Until now, the audience has only heard about Dr. Lecter; his butchery, his brutality, his danger. Through the use of perspective, Harris is able to to convey the psychologically dominating aura of Lecter, creating the precise tone and mood to develop the infamous character. To set the tone via perspective, the narrator steps inside Clarice’s shoes. “For a second, she thought her gaze hummed, but it was only her blood she heard.” The morbid connection between environment and blood darkens the tone and directly attributes Lecter and death. Harris’s use of free indirect style guides the scene; the most effective way to convey an emotion as subjective as fear is to see from the perspective of the character.
Karen Hollinger is a professor of English at Atlantic University, an author and is also a very strong feminist. Hollinger’s essay, “The Monster as Woman: Two Generations of Cat People,” is an essay merely expressing how most monsters in novels or films are characterized as masculine identities and that viewers forget how powerful feminine identities in novels and films can be. Hollinger’s goal in this essay is to explain that feminine monsters are just as frightening all masculine monsters. She uses many references to movies with feminine monsters and expresses how powerful they are compared to masculine monsters and also expresses that males and females have castration anxieties. I think Hollinger succeeded in a sophisticated way because she
But Scottie is not only a detective he is one that falls in love with the female he is hired to investigate. Once again, classic noir, we see this in Laura by Otto Preminger where a detective hired to investigate a girl falls in love with her. Sound familiar? Another trope with the main character is they are often emasculated. In Scarlet Street by Fritz Lang we see that the feminized artist, Christopher Cross, is emasculated much like Scottie is in Vertigo when he is at a high place.
Although this is literally about of the murder of Caesar and Cassius’s power hunger, it hides the message of the plan to murder Queen Elizabeth (which was what was happening while Shakespeare was writing this play). This adds to the tone of the scene, along with the setting of a thunderstorm. The dual monologues show how passionate Cassius is about killing Caesar and gaining power that a sense of anger and slight desperation takes hold. Casca’s anxiety also adds to the uneasiness of the entire situation. Therefore, in entirety, the tone of the scene is stressed anger with hints of irony (as Cassius is trying to get Casca and Brutus on his side through angry monologues.
One of the main points in the the Psychology Today article is to “determine what you can control”. Laurie needs to have a reality check so she can realize that, even though to her it is terrifying, she has no control over the government. The article continues by saying, “When you find yourself worrying, take a minute to examine the things you have control over. You can 't prevent a storm from coming, but you can prepare for it. You can 't control how someone else behaves, but you can control how you react.” Laurie’s obsessive behaviors are not healthy and even when the war is going on, she continues to stress about it.
As his wife, Lady Macbeth, urges him to kill king Duncan so he can become king, his urge for killing only grows and transforms him into a serial killer. There are many different aspects of this play that could have contributed to Macbeth’s tragic end, including characters. The three witches in the play could be to blame for this. They predicted his future which influenced him greatly. However, the main person to blame for Macbeth’s downfall is Lady Macbeth for three reasons: her insult on his manhood, her her manipulative tricks, and her influential qualities.
It wasn’t until later that Gein was suspected of killing his older brother. After the death of his mother, nobody was left who could stop him, and Gein started living out his horrible fantasies and performed disgusting experiments on dead bodies. The trigger to his serial killing was that he desperately wanted to have a sex change and for some reason that made him believe that he would need fresh bodies to transform himself. Gein claims that his killing spree and disturbing psychological state was due to his love-hate relationship with his mother that was sprung from the way she brought him up as a child.
Driven by her own desire to be Queen, Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to commit the murder, by challenging his manhood and often reminding him that it is, in fact, his destiny. We see the two counter each other’s claims throughout this as
He speculates that one of the first results of creating a mate for his monster would be a “race of devils…propagated upon the earth” who would make the “very existence of man…full of terror” (138). Victor fears his female monster more than his male monster because of the former’s potential as a woman to sire children of her own, which would prove fatal for humanity. Because of his previous experience birthing death (the “trauma of afterbirth” as expressed by Moers), the notion of
44). The situation that Hermia’s father wants to put Hermia in does not give her the freedom to be able to pick her own options and instead is forced to follow the decision Egeus made despite the opposition Hermia made at the start. Women were not believed to have the necessary intelligence to make decisive decisions on their own and instead were to follow the advice men would