Since, in the old days women did little to wiggle out of their bonds as a skilled, overly masculine “creepy” guy barreled down on them. Yet, by the late 1970s to the beginning of the 20th century with the rise of feminism, these female characters are now standing up and fighting back against their aggressive attacker. Representing, not only to audience members but as “to the question of whether all of this sexualized terror, maiming, killing and possessing of young women,” in horror films is exploitative anymore (Younger)? Because truth be told, it’s not. Rather, I feel that horror flicks should not have a gender bias and instead should play on what our expectations of these characters are and what they will do within the story.
Stan Maria The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the Proto-Indie Phenomenon In his article, The American Nightmare – Horror in the 70s, Robin Wood tries to take the American horror movie and put it in a suggestive context, both historically and socially, exemplifying trough movies that made history by their violence, gore and the shock they created to the mental matrix of the society living in that age. He believes that trying to define those ages as the Golden Age of the American horror film is a brave thing to do, using comparisons for each of their characteristics: more gruesome, more violent, more disgusting, and perhaps more confused. He also believes that the core of the movie itself – the disturbance – is a crucial thing shared exhaustively
In both stories the monster is a creation of scientific research but each one threatens the world in different ways. This is the reason why each story is told in a different manner, changing the point of view and the importance of some or other aspect of the world of its narrator. The monster is one of the main elements in gothic literature. Although it does not exist as such in every gothic work, it is present as the undesired, the feared, the Other. This essay will foccus on the monsters as creatures that portray the fears of a society.
These events’ inclusion are important due to the context and understanding that they grant readers unfamiliar with the text. Persepolis begins with an introduction to the Iranian Revolution, and the fall of the Shah. Satrapi shows us the burning of the Rex Cinema, an example of the Shah’s oppression (10/11). This is effectively showcased with a splash panel, which depicts the ghosts of those who died in the fire (15/2). This imagery is powerful - the deaths and pains of those inside are unimaginable; despite the difficulty in portraying this, Satrapi is able to communicate this through the illustrated facial expressions of the ghosts, along with the ghosts running towards the exits of the cinema.
Using these words, the authors draw the line of distinction between the roles of “the saint” and “the whore” (200). Secondly, independent women in fairy tales were often associated with the concept of evil because they menaced the patriarchal order itself (203). No longer relying on men for emotional or economic support, these women were harder to control (203). However, back in the days when these tales were crafted, “most women had not been by tradition so fortunate as to enjoy the economic independence that would enable them to run their lives as wished” (203). As a result, their roles in society were entirely defined by their relationships with men (207).
According to an article by Wilderdom , a person becomes rather uncaring of others when one has Id which is too strong. In Act 5, Scene, 1 Lady Macbeth is an exemplary model of superego. Wilderdom also states that one with excess superego feels guilty at all times; an accurate description of Lady Macbeth. She begins to feel guilty as she is introduced to the laws, morals, and ideals of society. She must live up to them, especially now that she is Queen and many people look up to her.
Later in the story Tituba under the pressure of the court confest which ignited a hunt for witches. in both the salem witch trials and the red scare people where both paranoid of something. At the time of the witch trials the people were afraid of evil spirits, and the devil if you were accused of being a witch you would lose almost everything you owned. With the power of the church the people of Salem where easy overpowered by Propaganda and hysteria, with this people started so claim any was a witches for power, land, and even political strength. “We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!”( Arthur Miller.)
Sherman cleverly photographs the figure in a platinum blonde wig (a portrayal of the desired male gaze), wearing a working suit (the disgust of women being in the workforce). In Sherman’s documentary, ‘Nobody is here but me’ (1994) she illiterates that every woman from her past was a role model, however, their role was inherently negative. Sherman’s frustration of what was expected of her when she was young was in becoming an “idealised platinum blonde woman.” She was constantly reminded by these sexualised versions of Hollywood actresses such as Marilyn Monroe and famous fashion
And as a foreigner in Corinth abandoned by her husband, she faces even more challenges than the native women of Corinth did. She is not blameless, in what she did, but she deserves some sympathy because of how she was immobilized by all the duties thrown on her by her society. Medea voices how she has been suppressed in her society. She notes, “We women are the most unfortunate creatures” (L 231). Medea’s tone throughout her speech is proper, confident, and angry.
In the story of Macbeth, the actuality of there being witches has been a debated question. Although Macbeth “sees” these evil beings he is just seeing them due to his state of mental health. It is due to his poor mental state of being that Macbeth conjures up these witches in his own mind. This is significant because these witches symbolize the dark and demented side of Macbeth’s being. Macbeth was an incredible warrior with multiple achievements belonging to his name.