Essays Tagged: "Gothic fiction"

Bram Stocker's "Dracula".

The Gothic mode? What pops up in your mind when you hear those words? Perhaps it?s a black-dressing rock ... e. In that case, you are closest to the truth. Good morning or afternoon, listener. So, what IS the gothic mode? To answer this very generalising question, you first have to think back to your experie ... f the characteristics associated with it, explore these characteristics and think about how did the gothic genre appeal to the audience it was written for, the people of the 18th and 19th centuries.In ...

(4 pages) 87 1 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

To what extent do 'The Black Cat' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allen Poe conform to the conventions of the Gothic Horror Genre?

During the 18th century the gothic horror genre became popular with stories such as 'Frankenstein' and 'Dracula.' By using the c ... e became popular with stories such as 'Frankenstein' and 'Dracula.' By using the conventions of the Gothic horror to his advantage and also expressing a recognisable individual style, Poe has become o ... hat Poe conforms, the conventions of the genre must first be identified. A dictionary definition of Gothic Horror states that it is 'of or like a style of writing popular in the late 18th century whic ...

(10 pages) 109 0 3.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Basic outline about Culture during the European Industrial Revolution (Romanticism and Realism) by Alan Torrico

s, cathedrals, city halls, parliamentary buildings, and even railway stations in a style called neo-Gothic.6.The novels of Walter Scott became best-sellers in the first half of the 19th century.7.The ... 9th century.7.The exotic and unfamiliar also attracted many romantics. This attraction gave rise to Gothic literature.8.The romantics viewed poetry as the direct expression of the soul.9.Romantics bel ...

(2 pages) 90 1 3.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

How are the texts you have studied (Frankenstein and The Vampire of Kaldenstein) typical of the Gothic genre?

Today's Gothic society is often perceived as dark, evil and full of social outcasts. Modern day "Goth" icons ... upon. But where as today's "Goths" seem to rely on make up, baggy clothes and body piercing's, the Gothic genre of writing is a lot darker and stranger still. The Gothic style of writing first appear ... "The Castle of Otranto". The book was the first of its genre and is seen as many as the first real Gothic novel. The story includes many of the subjects people associate with the genre. It is a tale ...

(9 pages) 81 0 3.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Gotic Themes in Edgar Allen Poe's "the tell-tale Heart"

e obsesses over. This theme of insanity is progressed throughout the entire story by Poe's style of gothic writing. Gothic-style writing is defined by using these elements: abnormal psychological beha ... nd its characters' thought processes or behavior, and supernatural components. Poe's usage of these gothic elements builds up the central theme in the "The Tell-Tale Heart."Poe's major element of goth ...

(5 pages) 110 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Gothic Mode

thou meet my blasted view,Hold each strange tale devoutly true.-William Collins, Ode to FearWhat is Gothic Literature?During the last decades of the eighteenth century, England found itself in the mid ... ght of as the time and place of "the well-bred gentleman".It is out of this social climate that the Gothic novel grew: a new and fearful genre for a new and fearful time. The spectre of social revolut ...

(10 pages) 70 1 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A clockwork orange

A Clockwork OrangeThe Monk:A Rebellious Offspring of the Age of ReasonUnderstanding the Gothic novel can be accomplished by obtaining a familiarity of the Augustan point of view, which hel ... point of view, which helps to develop a reference point for comparing and contrasting the origin of Gothic literature. The thinking that was being questioned by the Gothic novel was Augustanism; and w ... ples and their role in eighteenth-century thought it is difficult to understand the purposes of the Gothic revival, either in terms of history or in terms of the way in which it offered a new concepti ...

(5 pages) 50 1 4.7 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Gothic Literature in America. Looks specifically at Edgar Allen Poe's Tell Tale Heart.

Gothic LiteratureGothic, Romantic, and Enlightenment periods are all have differences in the way the ... eGothic, Romantic, and Enlightenment periods are all have differences in the way the author writes. Gothic writing however, is a major shift in how a person looks at the human race and its qualities. ... a major shift in how a person looks at the human race and its qualities. A dictionary definition of Gothic states that it is "an artistic style or movement of the 18th and 19th centuries inspired by a ...

(5 pages) 62 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

The Sublime and Supernatural in the Gothic.

Important Elements in Gothic LiteratureThe gothic genre, as with all genres, is made up of many elements and concepts resu ... e concepts may be clearly overt, and others will be more discreetly manipulated, but nevertheless a gothic text will more often than not include many of these elements.The definition of the sublime ha ... as long been a contested term, but the idea of this key concept is essential to an understanding of gothic poetics and, especially, the attempt to defend or justify the literature of terror. In basic ...

(4 pages) 56 1 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Explore how Victorian writers use character and setting to create suspense

sometimes horrifying occurrences. Pieces of horror or ghost fiction from this period are known as "Gothic". Gothic literature contains eerie settings and gory imagery, for example many tales from thi ... . Architectural details such as these are included to scare the reader, and to create tension. Many gothic stories are set at night, because nighttime is usually most associated with scary, mysterious ...

