Forward thinking in Dracula. In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Stoker challenges the Victorian mind in ways that had never been done before. The novel is written in a way to fool readers to think the story is true. He covers subjects of religion, sex and the supernatural in an attempt to expand the shallow thinking of the time. The character of Dracula rarely appears in the text after the first few chapters to create a sense of mystique for Dracula, and by doing so proves Dracula is supernatural.
There are many gothic conventions in ‘Dracula’, and this is what makes it an eerie delight for the viewers, as well as making it fit into the ‘gothic’ genre. The movie is cleverly adapted from the book, sharing the same title- that was scribed by Bram Stoker. Some very common gothic elements include the theme of isolation and security. Both of these things can be seen in ‘Dracula’ The theme of isolation is presented by the way Dracula’s castle is shown to the viewers- dark, isolated from any form any other form of civilization in the middle of a great landscape consisting of myriad and secret passageways and being a ruin in itself. The settings presented are also dark and eeire, and Dracula himself lives in solitude with no other companion.
The ghost takes him back to fezziwigs party, scrooge cried out in excitement ‘why it’s old fezziwig! Bless his heart, its old fezziwig alive again’. Scrooge starts to see you don’t need money to make you happy, because this party took place outside some closed party. Scrooge thinks his nephew has no right to be in love just because he’s poor ‘because you fell in love’, growled scrooge, ‘as if that were only one thing in the world more ridiculous than merry Christmas’. The ghost takes scrooge to belle and she feels as if she has been replaced my scrooges money, ‘to you, very little another idol has displaced me’.
Susan Hill explores the theme of supernatural throughout the novel through the setting, imagery and the use of language. ‘The Woman in Black’ is a ghost story, therefore the idea of supernatural is essential throughout for the novel to work. Hill explores the theme to frighten and entertain, so that the audience can enjoy the ghost novel. The opening chapter to the novel provides the main introduction of not only the novel but also the theme of supernatural. In it the idea of a traditional ghost story is suggested which shows us forewarning for the rest of the novel.
That night these two monkeys died. Bill Volt the decided to open them up to try to figure out what had happened. Upon doing so he discovered that the monkeys had enlarged spleens, which puzzled him. So he called Dalgard again to have him come back. Immediately Dalgard did, to him it appeared that the monkeys had come down with simian hemorrhagic fever (SFH).
The Devil and Tom Walker Gothic literature was and still is a very common form of literature in which the point of writing is to make people scared or to question their beliefs. It started around the Puritan times and was directly opposed to their views, so it was aimed at them to make them question their beliefs. Gothic literature is usually extremely dark and gloomy with more than a little death and decay throughout the story. It also almost always has some form of supernatural being or event. “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving is a perfect example of gothic literature because it has all of the characteristic features of it.
Mike Judge fantasticly highlights the absurdities through his use of characters and blatantly obvious situations of pointless office work. Just as it is completely absurd to have humans cooped up in tiny cubicles all day; it’s likewise just as if not more absurd to expect monkeys to produce Hamlet. Mike Judge is the director I would like to hire because he would highlight the comical lunacy in tasking monkeys to produce Hamlet. Mike Judge was a cartoon director up until his movie Office Space so he has experience with non-human characters.
Washington Irving is identified with the gothic with his “Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, however the gothic mode can also be identified in his story, “Rip Van Winkle”. To begin, both will be compared with their use of the Gothic Mode. Edgar Allan Poe’s writing set the mold for most gothic literature to follow. From “The Raven” to “The Tell-Tale Heart” his writing sets the reader on edge and fills them with unease. “Its style tends to be ornate, unnatural” (Carter 134).
In fact, at a young age Edgar was so afraid that he would be too scared to pass cemeteries in fear that ghosts and bodies would actually come after him (Meyers). Death and dying was actually one of the most prominent themes in his works because of his fear and how affected he was with the deaths of his loved ones. This theme is shown in most, if not all, of his famous works including, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “William Wilson” and “The Pit and the Pendulum”. In “The fall of the house of Usher” and “William Wilson”, Edgar Allan Poe’s denial of death is clearly exhibited as in both nothing seems to stay buried, and characters cling to the past. In “The Pit and the Pendulum” death is shown as the narrator has been sentenced to death and is put in a prison.
Much of Poe's inspiration can be directed to his strange and difficult life. His style was unique because it was considered dark and mysterious, unlike many of the other writers of his time. Through these works of literature, Poe tries to send a message that the world is a dark and gloomy place to live in. Poe was born in Boston on January 19th, 1809 and was orphaned at an early age. He was then sent to live with a foster