Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Brood

There are times when I wish I had a Brood out doing my biding. I’m too much like Frank to say or do anything really mean, but there are also some people I would love to scare with a little visit from my Brood. I can really relate to all that pent up rage, which Nola experienced. This story reminded me a lot of the cult classic, “Forbidden Planet.” In this story, your fears materialized to come and attack you. Same concept runs through: your suppressed fears or rage can become very dangerous…

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The man sins, the picture becomes distorted! Is this a play on the religious principle of the soul decaying through man's transgressions? Were we only able to see our souls - just as Dorian Gray saw the transformation of his painting, it might be a major deterrant to wrong doing. I think that the painting was a symbol of man's soul in this story.


What torments do parents, in particular mothers, inject in their children's hearts and minds? We are led to believe that had Norman Bates had a normal upbringing that he might now have grown up to become a killer, but does the average person factor in Schizophrenia? This brings us to the age old question: Is it nature or nurture that produced this behavior? My thought is that it took the combination of the two to bring us to the classic "shower scene."