So it is good to know the different types of language that the author uses in the work to understand better what the author wants to express and how the author wants to express it. That is why, we so often have an erroneous knowledge and we put down different meanings when we do not know the essential meaning of that era. Charles Dickens was one of those who used to use different styles in his works. This way, he expressed his feelings in various ways. Dickens used different characters from different social classes, assigning them the task of attracting the attention of the reader.
“The Yellow Wallpaper” a short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s has some elements that link it to the Gothic genre. However, there are features within it that are not directly prescribed in Gothic literature. Throughout “The Yellow Wallpaper” there are some aspects of the short story that observe the traditional features of gothic literature. However, in some instances, other aspects do not, overall though the short story is gothic in its writing. Where there is a departure from the traditional gothic, they still point us to something unknown or strange.The manner in which John keeps her confined to her room for “rest” is chilling and can be seen as controlling as we will explore further.
The Gothic seems to be disordered and a self - contradictory form, without a clear determination of its aim or implication. Many criticisms were denoted concerning the gothic, which reflected its contradictory nature. Some modern critics assert the psychological influence of the gothic ,as Robert Keily who points out that the subordination of the character to the setting enables the gothic “ to explore the whole concept of individual identity”, to view “human personality as essentially unstable, inconsistent ” 7,or revealing the dark side of human nature and destructive, primitive
Through incidents, comments by the characters and statements by the narrator 's Twain illustrates a satirical atmosphere on slavery and racism. The book is seen as a controversial element due to the fact that it contains many slurs and a language that is seen as vulgar and crude. Twain’s attitude infers that the ideal thought of slavery and racism are in fact are somewhat the traditional views of the past, but he used satire and irony to insure his readers
In this case, the comparison doesn’t make Othello appear bestial, but rather cruel. The devil is not a person, but the embodiment of evil and sin. In some cultures, the devil is even depicted as being black, which may be a cause for this comparison. Iago clearly doesn’t think of Othello as a moral human, and wants Brabantio to think the same, which he does by using harsh metaphors to describe
However in Ozymandias, Shelly’s ridicule of the controlling Egyptian ruler ‘Ramesses III’ with the use of enjambment “a shattered visage lies, whose frown and wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command” was an indirect criticism of the English government under King George III. Shelly believed that by having an element of control and logic in society will essentially result in an unjust authority to be outlived. This is furthered by the alliteration “the lone and level sands stretch far away”, employing that the desert itself outlives the statue. Furthermore, Miller’s representation of Proctors logical control is additionally shown when he becomes
Butler use very different methods to establish the same principle: slavery is fundamentally wrong. In The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, Twain mocks the white perspective of slavery through his narrator, Huck; this contrasts how Butler utilisez Dana’s own opinions in Kindred to highlight the absolute savagery of a slave based society. These methods mirror the historical context in which both of these novels were written. Twain uses more covert methods to express his disgust at the hypocrisy, selfishness, and naivete because a publicly abolitionist book would have not garnered the widespread attention of neither publishers or readers. Butler, however, was able to capitalize on the more liberal morals of modern readers to openly preach her abolitionist and pro-equality
Gothic Literature, both traditional and contemporary are sources of unpredictable, mysterious entertainment. For example, ‘The Signalman’ written in 1866 by Charles Dickens utilises the setting, imagery and symbolism, as well as the theme of supernatural to generate the tension in the story. On the other hand, ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ written by Roald Dahl exploits intense emotions such insanity and the theme of reality to conceive suspense. Both writers successfully integrate mystery into the stories to provoke suspense. To begin with, the setting in ‘The Signalman’ is used to generate thriller, especially the creepy, isolated tunnel and the Signalman’s post.
Gothic stories are able to give readers insidious images to a readers mind through its vast setting. A Gothic story setting is often grim with descriptions of grand medieval structures, such as castles and cathedrals, along with powerful illustrations of supernatural events. Two authors that were influenced by Gothic elements are Edgar Allan Poe, and Joyce Carol Oates. Poe has written an assortment of gloomy ominous stories, one of these stories is “The Fall of The House of Usher.” