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However, there is a benefit to being overlooked, which is that as culture itself gravitates toward different concerns, the expression of those concerns changes within film and other forms of popular culture. In the 1950’s, the horror genre was characterized by a closed narrative that tended to reinforce the values of the traditional family and the government itself. Postmodern horror introduces new aspect to the genre¬–namely disrupting the order of society (primarily through the use of violence and other types of shocking ploy), and, unlike their predecessors, movies from the 1960’s and so forth left their endings open. In Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes (1977), the body count of the “normal” American family, the Carters against the clan of the cannibalistic and incestuous Jupiter’s is high, and the ending is unsatisfying by the separate view of good versus evil. Even though the movie ends with two good characters living, the fear and tragedy remain behind, insurmountable, and viewers are left with the feeling that things have not been and will not be resolved.
When thinking of gothic literature, the first thought is a black, gloomy and petrifying story. Gothic literature is just that. Gothic literature is a genre with romance and horror twisted together to bring out the unreal. This type of literature has become very popular here in United States and around the world. With many people enjoying this type of genre, gothic literature has continued to expand and be well liked for over 2 centuries now (Saunders 1).
They force people to make opinions on Juliet and her actions, and to also see how her decisions apply to a larger idea. Shakespeare not only wanted to entertain, but he wanted his plays to cause people to think for themselves, and make a change. The three universal themes can easily be applied today. Love still overwhelms people and causes them to make certain decisions. Passion still causes people to be violent because of a cause.
WISDOM FROM BOOK HEROES AND HEROINES Apparently, fictional characters are more influential than the general public give them credit for. As a matter of fact, people tend to seek company from them when they feel like disconnecting from reality or it can just be one of the undying habits that let someone temporarily get a taste of an entirely different life. The world of fiction is something we certainly know as a product of a wild imagination, an output of creativity that's meant to entertain an audience but it is also a tool used to impart knowledge and serves as a source of inspiration at the same time. When a day feels so down the best thing to do is watch a familiar movie, familiar to the point that reciting the dialogues verbatim is effortless. Or hibernating in a dimly lit bedroom with a good read on hand that could work up the imagination thus swaying thoughts in a different direction for a while.
Austen undoubtedly prizes respect for the Self above social expectation and relationships. Handler and Segal (45) noted that themes of “independence, dependence, and choice” are recurring throughout all of Austen’s works. Recent film adaptations to Austen have decided to downplay these themes, however, in exchange for playing up the romance. These films reveal the 20th century emphasis on romance at the cost of excluding the already established importance of self-knowledge. Pride and Prejudice, Austen’s first written but later published novel, is a commentary on the importance in society of inheritance and achievement.