Sexual allegory is combined with victorian culture and violent monsters, a dichotomy of human instincts. Stoker also captures the constant battle between traditionalists and supporters of modernity. Stoker wraps up this thought experiment in the trappings of a horror novel in order to best show off the monsters he designed. With its ability to have inspired countless vampire progeny across literature and film, Dracula is a work that combines fantasy elements with relatable thematic struggles in a way that will allow it to live
For instance, the very first sentence of Hollinger’s essay starts off with this quote, “As Stephen Neale suggests, an intimate relationship seems to exist among the filmic presentation of the horror monster, the castration anxiety it evokes, and the cinematic representation of the female form.” (Hollinger pg. 243 of the Monsters book), in which she uses to intrigue the reader and to give the reader an idea about the work. Hollinger tells the reader that Neale thinks that the usual origin of a monster in a film is due to a relationship that went wrong and also claims that men are more vulnerable to certain anxieties. The placement of her reference to Neale’s essay allows the reader to conduct an idea of what the essay is going to be about and makes the reader think about what is more threatening between feminine monsters or masculine monsters. I think it was creative of her to reference a well-known philosopher and that she was able to use it to have the reader thinking about movies they’ve watched and figure out whether they’ve actually seen any movie at all with a feminine monster and if they did, then they’d compare them to the masculine monster causing the reader to think even more!
Stoker also characterizes Lucy as sexual when Dracula turns her into a sexual vampire and she goes to the dark side. As she is sick, Arthur gives her a blood transfusion to try to help her become better but when it does not work, she is stabbed in the heart to go back to her original beauty and die. Lucy in the book shows how the ideal Victorian woman can so suddenly turn into the bad, evil, sexual woman that was unacceptable. Throughout the novel, Bram Stoker showed in detail what was considered to be the ideal Victorian woman through the character Mina. He also showed how women were sexualized, misbehaved, and evil through the behaviors of Dracula’s three daughters.
After the 19th amendment was passed, giving women the right to vote, woman began leaving behind their traditional roles and taking on new responsibilities, fashion trends and claiming their independence. (Doc 5.The New Woman). The younger generation of ladies in the 1920s surfaced into what is know as a flapper. Flappers listened to jazz music, embraced risqué fashion trends, and took part in bold behavior, which challenged their stereotype and led to more tension. The need breed of woman wanted to be accepted by the older generation, who often judged and disagreed with their new lifestyle.
son Linton . Isabella expresses Heathcliff’s transformation in a letter to Nelly Dean “ I assure you, a tiger, or a venomous serpent could not rouse terror in me equal to that which he wakens ... I hate him - I am wretched - I have been a fool ” (W.H., p.125). Emily presents through the character of Isabella the tragedy of the innocent and naive girl who is oppressed by the gothic villain in gothic novels. 42 Heathcliff’s revenge transformed into obsession; it is even transcended to the next generation.
These two characters had dark desires after seeing the first part of the prophecy come true, but still felt honored bound to protect their king. Both, however are very easy to manipulate as you see throughout both movie and story, both wife’s compel their husbands to kill their king to become king. In “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, Macbeth starts backing out of plan to kill Duncan, the king, because he is grateful towards everything he has done and Lady Macbeth enters and changes his mind to go through with the plan. “What beast was’t then That made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then
The handsome protagonist Roger Thornhill, played by Cary Grant, is mistakenly pursued by the antagonist Vandamm (James Mason) and his group of henchmen. Roger’s life is turned upside down by being falsely accused of murder, a seductive blonde (Eva Marie Saint) and near death experiences in the action thriller (North By Northwest). Alfred Hitchcock has become well known for his acquitted style earning the nickname ‘master of suspense’ (www.biography.com). North By Northwest is a hybrid film that involves elements of adventure, crime and mystery with the main genre being thriller and action (www.imdb.com). In an action thriller, the audience should expect to feel a wave of emotions leaving them anxious and uncertain which creates suspense and
Queen Gertrude is emphasizing how painful and hurtful it is to hear what Hamlet has to say. She is pained and tormented by Hamlet’s view on her marriage to her late husband’s brother. Oxymoron has also been used when Hamlet says. “I must be cruel, only to the kind”. This shows that he was kind to Polonius in killing him though it was a cruel act.
