Limits Of Language And Communication In Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Rough Draft During its seven-season run, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” was a well-written show from 1997 to 2003 for being known to have many dialogue throughout and was very humorous and bright. “Buffy” was considered a popular show in the television industry for being a three-time Emmy award winning show. It was also ranked #41 and #38 for TV Guide’s both “50 Greatest Shows of All Time” and “60 Best Series of All Time.” “Buffy” also led to hundreds of tie-in products, such as novels, comics, and video games. “Hush” addresses the theme of limits of language and communication and society feeling distressed as communication fails. One way the episode addresses the limits of language and communication is how the Gentlemen cuts the characters’ hearts in their sleep. As the characters wake up the next day, they realize they are unable to scream or speak. Later in the day, they see news reports saying Sunnydale’s suffering from an epidemic of…show more content…
They must discover why no one in town is unable to speak because as they learn they are unwilling to speak, they will soon realize no one in town cannot speak either. Later in the episode, Giles would then use overhead transparencies to explain why the Gentlemen stole everyone’s voices. Folklore indicates the Gentlemen have been conquered in the past by a princess’s scream because a live human voice is what kills them, but what they need to figure out is how to get their voices back to do so or else the town will become a silent town. The characters would also have find whoever is murdering the townspeople. Buffy would travel to the Gentlemen’s liar to find several human hearts while fighting off their minions and will soon find the skeletal box from her dream in the beginning of the episode and tells Riley to destroy it to restore the townspeople’s

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