In this drawing, the puppeteers use their skill in creating shadows through manipulating light on the wall of the cave. They use the shadows to persuade the prisoner into believing the shadows are real. The shadow in this scenario represents the lies, fabrication, falsehood, and delusion believe by the uneducated men. For instance, as part human
Despite this, the idea of the Demon being of bad nature is just the surface description of the character since he “sowed evil without enjoyment”. This creates a new depth to the character and begins to highlight the idea that he isn 't content with the way he is “living” and seeks something deeper. As the story develops, we begin to see that the Demon is motivated to cause terror by very real, human characteristics and begins to project them. The Demon has the desire to break free of his isolation and sees the chance to do so when he is captivated by his love interest
The Psychological Abuse of Gaslighting In the 1944 film adaptation of “Gaslight,” produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr, the human psyche is abused in order to gain control over another individual. Before both Patrick Hamilton’s play, as well as the film Gaslight, the word gaslight had a different meaning. The term gaslight used to be just that, a light lit with gas. This film changed that, especially in the field of psychology. Now, because of this film, Gaslight (or Gaslighting) is known as “an extremely effective form of emotional abuse that causes a victim to question their own feelings, instincts and sanity, which gives the abusive partner a lot of power” (The National Domestic Violence Hotline).
Furthermore, it can be seen clearly that V is well aware of this. When V saved Evey after she peppered spray one of the detectives in the broadcasting building, Evey wakes in fear, realizing what she did was wrong. V replied saying that “ is that what you really think or what they want you to think?”. This scene depicts evidently how the mass media, controlled by the authority spreads the dominant group’s ideology which leads to false consciousness. Thus, the ideology that does not belong to the society but has been unconsciously accepted as its own shows Marxism’s false
After Constance returned to the asylum, she found out the inconsistency of Dr. Murchison’s speech and discovered the true devil, using psychoanalysis to get away thereafter. The true devil behind has been revealed and punished. In the article Spellbound: Love and Psychoanalysis by Lesley Brill, “the pleasure of the final ending is enriched by the false conclusions that went before; by showing us how fragile joy can be and exposing us to the real possibility of enduring misery, the film intensifies the happiness we feel for the
Similarly, but in a contrasting locality, during this time period, it is known that the Devil’s abilities are able to convert even the purest and sinless people away from God. As written by Arthur Miller, “the Devil [works] again (...) just as he [works] within the Slav who is shocked at (...) a woman’s disrobing herself in a burlesque show. Our opposites are always robed in sexual sin, and it is from this unconscious conviction that demonology”. The Devil “gains both its attractive sensuality and its capacity to infuriate and frighten,” which displays the control he holds over the society in that he can lure in a pure soul, but frighten one as well
Edward Albee is often termed as a controversial playwright, and rightly so since his plays intend to wake the readers from their slumber to the world running amuck around them. Albee strives to peel the layers of illusion in his work and in doing so; he uncovers a picture tainted to an extent that it serves as a mirror to the contemporary society. One such play that speaks volume is Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – A play that throws light at relationships, that shining on the outside but rotten to the core. Primarily attributed to debunking the illusion-reality of the couples in the play, Albee also portrays the truth of such relationships in the contemporary society.
But when used wickedly, it is the beginning of a magician’s karmic calamity”. I believe this was one of the great tragedies of Othello. Iago’s manipulative skills were incredible and could have been used for good, yet he decided to use his talents to torment others. The destruction and sorrow caused by Iago should serve as a lesson to never take advantage of others through manipulation. Instead, use manipulation in a positive way to help, encourage, and bring joy to
The distortion is a huge advantage to the puppeteer because he can purposefully show the prisoners images that are not real. This allows the puppeteer to fabricate events, blur discrepancies, and monger fear from pathetic sources. This could be translated to how Yellow Media organizations drive agendas because of the unapproachable choke-hold they have on the space in front of the fire. For example, the puppeteer could be William Randolph Hearst, who holds up the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine in front of the fire in such an angle that it projects the Spaniards in Cuba to be the perpetrator of its demise.
Thus, resulting in the rebellion of the monster against Victor, his creator, like how Satan defied his. With reference to these allusions, the author creates a sensation of pity and empathy towards the creature, making it easier for the reader to understand the monster’s perspective. The use of the allusion to Paradise Lost helps the reader interpret the characters within the