Euthanasia  What rights do we really have between life and death. Is it up to us? Do we have the right to take our own life? Are we really in control of our destiny? Euthanasia gives us that choice to end the suffering, to end nightmares of death, to just end everything but is it […]

“I busied myself to think of a story… One which would speak to the mysterious fears of our nature and awaken thrilling horror.” I believe that Mary Shelley accomplished this to some extent. I think that she didn’t bring out our fears of nature very well or even at all. She may have brought fears […]

“How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavored to form?” catastrophe – a bad event, horrific, the worst possible occurrence. Unfiable How can I describe my emotions –  Overwhelmed by the event, The cannot describe the emotions  delineate – Desribe/portrey […]

Tim Burton has a very defined style as a director. Analyse how he uses visual and/or verbal features across at least two of his texts to fulfill the damsel conventions of gothic fiction. The Film Sleepy Hollow, directed by Tim Burton, is another one of Burton’s dark stories. Constable Ichabod Crane is sent from his home, New […]

Opening scene  The color red dripping, we would suspect it is blood but it is wax Sinister music, foreshadowing the film  Close up shots  Monochromatic shades of color Same building and gothic architecture  Animation with the names as they drip  Arriving in Sleepy Hollow  Isolation of the village is established Invented settings, not reality  Scary […]

Scenes from Sweeney Todd Opening Scene  Opening Scene  Everything is black and white except for the blood dripping through which is bright red close up shots, if we want to get away from the gritty bits we can’t because we are right close up It’s not as scary if the music is taken away, the […]

Visual and verbal language features we associate with horror and gothic films Colour – dull colors monochromatic Music – suspense, play emotions, uses organs Costume and makeup – dark formal clothing (time period dressing) dark eyes, pale, something physically uncomfortable Sounds – doors creaking, glass breaking, screams, sounds that occur off-screen. non-diegetic sounds Setting – Gothic architecture/ […]

The book Frankenstein’ written by ‘Mary Shelley’, tells the story of a young man, Victor Frankenstein who becomes obsessed with messing with nature and the human body. His ultimate goal is to bring the dead back to life. The book is set in Geneva, Switzerland which is also where the philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau is from. We […]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born in Geneva which is the main setting of Frankenstein and is a famous political philosopher and educationalist. The theory that i will be looking at is his theory about Nature and wholeness. Rousseau believed that all human beings were born good, but were corrupted by the thoughts of the society who […]

Miss Peregrine Home For Peculiar Children: “If I show you the rest, you have to promise not to run away.” Miss Peregrines home for peculiar children directed by Tim Burton follows the story of how Jack Portman discovered that he is no ordinary child. When Jake was younger, his grandad, Abe was his best friend. Every […]