In the film Night Watch there are themes such as othering and scapegoating present within the story. To make itclear, othering is the act of categorizing a person or group as not “one of us” or different than oneself.
In the beginning of the film they introduce the Others. The Others are beings that have supernatural powers. They are already othered from human beings for they have special abilities, but they take it one step further in the film and “other” them even more. The Others are divided into two groups: Light vs Dark . The Others are the same up until they choose which side they want to be allied, and through this there is the theme of othering. Even though Others are all the same each side sees one another as different or “other”.This…
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The stories of “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Little Red Cap”, or “Little Red Hat” are all versions of the same tale. This tale seems to originate about 2,000 years ago somewhere between Europe and the Middle East. The tale of Little Red Riding Hood can specifically be traced back to 10th century of Europe .
Interestingly enough, the earliest versions differ from the modern versions in several different ways. One being that the antagonists is not always a wolf in other versions they have been known to be ogres and werewolves. Another is that the ogre or Wolf leaves the grandmother remains to be cannibalized by Little Red Riding Hood. These versions also typically contain a Wolf or Ogre that will ask Little Red to take off her clothes and get in…Read more >
In the 2008 Swedish horror movie Let The Right One In , we see a romantic friendship bloom between a boy and what seems to be a girl. The boy is a bullied 12 year old named Oskar and the girl he becomes friends with is named Eli. It is the unraveling of the truth in between Oskar and Eli that gives a major theme of the movie. As Eli and Oskar become closer Oskar finds out the truth about Eli, that she is a vampire. After Oskar knows the truth he's a little uset that Eli has to kill, but he comes to reason with it by admitting that he wants to kill and she has to kill so they're not very different. Here there is this meek 12 year old boy who has this urge to kill. Thus, the theme that not everything is as what it seems is born.
Both Oskar an…Read more >