This assignment will be looking into an in depth view culturally of how we perceive what’s known as the (werewolf, Wolf

-man or Lycan) since the past till this present day and also the different ways of how the werewolf has been viewed over time. Joe Johnstons ‘The Wolfman’ (2010) will be viewed to show and represent how we have viewed and perceived the typical wolfman/werewolf and the time zone used to represent what time zone werewolves are represented with. Catherine Hardwicke ‘Twilight’ (2008 onwards) will be showing a much more loving a calming side to werewolf’s, showing that there not always savage wild beasts and always rely on the full moon to change into a werewolf but much more change whenever they want, love and even seem to come across as a lot more handsome as a human if there a werewolf. Also as well the old child stories of little red riding hood and the big bad wolf and the 3 little piggies how the stories have been explained to the children but yet never have been explained the werewolfs as savage beasts but much more silly ways of representing them. Neil Marshall’s ‘Dog Soldiers’ (2002) is a great example of how exactly werewolves have always been perceived as savage wild beasts. Not a care in the wild and running free to eat whoever and whatever they want, showing a much more gruesome, dark side to werewolves. Stephen Sommers ‘Van Helsing’ (2004) and Len Wisemans ‘Underworld’ (2003 onwards) will show how we nowadays would perceive a werewolf to look like and also the typically how culture has always said that in order to change into a werewolf or vampire you must get bitten by one, so thus then also showing how history and even to this present day we still have kept by that and its always been used within films never changed and finally the mythology or history behind the werewolf from the start with King Lycaon known as the 1st ever werewolf and the story behind that.

Key Quote Ideas
 “In recent fiction the werewolf is represented as an involuntary and even unconscious departure from the human, who is shocked when he learns the truth about himself”(I.B.Tauris)

 “If, as many religious teachers have believed the body is only the vesture of the soul some men clearly have souls of beasts” (D. Howison)

 “Fear of what you’ll think of me” (B. Karg)

Cultural Context
 The typical cultural view of the werewolf passed down through folklore was that in order to change or become a werewolf one would have to simply get bitten by another werewolf and also wait for a full moon in order to change.

 The Werewolf is also represented that of a sexual predator which relate very much to that of red riding hood.

 The general term used to represent that of a human transformation into an animal form is known as ‘Lycanthropy’

Who’s who?

Fig. 2 Director Catherine Hardwicke - Twilight Fig. 3 Director Joe Johnston – (The wolfman 2010) Fig. 4 Director Lenwiseman – (Underworld 2003)

Fig. 5 Director Neil marshal – Dog Soldiers (2002)

All 4 of these directors are a great representation of the topics I want to talk about in my assignment.

Historical Examples

Fig. 6 The Wolfman 1941 is a representation of The wolf man and how he was seen in the past.

Fig. 7 King Lycaon of greek mythology known as the 1st ever werewolf

Contemporary Examples

Fig. 9 Underworld - Werewolf Fig. 8 The Wolfman 2010 – A more present Example of how we perceive the Wolfman now with The help of more technically how we perceive what a werewolf looks like in this culture.

 Werewolves have changed a lot through the ages due to technology and are becoming more fearsome and realistic and are able to show much reactions then what could have been done before.

 Werewolves aren’t always represented as wild savage beasts and can actually control when they morph in and out of there forms rather than relying on the full moon.  The changes through the ages as well also have shown that in this culture we would much rather see a full grown savage beastly werewolf rather than what’s known as a Wolfman which just basically looks like a furry man with lots of overgrown hair and Sharpe teeth. Werewolves are much more looked as overgrown, powerful creatures.

 I.B.Tauris (2006) (The curse of the werewolf: fantasy, horror and the beast within) cultural context,+horror+and+the+beast+wit hin&hl=en&sa=X&ei=pxhrT476FqKt0QWsrYDFBg&ved=0CEAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Del Howison (2010) When Werewolves Attack: A Guide to Dispatching Ravenous Flesh-Ripping Beasts rT6-zBKHC0QWV-KjUBg&ved=0CFAQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=history%20of%20werewolves&f=false Barb Karg (2009) The Girl's Guide to Werewolves: All You Need to Know about the Original… T6v9NMLD0QX34PTMBg&ved=0CFQQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=falling%20in%20love%20with%20a%20werewolf&f=false

Illustration List
Figure 1: Werewolf (2006-2012) (Online Image) (Accessed on 21st March) Figure 2: Catherine Hardwicke (Online image) Figure 3: Joe Johnston (online image) Figure 4: Len Wiseman( 2010) (Online image) Figure: 5 Neil Marshal (2002) Online image Figure 6 The Wolfman (1941) Online image,%20Lon/Annex/Annex%20%20Chaney%20Jr.,%20Lon%20(Wolf%20Man,%20The)_02.jpg Figure 7 King Lycaon (?) Onlne,r:13,s:0&t x=67&ty=85 Figure 8 The Wolfman (2010) Online image Figure 9 Werewolf/Lycan (2003) Online image

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