George is perhaps the most unrepresentative of all cats – he is terrified of mice. This portrayal of George serves as a sharp contrast to Tom, who not only is not afraid of mice but will actively seek out and extradite mice from his house. The writers of this episode seem to realise the need to reverse the image of a mice-catching and fearless cat established by Tom so far. I think it would be fair to say that the house is a symbol of Tom and Jerry’s relationship. Whenever an outsider enters the house, in this case, George, it is as if someone has disturbed their relationship.
For an instance, in the first paragraph nouns such as ‘dreadful’, ‘disease’, ‘destroyed’, ‘haunted’ gives a powerful effect to the readers and also to the story. These nouns are used to describe the strong sense of mental illness that the narrator is facing. Besides that, from the readers’ perspective words such as ‘terror’, ‘hideous’ and ‘shrieked’ seals the atmosphere with fear. The narrator used the phrase ‘hinges creaked’ in paragraph two to describe the way he enters into the old man’s bedroom. Therefore, it gives the readers a sense of fear as the narrator enters into the old man’s bedroom silently to murder him because the phrase is often linked with spookiness or old houses.
The tell tale heart is about a man who goes insane and kills his roommate because his eye looks like a vultures. Don 't ask jack is about a living jack in the box and how terrorised children. The sandman is about a little boy who goes to bed one night and the Sandman steals his eyes. All three texts have gothic elements in them but they use them differently. In all three texts the authors use characterisation to create a sinister and menacing mood.
These are some elements of gothic fiction. In The Tell tale heart there is a butler that goes insane by a man that has an eye the size of a vulture. The jack in the box is a character that only comes out at night when the sun goes down. In the Sandman there is a little boy that gets very scared when the Sandman wants to rip his eyes out for his children to eat. The Sandman needed to wake the little boy so he could get his eyes.
In “The Black Cat” Poe presents many different settings, but none of them are highlighted in great detail. Poe might not have had wanted to focus on certain details, like when and where; instead, Poe may have wanted to focus on revealing the psychotic twist his mind had (“Edgar Allan Poe”). The story is about the bad things that happen within the narrator's life. The vague description of each setting does not bring the story to life, but it does create an suspicious theme to the story. The only settings in the story are the narrator's apartment and the cellar where the narrator killed his wife.
Throughout this essay a summary of the book, why it was censored, and why I feel the book should no be censored will be found. The Witches is a well known kids book written by Roald Dahl. The story starts off with saying how the main character, a young boy, who will be exposed to the witches. The boy’s parents were killed in a car accident which forces the boy to move into an apartment with his grandma. She would tell him stories about these terrible creatures, the witches, who take children and turn them into mice.
He gives off this unique unorthodox dark style and theme of everything is not what it seems,or don’t judge a book by it’s cover. He uses lighting and editing techniques in his scenes to give you movies that shed a new light on the way we perceive the characters and scenes. Mr.Burton uses lighting in all of his movies to really show you it’s his movies because the way he uses it adds a spin to how we view it. In Charlie in the Chocolate Factory he portrays Charlie’s house as a dark dilapidated building that looks abandon like no one could live there or something could be lurking there. When he then shows us the inside it is run down and sparsely lit but it has the most loving, wise, and caring characters.
With his friend intoxicated and as an effect his clouded judgment, it was easier for the narrator to manipulate him. The narrator then leads the friend into an underground catacomb that supposedly holds more alcohol. Poe who uses very gothic themes in his writing and the choice of a catacomb is just that. A catacomb is dark and full of corpses and bones, which illustrates the darkness of the narrator’s mind and foreshadows death. As the story goes on, the narrator leads his friend deeper and deeper into the catacomb the walls close in and the space gets smaller and smaller.
Edgar Allan Poe was an American author and editor, who was best known for his works in Gothic literature. Most of Poe’s stories deal with the theme of horror, as was reflected in Poe’s life as it was full of tragedy involving the loss of many of his beloved wives and mothers. The following stories are amongst Poe’s most celebrated stories; The Tell Tale Heart - a short story told by an unreliable narrator who persuades the readers of his sanity, while telling of a murder he committed. The Masque of the Red Death - a story that illustrates Prince Prospero’s efforts to eschew the dangerous plague by hiding in his castle, where he throws a party. In the midst of the party, a guest in disguise enters the castle, and kills everyone including
Insanity is another interesting concept we see in other noirs. In Murder, My Sweet we see Philip Marlowe, yet another detective, be locked up in an asylum because the events of that Noir that he seem insane. In Sunset Boulevard we see the Insanity of Norma Desmond when her reality of stardom was broken. We can see both of these in Vertigo when Scotties is also put in a mental health facility and later when he put together the truth about Judy impersonating Madeleine Elster causing Scottie to force her to the top of a church tower where she falls off. Insanity itself is not a Noir trope but as stated it has been used in Noirs and an innocent person being put into an asylum is a pretty dark plot device.