The Representation of Women in the Horror Movies: A Study in Selected Horror Movies
Communication and Linguistics Studies
Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 14-17
Received: Apr. 8, 2019; Accepted: Apr. 25, 2019; Published: May 20, 2019
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Manaar Kamil Sa'eed, English Department, College of Arts, Imam Ja'afar Al, Sadiq University, Baghdad, Iraq
Haider Saad Yahya Jubran, English Department, College of Arts, Imam Ja'afar Al, Sadiq University, Baghdad, Iraq
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Horror can be defined as an intense and painful fear, dread or dismay. It evokes and elicits such kind of emotions in the reader, when rendered in television or cinema. It is a literary genre, which is intended to terrify its readers by calling to mind the feelings of terror and horror. Men are depicted as the slaughterers and victimize women in all kinds of ways. Women in general have a crucial part in most of the horror movies and all the time depicted as the main character in the movie for certain important reasons. The aim of this research is to explore the role of women in the conjuring by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes and The Scream by Kevin Williamson. The study is divided into two sections and a conclusion. Section one deals with a historical background about the horror genre in movies while section two intends to look at the role of women in the horror movies by analyzing the conjuring and the scream. The study ends up with conclusions which sum up the main findings of the research.
Ghost Story, Women, Horror, Killer, Victims, Conjuring, Scream
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Manaar Kamil Sa'eed, Haider Saad Yahya Jubran, The Representation of Women in the Horror Movies: A Study in Selected Horror Movies, Communication and Linguistics Studies. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2019, pp. 14-17. doi: 10.11648/j.cls.20190501.13
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