In these films Hitchcock demonstrates the ease in which an ordinary person can become mad, in order to induce a level of horror onto the audience. Using the relationship between the audience and the mad characters, Hitchcock pushes the audience to be horrified by their own potential for madness.
August Strindberg’s 'Miss Julie' and Edward Albee’s 'Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' are often criticized for their misogynistic portrayals of women. What such critics fail to recognize, however, is the complexity of these “misogynistic” portrayals.
Since Friedrich Nietzsche’s parable of “The Madman," through present day films such as the 'Saw' movies, madmen are portrayed in literature and film as truth-tellers, exposers, and symbols of society’s moral and religious dilemmas.
Through examination of a few episodes of The Walking Dead, and through a close-reading of the implications of the show’s fantastical elements, this horrifying doomsday scenario proves to be a projection of the individual’s unconscious desires and fears surrounding universalism in its various...
By looking at the film Cruel Intentions, and taking into account Clueless, and La Belle Personne, I propose that the love-hate relationship for the aristocracy exhibited by early modern European novels is apparent in teen films of the new millennium, and has continued to evolve.
A protagonist that adopts the defining characteristics of the novel has the ability to promote the novel genre and inscribe its ideas on the minds of its readers; as the reader connects with the protagonist, he/she is also learning to embrace the novel as a genre.
There are “auteur” theories in which directors, actors, cinematographers, and film studios have been granted authorial status over a cinematic text due to stylistic similarities in a body of work. Here I propose that a viewer can also become an auteur.
A poem that serves loosely as a metaphor for becoming a Christian. I often use secular poetry to express my spiritual journey, and how it is earth-shattering and frustrating, while being the most beautiful thing in the world.
Stores and websites often have huge comprehensive lists to help you build your baby registry, but what do you actually need for your baby's arrival?
An analysis of Goethe's 'The Sorrows of Young Werther' that examines the value of emotion in the text.
A poem written while observing bees pollinating flowers. The scene was both peaceful and exciting, as if the bees felt this overwhelming joy in their work but kept themselves under control and on task. I felt an such a love for God and nature watching them.
An analysis of the role of the "double" in Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' and Fyodor Dostoevsky’s 'The Double.'
An analysis of the relationship between Jane and her childhood friend, Helen Burns, in Charlotte Brontë's novel 'Jane Eyre.'
An analysis and examination of the similar manifestations of Expressionism in Faulkner's 'As I Lay Dying' and Munch's 'The Dead Mother and the Child.'
A poem inspired by the character Renfield from the novel "Dracula." This poem is a part of a series of secular poetry I wrote when I first converted to Christianity from atheism/agnosticism, back in the summer of 2016.
Raising your self-esteem doesn't happen overnight, but with daily practice, time, patience and love, you can raise your self-esteem to a healthy level. As someone who has personally battled with low self-esteem these are a few methods that have worked for me and for others.
A poem about restoring a person from under the weight of their life choices.
"Flutters" and "Ways to Make a Moth" are poems I wrote shortly before becoming a Christian, and serve as reminders of the darkness I was living in before finding the light of Christ.
A poem about becoming a baby that serves as a play on the "born again" experience. Written during my conversion from atheism to Christianity.