(15 pages) 64 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

A close analysis of Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Fall Of The House Of Usher.'

Edgar Allen Poe's'The Fall Of The House Of Usher.'Critics such as Eino Railo and Mario Praz include gothic writings in their definitions of romanticism where gothic becomes the darker, negative side t ... o romanticism. Due to his intense focus on life, emotions (particularly that of terror: a staple in gothic fiction) and the existence of the human race, Poe is often grouped with other writers in the ...

(5 pages) 67 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The study in depth of the Gothic Genre.

* Define the Gothic genreGothic genre is a style of writing which emphasises the supernatural, mysterious, grotes ... the decline of religious influence as many turned to science in seeking the truth.* Explain how the Gothic and Romantic genres arose as a reaction to RationalismThe rise of industrialisation caused ma ... tionalismThe rise of industrialisation caused massive dislocation and alienation of the society and Gothic literature was partly a response to restore balance and moral order, as well as a form of esc ...

(4 pages) 60 0 4.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Poe and gothic literature

The gothic literature style is a style which emphases the grotesque, mysterious and desolate. Common com ... ings with ghosts in them, decay, terror, mystery, the supernatural, madness, hereditary and curses. Gothic literature was born in 1764 when Horace Walpole published The Castle of Otranto, which is con ... rn in 1764 when Horace Walpole published The Castle of Otranto, which is considered to be the first gothic novel ever written. Although, it was Ann Radcliffe that created the classic gothic tale with ...

(4 pages) 64 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe - Gothic Fiction assignment

Gothic Fiction Assignment1. Describe the literary features of the first paragraph of Poe's "The fall ... Poe uses establishes the type of vocabulary that is used throughout the story, that of an extremely Gothic nature. Terms such as 'gloom' and 'depression' are used straight away by Poe and are indicato ... ader, as well as to portray precisely how the setting is intended to look.2. Many people regard the Gothic genre as fringe or marginal literature. What evidence exists to support this view?There are m ...

(2 pages) 23 0 4.5 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Gothic Techniques used in Tim Winton's "In the Winter Dark" - 1st Chapter

Identify and explain the effectiveness of gothic elements used in the extract of Winton’s “In The Winter Dark” 1st ChapterThe e ... ChapterThe extract from “In The Winter Dark” by Tim Winton clearly contains many typical gothic techniques and stylings. The constant referral to darkness, suspense and the reflective and m ... oppositions, reinforce the text’s tone and create the mood and tension required for a typical gothic horror novel. The binary opposition that is commonly found in many gothic novels is also disp ...

(3 pages) 20 1 3.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Personal Response to Getting R

al Response to Getting Rid of George Robert Arthur's story, Getting Rid of George is a good gothic story because of it's various examples of required gothic elements. These requirements includ ... ogical state of mind, mystery, romance, and melodrama. All of these combined make this story a good gothic example. To begin, the setting, at one point, takes place at a dark secludes cabin in ...

(3 pages) 463 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Getting Rid of George

Personal Response to Getting Rid of George Robert Arthur's story, Getting Rid of George is a good gothic story because of it's various examples of required gothic elements. These requirements includ ... ogical state of mind, mystery, romance, and melodrama. All of these combined make this story a good gothic example.To begin, the setting, at one point, takes place at a dark secludes cabin in the moun ...

(3 pages) 519 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Jackson's Lottery

A master of modern gothic fiction, Shirley Jackson wrote of the essentially evil nature of human beings. Her most famou ... open. . . . Even my mother scolded me." "The Lottery" firmly established Jackson as a master of the gothic horror tale. But according to her husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman, the story also led many criti ... re quite funny." Jackson used a similar setting in The Haunting of Hill House, this time taking the gothic situation more seriously than she had in the earlier novel. As Parks noted, "while a setting ...

(5 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Jackson's Lottery

A master of modern gothic fiction, Shirley Jackson wrote of the essentially evil nature of human beings. Her most famou ... open. . . . Even my mother scolded me." "The Lottery" firmly established Jackson as a master of the gothic horror tale. But according to her husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman, the story also led many criti ... re quite funny." Jackson used a similar setting in The Haunting of Hill House, this time taking the gothic situation more seriously than she had in the earlier novel. As Parks noted, "while a setting ...

(5 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Jackson's Lottery

A master of modern gothic fiction, Shirley Jackson wrote of the essentially evil nature of human beings. Her most famou ... open. . . . Even my mother scolded me." "The Lottery" firmly established Jackson as a master of the gothic horror tale. But according to her husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman, the story also led many criti ... re quite funny." Jackson used a similar setting in The Haunting of Hill House, this time taking the gothic situation more seriously than she had in the earlier novel. As Parks noted, "while a setting ...

(5 pages) 13 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature