Thursday, May 20, 2010
Fate is evident in both the novel and the play since there are similar themes-playing God will only bring you trouble. Macbeth tries to tempt fate by hurrying events along and murdering Duncan. Victor attempts to play God by creating a human being which, after being abandoned, turns on him. In both, the outcome is not pleasant. Those who take faith out of the equation are destined to suffer horrible consequences. Had Macbeth allowed Fate to "stir" his future for him, he might have been King without murdering Duncan and losing favor with his friends. Had Victor allowed his father and professors to steer him away from the countles antiquated books he was studying, he may not have created the creature and suffeed so many losses.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Frankensteins view of himself within paradise lost: does he see himself as adam or eve?
Mary Shelley: why didnt she put her name on the novel at frist?
Victor frankenstein: playing god, does he see himself as the monster?
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
- Shock Value
Use of explicit language in the fairy tales, is using the shock factor because the reader isn't it. this creates shock value and read-on-ability as the reader wonders if she has included other graphic language.
You can see feminist views in these novels by the way Angela carter allows the female characters to be much more dominant in these fairy tales then they bare in the original. They originals used females as damsels in distress and allowed the men to rescue them, Where as in this the female are a lot more independent and allow for the men to be rescued such as in "the courtship of Mr Lyon" this is one of the main feminist stories as the name itself shows that the female is stronger because a man would court a women but now it is the women courting the man.
- Fairy Tale
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The monster can also be related to nature in the way in which nature is something so big and intimidating can be so peaceful and harmful. The way both victor and the monster find peace in the mountains that at the point in time seemed so harmful and frightening makes them relate to each when they both want to be so far away from each other.
Mary Shelley began writing about the mountains in a new to everyone else to show how they could be seen in a different light to frightening and daunting to readers. She allows the reader to link Romanticism and Aesthetics with the mountains and the monster together as they have both been created by a force higher then their own power because they both have picturesque qualities about them but are both sometimes shunned by the human race because of the infinite amount of power behind them. The human race is so fearful of objects more powerful and different to themselves that they stick together and refuse its acceptance into a society that is created around vanity and judgments, i think this is the point Mary Shelly is trying to make by saying how society at the time was very judgemental towards things that were different, and by writing Frankenstein was trying to show people how something so different could in fact be more beneficent towards everyone.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
When "Hecat" then shouts at the witches for telling Macbeth she says "hath been but for a wayward son, spitrful and wrathful, who, as others do, loves for his own ends, not for you" which makes you think that he probably would of done it anyway because he is a spiteful person who only wants to do things for his own self.
this is why i think the witches are important becasue they raise lots of questions for people to think about Macbeth.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Although the play starts of with the witches in the forest, is soon then changes to the scenes in the castle, the castle is also where the murders happens, this adds to the Gothic nature, because it appears to be night-time in a lot of the scenes.
"2. An atmosphere of mystery and suspense"
Shakespeare includes a lot of imagery in act one, The tales of war and then the witches predicting the future creates imagery for the audience. in Act 1 Scene 3 the stage directions Shakespeare has given when the witches enter is thunder, this could create a suspense as thunder would be seen as bad news and you would predict that something bad is about to happen. They way the witches also leave the scene adds suspense as well as they just suddenly disappear.
"3. An ancient prophecy
This happens in act one with the witches, as they predict the future of Macbeth and Banquo. This prophecy is highly needed as it now sets the whole plot into order as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth now plan on how to kill the king.
The first act in macbeth plays the main part in the play by setting the plot line into order, it helps the reader to se both sides to macbeth and lady macbeth by using different elements of gothic literature
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I am going to do these books as i think the use of letters is important to the structure of the book. My question is going to be based upon the use of letters within the novels and how they correspond with the characters.