International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Journalism & Mass Communication | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024 | Rating: 4.6 / 10

Twilight: Is it Goth Enough? - An Analysis of the Popular Vampire Fiction Movies and their Relevance to the Gothic Genre

Ananya N K

Abstract: Why do people watch movies? Something about the characters and the plot is what attracts most moviegoers to prefer certain movies. Some individuals watch movies to escape reality, while some watch them to accept more phenomena into the world of reality. Some people are widely influenced by the characters and they try to adopt certain beliefs and mannerisms. Youth in society are comparatively more impressionable regarding vices, fashion, ideologies, gender expressions, and the like - especially if they receive messages from people important to them. These people may be their peers, family members, significant others, favorite celebrities, relatable characters in the world of fiction, and the like. Despite the role that movies play - we reduce them to mere entertainment. (Iyer, 2023). [1] This research paper aims to understand the phenomenon of Goth and attempts to examine whether the popular fiction series - The Twilight Saga falls under Gothic articulations? Or is it just a piece of Young Adult Literature with fantastical lands and mystical creatures? For this paper, the researcher has chosen to watch and observe all five movies and examine whether the movie series qualifies to be Goth. It contains several Gothic elements from the outset - Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches. But, is it Goth enough? That is the question.

Keywords: Film studies, Gothic Literature, Vampire Fiction, Gothic Articulations

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,

Pages: 330 - 336

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