This is very true about Oedipus’ character when the recognition comes as a result of him being told, “Polybus is no kin of yours” This is the catalyst for all the events that follow and lead to his dramatic downfall. A complex plot structure includes both the reversal and recognition, like the play “Oedipu... ... middle of paper ... ... sympathy for the characters and its protagonist. It motivates the audience and readers by arising questions, and uses devices that utilise the suspense and the effect of dramatic irony. It is true that many of the aspects of this play could maybe conclude in it being classed as a detective story. Although there are some points that could class it as one I do not consider it entirely a detective story.
That concept is used to induce more fear into the audience through a more realistic plot. Another famous element of a Hitchcock film is the use of an enigmatic villain. Hitchcock was one of the first directors to ... ... middle of paper ... ...ese films to categorize Arlington Road as a classic thriller. I believe the few changes that were made only enhance the film. For example, the tasteless perfect ending is eliminated and replaced with an unconventional one which only adds more suspense to the film.
Furthermore, films at the time would con... ... middle of paper ... ...ound allows the audience to reflect and reassess it's opinions. As I have shown you Hitchcock utilises a plethora of techniques to create tension and suspense. Some of these techniques are complex and purely subliminal, these techniques are particular to this film and not at all transferable. Other more overt but equally* less complex techniques such as his use of shadow are more revolutionary because they have been transferred and applied to the entire horror genre. It is because these techniques have been used and evolved upon so much that audiences of today don't always experience the suspense and tension of audiences of the time.
The scene in which Margot gets attacked, clever lighting effects are effectively employed by Alfred Hitchcock, to build up the anticipation of the audience and add-on greatly to the element of suspense and thrill present in the scene. It is noticeable how the entire set is dark and only some parts are selectively lit in order to capture audience focus. For example, the scene in which the doorknob turns slowly and the ... ... middle of paper ... ...acter of Manny as a religious, moral and selfless, simple guy in the minds of the audience quite well. This is further corroborated when towards the end, when the actual culprit gets caught and is confronted by Manny, the first things that he says to him is about the suffering that is caused to Rose because of him. Through this characterization, Alfred Hitchcock also is able to establish an element of irony in the movie, that such a simpleton should be convicted as a criminal.
Horror films are so popular due to the fact that it sparks curiosity, it allows one to release repressed feelings, it allows one to face their fears, and because it allows one to feel better about their own life. In many cases people are drawn to horror films because it relieves one’s repressed feelings caused from childhood trauma. A quote from the Intro to The Beauty was: “I fell in love with horror because what the best horror does, is make us look at the most frightening aspects of ourselves”. Although horror films are essentially fictional, it also has a real world effect. The happenings in a horror film are often real world situations which creates a sense of connection between the characters in the film and those of the audience.
At times, the events seem so incredible that the average viewer may have trouble relating and may lose sight of the deeper message. However, by appealing to emotion, utilizing realistic current events, and breaking the fourth wall, the writers maintain their ties to reality and force the viewer to think deeply about what may seem to be a hyperbolic drama. Below the façade of political mayhem, House of Cards consistently strives to deliver a powerful message about the danger of excessive power and warns about the impact of corruption in U.S. politics. To accomplish that goal, they skillfully maintain enough of a connection to reality that the viewer feels intimately attached to the events of the show and feels a call to action in their personal life and is forced to evaluate their political
Following Morell’s definition of an anti-hero, or more precisely, of an unlikeable protagonist, we learn the benefits of using unlikely leads in our stories to make them more interesting, complex, unpredictable, and insightful (32). She explains how there is a ‘fine line’ in balancing traits that must be kept in order to make the reader feel captivated by the characters. Too much likeability, and the antihero becomes a hero. Too many negative traits, and they become too unlikeable to even relate to (43). Despite of this, there is an abundant number of combinations in character creation for unlikeable protagonists, since the traits we give them can be picked from two sets that are normally exclusive to villains and heroes, respectively.
They know that if they go and see this genre of film that they are going to be held in suspense and that many of the characters will have to face dangerous or unusual situations. Many films fall into the genre of Psychological thriller. These have proved to be very successful and have had a very good audience reception. Many thrillers are also crossed with the horror genre, e.g. What Lies Beneath, Sleepy Hollow and The Haunting.
The reasoning for the italicization is because I wanted to emphasis on the point that this book offers more than that of a pedophile’s love. Nabokov’s novel does a very good job of creating an interesting yet unorthodoxed plot. What Nabokov might find acceptable in today’s society, some people might find very offensive and disrupting. He does this to grab the reader’s attention; therefore, building their interests by having them see the other side of things. Why many readers may find this book to be associated with pornography or just another literary piece surrounded around pedophilia, Nabokov hits you with textual evidence, which may sway reader’s minds.
In conclusion, as readers, we are drawn to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth because they are so interesting, despite them being evil and murderers. When they keep the action and drama of the play going they attract our attention. In addition to that, we are drawn to them because they are complex characters that we like to try and solve and because reading about their wickedness makes us believe that we could never commit as much evil as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth did.