Discuss how film codes and conventions construct a representation of the monstrous in a film you have studied Richard Kelly’s film Donnie Darko released in 2001 presented audiences with a new idea and take on the conventional sci-fi drama examining themes of time travel, reality v illusions, religion, mental illness and questioning what people believe and why. Donnie Darko exploits the innate fear of dying alone and wanting to be remembered after you are gone. The film ends with Donnie sacrificing himself for the ones he loves and by default the world, but suggests that nobody will ever know about his sacrifice. It shows Donnie’s struggle with reality and represents the monstrous in most obvious physical form through the figure Frank, a giant nightmare like rabbit, and through several other characters within the film known as the ‘Manipulated Living’, in a figurative form expressed through the tangent reality in which Donnie lives throughout most of the film. Donnie Darko shows how the monstrous can be represented or misrepresented depending on the interpretation by the viewer.
It can be argued that Victor sees himself at a higher power than others due to his own arrogance, interfering with the natural process of life and death, bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, I might in process of time (although I now found it impossible) renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption. The irony here is that his ‘godlike’ interference with birth backfires on him, eventually condemning himself and others, including the creature, to death. Although Shelley doesn’t confirm the Creature’s death, it can be inferred through her language; He was soon borne away by the waves, and lost in the darkness and distance. By the end of the novel, it seems that death is all Victor has to look forward to. An 1818 reader may not have felt any sympathy for Victor as he rebelled against God in a rather religious era, looking down on Victor as they would also do for Shelley for writing the novel.
This novel's subtitle is 'the modern prometheus.' Prometheus was whom gave 'fire' to human. But Zeus didn't like human, so Prometheus was suffered by severe punishment that eagle pecked the liver of him. Nevertheless, Prometheus might treated hero by human because he made human know main source of development of the human race. Likewise Frankenstein want to be a hero through 'creating life' but his extreme conviction to science bring about a result that is wretched.
Containment has failed.” This shows that the World Health Organization (WHO) knows that the biochemist, Dr Bertrand Zobrist, leader of the Transhumanist movement and ancient art enthusiast obsessed with Dante, had released some kind of virus to infect humanity. Dr Zobrist and his movement had realised that because of modern medicine, the world couldn’t control the worlds population with disease and famine anymore, which resulted in overpopulation. His plan was to release a virus which would counteract modern medicine. Robert also finds out that his best friend in the novel, Felicity Sienna Brooks, was actually working for Dr Zobrist. “Brüder shook his head.
Victor discovered ‘the elixir of life’ and that he was capable of ‘bestowing animation upon lifeless matter’ as his knowledge increased. After finally creating the monster and noticing what he had led himself into he decides to abandon the monster causing death upon many. The evil lays in Victors heartless acts of disowning his creation due to appearance. On the other hand, Clerval’s father wanted Clerval to learn only what would be necessary for his career, he is implying to him that languages in this case, knowledge, isn’t needed, ‘I make one thousand florins a year without Greek. I eat heartily without Greek’.
The qualities the creature lacks definitely justify his rejection and give him reasons to despise his creator and all humanity. The way humans live and communicate day to day has always been similar over the centuries. The way people treat each other for the most part is acceptable but there is a wide range of unacceptable behavior humans take on, and are careless to fix. In the novel Frankenstein, the creature is created by Victor Frankenstein, a man in desperate need of a male friend. Since Victor was a social outcast he decided to create a friend but instead created a monster.
Towards the end of the story, the master confronts Death for an explanation on why she scared his servant away. The narrator, which is Death, replies “I had an appointment with him that night in Samarra” (Maugham 279). Here, Death implies that his fate is inevitable. Second, “The Nine Billion Names of God” shows a similar outcome in the conflict between fate and free will. Two programmers try to flee for fear of being blamed for the failure of the monk’s project to bring about the end of the universe, only to realize that their efforts were in vain.
Persuasive Essay In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor had a choice about whether he should play God and create life, or abandon natural philosophy and take a new path. Although some may argue that Victor had no idea that his monster would turn violent and murder everyone Victor loved, Victor is not a victim because he wantonly bestowed life on a creature that was physically more capable but emotionally less adept than he. Some readers may argue that Victor became a victim when his father led him down the wrong path by mindlessly dismissing his interests in Agrippa and Paracelsus without telling Victor why these were exploded philosophies. These readers might contend that it’s only natural to pursue “the forbidden fruit of knowledge.” It follows that once Victor’s mind was set on creating life and making a name for himself, he only thought of his scientific contributions; he wasn’t trying to create an abomination. People who feel sorry for Victor could argue that Victor had no idea how wrong or malicious his creature would turn out to be.
Victor Stenger doesn’t think so. He is an American physicist and an outspoken atheist who advocates that religion is an evil force that keeps the world from advancing scientifically, economically and socially. Science is the saviour of mankind whereas religion is the dark force which brings destruction. In short, science flies you to the moon; religion flies you into buildings. Neither does Richard Dawkins (author of The God Delusion).
In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor's fatal flaw was his overwhelming hubris that made him eventually succumb to his death. Pride plays an interesting role in the life of John Proctor in The Crucible. As spoken by John Proctor near the end of the play, "Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies!