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So in my school we had to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDLLHTdVSgU this and write about the 5 main plots in the story.. what the fuck...
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seems interesting. have fun~
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That's a classic read. It's good stuff.

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Awww. I remember this. It's incredible.
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That's a classic read. It's good stuff.



No the thing is the actual video itself...
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No the thing is the actual video itself...


Well yeah, the video is pretty good for it though. Kinda lightens it up.

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ILuvCats11 wrote:

So in my school we had to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDLLHTdVSgU this and write about the 5 main plots in the story.. what the fuck...


Your teacher required you to watch a YouTube video for an assignment? I graduated quite a while ago, but.. this seems bizarre. Rather than reading the original story and reporting back on that, they have you watch a YouTube interpretation and interpret from there?

May I ask where you go to school? I think I need to send the boards in that region a letter, as this seems bizarre and less than useful.
Posted 11/30/15 , edited 11/30/15
In my opinion they should've forced you to read the book. I like the video, but interpreting through reading requires more of an attention span. Not that you can really miss anything, story is pretty basics and so are the words. I have a softspots for print material that I think should accompany the visual. It's not at all a long story.

Searched up a couple of versions, this has the end text I like. :)

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/POE/telltale.html

Poe's influence is apparently this.

https://www.poemuseum.org/teachers-poes-literary.php

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ILuvCats11 wrote:

So in my school we had to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDLLHTdVSgU this and write about the 5 main plots in the story.. what the fuck...


Your teacher required you to watch a YouTube video for an assignment? I graduated quite a while ago, but.. this seems bizarre. Rather than reading the original story and reporting back on that, they have you watch a YouTube interpretation and interpret from there?

May I ask where you go to school? I think I need to send the boards in that region a letter, as this seems bizarre and less than useful.


Yeah. This was my first thought. Books and movies aren't all that uncommon. Hell, even debates that are heavily involved in social media. A YT video is reaching pretty hard though. Seems like lazy teaching to me...
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ILuvCats11 wrote:

So in my school we had to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDLLHTdVSgU this and write about the 5 main plots in the story.. what the fuck...


Your teacher required you to watch a YouTube video for an assignment? I graduated quite a while ago, but.. this seems bizarre. Rather than reading the original story and reporting back on that, they have you watch a YouTube interpretation and interpret from there?

May I ask where you go to school? I think I need to send the boards in that region a letter, as this seems bizarre and less than useful.


We've already read a book last term, our asignment for this term is gothic horror and were doing a bunch of different gothic horror's so we dont have enough time to read a book.
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MakotoKamui wrote:


ILuvCats11 wrote:

So in my school we had to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDLLHTdVSgU this and write about the 5 main plots in the story.. what the fuck...


Your teacher required you to watch a YouTube video for an assignment? I graduated quite a while ago, but.. this seems bizarre. Rather than reading the original story and reporting back on that, they have you watch a YouTube interpretation and interpret from there?

May I ask where you go to school? I think I need to send the boards in that region a letter, as this seems bizarre and less than useful.


Yeah. This was my first thought. Books and movies aren't all that uncommon. Hell, even debates that are heavily involved in social media. A YT video is reaching pretty hard though. Seems like lazy teaching to me...


What's the difference between a movie and a youtube video? I find that youtube videos don't take a lot of time and they're easily accessible at home, whereas you have to watch a movie in class generally.


ILuvCats11 wrote:


MakotoKamui wrote:


ILuvCats11 wrote:

So in my school we had to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDLLHTdVSgU this and write about the 5 main plots in the story.. what the fuck...


Your teacher required you to watch a YouTube video for an assignment? I graduated quite a while ago, but.. this seems bizarre. Rather than reading the original story and reporting back on that, they have you watch a YouTube interpretation and interpret from there?

May I ask where you go to school? I think I need to send the boards in that region a letter, as this seems bizarre and less than useful.


We've already read a book last term, our asignment for this term is gothic horror and were doing a bunch of different gothic horror's so we dont have enough time to read a book.



Not even a 30 minute short story?
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dotsforlife wrote:


MakotoKamui wrote:


ILuvCats11 wrote:

So in my school we had to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDLLHTdVSgU this and write about the 5 main plots in the story.. what the fuck...


Your teacher required you to watch a YouTube video for an assignment? I graduated quite a while ago, but.. this seems bizarre. Rather than reading the original story and reporting back on that, they have you watch a YouTube interpretation and interpret from there?

May I ask where you go to school? I think I need to send the boards in that region a letter, as this seems bizarre and less than useful.


Yeah. This was my first thought. Books and movies aren't all that uncommon. Hell, even debates that are heavily involved in social media. A YT video is reaching pretty hard though. Seems like lazy teaching to me...


What's the difference between a movie and a youtube video? I find that youtube videos don't take a lot of time and they're easily accessible at home, whereas you have to watch a movie in class generally.


ILuvCats11 wrote:


MakotoKamui wrote:


ILuvCats11 wrote:

So in my school we had to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDLLHTdVSgU this and write about the 5 main plots in the story.. what the fuck...


Your teacher required you to watch a YouTube video for an assignment? I graduated quite a while ago, but.. this seems bizarre. Rather than reading the original story and reporting back on that, they have you watch a YouTube interpretation and interpret from there?

May I ask where you go to school? I think I need to send the boards in that region a letter, as this seems bizarre and less than useful.


We've already read a book last term, our asignment for this term is gothic horror and were doing a bunch of different gothic horror's so we dont have enough time to read a book.



Not even a 30 minute short story?


I dunno we had other stuff to do aswell as that video the lesson they showed it us.

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There's nothing wrong with analyzing a Youtube video versus a book or movie. Fiction is fiction, whatever medium it uses to convey itself. TV's filled with talk shows and game shows and reality shows, but that doesn't mean that art made for TV can't be judged as such; Youtube is the same.
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To an extent, I agree with the above, but I also think it's important that you read the classic. This way, when some new horror film comes around, you won't be all wowed by the plot when Frankenstein did it almost two centuries earlier.
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ILuvCats11 wrote:
No the thing is the actual video itself...


Thing is, there's very few audio-visual versions of Tell-Tale Heart for a class to use, except for a UPA animated short from the 50's that's even more confusingly "artsy".

The inevitable reading of Poe in high school isn't really that complicated--Edgar usually had just one nasty twisted idea for a story, and delivered it with all the subtlety of a lesser Twilight Zone episode.
It's just the YouTube video trying its little heart out to be "animation quirky" (and pretty much destroying Poe's sense of creepiness and madness with wild campy over-the-top delivery) that seems to be confusing you.
Try one of the live-action Vincent Price Poe movies like "Tales of Terror" instead, and come back to this one--You'll be able to tell the difference between the story and the animator.


Akage-chan wrote:

To an extent, I agree with the above, but I also think it's important that you read the classic. This way, when some new horror film comes around, you won't be all wowed by the plot when Frankenstein did it almost two centuries earlier.


And studios won't think you'll be impressed if they give you "new revisionist origins" of Frankenstein that die horrible record-breaking deaths at the box office.
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