock music soundtrack, we don’t want the film to be seen as just another “teen horror movie”....   [tags: Papers] 603 words
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How does Shelley prepare us for the horror of Frankenstein’s creature? - How does Shelley prepare us for the horror of Frankenstein’s creature. Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in 1818. Shelley (the wife of poet Percy Shelley) first got inspiration for her book in Geneva. There she stayed with her husband, Lord Byron and a few others. They were all challenged to write a ghost story during a hellish storm. Though she did write a story it was a forgettable on. The real inspiration came on June 22nd, the night before Shelley’s departure. The group discussed a subject from de Stael’s ‘De L’Allemagne’ where they considered whether the principle of life could be discovered and whether scientists could be discovered and whether scientists could galvanize a corpse of manufactured humanoid....   [tags: English Literature] 2520 words
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Narrative Essay: I am Unique - I am Unique From the time I was a young child, I have always known I was different from others. Although I didn't realize I was in any way "smart" until around the fourth grade, I had been skipped up to the first grade from kindergarten. While friends struggled with homework assignments, finishing them came easily to me, like riding a bike. Supposedly - I've never ridden a bike. No, my passion, and talent, from the very beginning, was with written materials. By second grade, I had my own card for the library and went there at least once a week....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 719 words
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas Frederick Douglas, a slave born in Tuckahoe Maryland, was half white and half black. His mother was a black woman and his father a white man. Though he never knew his father, there was word that it was his master. Douglas wrote this narrative and I felt that it was very compelling. It really showed me the trials and tribulations that a black man went through during times of slavery. In his early years, Douglas lived on a farm where he watched many slaves receive harsh beatings and whippings....   [tags: Slave Narratives] 712 words
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass After escaping from slavery, Frederick Bailey changed his name to Frederick Douglass and became a prominent speaker in the abolitionist movement. He was so eloquent that proslavery opponents charged him with being a fraud who had never been a slave and challenged him to reveal the true facts of his life. Such an account was dangerous for Douglass, who could have been captured and returned to slavery for life, but he proceeded to write in specific detail the account of his experience as a slave, in order to reveal the inhumanity of that “peculiar institution” and help bring about its overthrow....   [tags: Papers] 1167 words
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War Story- Personal Narrative - War Story- Personal Narrative Finally we got a well deserved break from what seemed like our endless marching. As we stopped pain shot up my left leg like a bullet. I looked automatically to my right. Nobody was there. My best friend Simon would usually stand there, as he had in the war before, I could imagine the grin on his face. The images of all those years ago started to play in my mind… It began when we were assembled in the safety of the trench. Then we heard those dreaded words that can make a man throw up with fear for his life....   [tags: Papers] 569 words
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Personal Narrative: Happy To Be Alive - Personal Narrative: Happy To Be Alive People often ask why I seem to be so happy; my usual reply is "because I'm alive". It was six days after my eleventh birthday, so naturally I was happy, but by the end of this day there are feelings I had that I never knew existed. I recall my primary six teacher asking my class to gather round her as she had something to tell us. She said that a man had gone into a primary school in Dunblane and started shooting at innocent children. The thought that someone could this came to me as a great shock but I did not even consider what might have happened to my cousin, Emma, who lives there....   [tags: Papers] 603 words
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Regrets - Personal Narrative - Regrets - Personal Narrative My tour of duty or should it be 'tour of hell' was coming to a very welcomed close for myself and my fellow comrades. Getting a slight shrapnel wound was not unwelcome, as it confined me to the field hospital, whittling away a few more days. My stay at the make-shift hospital seemed a lifetime away from the battle as I could only hear the occasional blitz of shell fire echoing in the distance. The frontline must have been a good ten miles away. However, I was experiencing mixed emotions about my absence from the frontline....   [tags: Papers] 1305 words
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A Day In My Life - Personal Narrative - A Day In My Life - Personal Narrative Today is just another school day. The days seem to merge but the routine remains. Somebody once said routine is the last refuge of the unimaginative. I don't know, but as I turn to try to rediscover the warmth of my bed, I instead wait, lie dreading the sound of my alarm....   [tags: Papers] 2683 words
