Eggertsson, Gunnar, and Charles Forceville (2009). “Multimodal expressions of the human victim is animal metaphor in horror films.”

“Multimodal expressions of the human victim is animal metaphor in horror films.” In: Charles Forceville and Eduardo Urios-Aparisi (eds), Multimodal Metaphor, 429-49. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Abstract: In this chapter, we analyze the structural metaphor human victim is animal in three modern horror films, and argue that the metaphor is characteristic of the horror genre. It is shown that its pervasive manifestations, in both monomodal and multimodal form, together create what Musolff (2006) calls a “metaphor scenario.” In the concluding section we discuss some implications of our study for metaphor theory, genre, and morality. Keywords: structural metaphor, horror film, animal rights.

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