Stereotypically when we think of monsters, our minds immediately think of something composed of our nightmares and someone who we cannot defeat. We have unrealistic expectations of monsters because they tend to be the worst of the worst, and usually cannot relate them to humans. However, upon my further research of monsters, I believe we… Continue reading Ursula from the Little Mermaid
The monster I’ve chosen to ‘bring to school’ is a human monster that goes by the name of Annalise Keating. Annalise Keating is a fictional character played by Viola Davis on the popular television series, How To Get Away With Murder. The reason I personally chose to bring this monster to school was because I am… Continue reading Annalise Keating
The monster that I have chosen is Cthulhu from the mythos of the same name, created by H. P. Lovecraft. Cthulhu first appeared in the short story “The Call of Cthulhu”, published in 1928. This monster is at the same time culturally significant and relatively unknown. This is due to the fact that while the… Continue reading Cthulhu
The monster I will be discussing in this blog post comes primarily from the Japanese animated television show, Death Note. The character Light Yagami will be used to look at what his character tells us about monsters, and as well as humans. The story centers around Light who is an academically intelligent high school student.… Continue reading Light Yagami
Walter White a.k.a Heisenberg can be categorized as monster of the mind according to Cohen, as he does not look like an outsider but mentally he is. Heisenberg is a monster because he takes advantage of the sympathy people feel to superficially justify his pursuit of power and pride by becoming the kingpin of the local… Continue reading Walter White/Heisenberg
Welcome to the class blog for Myths, Monsters, and Machines, a Cultural Studies and Communication Studies course at Wilfrid Laurier University. We will use this space to explore the themes and concepts of the course.