Monday, 3 October 2011

Essay - introduction

For the topic of this essay is exploration of how vampires have changed over the centuries and how their behaviour or appearance depend on culture they originate from. Vampires as well as many other things surrounding modern world haven't remained unchanged, what have not changed is the fact that vampires are creatures who feed on life force, which is usually blood of ordinary people or other vampires. The main points are going to be supported by books, movies and myths: The Vampyre 1819 written by John Polidori, Dracula 1897 by Bram Stoker, folklore vampire myths, Twilight 2008 Director: Catherine Hardwicke Writers: Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel). Apart from those materials this essay will contain thoughts about modern view on vampires and how they are presented in different mediums.

1 comment:

  1. 03/10/11 OGR

    Hey Magda,

    I'm disappointed you haven't organised your content for the OGR. Why not? Are you experiencing difficulty with Scribd, or did you simply decide this aspect of the way we do things on CGAA wasn't applicable to you? It is, Magda - getting your creative work into an organised, audience-friendly presentation is a skill you need. I'm disappointed because I was looking forward to your OGR because I've enjoyed your development so far. So - I want you to create and publish an OGR document on receipt of this feedback. I want to see your progress and your decision-making. If you're still unsure how to go about it, or what the purpose of the OGR is, please go here and read everything carefully. There are no special cases on CG Arts, Magda - do what you're asked to do, when you're asked to do it - and how. And why is that important? Because your creativity will be of absolutely no interest to anyone professionally or commercially if you can't follow simple instructions or answer a brief as written or submit work that conforms to the stated submission criteria. I'm afraid that is the bald truth and I don't much care what you think about it - because no one else will either, and you need to be ready for that. So - please, publish your work so far as requested, because I'm excited to see where you're at with it all:

    Regarding your written assignment, I'm not sure vampires are 'on message' - yes, some of them turn into bats, but the references you describe do not involve metamorphosis as their key metaphor, nor is that metamorphosis central to the character of the vampire itself. I suggest you re-think your subject because here, you risk answering a question you haven't been asked.

    I look forward to seeing your summary OGR document on here tonight or tomorrow. If you're experiencing difficulty with the software, I suggest you work closely with a classmate who has published using Scribd successfully, or you leave a message with your mentor.