Aspect Visual Techniques Verbal Techniques Tone and Mood -Monochromatic colour palette: grey, white and black -Tone: There is a supernatural tone to how Sweeney cuts hair, the only supernatural element in the film. Sound effects of the sloppy pies squishing are unnerving. Character – Lovett Submissive, powerless over Sweeney, high camera angle during her discussions […]

“No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience” Above is a quote is from John Locke, an English philosopher and one of the most influential ‘enlightenment thinkers’. Emphasized in his essay ‘Concerning Human Understanding’ is the exploration and understanding of the acquisition of knowledge. According to Locke, us humans shouldn’t cross the limit of […]

“There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart -an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading imagination could torture into aught of the sublime.” “The Fall of the House of Usher” is a gothic short story written by Edgar Allen Poe, which tells the tale of the narrator’s unnerving and discomforting visit […]

John Locke (1632-1704) is an English philosopher from the United Kingdom whose theories contributed greatly to the age of enlightenment. He contributed to the social contract theory and also famously developed the theory of mind, revolving around the concept of ‘tabula rasa’ which meant that when born,one’s mind is a blank slate. He is most […]

  Geneva (House and surrounding woods): Ingolstadt (The loft/lab): The North Pole (Walton’s ship):      

Types of Conflict Internal or External? Evidence Man vs Self Internal (A conflict that occurs within the mind of a single character.) ” I was tempted to plunge into the silent lake, that the waters might close over me and my calamities forever. But I was restrained, when I thought of the heroic and suffering Elizabeth, […]

“There is love in me the likes of which you’ve never seen. There is rage in me the likes of which should never escape. If I am not satisfied int he one, I will indulge the other.” The famous gothic novel ‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley follows the doomed downfall of the rich, and ambitious Victor […]

Trait 1: Supernatural powers -Superhuman speed and strength -Able to withstand extreme conditions -Massive physical prescence Trait 2: Dualism -Shown with his interactions and observations of the De Lacey family -Begins as an essentially good character -After being turned away, attacked and feared, he becomes vengeful and develops a hatred for the human race Trait […]

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. Worlds had to be in travail, that the meanest flower might blow.” ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’, by Oscar Wilde is a gothic philosophical novel which tells the cautionary tale of the young, rich and beautiful Dorian Gray, who after artist Basil paints, becomes induced […]

Chapter 1 Summary: The story begins in an art studio, in which Lord Henry Wotton admires the soon to be finished masterpiece by painter Basil Hallward, of a young man soon learnt to be a portrait of the beautiful Dorian Gray. Henry urges him to exhibit the painting at Grosvenor but Basil detests, insisting he […]