The concept of dark It has its origin in the Latin term obscūrus and, according to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) , can also be written without B (Dark ).
It is an adjective that refers to the lack of light or lack of clarity : "It's very dark, I can't see anything", “My little sister does not want to go down to the basement since it is very dark”. Dark is, therefore, a term that opposes the idea of Sure .
When this word is associated with a person , it means that its origins are unknown or that it hides something: "Gomez is a dark man, you never know what he's up to". In a similar sense, something dark is uncertain or dangerous: “I think we have a dark and difficult future ahead of us”.
If you describe a color, on the other hand, it refers to a hue close to black or that can be distinguished by its low luminosity, compared to another color of the same style but clearer: “I want to buy dark blue pants”.
The absence of light generates a emotional response (fear, anguish, sadness) that has been collected, symbolically, by the literature and the art usually. Therefore, the dark is associated with the dreary, terror and lack of life. In "The Lear King" , William Shakespeare rated Satan As the "Prince of darkness".
Precisely in the literary field we have to underline that there are also some characters who use this adjective to identify themselves. Specifically, these are the so-called dark elves that appear in the novel The Silmarilion, posthumous novel by J.R.R. Tolkien These characters are inspired by Norse mythology where they are spoken of as black-haired beings, who live underground and who are the opposite of the elves of light.
Dökkálfar is also what these creatures are called that are considered to be a series of ancestral spirits whose mission is to protect human beings. However, sometimes when they are not treated well, they can become totally threatening figures.
Continuing with the field of art in general, we can expose that in the cinema there are several titles that take the term that occupies us as an essential part of their titles. This would be the case, for example, of the film Dark glass which premiered in 1982 from the director Jim Henson.
The story that is told in this production is that of how in a fantasy world where unique beings called Urskeks live there is irreparable damage, that of their treasure (Dark Crystal), which brings with them those divided into two races: the Mystics and the Skeksis.
It should also be stressed that the film has recently been released on the screens around the world The Dark Knight Rises, which takes as the absolute protagonist the superhero known as Batman, the "bat man".
The religion He has also appealed to this symbolism. In the book of Exodus , the Bible He mentions the darkness as the penultimate plague. He Koran , on the other hand, affirms that those who transgress the limits of the right will be condemned to suffer a dark “Ice cold”.