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Narrative Assignment – Julian Bond Speech - Narrative Assignment – Julian Bond Speech When I entered the hall where the famous civil rights leader was going to speak, the crowd filing in reminded me more of a church congregation than of a university campus audience. The general mood had an air of formality about it and many people were dressed up for the occasion. Conversations were going on around me but in quiet, almost respectful tones as everyone located their seats. The surroundings at Smith Memorial Hall helped to set this formal mood, too, because the hall could be mistaken for a church with organ pipes in the background and flower arrangements set up on the podium....   [tags: Civil Rights Event] 1409 words
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Pre 1914 Gothic Horror Stories: Techniques Used in Writing The Tell Tale Heart and The Red Room - The Tell Tale Heart and The Red Room are two short stories that share the genre of a gothic horror story. They are both based in the nineteenth century but the plots are very diverse from one another. The Tale Tell Heart tells the story of a man driven to insanity by his landlord’s eye whereas The Red Room is a story about an ignorant man whose disbelief in ghosts leads to him spending the entire night in a haunted room with ominous consequences. With both stories set pre 1914, the writers could expand upon their main ideas as the current time was one of huge conflict between religion and science....   [tags: the tell tale heart, the red room] 871 words
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Narrative Frames and Ambiguity in Henry James' The Turn of The Screw - Narrative "frames" and Ambiguity in The Turn of The Screw            Since it was written, Henry James' The Turn of The Screw has been acclaimed by numerous critics to be one of the most immaculate, engrossing and terrifying ghost stories ever produced. Harriet Waters Preston described it as, "a sheer mortal horror, like the evil dream of a man under the spell of a deadly drug"1, and Gertrude Atherton said, "[it] is the most horrifying ghost story ever written!"2 I will argue that it is the narrative frames enclosing The Turn of The Screw that are largely responsible for the reception the book has received....   [tags: Henry James Turn of the Screw]
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The Voice That Will Go With You: Narrative Strategies in Art - ... The spaces and inconsequential elements (rocks or trees of no importance) act to delineate the entire panorama into individual stories, creating pacing and contrast. Without sufficient spacing the stories would be unclear, and aesthetically unappealing. The background elements –a small stretch of land, a small shack in the distance, and a grove of trees - act like commas in a sentence, and serve to separate the individual narratives. Because the entire piece is made up of specific and highly delineated cut out elements, unlike a painting, there is no continuity between the elements, but only how the viewer’s eye is lead to the next vignette....   [tags: Art]
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How The Others and Nosferatu Establish a Genre and Narrative - How The Others and Nosferatu Establish a Genre and Narrative In this essay I am going to compare and discuss the ways in which the opening titles of Frederich Murnau's Nosferatu and Alejandro Amenabar's The Others establish horror genre and narrative. The two films differ a great deal and hopefully I will be able to describe each one in detail. Although both Nosferatu and The Others are stereotypically horror films they each have their own purpose and ways to put horror across to the audience....   [tags: Papers] 554 words
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The Limits of Narrative in in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - The Limits of Narrative in Heart of Darkness   Early English novelists depicted a very general reality; that is, what many observed to be "real" is what found its way into the narratives. For example, several novels of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries emphasize, or entirely revolve around, the idea of social status. Samuel Richardson's Pamela addresses a servant's dilemma between her morals and low social position; the hero of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones must also confront his "low birth." Jane Austen famously portrayed class struggles in nearly every one of her novels....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays] 1769 words
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Narrative Styles in the Openings of Wuthering Heights and Silas Marner - Narrative Styles in the Openings of Wuthering Heights and Silas Marner Silas Marner and Wuthering Heights are two novels in which the past is very important in an understanding of the circumstances of the present. Both novels deal with the thwarting of passions and their deformation into ugliness. Yet both novels are also concerned with ways in which evils and wrong choices can be made right as time passes. In both novels the past informs the present, and through actions of characters willing to address the past, the evils of the past can be alleviated or resolved in ways which suggest hope and spiritual progress....   [tags: Papers] 1789 words
