For essay number 3 I will be making an addition to essay number 1 “Lead us not into Temptation”, in regards to how curiosity not only leads us into temptation but changes our lives forever. In the following article “MOVIE REVIEW: CREATIVITY AND THE CINEMA” by Chloe Landcaster, she focuses her movie review based on the film Twilight. Twilight is a movie based on a New York Times bestselling book series by Stephanie Meyer. Landcaster goes into details about different parts of the movie such as how Bella (the main character) moves into her father’s home in the state of Washington because of her mother re-marrying. How the Native Americans and the Vampires have history in the town in establishing who owns what part of the land, as long as they avoid one another, and how Bella becomes attracted to Edward’s persona.
Landcaster states that Bella “becomes drawn to Edward, who exhibits a mix of good looks, intellect, sensitivity, and formality of speech” … “Edward, too, feels drawn to Bella, yet his desire to strike up a conventional teenage relationship is sometimes overwhelmed by his suppressed instinct to kill her”. Landcaster also states “Bella allows herself to be vulnerable when she expresses her lack of fear and her willingness to accept the worst outcome” … “They both set aside their facades and become more authentic with one another”. The following quotes tell us how curiosity leads up to temptation, which causes a life changing experience. In addition to Jonathan Harker’s curiosity in the novel Dracula, about wanting to know who Count Dracula was, even though he was there for business purposes; the knight, Sir Bertrand from the short story “On the Pleasure Derived from Objects of Terror”, by John Aikin, whose curiosity also leads him into a castle coming across a supernatural experience. Bella and Edward’s curiosity grew stronger and found themselves in love binded between two different worlds. Furthermore, these three texts apply to Stephen King’s perspective in his article “Why We Crave Horror Movies”, ultimately because the urge to self satisfaction and fulfillment.
King, Stephen. “Why We Crave Horror Movies”. 75 Readings Across the Curriculum: An Anthology. Ed. Chris Anson- 1st ed.
New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2008
Stoker, Bram. “Dracula”.
London, Penguin Group, 2009