I came across this blog post from Arizona State University, which seems similar to what we’re talking about on this one! It was posted around Halloween, and it discusses how it is not the only time of year that we are surrounded by monsters.
As we finish this semester, I believe a lot of our perceptions of monsters have been altered. We think of monsters outside of solely Halloween, and being spooky and scary.
The article states: “When ideas get out of control, you get monsters,” says Cook. “Monsters as an archetype are simply a reflection of some aspect of our human nature greatly magnified to the level of destruction. That is where you get the werewolf, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or the Hulk—something that’s inside of us that comes out.” I was able to understand this better from when we brought our monsters to class and when we created monsters. Some of us chose monsters that were human and were portrayed as bullies. As well, when we created our monsters 2 weeks ago, there were human monsters with “monstrous” qualities.
What do you think? Has your perception of monsters changed from the beginning of the course to now?