Every since its popularity began to rise back in the early 1900s, the horror genre specifically has always been one of the most gender stereotyped in the categories of film. This can be seen throughout the centuries, how the majority of women in scary movies are “classified” or determined as helpless, weak and defenseless; like the females in Friday the 13th or American Psycho. However, as time has changed (more recently) over the years, we see the same women in similar films who are able to fight back, escape the killer, and survive. This is because, they are breaking down the bonds that use to confine them. Which has, in turn, given female actors or characters the ability to outgrow such previous stereotypes that were once typically portrayed in horror films.
This is why it is important to understand what is a monster and what are its uses in literature. In “Monster Theory (Seven Theses)”, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, the author, gives us some of the basic aspects of monsters as theses. Monsters are born as an embodiment of a certain cultural moment and “the monster 's body quite literally incorporates fear, desire, anxiety, fantasy[...] giving them life and an
Shelley creates an overlying theme of knowledge and the dangers associated with it by using allusion and development of her characters Victor Frankenstein, Robert Walton, and the Creature. One of the biggest ways Shelley executes the theme of knowledge and its consequences is through allusion. Shelley alludes
“Psycho” (1960) is a horror suspense film that is known and remembered by many generations. Marion Crane, the protagonist, is a sectary that steals money from her employer’s client and takes that money and runs to California. While on her way to California she makes a stop at Bates Motel and gets a room. When she arrives she meets the owner Norman Bates. Norman in the beginning of the film starts out as friendly and welcoming, but later the audience sees his psychotic tendencies.
Now she throws this term out there in an attempt to save her own life which it does not. The grandmother is very narcissistic. When she is shot the Misfit says “She would have been a good woman, if it had been some-body there to shoot her every minute of her life.” (O’Connor,
Ultimately, Miriam murders Rasheed to protect Laila. Laila offered Miriam refuge but she refused knowing that someone would have to admit to the murder. Miriam admitted to the murder and was sent to prison where she would await her death. In prison Miriam held a role she never held before; the others viewed her as hero. On the day of her execution Miriam was fearful and “one last time, Miriam did as she was told.”
After the death of his mother, nobody was left who could stop him, and Gein started living out his horrible fantasies and performed disgusting experiments on dead bodies. The trigger to his serial killing was that he desperately wanted to have a sex change and for some reason that made him believe that he would need fresh bodies to transform himself. Gein claims that his killing spree and disturbing psychological state was due to his love-hate relationship with his mother that was sprung from the way she brought him up as a child.
Once Macbeth murders Duncan he immediately tenses and panics, but Lady Macbeth steps up and calms him down: “Give me the daggers, The sleeping and the dead/ Are but as pictures; tis the eye of childhood/ That fears a painted devil.” (II.II.56-58). The use of “devil” in the passage, gives off a dark and evil connotation just like murdering Duncan. Even right after the death of Duncan she still shows no remorse for contributing.
The sleeping and the dead Are but as pictures; ‘tis the eye of childhood That fears a painted devil.” Lady Macbeth takes the daggers from Macbeth and smears the blood herself on the guards that she herself killed earlier. She has planned Duncan’s murder and completed most of the murderous plans and coverup, except the actual act of killing Duncan. She vividly shows her evil character throughout these scenes.
Medea was a priestess which made her familiar with the concept of sacrifice. At the point of time when she killed her children, she was not a mother but solely a priestess. This portrays Euripedes’ belief that victims who are betrayed turn against their tormentor and everything related to their tormentor. Even though Medea wins over Jason by filling it with pain and sorrow, she does lose a lot. The phrase “Medea why lie down with death?”
At the beginning of the story there was an un ordinary mom named Starr knight, she was one to wear glossy make up and brand name clothes. Until her husband found her wearing baggy clothes and murdered in a tangle of kudzu. That 's how the beginning of the book started with mistrys. Everyone shocked with this murder was wondering how they were going to tell starr knights kinds that their mother has passed away. So when it came to the time they had to tell the kids about their mother, they decided to lie about it instead of telling them their mother was murdered.
The investigation’s goal was to expose Neil Goldschmidt for his sexual affairs with a 14 year old girl. The author also helped people know how greatly these events impacted the girl. She was a smart girl with a strong ambition prior to the raping, but afterwards she dropped out of school, had many neurological diseases such as depression and post traumatic stress disorder, and was arrested numerous times due to possession of drugs (Jaquiss). Her life was completely ruined, yet she still looked up to Goldschmidt. ““I want to personally make sure you get shit for this,” she told Portland officer Clarence Lankis, according to his report.
Melinda is the girl in the book that gets raped by Andy Evans and no one knows about it until the end of the story. Rachel was one of Melinda’s best friend but, has totally turned against Melinda because Melinda called the cops at the party over the summer, but Rachel doesn 't know that Andy raped her. Heather is Melinda’s first friend in high school and was always here friend since she moved from Ohio, like Melinda did. Ivy is another one of Melinda’s best friends. She helps out Melinda a lot in art class and they both also dislike Andy Evans.
Have you ever heard the phrases “Holy jumping Hannah!” “Mother of Love!” “God be good to them” or “I’m gonna do what the devil never did”? If you have, I am almost sure you have met Marleen Sullivan. She is a Michigan native, and the mother of four and grandmother of fourteen!
The night of Angela and Bayardo 's wedding, Bayardo founds that his wife is not a virgin. Se is sent back to her home where she is beating by her mother and weeps, not because of her mother but the pain she feels for her husband. Angela 's brother, Pablo and Pedro are sent to kill the Santiago Nasar, the person who supposedly took their sister 's virginity. Throughout the story we learn how the brothers go about there vengeful journey to regain their families ' honor and respect. The entire town eventually figures out about the murder and only several people try to stop the murder from happening, but ultimately failed.