It was fear that establishes the concepts of religion and faith. Angela carter suggests that “the singular moral function of the gothic is that of provoking unease”4 this unease is imputed to the gothic’s representation of the horror and terror, whether in physical form like pain, imprisonment and violent attacks, or in psychological torture like the fear of the unknown. Moreover, Sigmund Freud asserts in his essay “ The uncanny ” that the gothic novels are full of such uncanny, mysterious events which arouse the feeling of fear and astonishment. The uncanny is related to what is frightening, it coincide to affirm what thrills fear in general.5 Elizabeth MacAndrew, the famous Gothic fiction critic, defines this English genre, Gothic fiction, as a “literature of nightmare”: Among its conventions are found dream landscapes and figures of the subconscious imagination. Its fictional world gives form to amorphous fears and impulses common to all mankind, using an amalgam of materials, some torn from the author’s own subconscious mind and some stuff of myth, folklore, fairy tale, and romance.
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!
In Branagh’s film, the director uses the techniques to create madness directly. For example, from the moment Ophelia asks that “Where is the beauteous majesty of Denmark?” (4.5.21) until she leaves her room after saying “good night, good night” (4.5.73), she is in the straitjacket clothes which are for mentally ill people. Also the audience can observe that she is trapped in the compact room with protection surrounding when Gertrude says that she “[…][would] not speak with her.” The film is using the symbols directly related to madness to persuade the audience that she is in the state of mental illness. However, in the Tennant’s film, the director uses the conventions ambiguously to infer Ophelia’s madness. For instance, the lighting in the scene is very dimmed and is being used to give attention to the Ophelia, thus it helps the audience to focus on the madness of her.
She was told at a young age that she did not have the body shape or the strength to become a ballerina yet, she persisted and through her influence the ballet world adopted her style as the new standard. Through her many tours she spread Russian ballet through the world. She was an entrepreneur, a creative mind, a performer and a global influencer, in a time when it was extremely uncommon for women to do
These performances had no featured theme; they were preformed for pure entertainment. They had very similar features in their works. They had a lot of dynamics and showed many pictures and line that you don’t offend see ballet companies do. These pieces were the most unique of the show and really caught my attention from their bright lighting to there seem-less movements. Although this is my first time seeing the New York City Ballet in action I feel like I have had a glimpse into how hard they work to make their shows so admirable.
The use of symbolism and expressionism is paramount to both the narrative and to the theme. Meaning of some of the symbols are; • Mirrors: The mirrors in the movie Citizen Kane shows how Kane has different series of mirrors in his life in which his image has duplicated infinitely. Metaphorically, these mirrors continuously showed us different versions of Kane. • Puzzles: The jigsaw puzzle shows how Susan Alexander used to play with them very often not merely for fun but also as a way to fulfill her unyielding existence with Kane. The jigsaw puzzle shows how all pieces always don’t fit in properly, similarly, Susan and Kane’s personalities were very different that created unresolved issues and conflicts in their lives.
The gothic element to the doppelgänger remains a terrifying ordeal, suggesting aspects of ourselves that we otherwise would not know perhaps even acting out repressed desires, this fear suggested in both novels. In Mary Shelley’s novel the monster is known only as the ‘fiend’ and ‘demon’ yet in the modern world he adopts
In the begging of the film, mirrors in the shop confirm Cléo’s beauty, which most of her identity has been concentrated in. After her visit to the tarot reader, she stops to look at the mirror in the hallway. This shot implies the viewers about Cléo’s self-absorption and her own narcissism. Although she is a famous and beautiful female singer who is benefiting from the consumer society, loneliness, and emptiness that she feels is also drawn in the movie as part of living her life at that time. This is also shown through another the scene that shows contradiction between a female taxi driver and Cléo herself.
The time period of The Great Gatsby definitely affected Daisy Buchanan's behavior. The villain figure is further illustrated by comparison to characters in other novels and movies. Over all, Daisy Buchanan was shaped by the events that occurred in the novel, which caused her to become a villain
This sort makes sentiments of agony, riddle, dread, tension since their point is to investigate humankind 's dull side and question humanity about what is great and underhandedness, address what part the powerful shows, and experience dread or fear. Gothic Literature Gothic writing was a development that concentrated on demolish, rot, demise, dread, and disarray, and special mindlessness and energy over discernment and reason, developed in light of the chronicled,
The Elements of Dance Shown Through Sergei Polunin “Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their compassion,” this quote by Martha Graham describes Sergei Polunin, who was the dancer in our assigned video. While this dancer is dancing to “Take Me to Church” by Hozier, he is using many different elements to create the form of art called dance. Three of these elements are mine and pantomime, the music, and mise-en-scene. Through each and every one of these elements the dancer is able to tell his audience exactly how intense his feelings are and he can also send emotions to us and make us feel what he is feeling. On page 218 of our book it states, “Pantomime helps to carry forward the story line.
In Act 1 scene 5, it was more violence and evil. And in Act 4 scene 1, it was strange yet convincing. The three pictures on the left hand down corner, there is a crown, a half-smiley-half-sad-face, and a baby with a crown on his head. These pictures supports how the witches’ prophecies influenced Macbeth’s thoughts because after knowing that he was thane of
The main soundtrack “Edward Scissorhands” gives an indication of mystery and thrill, whilst another soundtrack “Ice Dance” features more of a romantic and innocent side of the movie. Edward’s dark and gloomy presence symbolises his different individuality contrasted from the society of orderly shapes and colourful environment. At the beginning of the movie, Peg the Avon Lady, who takes care of Edward says: “blending is the secret” and puts different tones of skin colours on Edward in an attempt to make him fit into the
She didn 't like dance until she was in a hard, challenging class. The Nutcracker and Swan Lake are some of the most popular Russian ballet stories. Ballet is a production that uses dance, music, and scenery to tell a story or create a mood. Dancers move their bodies in order to express emotion or tell stories. Music plays a big part in ballet and dance.