Evil Dead Essays

  • An analysis of the form of ideology of Evil Dead 2

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    An analysis of the form of ideology of Evil Dead 2 Evil Dead 2 is a film directed by Sam Raimi who has set out to make a film of the comicall horror genre. The story is obviously the sequel to Evil Dead and follows the exploits of the same character ?Ash? as he takes a trip with his new girlfriend ?Linda?. Raimi has a history for making these types of films with obvious style similarities being seen between ?Evil Dead? and its sequel. ?Evil Dead? was the first feature length film Raimi made

  • Satirical Techniques In Sam Raimi's Evil Dead II

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    Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead II is the epitome of a splatter – comedy, psychological, slapstick, demony-hell, undead, monster (thing??), no-cohesive-genre, cult film. Made in 1987, Evil Dead II blurs the lines of genre through use of slapstick comedy, outrageous gore, and a horror – themed plotline; which is exemplified in the “dancing corpse” sequence. The sequence begins with a self – playing piano, the music being diegetic in contrast to the dancing portion of the sequence. The viewer assumes this trick

  • Infamous Second Son Essay

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    which you can acquire depending on your karma level, hero or villain. The skills which you acquire from having good karma give you skills which are more helpful for manoeuvring your way through a level. Whereas the skills which you acquire form having evil karma give you skills which are more helpful if you want to destroy everything and everyone that gets in your way. Though this could be a problem if you decide you want to use a mix of

  • The Use of Mystery in Two 'Dubliners' Stories

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    efforts to illuminate some of the inscrutable mysteries of life by isolating apparently commonplace incidents or objects and investing them with transcendent importance characterize all of the stories in Dubliners. In `The Sisters', as well as in `The Dead', the principal subject is death, a matter of concern to the young and the old. Death both frightens and fascinates us because of the mystery which surrounds it. In the first story, however, the death of Father Flynn appears more mysterious because

  • An Analysis Of Araby And The Dead By James Joyce

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    the turn of the century Ireland and its capital experienced at various points in life (Greenblatt, 2277). Two of the selections, “Araby” and “The Dead” are examples of Joyce’s ability to tell a story with precise details while remaining a detached third person narrator. “Araby” is centered on the main character experiencing an epiphany while “The Dead” is Joyce’s experiment with trying to remain objective. One might assume Joyce had trouble with objectivity when it concerned the setting of Ireland

  • Epiphanies in Joyce's Dubliners and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

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    James Joyce’s Dubliners is a compilation of stories that all rely on character epiphanies in order to develop each story. These epiphanies change the tone of each story because each yields a negative change or reaction. In both “Araby” and “The Dead”, the characters realize or learn something about the world around them, which makes them second guess either themselves or the reason behind their actions. Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales contains at least one tale that relies on an epiphany to help

  • Analysis of Halloween by John Carpenter and Evil Dead by Sam Raimi

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    Analysis of Halloween by John Carpenter and Evil Dead by Sam Raimi The horror genre is characterized by the attempt to make the viewer experience dread, fear and terror. Some of the most common elements include vampires, zombies and werewolves. One of the films which I am going to analyze is “Halloween” by John Carpenter which starred Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence. This film was made in 1978; this was considered the film which started the “slasher film” genre. This genre was continued

  • Gabriel's Epiphany in The Dead by James Joyce

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    Gabriel's Epiphany in The Dead by James Joyce Many people in society feel alienated from the world and separated from their fellow man while others may try to find meaning where none exists.  In James Joyce's "The Dead," Gabriel Conroy faces these problems and questions his own identity due to a series of internal attacks and external factors that lead him to an epiphany about his relation to the world; this epiphany grants him a new beginning.  The progression in Gabriel from one who feels

  • Importance of the Journey in James Joyce’s Dubliners

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    Importance of the Journey in James Joyce’s Dubliners "In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs." Sir John Pentland Mahaffy describes Ireland in a way comparable to James Joyce’s depiction of Ireland in his book Dubliners. Joyce wrote his book of short stories to show how he viewed Dublin and its inhabitants. Joyce did not have positive memories of Dublin and his book casts a negative image upon almost all of Dublin. In Dubliners, James Joyce uses characters

  • The Dead

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    The Dead When Gabriel Conroy delivers his wordy yet incredibly moving speech to the gaggle of Dubliners gathered together for the Holidays, he worries, possibly even fears, death. He talks of the future, making it sound cold and inhospitable. He lays compliments on his aunts one after the other about their “ perennial youth’ (pg.166) and their kid ways. Gabriel addresses both the future and the present using a compare and contrast method, making one seem comforting and homey, the other dark and