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Narrative Techniques in Faulkner’s The Unvanquished and Barn Burning - Narrative Techniques in Faulkner’s The Unvanquished and Barn Burning The Unvanquished is composed of a series of stories during which Bayard Sartoris, the narrator, grows up from a twelve-year-old boy to a young man of twenty-four years. The narrative style makes it obvious that events are being related by an adult who is looking back at his past. There are several indications of this: in the very first story “Ambuscade”, the narrator, while describing his war games with his coloured friend, Ringo, states: “We were just twelve then”....   [tags: Unvanquished Essays] 795 words
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Foreshadowing, Mood, Mythical Parallels, and Narrative Elements in Dracula - Foreshadowing, Mood, Mythical Parallels, and Narrative Elements in Dracula       In the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker, there is much evidence of foreshadowing and parallels to other myths.  Dracula was not the first story featuring a vampire myth, nor was it the last.  Some would even argue that it was not the best.  However, it was the most original, using foreshadowing and mood to create horrific imagery, mythical parallels to draw upon a source of superstition, and original narrative elements that make this story unique....   [tags: Dracula Essays]
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Personal Narrative - Russia's Communist Society and its Government - Personal Narrative - Russia's Communist Society and its Government Lenin promised peace to the Russian people, but it was an illusion that never came, for the country where my great-grandfather remained with the majority of my family soon sunk into civil war. Untouched by man, the snow lay still and smooth, cloaked in white purity. Guilt filled my every step as piles of snow crumbled helplessly under my heavy feet. At the door I paused to look upon the path my footsteps had made only to become discouraged at the beauty I had destroyed....   [tags: Russian History] 3569 words
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Growing Up in San Francisco- Personal Narrative - Growing Up in San Francisco- Personal Narrative Although I was born in Salem, Oregon, my earliest memories are from San Francisco, California. My parents came to California to start over and find a better life. For a while we lived on a bus parked in front of a friend's house. When I was three years old, we moved to Potrero Hill, an area of low-income housing projects in the big city. A very famous man, O.J. Simpson, grew up there, but that was before my time....   [tags: Papers] 548 words
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Narrative Voices in Shelley's Frankenstein and Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev - Narrative Voices in Shelley's Frankenstein and Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev I have chosen to compare the narrative voices of Frankenstein and Fathers and Sons, as the perspectives in these two novels differ from one another. Frankenstein’s narrative voice contains tales of three characters within one narrative, none belonging directly to the author, whereas the narrative voice of Fathers and Sons, is that of the author alone. Examples I will be using are taken from ‘The Realist Novel’ (TRN), and from the novels of Frankenstein (F) and Fathers and Sons (F&S)....   [tags: Shelley Frankenstein Fathers Turgenev Essays] 1522 words
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Genre and Narrative Establishment in Edward Scissorhands and Sleep Hollow by Tim Burton - Genre and Narrative Establishment in Edward Scissorhands and Sleep Hollow by Tim Burton Genre is the French word for 'type'. Type is the kind of text it is. The genre of a film text may be Sci-Fi, Horror, Action, Romantic, Comedy, etc. In most films, the genres are combined, this is known as a 'hybrid genre'. Narrative of a film is the structure or order in which the plot (sequence of event) is presented to an audience. This piece of coursework is going to discuss how Tim Burton establishes genre and narrative in the opening five minutes of two films, 'Edward Scissorhands' and 'Sleepy Hollow'....   [tags: Papers] 1843 words
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Genre and Narrative Establishment in the Opening of Pulp Fiction, The Krays and Goodfellas - Genre and Narrative Establishment in the Opening of Pulp Fiction, The Krays and Goodfellas In this piece of coursework I am going to study, compare and evaluate three films in order to show how the genre and narrative are established in the opening five minutes of each. The three films I have chosen to study are 'Pulp Fiction', 'The Krays' and 'Goodfellas'. Pulp Fiction was released in 1995, it was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and was star studded with the likes of John Travolta (Vincent Vega), Uma Thurman (Mia Wallace), Samuel L Jackson (Jules) and Bruce Willis (Butch)....   [tags: Papers] 2175 words
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Genre and Narrative in Two Films: Rosemary's Baby and Frankenstein Must be Destroyed - Genre and Narrative in Two Films: Rosemary's Baby and Frankenstein Must be Destroyed In the opening 5 mins of a film there are many clues to the genre of the film. We watched the openings to 2 films in the genre of horror and identified how we could tell they were horror. There are certain things that are in most horror films such as darkness and blood and other stereotypically 'scary' things. The two films we watched were 'Rosemary's Baby' and 'Frankenstein must be destroyed'....   [tags: Papers] 824 words
