Nosferatu’s Meaning and Comparisons It’s easy to say that Germany led in experimentation of film making with Murnau’s Nosferatu. Filmed in 1922, it dealt with the outside world effects of post-world war and political uproar. With everything that was going on in Europe at that time, you can see that Germany was scared with what was going to happen to their country, and that’s where Nosferatu is symbolic for Germany. Count Orlok’s characteristics like his hooked nose, long ears, and bushy eyebrows don’t help his innocence. Carrying death and disease with him is his rats that spreads a plague which is a theme that has went against Jews for centuries. We can see that Orlok represents the Jews in the movie, but even some would say that he plays into the idea that the Jews stabbed the Germans in the back during the World War. Other’s believe that Mr. Murnau himself wasn’t really “anti-Semitic” because he had Jewish friends and protected them from constant slurs at them. Some academics have pointed out …show more content…
Now-a-days, Nosferatu isn’t considered horror, it is seen as more creepiness than anything else. It builds a little bit of terror opposed to moments of shock and fright. With German Expressionism, Nosferatu relies on odd sets and locations, heavy emotion, distorted styles, and sites that show inner turmoil. Themes like fantasy, madness, and inner fears are used to drive this movie which is different than what is used in modern expressionism movies which focus on the feeling of something rather then that literal thing. You can also see that with Murnau’s use of shadowing and angles, it appropriately portrays Count Orlok as more creepier then frightening, which is something we talk for granted and don’t really look for in filmmaking today.
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The novel, Something Wicked, by Alan Gratz takes place on Birnam Mountain near Knoxville, Tennessee. The author, Alan Gratz, actually grew up in Knoxville Tennessee. During this time, there is a Scottish Highland Fair going on along with the Highland Games. The characters are linked to the setting because they all have Scottish backgrounds. The setting of the story influences the events in the novel with its historic background.
The novel “The Haunting of Hill House,” written by Shirley Jackson, closely follows the traditional tropes of an American Gothic. The main character of the novel, Eleanor, begins her journey to self growth after accepting an offer to live in a suspected haunted house for the summer. Moreover, Eleanor meets three other people that have an important effect on her development as a person. These characters slowly begin to question their own sanity due to the house’s destructive nature. Jackson appeals to fans of the American gothic through her particular description of the house and how the characters interact with it in order to show the environments foil of an absolute reality.
My’yonna Pride Professor Suderman Enc1102-20946-002 Them of Innocence/Power of Literacy Theme: “Loss of Innocence and The Power of Literacy “ To live is to die and to die is to live again, in the short story fiction “Lives of the Dead,” by Tim Obrien, either seems true. When a loss of innocence is experienced traumatic events, such as death, has created awareness of evil, pain, and or suffering. Obrien experiences a loss of innocence, by death, at the age of 9, when his childhood girlfriend dies of cancer. Physical the dead may never be able to be brought back to life but, mentally, through The Power of Literacy anything is possible. Many of the Character in “Lives of the dead” are deceased; however, they are able to live again, through the power of literacy.
In Ray Bradbury's “Fahrenheit 451”, the character Guy Montag is similar to the prisoner in “The Allegory of the Cave” because, Montag and the Prisoner were brought into the world with forced opinions and thoughts that shaped how they feel and think. Both Montag and the prisoner had nothing to look back on that showed a different opinion, so they were both stuck to believe anyone at face-value. These forced opinions however, were later changed after they were revealed by a character (the old man or Faber) and caused them to shed a whole new set of skin.
Macbeth is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, it is thought to have been performed during the early 1600’s. It demonstrates the harmful physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power. Throughout the play of Macbeth the reader is able to see common phrases that are comparable to those of this generation's music, more specifically act 1 to the song ‘I want it all’ by Queen. Firstly, ‘I want it all’ by Queen relates to Macbeth’s ideas of killing King Duncan in act 1, scenes 3-5, it speaks of wanting all of something and doing whatever it takes to get it no matter what consequences that come from it.
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS BY JONATHAN DEMME In many ways, ‘The Silence of the lambs’ is different from its predecessors in the Hannibal cannibal novel series. A 1991 horror-thriller movie directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn. In the film, a bright, young FBI Trainee Clarice Starling is chosen by Jack Crawford of the FBI’s Behavioral Sciences Unit to interview Hannibal Lecter, a former psychiatrist and the cannibalistic serial killer whose insight leads to the pursuit of the serial killer named ‘Buffalo Bill’, who skins his female victim corpses. Compared to its immediate predecessor ‘Manhunter’ of 1986 movie, ‘silence’ is very much a skillful adaptation and brilliant execution of the plot taking an advanced step from the ‘Manhunter’.
Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth as a power hungry and vindictive women, whose character is against the stereotypes of a Jacobean woman. Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth as a deceptive woman, who uses the fact that she is a woman as a weapon. ‘Why, worthy thane, you do unbend your noble strength to think.’ Lady Macbeth is talking to Macbeth.
In William Shakespeare’s Tragedy “Macbeth” and the well-known comedy story of Lion King, the demise of Ducan, comparing to the death of Mufasa, as well as the consequence of conspiracy and revenge conducted in both stories, are similar. In fact, “The Lion King’s storyline is also influenced by William Shakespeare’s Macbeth” (The Lion King). Both stories contain the plot of seizing the throne by a conspirator, the death of the king, the fleeing of origin descendant of the throne, and a victorious revenge at last. Despite having the similar outcome for the conspiracy conducted in both the story of “Macbeth” and “Lion King”, the distinctive perspectives of protagonists, different nature in characters and distinguished motivations for the conspiracies
In the short story “That Room” by Tobias Wolff the room and what happens in it represents the realization the narrator has about how he has no control of his life. He wants a better life than the one he is living right now. He thrives for greatness in his life but he can only create that greatness in his mind. “I felt the actuality of a life I knew nothing about yet somehow contrived to want myself: a real life in a real world” (Wolff 269). The narrator in this story can’t really do anything about the life his living at the moment, he only wishes to do so.
While it was a common practice for ancient civilizations to place females in a subordinate position in society, Etruscans' mentality and attitude on contrary were reversed. They treated females in a very dignified manner as women had the freedom of speech, financial ability and most importantly power. Etruscans had one of the highest gender equalities in contrast to other ancient civilizations of that existing period for instance the Romans because in Roman societies, symposiums were considered strictly as an all male sector only where it involves male thoughts sharing, festive drinking etc. but Etruscans were on the exact opposite end. Etruscan females were allowed to participate in the symposiums, attend banquets, share a toast with
There are many factors that determine how people behave in their daily lives. We are run by a number of rules and regulations that influence the way we behave, talk and live. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding shows that without the influence of a civilized society and law and order, people’s characteristics can change drastically. Similarly in Macbeth, Shakespeare represents the loss of morality of a leader as his hunger for power clouds his judgement. Both pieces of literature present how both writers view the breakdown of morality through the breakdown of civil behaviour.
A battle between good and evil is a common plot to Dracula. The forces of evil, Count Dracula and other vampires (the un-dead), try to take over Britain. The novel heroes Dr. Van Helsing, Dr. John Seward, Johnathan Haker, Quincy Morris, and Arthur Holmwood are the first responders for this evil invasion of the British Empire. In the novel the characters Dracula and Van Helsing play a major role for being the leaders of their respective groups, therefore they controlled the actions of their groups. Dracula’s actions in the novel have the purpose to flourish the rise of the un-dead, while Van Helsing’s actions aim to preserve and protect the human race.
The shows I listened to were Suspense and Dark Fantasy. Suspense was a CBS radio drama that ran from 14942 to 1962 and Dark Fantasy was a short lived suspense/thriller anthology series that debut on WKY, a radio station based on Oklahoma, and then played on Fridays nights on NBC stations. The series lasted from 1941-1942. Suspense and Dark Fantasy both presented mysterious, suspenseful and dramatic content meant to enthrall and entertain audiences, Suspense was even considered a part of the “golden age of radio” and featured the most popular Hollywood actors and actresses of its time. I was not only captivated by the content, but I thoroughly enjoyed the flexibility it gave me.
1940 in America brought us Bugs Bunny in “A Wild Hare,” president Franklin Delano Roosevelt for a third term, the discovery of Stone Age paintings, and And Then There Were None. Over the Atlantic in Victorian England circa 1902, Lord Salisbury retired from being Prime Minister, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandria were coronated, the Olympic Games were held, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published The Hound of the Baskervilles. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie and The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are two top examples of mystery thrillers.
It is used to make the story become more real, and easier for the reader to place himself in the story, and feel the same way as the characters. Stephen King is using the terror effect throughout the whole story. He is making the feeling of dread and anticipation the main factors in the horrifying experience. He also uses the horror effect, when he is writing about The Boogeyman, but he leaves out the gross out part. Edgar Allan Poe is in the same way using both terror and horror to give the reader the most horrifying experience.