Edgar Allan Poe, to begin with, was an author who has left a heavy mark on the culture of the whole world. He was influential on many latter authors and he was a precursor in many specific genres, beginning with dark romanticism, and going through horrors and gothic to short mystery stories. He is considered to have influenced authors such as Steven King, Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as many musicians and trends in cinematography considering science-fiction, including movies full of monstrosities and horror. First of all, considering his life as rather harsh; he was born in January 1809 and he died in October 1849. He was born in Boston, as a second child in family, and then he was orphaned in tragic circumstances which are his father leaving the family, and his mother dying right after.
After a long wait, the count opens the door and lets him inside. In my opinion this passage is essential to the story, considering how it introduces the reader to Dracula and his home. It could be observed as the beginning of this book's long adventure. Another factor to why I picked this passage was by the virtue of how excellent it could be as a book cover. The buyer would be intrigued by said scenario and be curious to find out more about the
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most influential writer of all time, as he was one of the first writers to explore darker themes through literature such as death and revenge. He has revolutionized the gothic genre for years to come. Throughout the many gothic works of Edgar Allan Poe including, The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, and many more; Poe gives a unsettling tone which defines most of his writing. Poe tries to do this through incorporating specific literary techniques like erie imagery and cryptic diction. Some influences that could have a possible effect on Poe could be the fact that he was brought up in bad conditions.
Del Toro and Hogan explanation for the appeal of vampires in contemporary culture is described that vampires are sensual and liberated creatures who live forever. Vampires were shown as cannibal creatures who still live off of human blood and need for human lust. Anyhow, the appeal has changed through time and geography since it now comes in multiple structures, for instance, “soap opera storylines, sexual liberation, noir detective fictions, etc.” (Del Toro and Hogan, par. 11). The appeal of vampires has remained consistent in the style by which society is up until now fascinated with the possibility of
Abstract: Dracula is a Gothic horror novel by the Irish author Bram stoker. There have been so many permutations of the Dracula and vampire theme in modern culture in print, television and film that it is easy to forget how it all started; with the publication of the Dracula novel in 1897. In fact, Bram Stoker did not invented the idea and the legend of Dracula or vampire, but his fictional story brought all the myths and legends together on one table that were already in existence into a cohesive whole. Stoker 's tale of the Count Dracula caught the imagination of the Victorian audience and continues to appeal to readers to this day. The adaptation of this legend and myth to different other stories and movies is a mile stone in English literature.
When we think about gothic fiction it is hard not to think about Dracula, a renowned novel written by Irish author Bram Stoker. It was published in 1897 and has set the foundation of the vampire villain character, which is still popular today. Although our current popular culture altered vampire-fiction immensely, Bram Stoker’s Dracula still remains the most popular vampire-fiction novel there is. The plot is set in the late nineteen century and we can say it is written in epistolary form, as a collection of letters and journals of the main characters. It begins with a business trip of a young English lawyer Jonathan Harker, who is traveling to Transylvania to meet with Count Dracula.
Author Joyce Carol Oates ' discovery of the stories of Edgar Allen Poe and Ann Radcliff “sparked her interest in Gothic fiction”. These Gothic elements typically include gruesome or violent incidents, characters in psychological or physical torment, and strong language full of dangerous meanings. Oates herself is citied as saying that "Horror is a fact of life. As a writer, I’m fascinated by all facets of life". “Where is Here?"
Vampires in the New World surveys vampire films and literature from both national and historical perspectives since the publication of Bram Stoker 's Dracula, providing an overview of the changing figure of the vampire in America. It focuses on such essential popular culture topics as pulp fiction, classic horror films, film noir, science fiction, horror fiction, blaxploitation, and the recent Twilight and True Blood series in order to demonstrate how cultural, scientific, and ideological trends are reflected and refracted through the figure of the vampire.The book will fascinate anyone with an interest in vampires as they are found in literature, film, television, and popular culture, as well as readers who appreciate horror and supernatural
“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson was published on June 26, 1948. Some of her other works include “The Haunting of Hill House”, “Hangsaman”, And “The Sundial”. Jackson is known for many things but mostly for her Horror/Mystery stories as they are known to captivate the reader. Shirley Jackson is a very prolific author because she to brings a unique form of writing to her readers. This is seen through her many novels and short stories as the reader is greeted with something new in each one.
In the nineteenth century, femme fatales were featured in the paintings and artworks of many artists, like Edvard Munch’s Madonna painting . The femme fatale then became a popular figure to have art surrounding of and she was soon fashioned to have but not to be. In the twentieth century, the femme fatale transformed into the vampire because she was supposed to have seduced men and use her charms to get the “blood” or energy out of them. This new title took off from Rudyard Kipling’s poem, The Vampire, and was eventually shortened down to vamp in the United States media . This new role became widely appealing in the film industry and gave way to new films surrounding this mysterious figure.