Grotesque literature has a way of making anyone stop and think about their lives and wonder is this how I want to live. Both movies show that society does not accept those who are different. In both stories you see “the five I’s” show up throughout the whole movie. Frankenstein and Edward Scissorhands both were looking for love and acceptance; but society denies them that and classifies them as evil and bad. Grotesque literature is everywhere in these film, along with symbols and meanings of life.
Grotesque literature involves a character who has shown both empathy, disgust, and is looked at as the “bad guy”. The grotesque literature originated in the 19th century. Some grotesque stories include a narrator that in unreliable. An unreliable narrator is the narrator of a story who you cannot trusted to present the facts of the story truthfully. There are five main parts (the five I’s) that are represented and to be included in grotesque literature and music. Imagination, Intuition, idealism, inspiration, and individuality are all part of the five 5’s. Visual art was also popular during the age of enlightenment.
The first “I” imagination, says that you should use emphasis over reasoning. The second “I” intuition says, use your instincts over reasoning (gut feeling). The third “I” idealism is a concept that you should try your best to make the world a better place. The next “I” inspiration, says that people’s work should be special and creative that separates your work from others. The last “I” individuality, is a simple concept that means, just be you.
The movie “Frankenstein”, presented many different grotesque symbols. Dr. Frankenstein’s reasoning behind creating his Monster was that he wanted to be God. The Monster was instantly thought to be evil because of the way he was created. The people in the movie sought to destroy the Monster because he was different. No one but Doctor Frankenstein and the little girl...