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Use of Narrative in John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Narrative is a rhetorical structure that distorts reality in order to reveal it. This is an eminently evident actuality in John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Through this distortion, Boyne is able to evoke the reader’s empathy, portray the horror of the Holocaust to a younger audience and convey human’s capacity for inhumanity and indifference. This is achieved by Boyne, primarily through the exaggeration of innocence throughout the novel, the content presented to the audience, and the use of a child narrator....   [tags: Holocaust] 998 words
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Narrative Poetry as Much More Than a Series of Interesting Tales - Narrative Poetry as Much More Than a Series of Interesting Tales Narrative poems have been around for hundreds of years and they all tell a story. Narrative poems were spoken out loud and not written down (usually because most people were illiterate), they were mainly told at night as it would add to a more mysterious atmosphere. We believe they have been around for hundreds of years, maybe even longer as none were written down until today. The titles, 'The Listeners' and 'The Highwayman', in their self's are mysteries....   [tags: Papers] 1407 words
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Slasher Movies: Female Victims or Survivors? - Slasher Movies: Female Victims or Survivors. “[Scary movies are] all the same. Some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can’t act who’s always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It’s insulting,” claims the character Sidney, in the movie Scream (1996). This stereotype is what many movie fans and critics believe when the topic of slasher films arise. Slasher films normally include a psychotic killer (either real or supernatural), a number of victims (often female), and usually the only person alive at the end of the movie is a female....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Horror Movies Essays]
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Excerpt from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano - ... He paid forty pounds for his freedom, the same price King had paid to purchase him. For the next twenty years or so, Equiano travelled extensively including participation in the Phipps expedition of 1772 searching for the Northwest Passage. In 1786, he went to London and became an active member of the abolitionist movement. Three years later in 1789 Equiano had his autobiography published. The funds he received from the sales of the book allowed him to support himself, and after 1792 his wife Susannah Cullen....   [tags: ] 1161 words
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The Drummer Boy of Shiloh - ... Fifth advantage consists of the reader having an individual voice. The reader can personally relate to the story. Also it can help the reader discover the nature of the writer (“Narrative,” 2008). Sixth advantage involves narrative text helping the reader understand other text. Seventh advantage includes the reader confronting the imagination (“How to Read Narrative Text,” 2009). However, there are disadvantages to using narrative text in a middle school classroom environment. The first disadvantage pertains to a story setting up more than one problem which can be confusing to the reader....   [tags: Narrative, Informative] 1373 words
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Dad - Personal Narrative- Dad My brother and I were standing in a white room where people were franticly running around. I looked at this man being wheeled by lying on a blood soaked bed. His eyes were swelled shut and he was moaning in excruciating pain. I took a closer look and realized his skull was exposed. His scalp was completely off the side of his head. Tears started coming when I thought about this poor man's family. How were the doctors going to tell his wife and kids what he looked like; or even worse, he had died....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile] 899 words
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My First Time Bow Hunting for Elk - Personal Narrative- Bow Hunting On a cloudless September afternoon, a hunter stands with a defeated look upon his face. He sighs in disappointment as he watches a bull run through the aspens. He is still shaking in excitement and frustration. He did everything he could, but the bull didn't live that long by being stupid. I had never had that type of rush before, even though I had been defeated I was hooked on bow hunting. When school was ending my sophomore year I realized that I was going to be bow hunting that fall, and that I had better start to practice shooting....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description] 920 words
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Narration and Perspective in Pramoedya's Inem - Narration and Perspective in Pramoedya's Inem Tradition represents an integral component of one's cultural identity, and this is especially so in this rapidly changing world which we live in, where the boundaries between different cultures are increasingly being blurred and distorted by the process of globalisation. While traditions do define the beliefs, practices and collective experiences of a people, the continued existence of certain socio-cultural institutions in which discriminatory and repressive measures still persist cannot be condoned....   [tags: Asia Narrative Fiction Literature Essays]
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