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    In the horror film, Young Frankenstein, director Mel Brooks uses several elements of horror to keep the viewer engaged in the movie, as well as to convey varying degrees of fear in an otherwise humorous movie. Within the first five minutes, one of the elements, the unexpected, is employed in the form of an ever-classic jump scare and is repeated several more times throughout. Each of these scenes, often coupled with an equally jarring noise, keep the audience tense and anxious as they never know

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    Young Victor belonged to a very happy family and had an amazing life. He was smart and had many that loved him. From a young age, everyone saw potential in him due to how much he loved to learn. Instead of taking in the beauty of nature, he would first want to find out what made things tick. Everything was great for him and then one day he went to go study at Ingolstadt. However, he left a bit later due to a sad tragedy. His mother had died and she told her wish that she hoped Victor and his adopted

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    Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan is a well-written play highlighting the journey of Dr. Fredrick Frankenstein as he finds his true self in his family home in the village of Transylvania. Throughout the musical, we see the doctor transform from this stiff shell of a man into this brilliant man whom realizes there is more to life than just having all the knowledge in the world with no true happiness. I find the musical to be very fulfilling because at the beginning of the musical

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    Salvador Dalí’s 1937 oil painting, The Metamorphosis of Narcissus, is his artistic rendering of the story of Echo and Narcissus, a story that first appeared in the Tales from Ovid. It was originally written by Ovid himself, but was later translated by Ted Hughes. In the story, Narcissus is a man who is truly in love and obsessed with himself, and denies Echo and many other nymphs who are in love with him. In the end of the story, Narcissus ends up turning into a flower after he realizes he can never

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    William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Lord Byron are the most famous romantic poets who used sublime in their works. Each poet used the sublime in a different way from the other, but for them all, the sublime reflects the effect of Nature on them and they depicted what they felt through their works. Starting with Wordsworth, he defined poetry as “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility” (263)

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    There are many creation myths around the world. Creation Myths may share similarities which are known as motifs. Some myths share motifs and the culture the myths were created may be separated by oceans. How would the early civilizations have creation myths that share so many motifs. In my opinion, three of the most common or important creation myth motifs are humans take care of the earth and worship their god(s), the the gods destroy earth, and Chaos is the beginning of time. Humans take care

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    A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess is a dystopian novel that was published in 1962. It depicts a period of time where a reckless, disrespectful culture specific to younger people has emerged. Within the novel, Burgess brings to light one significant idea in particular. This concept is that free will, and a balance of good and evil are a fundamental part of human nature. Through various examples, A Clockwork Orange displays that, without these crucial factors a person loses their humanity, the

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    There were a lot of American men who had perfect influence on people’s mind of American society. Jonathan Edward and Benjamin Franklin were two of those writers, who were the most important and intellectual men, who left behind many admirable works for the future society. In spite of them being so intelligent, they have some different and similar views in terms of morality, personal responsibility, human nature, and limits of human knowledge and inform people how to live a better life. In addition

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    Racism’s not Dead: A Look at the Racism Occurring in the movie Night of the Living Dead Hordes of flesh eating murderers move slowly towards a defenseless white girl, she has nowhere to run, seemingly out of nowhere, a black man comes to the rescue as a white family ignores the obvious screams for help from the other side of a door. This exact situation occurs in the film Night of the Living Dead, and although he does everything he can, the main character, Ben, still ends up shot by the very people

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    There is a combination of colour and black and white images which feature rapidly throughout the film (Hersey, 2002). The colour images which represent a perfectly normal and happier environment rapidly move to black and white, which is usually associated to threating events, highlighting the bleakness of the expected outcome of the scene (lburgess3, 2013 and Natural Born Killers, 1994). There is animalistic reference with the rattle snake symbolising poison and death and the wolf symbolising the

