English Essay


Authors use monsters in stories to start conversations about cultural relationships. In other words, stories with monsters are never really just about Monsters; they’re about us and our relationship with Others, Otherness, etc. Night of the Living Dead, Twilight, When Darkness Falls, and Walking Dead are all creative responses using monsters to carry a message, a lesson, a warning, an awareness etc about how we treat others, how others treat us, etc.

Essay Options:

Option 1: Using the term “Monsters”, please write a 2-3 page essay that defines what is a “Monster”. For this essay, adopt a clear definition and use examples from our texts to support your definition. You may use outside research, and you should keep in mind that you much have clear symbols that identify a Monster for you, and include a rebuttal to address other definitions.