Horror and terror

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  • Terror, Horror And Revulsion In Tod Browning's Freaks

    Tod Browning’s Freaks flings itself in-between the different categories of Terror, Horror, and Revulsion, sometimes splicing and mutating the different categories into indefinable, unrecognizable, terms. Browning’s aim for his film is not to clear anything up, using the themes of: us vs. them, good and evil, humans and monsters, etc. to create understanding or enlighten people; and it certainly is not a film promoting the message, “Freaks! They’re just like us!” His intentions, rather, is to stir the witches brew, disturbing the layer of grime deep within us, bringing something to the surface, making us look at it in it’s bulging eye, and having us decipher or at least acknowledge the thoughts and reactions Freaks generates in us for ourselves.…

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  • Theme Of Horror And Terror In Frankenstein

    In Volume 1 of Mary Shelley‘s ‘Frankenstein’, horror and terror are themes that evidently run strongly throughout, for example the horror of the creation and the awakening of the Creature, and Victor Frankenstein’s fearful response. According to James. B. Twitchell – “Horror – horrére means to stand on end or bristle”, which most definitely applies to Frankenstein. Written in the early 19th century, Shelley took inspiration from society at the time – particularly science – with the use of…

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  • Terror And Horror In Gothic Literature

    mystery. Gothic Literature relies heavily on romance and malice, and is also very scientific. Although Gothic Literature is sometimes poorly misunderstood due to its dark nature, we can learn a great deal from the lessons that it teaches. Gothic Literature has these fundamental values: it focuses heavily on death, ruin, decay, terror, and chaos, and favors irrationality and passion over logic and reasoning. Terror and horror is the main responsibility of the gothic novelist, he will try to make…

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  • Scary Stories: Why Horror Is Good For Children

    The article “Why Horror is Good for You and Even Better for Your Kids” perfectly narrates this in a few sentences. “If we take it further and make the children both the object of terror in these stories as well as agents for surviving the monsters… well, now you’re onto something magical. Plainly put, horror provides a playground in which kids can dance with their fears in a safe way that can teach them how to survive monsters and be powerful, too. Horror for kids lets them not only read or see…

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  • Literary Techniques In The Turn Of The Screw

    Literary Techniques and the Horror of The Turn of the Screw One purpose of Henry James’ gothic novella The Turn of the Screw is to instill fear in the reader. There are several features of this work that make the story horror inducing; first, James’ deals with the idea of the corruption of innocence of children. In the story’s opening chapter, the observation is made that the corruption of a child in a ghost story “adds a particular touch” (James 115). Fear is also associated with the…

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  • Creative Writing: Discretion

    The crux of the issue is the method by which you and Dro engage combat. With literally every other creature in withered army training, you get to choose when to engage, and in some cases, you can choose not to engage at all. Discretion is the better part of valor; an option I employed with Lapillia. I didn't think I could deal 37-million damage in time, so I didn't even try. You can pull her if you want, and you can leave her if you want. However, you don't pull Dro. Dro pulls you. And if Dro…

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  • The Pit And The Pendulum Analysis

    “Shaking in every limb, I groped my way back to the wall; resolving there to perish rather than ris the terrors of the wells of which my imagination now pictured many in various positions about the dungeon.” The narrator is scared of what may be in the dungeon, since he cannot see anything. He does not know what is in this dungeon, so all he can do is imagine what is in here and how he is going to be executed. This relates back to my theme of the uncertainty of life and death, because the…

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  • Ear Pain In Roller Coasters

    Roller Coaster Medical Although roller coasters are fun and thrilling, when it comes the body and it’s features, it can be damaged very easily. Effects on the body from a roller coaster can be small or even deadly. But how could a roller coaster cause pain? Injuries that some people experience are, ear barotrauma, increased heart-rate, and whiplash. Ear damage can be an effect from riding a roller coaster. Damage can be caused by the changing of the air pressure on the ears. This can cause…

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  • The Starry Night Mask Meanings

    A mask is meant to hide someone; whether it is a robber sporting a ski mask, a child in a Halloween costume, or a hero in a comic book. Of course, a mask’s purpose can be twisted to represent the person underneath, rather than creating an entirely new identity. Horror movies with masked killers are a good example of this. For English class, I have to create a mask that represents who I am. The first noticeable detail about the mask is how it is divided into two sides. The meaning behind this…

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  • Personal Narrative: How Fear That Changed My Life

    monsters but also emotion, failure, change and loss. How do people learn to cope? How, after finding out that the earth is so terrifying, do people continue on? How can people survive or have the ability to know how to survive and thrive. When I was a child, I feared any modification to the life I was comfortable with . I was so set in the life I was comfortable with that I was a very picky eater and even refused to introduce myself to new people and friends. In order to pass the time I read…

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