The present research paper is an sincere effort made to discuss the significance of the concept of Disillusionment and the Feeling of Certitude as tragic features in the play ‘Death of a Salesman’ written in 1949 by Arthur Miller, American dramatist. In the play, the protagonist, Willy Loman who is a salesman and quite old now, possesses the dreamy desires and emotions throughout the life. He pretends to be a successful salesman but such instincts are nothing but the illusion and prejudices which turn into disillusionment and lead him towards frustration and the sense of loss of identity. The researcher intends to reveal the bitter truth of human life through the mental deterioration and superficial doctrine for success of Willy Loman due to the disillusionment and the feeling of certitude. Keywords: - Disillusionment and Feeling of Certitude, the Modern concept of Tragedy, tragic elements, frustration, pathos, Natural instincts, universal
Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcocks powerful and complex psychological thriller, horror film “Psycho” (1960) was classes as the first sub genre of horror, the slasher. The film ushered in the era of slashes with graphic content of blood-letting and shocking killings of the time. Although this was Hitchcock’s first horror film, he was labelled as a horror film director ever since. The film contains disturbing themes of corruptibility, confused identities, voyeurism, human vulnerabilities and victimisation. These themes symbolise the effects of money, oedipal murder and the dark histories.
The techqniue used in order to connect the scenes in Slacker, were done through a circulation of ideas and the conceptions of slacking. The lack of narrative structure made this film expeirmental , and by using the medium to play around. Quentin Tarantino, a director who finds great pleasure in form and motion, music and violence and mixes and matches. Pulp fiction (1994), a four-part film with a montage of bizarre characters which emphasis the focus on the Negativism of an American. This film makes use of its character-based plot, including two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife and diner thieves all intertwined into four stories to represent on how the director viewed the world, corrupted with violence and redemption.
Using psychological manipulation and fear through war, falsehoods, and torture, Big Brother retains absolute control over one’s thoughts and actions, and thus strips the individual of humanity. Although the society illustrated in George Orwell’s novel seems implausible, Orwell aimed to reflect certain aspects of the time period in which he lived and warn readers of the impending future he foresaw. The rise of tyrannical governments during the 1940s, such as Hitler in Germany and Stalin in Russia, fueled Orwell’s paranoia and thus resulted in Big Brother, the representation of totalitarian government he predicted could arise. This, along with the seemingly constant warfare and the inherent loss of highly valued democratic ideals provoked Orwell’s allegory as a way to warn the general public. As a result of the communist and fascist dictatorships of Orwell’s time, 1984 sought to reflect the tactics of manipulation, fear, and stripping one’s individuality employed to control the population by illustrating the principal theme of totalitarianism.
Scottie is a ex-detective with a past that haunts him. Even the description sounds like a cliche Noir Protagonist. Detectives are the bread and butter of Film Noir. Movies like The Maltese Falcon, The Big Heat, and Orson Welles’ A Touch of Evil are only some of the many Noirs that have a detective Protagonist. But Scottie is not only a detective he is one that falls in love with the female he is hired to investigate.
We see the constant screeches of “NEVERMORE” and the theme of a lost lover, yet you still can’t ignore the crazed male who is taking drugs to forget his dead beautiful wife. Poe has a real knack of getting you involved with the story, the impact that a insane narrator has on that sense of
The story described the strange, chaotic discovery of communism and sex. This film was basically a tableau when one weird scene was released on the screen after another surreal scene. 3. L’ Age d’ or (1930) L’ Age d’ or was a strange black comedy film that was considered to be one of France’s first sound films which was directed by Luis Buñuel and written by Salvador Dali. The movie was making fun of the middle class manners and backgrounds also, the Catholic Church’s insincerity.
Natural Born Killers uses a bricolage of generic convention such as the gangster film, comedy and the horror (Etherington-Wright and Doughty, 2011: 118). The gangster element is shown through the murders that the pair commits, the horror is through the brutal nature of these murders and graphic imagery shown (i.e. the blood spatters) and the comedy is when Mallory laughs about the crimes and serves as entertainment to the pair before embracing each other in a dance, the ability to merge humour and the romantic (Natural Born Killers, 1994). This then links to how the different generic conventions also speak to the identities of the pair. The characters of Mickey and Mallory are multiple and fractured as they first present themselves as “normal” individuals who can do no harm but soon change into the psychopaths that they truly are, distinguishing the bad (the murders) as good and the good (morally acceptable behaviour) as bad (Etherington-Wright and Doughty, 2011:
The 12 Biggest Badass Movie Vigilantes “Revenge is sweet and not fattening,” Alfred Hitchcock noted—and indeed it is, especially on the big screen. For some reason, it's always sweeter when it’s delivered outside the justice system, by citizens unafraid to take the law into their own hands. Here are 12 of the most monumental movie vigilantes, but please, don't repeat their epic cinematic actions at home. 12. Paul Kersey (Death Wish I-V) After his wife gets murdered and his daughter sexually assaulted by criminals, Paul Kersey takes vengeance by cleaning New York's streets of all crooks and thieves.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” was published before JTR 's first murder and depicts a mad, insane and animal like the killer who transform from the gentleman into the beast.”The powers of Hyde seemed to have grown with the sickliness of Jekyll. And certainly, the hate that now divided them was equal on each side“(Stevenson, The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 93) While Jack is usually portrayed as a tall man, wearing a long cape and a cylinder disappearing in London 's fog. The killings of both differ in certain ways. Hyde prefers to beat people down while JTR slits his victims ' throats. But both killers profited from London 's characteristics like dark alleys, overpopulation, and anonymity to hide
The stereotypical Hollywood film background music for Arab cultures, played in the marketplace setting the tone for the ethnic diversity of Casablanca. Showing that despite the hopelessness of the city’s inhabitants because of Germany’s hold, the town was rich in culture and heritage and was still thriving as a town of trade and market for all sorts. It also sets the tone for the importance for what we later learn are “letters of transit”, which allowed the holder to move from one country to another. So important, in fact, that German soldiers are murdered in order to attain these documents, that later transfer owners. We also see a man murdered on the streets for possessing expired “papers” and these letters finally used as a source of influence that eventually allow Victor and Ilsa free passage to the