- 1st= appearance towards men teases them
- 3rd= reality
- Salander doesn’t restrict herself to loving one gender and refuses to label herself. She wears dark clothing, rides a motorcycle and has tattoos and piercings. She’s labeled clinically insane yet is a gifted and intelligent hacker who doesn’t take shit from anyone.
- questionable morality, the cold gaze, the difficulty interacting “normally” with people, the seeming lack of emotion, the underground pursuit of justice, the holding back of information from the cops and other authorities, the use of technology and scientific reasoning to solve crimes
- Throughout the text, Salander occupies the role of both victim and survivor. Assaulted repeatedly and brutally by her guardian, Salander seems aware that others perceive her as a victim, but she doesn’t view herself as one because she sees the oppression and brutalization of women as endemic to society.
Issues/Conflicts/Ideas: The epidemic of violence against women in modern society; the corruption of Society; the inaccuracy of appearances
- “In her world, this was the natural order of things. As a girl she was legal prey, especially if she was dressed in a worn black leather jacket and had pierced eyebrows, tattoos, and zero social status.”
- “Even so he had caught himself having inappropriate day-dreams about Lisbeth Salander, …..But the attraction, Armansky thought, was that Salander was a foreign creature to him”
- “Salander was dressed for the day in a black t-shirt with a picture on it of E.T. with fangs, and the words ‘i am also an alien’. She had on a black skirt that was frayed at the hem, a worn-out black, mid-length leather jacket, rivet belt, heavy Doc Martin boots…..with colour scheme makeup.”
- “With all those rings on your face, you must be careful about hygiene?”
- Monochromatic colours
- Flashbacks – full vibrant colour
- Red Blood – very standout
- Music – contrast what we are seeing with that the character is feeling
- Makeup – pale faces, dark eyes
- Lighting – light/dark contrast
- Settings – slightly distorted/unrealistic
- Close up shots
- Camera Angles
- Camera Shots
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Tone/Mood – Negative, uneasy, dark
Elements of the supernatural
Hair, makeup, costume
The setting, props (Mise en Scene)
Tim Burton tends to use Protagonists and calls them “heroic loners”…this is different from the classic ‘underdog’ hero. These characters tend to be nerds/goths/super crime fighters that are 100% happy with their lonely existence. Burton’s heroic characters are troubled loners, isolated from the rest of the world.
Burtons cinematic style: dark, demented, and nightmarish, but they also have a strange innocence and element of childlike wonder, too. He creates a dichotomy between the gothic and idyllic—the dark and the light—but since it’s Burton, the darks and lights are warped by the funhouse mirror of his creativity. He uses ‘nightmarish’ settings, surreal humour,
Introduction – Outline the 2 films (Sweeney Todd + (summary, director, etc) + chosen techniuqes
Paragraph 1: First film + technique
Paragraph 2: second/third technique
Paragraph 3: second film + technique
Paragraph 4: second/third technique
Paragraph 5: links between both films…
Conclusion: Summary of it all
The Enlightenment era was a big movement for Europe when Reason>Faith and Science>Religion.
Who is he?
John Locke lived between the 29th August 1632 to the 28th October 1704. He was an English philosopher and a physician. He was also known as the “Father of Liberalism”
What were their major contributions to the 18th-century philosophy?
John Locke had 3 main theories
- Was from his Essay “Essay Concerning Human Understanding” (1689) where it outlined the theory of human knowledge, where he states that everyone begins life as a “white paper, void of all characters” and that our experiences are what makes us who we are. This Theory was also known as the “Tabula Rasa” or “blank space” This theory went against the idea that “God makes us who we are”
Explain their most successful and well-recognized theory:
Read an essay or paper written by them.
The Gothic Antagonist – The Creature
- Controls V.F through his weakness for his family…until V.F. thinks about ‘the greater good’
- Superhuman speed and strength
- Able to withstand extreme conditions
- Massive physical presence
- Begins as an essentially good character
- Shown with his interactions/obsessions of the Delacy Family
- After being turned away, attacked and feared he becomes vengeful. He develops a hatred for the human race
Passion and Drive:
- Wants a companion/be accepted by someone
- Blackmails and murders people to get there
- Needs to learn how to speak/interact with humans
Ozymandias By Percy Shelley
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert… near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- “Words appear….and despair!”
- Percy Shelley has used a number of ‘rhyme’ with every 2 lines. This is shown through “I met a traveller from an antique land” which then continues and the rhyme appears in the second line “Stand in the desert… near them, on the sand,” He does this, by showing how the character has got energy and enthusiasm for his own pride. Shelley also uses the language feature of Oxymoron, where he expressing two opposite words put together, to help express the ‘kings’ words. An example of this was what the king said about himself bring ” Ye mighty, and despair” He is expressing this to have an effect of those who he is speaking, to should feel sorry for him, he is selfish and he knows that because he is very overly confident in himself and believes that everyone should follow his lead.
The Poem by Shelley, Ozymandias, describes a traveller who once came across a statue in the sand. The statues facial appearance with its “wrinkled lip” and the fact that it gives off a “cold command”. This command helps show the observer its emotions and passions that it once had. It becomes an icon in itself and it gives off certain views of its past life, how it used to be “ye mighty, and despair!” As an icon, people look up to it and aspire to become it and try their best to achieve success in their life, likewise, what the statue once did.