  • Masculinity In James Joyce's The Dead

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    like James Joyce who wrote The Dead were battling this forefront topic in 1914. Masculinity is the characterization of male qualities that are associated with men, such as aggressiveness and emotion-less attributes (Farlex). Femininity is described as the characterization of female qualities associated with females, it is essentially the nature of the female sex (Merriam-Webster). Joyce wrote in favor of masculinity that is to say at least in The Dead he did. In The Dead, Joyce provides perfect examples

  • The Themes Of Alienation In James Joyce's The Dead

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    James Joyce, “The Dead” 1914 takes place during the feast of Epiphany on January 6. At the party Kate and Julia Morkan eagerly await Gabriel Conroy, their favorite nephew and his wife Gretta. Gabriel is a well educated man who is isolated throughout the party by the situations he encounters. Joyce uses situations and key points, for example, his education and encounters between characters to show how isolated he has and is becoming from the rest of society throughout the celebration. Although, Gabriel

  • Dubliners Research Paper

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    Paper James Joyce’s “Dubliners” is a collection of short stories revolving around the themes of epiphanies and emotional paralysis afflicted upon the main characters. Four of these stories of which were “Araby,” ”The Dead,” ”Eveline” and ”Clay” and after reading them I’ve noticed that with these four in particular the epiphanies tend to focus on the characters having to question their love in regards to what the love they have (or believe they have) means to them. By the end I hope you will also

  • Comparing the Living Dead in James Joyce's The Dead and Dubliners

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    Dubliners and The Living Dead In his work "The Dead," James Joyce utilizes his character Michael Furey, Gretta Conroy's deceased love from her youth, as an apparent symbol of how the dead have a steadfast and continuous power over the living.  The dominant power which Michael maintains over the protagonist, Gabriel Conroy, is that Gabriel is faced with the intense question of whether his wife, Gretta Conroy, loves him and whether he honestly loves her.  Joyce provides substantial information

  • Human Identity in James Joyce's The Dead

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    Human Identity in The Dead The short story, "The Dead," is the final story in Dubliners, but it is characteristic of a number of previous stories. In the first story, "The Sisters," a young boy is confronted with the death of an influencing figure in his life. The women in "Eveline" and "Clay" are haunted by death: Eveline, by the memory of her mother, and Maria, by the omen of her own death. "A Painful Case" is the story of the tragic death of a rejected woman. A dead political figure is the

  • Thematic Purpose Behind Snow

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    writings in the art of free direct discourse. Though at times his language may seem muddled and incoherent, Joyce adds a single fixture to his narratives that conveys unity and creates meaning in the otherwise arbitrary dialogue. Within the story “The Dead”, the final and most recognizable piece in the collection Dubliners, the symbol of snow expresses a correlation with the central character and shows the drastic transformation of such a dynamic character in Gabriel Conroy. The symbol of snow serves

  • A Feminist Study of "The Dead"

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    As the last story of James Joyce's short story collection, The Dubliners, "The Dead" is about a young Dubliner's one day of attending his aunts' party and his emotional changes after the party ends. In the paralyzed city the young man feels the atmosphere of death everywhere. And he often has misunderstandings with people, especially women including his wife. From the main character Gabriel's experience, we can see his personal life is in a strained circumstances. This difficult situation is probably

  • The Theme of Death in "The Dead"

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    Although a scene of a funeral home might come to mind when a reader first hears a short story aptly named “The Dead,” the tale actually takes place in the festive setting of a winter dance at the home of the two aunts of the main character, Gabriel Conroy. James Joyce’s short story “The Dead” has a literal title, because its main concept is death – both physical death and spiritual death. Gabriel Conroy and his wife, Gretta Conroy, attend a party held by Gabriel’s aunts, Kate Morkan and Julia Morkan

  • Gabriel Conroy's Misconceptions In The Dead By James Joyce

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    Considered by many to be one of the most fascinating and compelling short stories of the early Twentieth Century, “The Dead” written by James Joyce grapples with a couple of major literary themes including power and identity. A text that follows the thought-processes and trials of Gabriel Conroy, a well-off man who previously grew up in Ireland and is now returning home from his stay in Great Britain, the story centers around Gabriel’s inability to relate to guests and family at a dinner party hosted

  • Dead Reckoning Research Paper

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    Dead reckoning may be better known to some as a murder mystery novel set in world war two, a romance book involving vampires or a book on mathematics. These maybe good books, but dead reckoning the is more important as a tool to navigate than as a book. In the past dead reckoning has been the basis for the invention of tools to better navigate the ocean. Dead reckoning as according to the DIY Wood Boat is the “determination without the aid of celestial observations of the position of a ship or aircraft