A reflection on the dark and macabre nature of Grimms’ ‘household’ tales

A look into what was considered ‘household’ a couple of centuries ago was terrifying, as one would expect to be to look into an attic where generations have dumped stuff; who knows what monster lurks behind the shadows and cobwebs. Reading the household stories written for children in an era where violence is abundant in all sorts of visual media makes one think deeply about … Continue reading A reflection on the dark and macabre nature of Grimms’ ‘household’ tales

Dracula – A Tale of Betrayal

Marking the dawn of Vampire stories, Dracula, though not the first, was one of the foremost works responsible for making the undead a household name. Literally translating to “the dragon” or “the devil”, Dracula is purely evil and malevolent to the core. The question of this malicious, calamitous villain being a betrayed soul arises while searching for the backstory of the character; why is Dracula … Continue reading Dracula – A Tale of Betrayal