why are they yelling? why are they scared? why are the telling me to stop when i’m trying to help? introduce the creature i woke up alone, alone and frightened. Not knowing anything. No understanding of right or wrong? My first days of living were hard. I had fiend for myself, Gathering food, water, finding […]

symbolism  colour   lighting In the film Sweeney Todd, Tim burton uses a bird in a cage metaphor to symbolise that the character Johanna is locked in cage much like a bird in the cage. she creates this persona of being a bird because when she sings the tone of her voice is very high and […]

make a list of expressionist film techniques that have become linked with gothic horror. shows the emotion and psychological states rather than being realistic. distorting and exaggerating shapes and lines non-naturalistic set design dark story themes Chiaroscuro Lighting (lots of contrast, very dramatic) Dramatic shadows Dramatic movements by actors one particular technique, chiaroscuro(the contrast of light and […]

‘People in their natural state are basically good. But this natural innocence, however, is corrupt by they evils of society.’ Quoted by the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, he created a theory about how he believed that when man is in the state of nature they are good and pure but when in civilisation become overwhelmed and […]

“Often did my human nature turning with loathing from my occupation whilst still urged on by an eagerness perpetually increased, I brought my work hear to an conclusion.” ‘life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and i will defend.’ “I felt no sentiment but that of hatred. Unfeeling, […]

The Tell Tale Heart – By Edgar Allan Poe “Yes! Yes, I killed him. Pull up the boards you shall see! I killed him.” The story story The Tell Tale Heart is a gothic protagonist text written by Edgar Allan Poe. In this short story there is 2 main characters, 1 is an older man […]

He has discovered knowledge that we do not know and isn’t telling us; he is keeping it a secret. He is “reserved” about a subject which is telling that he is keeping a secret and is only telling what we need to know and nothing more. He doesn’t want to lead us on by getting […]

“When I look back, it seems to me as if this almost miraculous change of inclination and will was the immediate suggestion of the guardian angel of my life” this shows foreshadowing that something bad is going to/has happened when it says that he looks back on a “miraculous change”. this can imply that a […]

Number 3 – Foreshadowed by something negative something negative is being foreshadowed on the first page because the author has written that “I heard sounds from heaven; i heard sounds from hell.” He believed that he was sane but he kept hearing sounds from heaven and hell which can b associated with death. With hell […]