Prof. Westengard | O628 | Fall 2022

Blog 6 Adelisa Redzematovic

Summary

Caroline is a short film of a 11 year old girl who through exploring finds another world, that she at first believes is the ideal, life, but she soon realizes that it has its own sinister secrets. In her world, she is neglected by the parents and feels bored, but when she enters the new world she sees what she believes are happy families. The main Gothic characteristics that are present in Caroline are visions of ghosts, and a dark parallel universe. A similarity between Coraline and “The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether” is that both characters stumble upon an unknown door, and are not sure of what will face them yet still take the risk of entering. After entering both characters are faced with evil people, and are now in danger, and have to come up with a solution to bring things back to normal. A difference between Coraline and “The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether”, is that the character in Coraline is not hesitant with entering this unusual area. In “The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether”, the character is unsure of entering. This film reminds me of the malicioius, bad people that we read about in these other texts, because they mean harm. A implicit message that is sent through the metaphoric characteristics could be, always be grateful for the position you are in, because it could be much worse. And trust nobody, because you aren’t aware of their intentions.

1 Comment

  1. Helen Lopez

    Hi Savara, I agree with you that both in the text and short movie we view how they both face dark worlds, and in Coraline they try to trick her into an amazing world that she has never seen making her feel as if she will live her best like in their not knowing in reality who those people really were and they were just to trap her to hurt her.

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