‘The Gothic world is fascinated by the struggle for power’. In light of this statement, discuss the ways in which writers present types of power.
Werewolves a very well-known fantasy creature, who have been depicted as vicious beasts who will turn on their best friends. In the lay “Bisclavret” the stereotypes of werewolves is no different. Marie de France redefines the werewolf in a very courageous tale of a man and his loyalty. Bisclavret was a very loyal man regardless being werewolf or not. This was shown in multiple scenarios, such as the interaction with his and wife and with the King. The O.E.D. defines loyalty as “Faithful adherence to one's promise, oath, word of honor” (def.1). Throughout the entire story Bisclavret is faithful to everyone he made an oath too. Others have to break
The protagonist in the book is a kid named Jeremy. Jeremy is boy who discovered that werewolves are real with his five friends. Jeremy is curious, quiet, cares for others, and brave. This story takes place in Madison, Wisconsin in a small neighborhood. First the book starts out with them playing hide and seek in the forest near the first block. Later in the book they go home. While they go to the library the werewolf
But any werewolves has to have practiced the evil- art of voodoo. They wear the skin of the animal and kill at night. The only time you can kill a werewolves is when it is human form, if you sprinkle salt over there animal skin it will shrivel up, and it will be easier for you to kill them. There is also a form a voodoo where you can sell your soul to the devil. There are in fact many stories of famous people who have done this to get where they are now. For example Katy Perry, who confessed to selling her soul to the dark one., “You know what was going on in my life at 15, and ... that’s how I got introduced to the music industry, because I swear I wanted to be like the Amy Grant of music, but it did not work out. And so I sold my soul to the Devil.” (Perry) Ke$ha also sold her soul to the devil announcing it to the whole world with her song Dancing With The Devil. “You and I made a deal. I was young and shit got real. ...“Your love is made of dirty gold, but I’m the one who sold my soul. So go ahead and take my hand.”“So I’m all yours until the end. A holy war, I’ll never win.”...“He’s got my mind ...he’s got my soul... Mama he won’t let me go”(Ke$ha)! There is also Jay-z who is the so called leader for them and call themselves the illuminati. He also says in his mash up Grey Album one song called Lucifer 9 reserved talks about 666 and murdering Jesus. If you sell
Starting with Chapter One, the author introduces the reader to the first few accounts of werewolves, or what would be considered werewolves by our current imagery. She discusses the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh, which is the first tale of a werewolf and the first story of a man falling victim to, and being transformed by, a “wicked woman,” which is a theme that runs through many of the older stories. She also brings up Ovid’s retelling of the Metamorphosis, a Greek story about Lycaon, who attempted to serve human flesh to Zeus and was horrifically punished for his actions. Next is the Satyricon, written by Petronius. From the stories presented, we are able to start classifying the subjects as going through either voluntary or involuntary transformations.
Family is a very important thing. Everyone on the face of this Earth deserves a family. We’ve all been told that some relationships are temporary and that family is forever. But what happens when that family betrays you? What happens when the parents that swore to love us turn their backs on us? A prime example of this is Niklaus Mikaelson, the original vampire werewolf hybrid off the hit TV show The Originals. “Niklaus is the most hated and feared amongst all the originals, but those who fear him seek his approval”. Truer words couldn’t have been spoken from Niklaus’s brother Elijah Mikaelson. Niklaus has gained a reputation for himself as being the most sadistic, diabolic, and unemotional vampire in history. Of course, the history of vampires start with Niklaus’s family, the Mikaelson’s are the first vampires ever, The Originals. After the death of their brother Henrik, mothers Esther Mikaelson, the original witches, turned her family into vampires to protect themselves. But Niklaus was not born this evil and scary vampire, he was made this ways. Years of mental and physical torment from his parents shaped Niklaus into the paranoid, sadistic and irrational vampire that he is today. Niklaus lacked a stable up bringing from his parents like we’re used to in today’s society. An unstable upbringing can produce an unstable child, let alone an unstable vampire. Niklaus parents but play different but prominent roles in his development as a person.
The wolf was once a much slandered animal. In the western world, people feared and hated wolves, and this legacy is reflected in stories such as Little Red Riding Hood and The Boy Who Cried Wolf. In these popular children's tales the wolf is made out to be a prowler and a killer of livestock and people. There is some basis for The Boy Who Cried Wolf, for wolves have killed cattle and sheep. But what of Little Red Riding Hood? There are no records of wolves killing humans in Canada or the United States. Yet, when wolves were spotted near rural communities, fear used to grip the populace, but over time this has become less prevalent.
