An Analysis Of The Dance Of Death And The Dance Of Death

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Everyone has given up something for someone else and likewise we all have done things that have a consequence. Both Emily from the film Corpse Bride, and the skeleton in the poem “The Dance of Death”, learn these ideas through their own experience. The director of The Corpse Bride, Tim Burton, and Wolfgang von Goethe, the author of the poem, “The Dance of Death”, convey their themes through gothic elements. In Burton’s film, and von Goethe’s poem, cinematic techniques and literary devices are utilized to show gothic elements of protagonist, supernatural, and decay. These elements then connect the themes that love is sacrificing your happiness for someone else's in Corpse Bride, and every action has a consequence in “The Dance of Death” To display this, In Tim Burton’s animated film, Corpse Bride, Burton uses camera movements, camera framing, and camera movement to show the gothic effects of protagonist, supernatural, and decay which then clearly transmits the theme that love is sacrificing your happiness for someone else's. First, Burton uses a low camera angle to create the gothic effect of supernatural. In 18:50 of the film Victor and Emily are about to kiss and the camera is below Emily, which makes her seem very big and powerful. this creates the supernatural effect because she is dead, and usually dead people have power over living people. This conveys the theme because Burton used a supernatural being to fall in love and eventually give it up for the person she

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