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Gathering Monster Data
You will need to decide on the monster you want to evaluate, and investigate the subject thoroughly. You will need to find your primary sources and scholarly sources.
For Example: Dracula or Vampires
- Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula (1898) – Book
- Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) – Film
Watch or read the representations of your monster and take notes. Look for important scenes and lines that you can use in your essay.
Search the Crafton Hills library database for your monster or category of monster. Also, Google Scholar is a great search engine for scholarly stuff. Possible search terms.
- Dracula critical analysis
- Dracula vampire
Read and annotated your sources. Look for quotes and explanations to help with understanding the monster. Locate the conversation around your monster to help understand it.
In the Crafton Hills Library Databases find your sources. a good starting point would be on academic article from EBSCO Academic Search Complete and one Encyclopedia source from Credo reference. Both sources are links 1 and 2 on the Crafton Hills Library Databases.
- Academic Article
- Encyclopedia Entry on Monster
Monster Theory Source:
Cohen – Monster Culture: Seven Theses PDF (p. 3-20)
Go through the seven monster theories to see which ones apply to your monster? Connect at least three is not more.
- Theory 1 because . . .
- Theory 2 . . .
- Theory 3 . . .
- Theory 4 . . .
All this data will give you a much deeper understanding of your monster than most people have. A good way to compile all this data is to do the Annotated Bibliography. It creates the Works Cited which you need to have as well as helps you organize your sources and thinking.
An annotated bib is a works cited or references page with additional information added to each citation. You begin with the correct reference citation for your sources. For this assignment we will have at least five sources.
Here is a good explanation of citations in MLA.
Explanation and example of an Annotated Bibliography from Cornell
Example 2 Annotated Bibliography from Purdue OWL
Here is the format:
Author(s). “Article Title.” Source, vol. #, no. #, season year, pp. xx-xx. Database, URL.
Kong, Les. “Business Sources for Education Majors.” Education Graduate Students Journal, vol. 75, no. 4, 2014, pp. 12-19. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/52506788.
To each entry you will add the annotation, the paragraph or two that explains the source, why you are using it, and its reliability.
Each professor you will have in the future may have specific guidelines for what to include in an annotated bibliographic entry. Always follow their instructions.
For this assignment, you should include:
- Summary of Source, 2-4 sentences
- How you are using the source, 1-3 sentences
- Reliability of source, 1-3 sentences
In total, you should have a short paragraph, 4-10 sentences, explaining the three points above.
It will look like this:
Krikorian, Mark. “Two Immigration Priorities.”National Review, Dec, 2016, pp. 18-20, SIRS Issues Researcher, www.sks.sirs.com.
This article goes into detail on some of the other less talked about factors of the changes in how we deal with illegal immigrants under our new president and his policies. The author is the director of the Center for Immigration Studies so I assume he is a credible expert in immigration. I will use this source to get more specific in my critique of the border wall proposal.
Krikorian, Mark. “Two Immigration Priorities.” National Review, Dec, 2016, pp. 18-20, SIRS Issues Researcher, www.sks.sirs.com. This article goes into detail on some of the other less talked about factors of the changes in how we deal with illegal immigrants under our new president and his policies. The author is the director of the Center for Immigration Studies so I assume he is a credible expert in immigration. I will use this source to get more specific in my critique of the border wall proposal.
In total, you should have a short paragraph, 4-10 sentences, explaining the three points above.
I am Fire, I am Death, I Smell a Barbeque
- Rough Draft 3 submitted on Canvas for Wednesday
- Annotated Bib 2 Submitted on Canvas for Wednesday (optional but very helpful and free points.
Annotated bib monster evaluation:
• The Boy in The Striped Pajamas. Directed by Herman Mark, BBC Films, 2008, film.
This Film gives light the monstrosities that happened during the holocaust from the German perspective. Allowing the audience to view the actions of the father in turn killed his son. Which shed light that the Nazis were in fact the monsters that drove the holocaust to the great depths of death, panic and fear that is forever etched into history. This source is reliable because it is based on a real event that happened in history although the story depicted is fictional. The monster it establishes is the effect the Nazis had on the world creating a world war.
• Cohen, Jeffery. Monster Theory. Univ Of Minnesota Press, November 15, 1996.
Jeffery Cohens monster theory allows for us to connect the theory of monsters into reality. Whether it is factual or fictional his theories shed light to the creations of monsters. I will use his theories to connect the fact that the Nazis are monsters and the order in which they worked ran along with the balance of desire and reality. This source is reliable because it is a scholarly source that allows us to view different theories that we can connect our monster to our reality. Giving the audience a clear understanding as to what creates a monster in society that remains relevant throughout society.
• Langer, Lawrence. Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory. New York, University of Yale, 1991. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=aNkFu0u3RC0C&oi=fnd&pg=PR7&dq=the+holocaust&ots=fQ7CVwOUtE&sig=8H4FyuEn6E0x-M77tQiPb2MEW7M#v=onepage&q=the%20holocaust&f=false
By using this book I will be able to show how to defeat the monster through the power of strength and forgiveness. This book is a publication of testimonies by survivors and the generations after. It will be a scholarly connection to the affects racism has on those inflicted. This is a scholarly book that was written at the Yale university, it serves as a purpose for the sole understanding behind the testimonies given by the survivors. Used for the psychological vantage point and the ability to understand the need to survive such cruel acts.
