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There are at least two ways to organize a compare/contrast essay. Imagine you are examining Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, both Civil War generals. In your list you have uncovered important points of dissimilarity between them. Those points are their background, personalities, and underlying aspirations. (Call these three points A, B, and C.) You have decided to contrast the two subjects.
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Compare and contrast the ways in which two horror films Use horror genre conventions Audiences love to be scared. Horror films attempt to find some sort of trigger in the audiences mind, and develop it to create horror. Preceded by the great horror novels such as Dracula, and developed in the early nineteen twenties and nineteen thirties in Germany. From slash movies, to the post-modern psychological thrillers, horror films have evolved into an art form. This genre relies heavily on the basic horror conventions. These have been adapted from the early twentieth century, and have developed a whole series of genre conventions into a familiar variety of scary settings, iconography, and stereotyped characterisation. Audiences have a clear understanding of this, and they use it to their advantage. They can keep putting the audience through the jolts that horror conventions continue to give. An effective way of keeping the horror fresh would be to break the cycle, by breaking certain conventions. The isolated setting in the two films is a key device used to establish a threatening atmosphere. In "Dark water", the director uses an old dilapidated block of flats as the main setting for the horror. This kind of location is widely used in horror films, it isolates the characters, and renders them vulnerable to the inevitable horror that threatens them. In "The mothman prophecies" there is a different setting, but with relatively similar conventions. It is set in a small West Virginia town, and although the town is not quite as isolated or claustrophobic as the setting for "Dark water", it is far from outside help, and this makes it prone to the horror. In this context, "Dark water" uses its setting well, and in contrast to "The mothman prophecies", makes the most of the conventional way in which it is set. In "The mothman prophecies" the horror is less physically frightening than in "Dark water", and at the beginning it seems no more than a vision.