Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Tales of Mystery and Horror Week

Here we are again. October has come and so has our special week devoted to Tales of Mystery and Horror .
Horror Literature is a genre which is intended to frighten or scare its readers by inducing certain feelings of horror and terror. Horror literature is usually linked to the supernatural. Often  the central menace of a work of horror fiction can be interpreted as a metaphor for the deep  fears of a society.

From  30th October to 3rd November teachers and students will be reading or listening to tales of horror in our wonderful library at school. And ... we will be doing it in different languages :  Spanish, German, French and .. of course .. ENGLISH.

The English Department will be showing perhaps one of the most popular tales , "The Monkey´s Paw", by WW.Jacobs. This story was first published in England in 1902. This is a story in which  we are not sure whether the supernatural forces are at work or not. If you feel confused and uncertain , you are not alone. This is how the characters themselves feel throughout the story.

Watch the video of the story here

You can read the story as well and answer some questions .