• United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC. “Documenting The Number of Victims of The Holocaust And The Nazi Persecution.” Holocaust Encyclopedia https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/documenting-numbers-of-victims-of-the-holocaust-and-nazi-persecution Accessed on 04/04/2020
the use of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum allows for factual evidence to be presented which shows the audience how real this monster real was. In doing so I will provide the number of deaths that occurred under Nazi rule that created such a largely feared monster. I will also use these numbers to prove that racism is the real monster that drives people to extreme “resolutions”. This source is a scholarly source, as it is an encyclopedia. It gives statistics and validation for the amount of people killed and a short background about the holocaust itself.
I have been diligently working on my monster evaluation on Sirens. I hadn’t realized that throughout history sirens physical appearance and stories have differed drastically. They have been depicted as freshwater nymphs, birdlike women, and in more recent times half mermaid/sea creature. I’ve been having a fun time researching and learning about the monster I chose, and I’m looking forward to finishing my essay.
John Orquiola. “IT: Penny wise the Monster Clown Origin Explained”. Screen Rant, Sep, 10.
https://screenrant.com/it-movie-pennywise-clown-origin-explained/. This article is important because it talks about how and why penny wise is a monster. The website is known for movie reviews so i assume it is a credible source. I will use this source to describe why penny wise is a monster.
Alisha Grauso. “How Penny wise Ties Into The Crazy Mythology Of The Stephen King Multiverse”. Insider, Sep, 12, 2019. https://atomtickets.com/movie-news/pennywise-it-stephen-king-multiverse/. This article talks about pennywises history and background story. I can use this to tie into One of the monster theory’s as well as explain the history of Penny wise. I will use this source in my second paragraph when i introduce my first character.
Dave Bath. “Penny wise: 20 Secrets About The Clown’s Anatomy”. The Things com. Sep, 29, 2019. https://www.thethings.com/pennywise-20-secrets-about-the-clowns-anatomy/. This article talks about Penny wises strengths and weaknesses. I believe this article is credible because it is a credible cite. I can use this information in my essay to tie into another one of the monster theory’s.
Clive Barker and Bernard Rose “The Candyman” movie made October 16, 1992. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwDh7RK8ofg
Say his name five times and he will come and kill you, while he sings “Sweets to the Sweet”. A skeptical graduate student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) and best friend Anne-Marie McCoy (Vanessa Williams) while researching superstitions in a housing project on Chicago’s Near North side. From Anne-Marie, Helens learns about the Candyman play by (Tony Todd), knife-wielding figure of urban legend that some of her neighbors believed to be responsible for a recent murder. After mysterious man matching the Candyman description begins stalking her, Helen comes to fear that legend may be all to real. I will be comparing this movie to a real man called the Candyman True story.
Kelli Marchman McNeely “The Story of Ronald O’Bryan The Real Candyman” True Crime story Copyright @ 2020 http://horrorfuel.com/2016/10/31/story-ronald-obryan-real-candyman-reason-parents-check-candy-halloween/
Ronald Clark O’bryan (October 19, 1944 – March 31, 1984), nicknamed The Candyman and The Man Who Killed Halloween, was an American man convicted of killing his eight-year-old son on Halloween 1974 with a potassium cyanide-laced Pixy Stix that was ostensibly collected during a trick or treat outing. This True story has no connection with the Candyman the movie, but they are both called the Candyman, but I wanted to compare them both. Kelli Marchman McNeely Journalist and specializes in Horror story writer she is a Horror-Fuel Co-owner and CEO.
Lisa M Fuqua “ The Man Who killed Halloween” true crime October 28,2019 https://medium.com/true-crime-addiction/the-man-who-killed-halloween-true-crime-ea83e1cd8091
Lisa talks about Ronald O’Bryan being the man who ruin Halloween and how he killed his son by giving him poison candy in a Pixy Stix and how after this crime all parents have been on high alert with there kids on Halloween. She talks about the events that led to him killing his son. Lisa M Fuqua is a True crime writer in Las Vegas, she uses to spend her days as a Web Developer in the Newsroom researching murder cases. Its help me find out more about the crime O’Bryan committed and understand why.
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen “Monster Culture” Seven Thesis, Copyright @ University of Minnesota Press, 1996 ProQuest Ebook Central, Created from gwu on 2017-08-27 https://americanhorrorstoriessite.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/jeffrey-jerome-cohen-monster-culture-seven-theses.pdf
Jeffrey J Cohen writes about the different of monsters that exist, for my two monsters I used thesis 2,4,6 because I found how there was not only one Candyman, there’s fiction one a real life Candyman. Totally different monsters but unique in there one way, one searching revenge and the other having a mental breakdown. This help me understand my monsters, the stories might be totally different but with thesis they are much alike. Jeffrey Cohen is an American actor who has appeared in film and on television.
“How Did the Holocaust Happen?” How Did the Holocaust Happen? – The Holocaust Explained: Designed for Schools, http://www.theholocaustexplained.org/how-and-why/how/.
This website gives information about Hitler and the Germans during the Holocaust. This website demonstrated the way Germans had their celebration and why did they have parades. The source would be convenient because of the information it gives about the German camps and parades that were held.
History.com Editors. “The Holocaust.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 14 Oct. 2009, http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/the-holocaust.
This website was able to deliver information about the commands that Hitler would give. The information would give detail about the treatment that the Nazis would give to the Jews. The source is important because it gives the background of the harsh treatments that the Jews received.
Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome. “‘Monster Culture (Seven Theses).’” Classic Readings on Monster Theory, 2018, pp. 43–54., doi:10.2307/j.ctvfxvc3p.10.
This theory was made by Jeffrey Cohen which reviewed the theories and factors that make a monster. This theory would explain where does a monster comes from and the body that a monster lives in. The source was important because it helped explain how Hitler was a monster according to the monster theory.
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