This unsettling evokes some of the key features of the Gothic, such as the use of phantasmagoria, transgression, and excesses, all of which disturbed the reader by surrounding them with dark reflections of a reality portrayed through fiction. Pacts with the devil to obtain one’s desires, monks and aristocrats who revel in luxury — even if this means they must stain their hands with blood —, vampires and mad scientists: all corrupt one’s morals, all corrupt the false appearance of serenity. Likewise, the female vampires who torment Jonathan Harker disturb the harmony of the domestic sphere and unsettle the delicate balance between the private and the public domain. These vampiric women are marked by heightened sensuality and tacked to other fatal women that permeate art and European literature at the end of the nineteenth century. In this novel, fear and desire are often confused, a clue modern anxieties surrounding desire toward sensuous but degrading bodies.
Prejudice is a major topic of the Harry Potter series. Lord Voldemort, the main villain, is introduced in The Sorcerer’s Stone as a wizard equivalent to Hitler, looking down on anyone who is not of a “pureblood” status. He is hostile to muggles and muggleborns because of his witch mother’s abandonment by his muggle father. The expressions "pure-blood," "half-blood," and "Muggle-born" have been coined by people to whom these distinctions matter (the upper-class purebloods) and expresses their prejudices. They treat creatures they feel inferior to themselves - the beasts, outcasts, or slaves - as second-class to human wizards.
The cause for the drop in elephants is poachers killing them for their tusks. The effect is less elephants in the world. If there are less elephants what will people see on safari trips. Poachers are very bad because they kill elephants. Poachers need to just get a real job.
Roman citizens had come to consideration that they, indeed, did have a poor government. The Roman government gave an unjust life to people based on their social rank (Document E). This led to the citizens not appreciating the government as well as the Empire. Most of the emperors in Rome were assassinated so it gives the citizens the intention that if you did not like the emperor you can just kill them (Document A).This tells the reader that it was hard to govern Rome because they constantly kept replacing emperors.Considering that Rome did not have a stable ruling system, citizens of Rome began to doubt and not depend on their government.
They illustrate the organization of the Ku Klux Klan, and their rituals. They also portray the effects of the Great Depression, as the poor lower class people are mistreated by the richer and more overweight people. Pete’s cousin shows the relationship between financial institutions and the lower class, as he employs his own son to shoot anyone from the bank. “O’ Brother, Where Art Thou?” accurately relays the lower class struggle, and upper class corruption. The movie also is produced in a filter, allowing the audience to historically define the period as dry, and harsh, as most of the tones in the movie are neutral.
The Root of All Evil People have a tendency to act crazy when power and love do not go their way. Shakespeare’s Othello is a classic tale of jealousy that negatively influences all actions of each character. However, unlike a dramatic chick-flick watched on Friday nights, jealousy acts as an animal that creates racism, distrust, eats away at the identity of characters, and leads to death within the play. Steve Criniti references Caroline Spurgeon in a book written saying, “the animal images found in Othello are of ‘low status’: ‘insects and reptiles, swarming and preying on each other, not out of special ferocity, but just in accordance with their natural instincts’” (Criniti 117). What he does not mention is jealousy and the devil that is
In The Masque of the Red Death, by Edgar Allen Poe, Prince Prospero reflects one who lives a posh lifestyle. His significance to the story is to show that death takes anyone regardless of wealth. Furthermore, the masked ball itself serves as a distraction for the partygoers, “...it was a folly to grieve, or to think” (Poe, 420). Every room is decorated with its own color, most being colors of happiness, like green, but the seventh room is a dark and dreary red and black colors. That room symbolizes death, for it is designed with colors that are associated with horror movies and blood.
This position of power ultimately allows Dracula to plot monstrous schemes revolving Jonathan Harker, however, Harkers living testimony reveals Dracula 's true nature as a bloodthirsty vampire. Interestingly even after Mina is helping track Dracula, the men limit Mina regarding the situation due to her being a women. This example of how the men treat Mina is crucial because the men have a higher societal power they pre-determinately judge Mina 's role. Stoker uses Dracula along with Jonathan 's relationship with Mina to introduce the concept on how easily someone is controlled due to the social hierarchy. This proves the world is unjust although modern times have started to change societies monstrous prejudices that result in dehumanization.
It is pretty evident that this plot and storyline deals with various underlying tones of madness and insanity. This is shown by the reaction (hesitation) of the townspeople towards the arrival of Count Orlok, the psychotic and crazy behavior of Hutters boss Knock, as well Count Orlok wanting to drink Hutters blood after he cuts himself just to name a few. Nosferatu insert scenes with little direct connection to the story, except symbolically. One involves a scientist who gives a lecture on the Venus flytrap, “the vampire of the vegetable kingdom.” Then Knock, in
The play “Fences” by August Wilson portrayed capitalism as an evil that allows the corrupt to win and takes the little bit of money the poor have. The way the big grocery store A&P dominates smaller stores like Bella’s. It corrupts people just like it did to the black man who won the lottery to only start a business that discriminate against his own people. Also, a sells man in the play is compared to the devil for making a deal with Troy and punishing him for years. Over all Wilson made it clear with his strong points against capitalism in America throughout this entire play.
Reconstruction was socially unsuccessful because of the Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow Laws, and Segregation. The Ku Klux Klan would threaten, beat, and murder blacks and republicans. They would burn crosses on their raids, and would throw little wooden caskets in the home of the Republican or African American who was being raided. Jim Crow Laws separated the population because, it make it so white people would always have the better out of black people such as, seats on a train, or there American rights would be discriminated on. Jim Crow Laws also made it so blacks would have to go to different schools, different public transportation areas, different schools, and different restaurants.
The McCarthy hearings and the Salem witch trials relate because they both blacklisted citizens. During the McCarthy hearings, the HUAC committee believed that Communists were incorporating subversive messages into Hollywood films (Georgakas). Some of the people who were a part of these films were put on the Hollywood blacklist and most couldn’t continue their careers. Whoever hired them would be suspected of working with Communists, which made it extremely difficult for actors to land auditions. Not only were careers ruined, but some victims even spent a year in prison for their false crimes.
Unfortunately, one of the side effects of viewership is a complete misunderstanding of reality and this lead to the murder of two innocent Hispanic people. As with an addiction the more you are told to stop, the more you are drawn in. Because of viewership, Americans have essentially become “chained to their image-displacement machines like lab animals to dispensers of morphine” (Nelson 308). All over America, there is a demand for power
People nowadays assume things rather than actually knowing the truth. They judge people by things they hear or what they see on the outside rather than getting to know them and who they truly are on the inside. In “To Kill A Mockingbird”, one theme is to not judge a book by it’s cover. In the book Jem and Scout think Mrs.Dubose is a mean old lady because she talks horribly about Atticus and defending Tom. The real truth though is she may disagree with Atticus’s ways but she is very courageous because she is trying to fight being a morphine addict.