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    has the potential to bring danger to society. No tale represents this better than Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein. Monsters and myths can be scary or frightening to young children. However, as we grow, we learn that these scary stories are meant to teach us something. Mary Shelley’s novel is a great example. The first adaptation can be classified as a translation. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a film that was created with the full purpose of following the novel as close as possible. Nearly the

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    pull at each other to the point where they lead to the each others undoing, yet they share tremendous likeness. In the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelly Victor Frankenstein and his creature are two sides of one person. Both despise each other, and in doing so they are despising themselves. There is a power struggle between the two adversaries, which leads to both Frankenstein, and his creature ending up alone. Shelly’s novel christens the era of romanticism and successfully merges these ideas with

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    Victor Frankenstein starts as an optimistic young man eager to learn and slowly becomes and angry and vengeful man. When he first begins his journey of college Victor loves learning and gaining new knowledge. As Victor starts his studies he states, “From this day natural philosophy, and particularly chemistry, in the most comprehensive sense of the term, became my sole occupation. I read with ardour those works…”(Shelley 36). Victor’s thirst for knowledge show just how hopeful and ready he is to

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    States, alone, include black Americans, Irish Catholics, Native Americans, and Jews. Most notably, of late, is Western society’s prejudice against Muslims. Prejudice today and even in the 1800s has had a negative impact on society. In the novel Frankenstein, the author, Mary Shelley, communicates to modern readers the negative effect of prejudice for individuals and society by utilizing the characters of the creature, Mr. Delacey, and William. One of the ways that the novel portrays the negative

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    to read how hard it is for Frankenstein to give his creature the love and support it needs. Frankenstein did not even name his creature. Frankenstein was aware of the fact what he was doing. It was his intention to create new life. Though he wasn’t conscious about how his creation would turn out. Horrified of the sight, Frankenstein slowly becomes aware with what he has done. Frankenstein abandons his creature and leaves it to its fate. Imagine a father leaving his young child. The creature hasn’t

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    Mary Shelley’s Romantic novel, Frankenstein, an over-ambitious young scientist, infatuated with the creation of life without a female and the source of generation, breaks the limits of science and nature by conjuring life into a lifeless form constructed from stolen body parts. The young experimenter confesses his monstrous tale that defies nature to a captain who shares his desire for glory and the pursuit of knowledge. Though a Romantic novel itself, Frankenstein serves as a critique of part of

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    On March 11th, 1818, a classic novel was created that would remain popular for centuries to come. Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, depicts a story about a man, named Victor Frankenstein, who lost his sanity to create a monster that would ultimately be the cause of his own destruction. Throughout the novel, Shelley uses an extensive list of rhetorical strategies. One underlying strategy that she uses is a motif, or theme. Shelley uses fire as a motif to show the destructive path of Victor and

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    Did you know that Frankenstein was written by a teenager in the shadow of tragedy? To say the least, Mary Shelley’s teenage years were action-packed. At the young age of 18, she traveled to Switzerland, where she along with others were challenged to compose the best ghost story. In addition, the death of her six week old daughter, as well as the suicide of her half-sister must have contributed to the novel (Pellet). That being said, the central ideas used in her 1818 masterpiece are far beyond what

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    Knowledge can be Blessings and Curse A teenage girl Mary Shelly wrote Frankenstein in the 18th century. A Gothic novel Frankenstein deals with two genres, Gothicism and science fiction. Victor, one of Mary Shelly’s characters represents man’s pursuit of knowledge which ultimately leads towards the path of destruction while another character Robert Walton implemented his knowledge wisely to get benefits for the society. Mary is indicating to the society that mankind has to pay full attention

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    good ones or bad ones. Bullying can pay a big part in the way a child is formed. Readers can also see that Frankenstein is an example of how a person can be formed in a bad way. Also if they have had good experiences they can have a great life and be happy. A child can be changed for the good or bad by bullying and education and you can see an example in Frankenstein. In Frankenstein it can be seen that children are formed by their experiences. Dr.Frankenstein created the monster which is just

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