In the book Frankenstein, we see that Frankenstein’s monster show great strengths and courage as he continues to go on with the story. The monster is original though to be bad but as the story progress he shows in some rare cases his strength not just physically which he succeeds greatly in but also mentally as we see him teach himself all the wonders of this world. Physically the monster is very strong and large we see in multiple situations that he uses his strength for good even though after he uses them people still run him out of town there home etc. In one instance, he feels bad for this very poor family and begins to help them gathering wood and food to make it easier for them to survive he does all this with not even talking to them and all in secret. Another time we see that he uses his massive strength to help a little girl from drowning even though most people would agree that’s a noble dee he was still shot at and ran out of town. Now with the mental strengths he has we see in the book that the monster becomes very intelligent within a short period of time. He learns the language very fast and begins to read books to help him better understand the human culture. In one instance, he actually has a full conversation with his creator describing to him in great lengths what his life has been like. That is the creature’s strength that are seen throughout the book.
Caroline Stewart says in The Origin of the Werewolf Superstition, “Man was face to face with animal foes, and had to conquer them or be destroyed” (Stewart 7). Stewart further explains how Indo-European men would wear masks to disguise themselves from wolves because they were so afraid of them. Then they noticed that with the help of the masks that they were able to get closer to the wolves without being attacked. Therefore, they started using wolf skin and fur as robes and crawling around on their hands and feet to completely cover themselves in the image of the wolf. Humans would go through all of the trouble to disguise themselves as wolves because of how terrified they were by them. The main character in St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves states towards the end just how far her werewolf parents lived when she said, “The woodsman had to accompany me; I couldn’t remember how to find my way back on my own […] The cave looked so much smaller than I remembered it” (Russell 251). Humans were so afraid of wolves in the past that staying away from one another had carried on throughout the years, which is why the girls werewolf family lives so deep in the woods all the way into a small cave. This portrays how humans and werewolves were foreign to each other because of the werewolves secretive and far away
Willem de Blécourt says in his literary journal “I Would Have Eaten You Too”, where he documents and analyzes werewolf tales local to German, Denmark and Belgium, “The German subtype deals with how a man abandons his wife, comes back as a werewolf, bites into her skirt, petticoat, or apron, or some other piece of clothing, then goes off again, and comes back in human form, and is later revealed as the werewolf by the remnants of her clothing evident between his teeth” (Blécourt 28-29). This references back to the garwolf being a vicious creature, but also hints at the sexually devious nature of werewolves as well. The ripping of female garments is symbolic of an attack on a woman’s virtue. Blécourt describes again later in the journal, “...we can read the woven piece of cloth as representing humanity…” (35), showing that a true werewolf only seeks to defile and kill those who hold the humanity he has lost. Though he toils away in secret, deep in the forest, the knight remains an honorable man in both of his forms. “This beast understands, feels like a man,”(France) says the King, an old and loyal friend of the knight. Even in his beast-like state, the knight does not bow to the primal needs associated with beasthood, for he is unparalleled in his humanity. France uses the werewolf mythos to put the character of the knight on an even higher pedestal. Not only is he an
Throughout history, there are records of the trials of confessed or accused werewolves. In fact, they were questioned and executed the same way witches were, because they often witches were considered also werewolves. These so-called “werewolf’s trials” give us a historical glimpse at rampant human belief in werewolves. Some of the people who were accused of being werewolves were arrested because villagers needed someone to blame for dead livestock or some other unexplainable occurrences. Also others were accused because actions far more sinister and less likely to be contrived.
In the twenty-first century many people have fantasized about having superpowers of some sort. Bram Stroker made one of the most popular and relevant supervillains of all time. Over the years, Dracula has received an assortment of abilities. The book Dracula has an array of strange occurrences that happen throughout the first four chapters. During this time, Bram is not afraid to show what the Count can and cannot do. Everyone in the village knows of Dracula’s strength, but refuses to help anyone who crosses his path. Count Dracula has extraordinary strength, definitive body features and a rather strange reaction to light of all sorts.
Werewolf fighting was considered a slanderous sport. Most people thought it kin to slavery, long abolished in the good Empire, with a good deal werewolves forced to fight much like the average dog. Some did it willfully, knowing there was good money to be made pinning a fellow wolf to the ground or, in worst cases, killing them. Others were young or gullible wolves swept from the streets and shoved into the pit every day, corralled by silver bars and walls, then herded back with silver tipped sticks.
A werewolf in folklore and mythology is a person who shape shifts into a wolf, either purposely, by using magic or by being placed under a curse. Werewolves were known in almost all European countries and cultures. Werewolves are only second in line to vampires in popularity.
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