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Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now

A comparison of Joseph Conrad’s novel, “Heart of Darkness” and Francis Ford Coppola’s movie, “Apocalypse Now”, focusing on the theme of horror. Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now Heart of Darkness, a novel by Joseph Conrad, and Apocalypse Now, a movie by Francis Ford Coppola can be compared and contrasted in many ways. By focusing […]

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Prospero ‘s demonstrates

It is the love at first sight of Miranda and Ferdinand that demonstrates the themes of Authority and later, imprisonment. The higher power of Prospero becomes clear again when he sets down the ground rules for Ferdinand and Miranda’s relationship to which Ferdinand begs, “Might I but through my prison once a day behold this […]

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Breathless horror

Mary Shelley creates an atmosphere of horror in chapter five by using frightening descriptions and language. Her intentions were to write a ghost story that would make the reader’s blood curdle and their heart beat fast. She uses gothic by using scientific discovery. Electricity was discovered round the time when Mary was alive and she […]

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Gothic horror

Bronte also describes a demon. When Napoleon is told to follow something through a wall, this involves hidden passageways, which is a gothic element. This is a crucial element because usually demons/ ghosts come out of hidden passageways or people disappear when they go through hidden passageways. The passageway from his gloomy lit room leads […]

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Creative Writing – Gothic Horror

I walked cautiously up towards the grand old house, where I read the name aloud ‘Hollow Manor.’ It had the look of a gothic church with the arched stained glass windows. The doors and windows reminded me of the ancient gothic houses that were so popular in London at the moment. I breathed in deeply […]

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