Is The Legend of Sleepy Hollow a good ghost story?
If we want to know whether The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a good ghost story, we have to learn what makes a good ghost story at first.
A good ghost story always make you nervous and scared. To make readers nervous and scared, we need to create a...
Whether or not ghosts actually exist is a question that has been debated in almost every culture and region around the world since times immemorial. Those who believe in ghosts point to countless instances of unexplained phenomena in which strange sightings and paranormal happenings have taken place...
Experiencing about Ghost
Have you ever wondered about ghost phenomenon that truly exists as a rumor? I am in high school and I hear a lot of ghost stories by my friends: white ladies, a haunted house, devil spirit, ect. However good the stories are, I never believe that ghosts are real. But I really...
order. For each, there is first a description of the general supernatural beliefs of Shakespeare’s original audience, for Hamlet, their beliefs about ghosts, for Macbeth, their beliefs about witches. The next section describes which supernatural material Shakespeare took from his sources and which he added...
telling them what a poltergeist is, where they originate from, and specific stories of poltergeist’s hauntings in the past.
1. What a poltergeist is
A. Roughly translated in German as “noisy ghost/spirit” or “rumbling ghost”
B. Different levels of Poltergeist Activity
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts, by Maxine Hong Kingston A woman warrior is someone who shatters cultural traditions and creates their own. The Woman Warrior is about Maxine Hong Kingston trying to find her place in the world. She has two different cultures that she has to fully...
Chris Woodyard: I would give her a cat because she usually gets frightened really easily and she is always looking out for ghost.
Janet: I would give her a dog because she is very nosy and wants to know what is going on in her house since she keeps on hearing a child’s voice.
recordings of ghost stories. These ghost story recordings have become such a canonical part of the representation of Japanese folk culture that when Masaki Kobayashi directed his visually-stunning ghost story anthology in 1965, he named it Kwaidan after Hearn’s collection of ghost stories, rather than...
Scream | Shriek | Deathly |
Creepy | Howling | Shrill |
Darkness | Misty or foggy | Footsteps |
Graveyard | Corpse | Ghost |
Shadow | Weird | Weeping/crying |
Describing words (adjectives)
Colours, sounds, feeling words
Strong definite characters
Hill’s ‘The Woman in Black’ is a popular ghost story where the scene is set in the typical gothic atmosphere, with unexplainable happenings taking place in an isolated location. The author creates tension by using the gothic imagery like dark, mysterious settings, weird characters and places with strange names...
"…Hypnopompic hallucinations- visions of ghosts, aliens or loved ones that occur as one emerges from deep sleep - and mystical interpretations of unusual experiences"(Shermer, 3). In Michael Shermer’s Why People Believe in Weird Things, this is one of the many explanations describing why people believe...
because its well structure of character, of setting, of the plot... every part of the story seems to be serious set by the Henry James. Therefore, there are many people try to defined the typical genre of the story! Some experts said that it might belong to Romance; some said Gothic; some said deconstructionism...
Professor T.J. Boynton
1 April 2014
In the book, The Old Weird America, the author, Greil Marcus, interprets Bob Dylan’s album, The Basement Tapes, and its “weird” views on the old America. Marcus compares Dylan’s music to several well-known people’s music and speeches...
and the warrior backs off.
Think & write
In the last two chapters, David Hair has given hints that this will not be a straightforward adventure story. Write down at least three of these hints and explain why they suggest that the novel will have fantasy elements.
supernatural life forms, more commonly known as aliens. All the signs and stories point towards there being some kind of alien life forms from other planets or galaxies snatching humans for experimental procedures. A number of stories have been documented, some more believable than others.
questions the age old phenomenon, do ghost exist. James Houran is a real-life “ghostbuster” who conducts surveys and studies that aim to solve the mystery of hauntings. Within the article it discusses several different experiments that were conducted to try to determine if ghost really do exist.
One of the...
Slovak and Czech literature.
Key words: genre, subgenre, horror, dread, short story, novel, film, writer, director, game, violence, blood,
danger, mystical, supernatural phenomenon, ghost, monster, vampire, zombie, werewolf, murderer.
The oldest and strongest human...
The main idea of this essay is to discuss and compare the differences in suspense and tension in the two storys “the monkeys paw” and “the red room”
The monkeys paw by w.w.Jacobs
There are a lot of ways in which the monkeys paw creates and builds up tension and suspense. The autor uses various techniques...
disliked christmas in every way, he wasn't happy about anything. Since his business partner died, he became more moody, and more alone overall. The whole story is basically about scrooge, it's like a trip round his whole life, which changes him at the very end.
Scrooge's behaviour and attitude towards his...
suspense. The main parts of the story happen at a railway cutting with a signal box and a tunnel. All of the events happen at night this is typical for a ghost story as they are understood to come out at night. Through the generalisation of darkness throughout the story, this brings fear into it as darkness...
mother’s concepts of ghosts and her superstitions. Her life was very exciting with her secrets, superstitions, and eccentric mother. In this paper I plan to write about the fascinating topics, ideas, and concepts in the book and provide my reaction including my own personal experiences.
I really enjoyed...
written by H.G.Wells was written in the year 1894. It is written in a gothic style and is a physiological thriller that was very popular at the time. The story involves many of the typical themes and settings such as a dark haunted castle, spiral staircases, evil shadows and subterranean passages. H.G.Wells...
Shakespeare’s story and the fast food, fashion and testosterone driven in the 1970’s and that it is the traditional distinction between high and low culture.
The chemically-enduced prophesying is offered by three stoners in Scotland, PA as the three witches or also known as, “the weird sisters.” These...
Great ghost stories base their power to immobilize and terrorize their audience on both a build up of highly intensive suggestion and on suspense. You may imagine that a complete gore fest, with blood and guts, would terrify you in a ghost story. But in actual fact it would be unlikely to do so had much...
William Shakespeare creates powerful women only to punish them. Discuss this comment with reference to Lady Macbeth and the weird sisters!
Macbeth was one of four tragic plays written by William Shakespeare. The other three being “Hamlet”, “King Lear” and “Othello”. Believed...
Do Ghosts Really Exist in Our World Today?
“The nebulous form of a blonde-haired woman has appeared on the spiral staircase in this saloon so many times that patron named her ‘Lena.’ Lena ghost has also appeared in front of the wall across from the bar. Also, the apparition of an old prospector has...
The moment of highest tension or suspense in a play, novel, short story, or narrative poem at which the crisis comes to its point of greatest intensity and is resolved; thus, the point after which all action moves to a resolution. It is usually the crux of a work, when the major conflict can...
out if ghosts are real is a very popular phenomenon that people are really intrigued to find out. There are actual professions that let people hunt out these kinds of ghosts. The places ghosts are most found in are abandoned houses, mental asylums and prisons. There are people who believe in ghosts and...
essayist, and writer of travel books. Some of the short stories that he wrote are the “Merry Men” and “The Body-Snatcher”. According to Judy Cornes, Robert Louis Stevenson is unsurpassed by modern writers, with some of his weird and suspenseful stories like “The Body Snatcher’. According to Harold Bloom...
there is ambiguity in all great pieces of poetry or stories to offer a room for the readers to interpret according to their own experiences or mindset. There are always the subtle ideas that are not as prominently obvious, which can lead the story into a new direction according depending on the reader’s...