“A Doll House”: The Righteous Deception Henrik Ibsen, the writer of the play “A Doll House,” provides insight on self-righteousness when the character Nora is faced with assisting a loved one and the deception that arose from it. Nora has the most extenuating circumstances for her reasons of dishonesty within the play. Her deceitfulness is created through criminal applications, social expectations, and fear of her husband. Unfortunately, the biggest fabrication, revealed at the end, was the falsehood she said to herself. All of Nora’s deception begins as an act of love for her husband, Torvald.
Both the film and the novel incorporate Holmes as the judgemental, observational, and intelligent detective, while Stapleton is the cunning, evil villain. the novel, there are more main characters, such as Laura Lyons, who plays an important role in the case. It states, "Mrs. Laura Lyons of Coombe Tracey had written to Sir Charles Baskerville and made an appointment with him at that very place and hour he met to his death.” In contrast, the film has less main characters. Therefore, both have a suspenseful mood, but the novel has a more suspicious mood while the film has a more dramatic mood. The director chooses to remove some characters to dramatically focus on less suspects of the case.
If there were, it would be very rare. Well, in this horror film mama, motherhood Edith is very prominent. How he initially willing to share love with his rival until jealousy and fear of abandonment lead him to the extreme. Mama ghost already earned fulfill the promise of "no harm Annabel" in extraordinary rage. His fury is reduced by hugs Lily spoiled ballot.
The discussion of saying The Vampire Diaries is a horror television series can help to explain my research topic theme, violence. The article also supports my claim on how vampires are defined vaguely and their transition to human make them harder to identify. Chase and Teasley reveal the hidden meaning and the history of The Little Red Riding Hood to show that the choice of path leads to different decisions. Authors compare the little red riding hood to the prostitute that was used to describe women who didn 't follow the norm in the 16th century. Also, authors suggest that wolf is the werewolf and point out sexual contents from the original text.
Indeed, the concentration on female subjectivity reflects the status of the female in Germany and Italy in the two films. The two films depict the female characters with direct portraits through plots about Carmeniddu’s wife, Gesuzza in 1860 and Astrée, in La Habanera, who are the maternal guardians of her families and indirect portraits through the set designs of the deserted plain in 1860 and Astrée’s room with dim light in La Habanera, which reflect the inner feelings of the female characters as mothers. These exclusive characterizations of motherhood serve mainly to exercise a symbolic function within the narrative, rather than to configure the women as primary agents, indicating the gender bias which "implies disdain for women" (Eco 7). In keeping with these female images, the fascist dictatorships laud the traditional, static position of women as keepers of their families with motherhood. This became part of the contradictory nature of fascist societies, and as they sought to emphasize expansion while extolling an archaic ethos of family.
With this in mind, if a man couldn’t do something a woman can, he was a disgrace; Lady Macbeth is taunting Macbeth with the gender gap, which makes him want to prove he’s more masculine and can keep it together. Even though, Lady Macbeth is viewed as a manipulative character, towards the end, she changes and shows signs of remorse/regret, which is not like her character. Lady Macbeth begins to feel remorseful because she has made an outright killing machine out of Macbeth. Lady Macbeth starts to ask herself “The thane of Fife had a wife. Where is she now?
Dr. Mosgrave pronounces Lady Audley mad simply as a result of Robert’s concern for their family name. He, however, sees her actions more as a “conspiracy” (Bronte), as the crimes were logically thought out, acting on desperation rather than insanity. Despite Lady Audley admitting that she is mad, it is easy to question whether this is only an attempt to excuse her of the crimes she has committed. Braddon criticizes the notion that insanity is the only explanation for women who do not accept the limitations placed on them by a repressive society. Instead of being detained for her crimes, Lady Audley is sent to a maison de santé in Belgium and left to die