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Supernatural Drama Media Essay

Explore how far the ‘Vampire Diaries/Being Human/Misfits’ DVD cover conforms to genre conventionsIn this essay, I will be analysing the DVD cover of the ‘Vampire Diaries’ which is a television programme in the teen-supernatural hybrid drama genre. I will also be analysing the covers of ‘Being Human’ and ‘Misfits’ and I will compare and contrast them with the ‘Vampire Diaries’ cover. The typical genre conventions of supernatural dramas are that there are supernatural beings such as ghosts. Werewolves and vampires, and ‘ordinary’ setting, a trigger/event that leads to the creation of supernatural beings. ‘Ordinary’ people becoming supernatural or finding out about supernatural beings, and the running theme which is good vs bad. On the front of the ‘Vampire Diaries’ cover,…

Robert Browning Essay

Browning gave life to the dramatic monologue and made it a distinctive and memorable poetic form. Browning was fascinated with human behaviour, particularly the darker side of humanity and he believed that the dramatic monologue enabled him to create very powerful masks and ‘tell the truth obliquely’. As we become aware that the characters are wearing masks, the layers of artifice or self-deception is where the real persona exits. Browning’s poems open the minds of his readers, allowing for exploration and the discovery of the dark side of human nature: in the context of his dramatic monologue, character revelations are discovered. In Robert Browning’s, My Last Duchess we are introduced to a rich, arrogant and authoritarian Duke of Ferara. Browning…

The Influence of Corruption in the Picture of Dorian Gray

In The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde demonstrates the corruption of youth by taking the initial innocence of Dorian and turning his values completely immoral under the control of Lord Henry mainly through the use of symbolism. Even though he looks as though youthful and innocent his portrait reveals his truly aging and corrupt soul, this and failure in Dorian not taking responsibility for any of his own actions is what ultimately drives him insane and leads to his death. Oscar Wilde displays this through symbolism in three different ways; “The yellow book” that Lord Henry gives him, the use of “the color white” in the novel, and the influence that society itself has on Dorian. In the Picture…