The Cabinet of Dr. CaligariBy: Vance MalazarteThe Cabinet of Dr. Caligari uses exaggerated settings which had staircasesthat were diagonal and cube like buildings with dark alleys to convey a surrealistdream where mood suggest a dark and frightening feeling. It wants to bring aboutconfusion in the state of mind that is different from reality. In a way, it creates aatmosphere with the plot in a puzzlement as if in a shattered mirrors trying to pieceit together, but more in a confusing and difficult way.The characters grotesquemake ups to display as if they were another creature and symbolizing that they werevillainous in pursuing evil deeds. This makes a feeling of another being that seemdangerous and unwieldy to due their appearance. The lighting effects in which theacts of each plot take place suggest a dark foreseen action takes place. One plot is
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