Thursday, March 15, 2012

Gothic and Faustian Tale - Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge


There are some characteristics that you may find in Gothic, which are setting and atmosphere of suspense, supernatural, overwrought emotion, and over power male. For setting, there might be isolated house or castle, with the hunted feeling may creates a horror and scary feeling. Second, we show some cool wind or raining or some weird sound to make the audience nervous, to get the point of a Gothic. Third, the supernatural brings out the spiritual side of the story, with mention character that are not seen, it creates a feeling of what is going on and questioning, Fourth, sometimes the director makes the characters crazy and put pressure in the story. Last, because of the story background men usually take over the political ,social, and society. Even the lady needs to called males with their last name. The Faustian Tale is basically about when you are asking something or borrowing something from the devil or the dark side, you will have to pay it back more than what you had borrowed or expected.

Galactic Republic and Separatists were fighting over each other, which was called the clone war. General Grievous has captured Papaltine on his ship. Obi-wan and Anakin were trying to save their Chancellor Palpatine. Later, Count Dooku showed up and fought with Obi-wan and Anakin, throughtout the fight Obi-Wan pass out. This anger Anakin, so he sliced off Dooku's head and hands. More, Palpatine was then recognized by them as Dark Lord of the Sith. The changing point of the whole story is when Anakin want to save the life of his love-Padme. But he needed more power, with the white faith and force he has now, there wasn't enough force to save her. The only chance for him was to become the Dark Vader. 

In the movie, Star Wars, some characteristics of Gothic and Faustian Tale had appeared. Anakin was trying to save his love Padme from death and he wants her to be alive. So he thought that the power from the devil is more powerful than the power from the justice. He wants the power to save his love so he is trying to make himself more powerful. But he had lost his mind and the devil had took away his hands and feet so that he has to put on fake ones. He also got a mask and a helmet, so then he actually become the devil and he still couldn't save his love ones. He became the Dark Vader.

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