Atmosphere Of Fear Essays

  • Atmosphere of Fear and Tension in Rebecca

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    Atmosphere of Fear and Tension in Rebecca Shy ladies' companion is staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer when she meets the wealthy George Fortescu Maximillian 'Maxim' de Winter. Max is still troubled over the death of his first wife Rebecca, who was killed in a boating accident the year before. She and Max fall in love and get married. They return to Manderley, his large country estate in Cornwall. The second Mrs. De Winter meets the housekeeper Mrs. Danvers and discovers that

  • Man and God in Frankenstein and Jurassic Park

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    reader.  Michael Crichton's science fiction novel Jurassic Park  portrays what happens when man plays God: his imperfections cause things to go terribly wrong.  The story's, plot, setting, point of view and characterization all add to an atmosphere of fear and raise readers' consciousness about the consequences of doing so. Jurassic Park is dealing with a very sensitive issue that involves every person on the planet because everybody has genes.  It deals with genetic engineering and the

  • The Importance of Truth in Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea

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    in a Caribbean Island (Jamaica), which is a lush and insecure world for them, after the liberation of the slaves. The husband had once been a slaveholder, the mother is a confused and crazy lady and Antoinette, the daughter, is a child in an atmosphere of fear, recrimination and bitter anger. She becomes increasingly isolated-this isolation is broken by her scheming stepbrother, who signs Antoinette's inheritance over to the naive Mr. Rochester. The book's account of Antoinette's marriage to Mr. Rochester

  • An Atmosphere of Tension, Fear and Drama in the Outsiders

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    An Atmosphere of Tension, Fear and Drama in the Outsiders Set in the 1960's 'The Outsiders' by Francis Ford Coppola is a story about two rival gangs, the Socials (upper class - rich boys, expensive cars) and the Greasers (lower class - leather jackets, greased hair). This is a tense and dramatic scene set in Manhattan in an urban playground, late at night where the plays protagonists Ponyboy and Johnny (Greasers) are situated after Ponyboy has run away from home. Previously that evening

  • The Atmosphere of Mystery and Fear in The Speckled Band and The Signalman

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    The Atmosphere of Mystery and Fear in The Speckled Band and The Signalman 'The Speckled Band' and 'The Signalman' use language in different ways to make an atmosphere of mystery and fear. These two stories are of a different genre, 'The Speckled Band' is a detective mystery, one of the first of its kind and 'The Signalman' is a supernatural story, yet they are similar as they are both pieces of pre 1914 pros. One of the similarities of both these stories is that the stories are both in

  • An Atmosphere of Fear and Horror in the Opening Chapters of Dracula

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    An Atmosphere of Fear and Horror in the Opening Chapters of Dracula One of the ways in which Stoker creates an atmosphere of fear and horror is through character. A young naïve inexperienced traveller is going to meet a man known as the Count. He is travelling in the "horseshoe of the Carpathians" where every known superstition is gathered in "some sort of imaginative whirlpool". There is an irony in the fact that Jonathan is calm at the beginning of the novel yet he has no idea what is

  • An Atmosphere of Fear and Horror in the Opening Chapter of Dracula by Bram Stoker

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    An Atmosphere of Fear and Horror in the Opening Chapter of Dracula by Bram Stoker The novel of Dracula is written by Bram Stoker It was written in the early 19th century and at this time there was much mystery and suspicion surrounding such places as Transylvania where the book is set. The book's form is that it's written as a journal by the main character, Jonathon Harker. The fact that it's written as a journal makes the whole book seem more believable, and it's as though he's actually

  • How Bram Stoker Uses Gothic Conventions to Create an Atmosphere of Suspense and Fear for the Reader

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    How Bram Stoker Uses Gothic Conventions to Create an Atmosphere of Suspense and Fear for the Reader Dracula is one of the most well-know novels, it was written by Abraham Stoker. At the time Dracula was released in 1897, people regarded it as being a romantic horror, with some elements of fantasy and also it was especially famous for it's gothic conventions. In modern times the term 'gothic' can be regarded as being barbarous, offensive and uncouth. Although many people may not regard it

  • The Curious Atmosphere of Macbeth

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    The Curious Atmosphere of Macbeth The Bard of Avon created a complex atmosphere in his writing of the tragedy Macbeth. Let's give detailed consideration to this aspect of the drama in this paper. In Fools of Time: Studies in Shakespearean Tragedy, Northrop Frye shows how the atmosphere is altered for the better at the end of the play: This theme is at its clearest where we are most in sympathy with the nemesis. Thus at the end of Macbeth, after the proclamation "the time is free

  • Masterful Management of the Atmosphere in Macbeth

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    Masterful Management of the Atmosphere in Macbeth Shakespeare in his tragedy Macbeth shows himself to be a playwright who can manipulate the atmosphere at every turn in the road. The atmosphere of this play is a choreographic work of art which is synchronized with the action of the play. Blanche Coles states in Shakespeare's Four Giants that he agrees with G. B. Harrison, that this play contains one of the finest examples of atmosphere ever created in drama: Macbeth is overwhelmed

  • Macbeth's Atmosphere

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    Macbeth's Atmosphere There are many questions concerning the atmosphere in William Shakespeare's Macbeth that this essay will answer: Is it realistic or unrealistic? Are there two atmospheres - one of purity and one of black magic? And many other questions. Roger Warren comments in Shakespeare Survey 30 , regarding Trervor Nunn's direction of Macbeth at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1974-75, on opposing imagery used to support the opposing atmospheres of purity and black magic: Much of

  • Style and Content of The Red Room and The Judge's House

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    One of the first things that came to mind was this the title. The title "The Red Room" immediately attracts the reader's attention; it is symbolic but leaves unanswered questions. "What is the red room?" "Why is it red?" We associate red with fear and danger. Is this room dangerous? Overall, the title raises so much curiosity that it has an overwhelming effect, wanting us to read on and find answers to our questions. O, and we did read on and yes we did find all the answers to our questions

  • Gothic Setting In Dracula

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    beings, and religion. The book Dracula is about a Count from Transylvania that goes to London in search of new victims and a group of Victorian citizens who end up defeating him and his evil ways. The use of setting and atmosphere in Dracula is filled with a world full of mystery and fear. Bram Stoker manages to capture the Gothic element with his use of castles, symbols, and isolated setting. The Gothic name developed because the novel's setting had been usually in Gothic architecture such as castles

  • Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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    and we can say that this extract is set between sanity and madness to some extents. First of all, we will see that this text relates an ambiguous experience. The atmosphere is gloomy : Mr Lockwood is alone in an isolated farm, everithing is dark around him and there are many teasing noises. So we can say that the atmosphere is quite nightmarish. Mr Lockwood had found Catherine Linton's diary, and he had read it. So he knows the passion between Catherine Linton and Mr Heathcliff, the owner

  • Imagery In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    having the ability to create the perfect atmosphere. Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, can be referred to as a genius when it comes to creating a pervasive atmosphere of horror throughout her text; she achieves this through imagery of the monster, Frankenstein’s regretful diction, and isolated settings. Shelley utilizes imagery to delineate the monster’s horrific appearance, allowing the reader to conceptualize what most of the characters see and fear. Throughout

  • Ingredients Of A Successful Ghost Story

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    at the end of the story. It can frighten you but on the other hand you might enjoy it. It is your perspective. The stories I will be looking at were written in pre 19th Century and were created originally to scare and build intense atmospheres. I will be looking at three short ghost stories and they are The Red Room, The Signal Man and The Old Nurse’s Story. The Signalman' was first published in 1865, written by Charles Dickens, The Red Room' by H.G. Wells was published

  • How Does Arthur Conan Doyle Create Suspense In Sherlock Holmes And The Speckled Band

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    written. Each story has its own distinctive style when creating both tension and an atmosphere of suspense. "The Speckled Band" has a sense of urgency about it, yet manages to build up suspense until the climax of the story. "I have reasons to know....which tend to make the matter even more terrible than the truth." This quote, found in the first paragraph, immediately begins creating an atmosphere for the story, and intriguing the reader as to what the narrator (Dr. Watson) is talking

  • The Creation of Fear and Suspense in 'The Red Room' by HG Wells

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    The Creation of Fear and Suspense in 'The Red Room' by HG Wells HG Wells conveys the experiences in the red room in many ways throughout the story. He is an English author and a political philosopher, most famous for his science fiction romances that variously depict alien invasion, terrifying future societies and transformed states of being. The story of the red room is written in first person, which suggests that the reader believes it is from personal experience. The `Red room' can be

  • A Step Into The Unknown

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    In his novel, Dark Star, Alan Furst creates an atmosphere that supports the depressed and beat down setting surrounding Europe before the onset of World War II. He is able to capture our attention by immediately creating anxiety in the depressed and broken down country of Belgium. Furst is able to draw us into the mind of Andre Szara as he enters Ostend, Belgium, describing the atmosphere as unpleasant and anxiety-driven. He presents this atmosphere through the old and rusted freighter, Nicaea, the

  • Comparing The Signalman and The Red Room

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    supernatural means something that is beyond our control and therefore, as humans, we fear what we don’t understand, in both stories the writers show how this fear affects people lives. The Signalman is set outside near a railway line whereas The Red Room is set inside a castle largely in one room. The outside setting in The Signalman is described with quite a lot of description, creating an uncertain spooky atmosphere, “Is there any path by which I can come down and speak to you?” whereas The Red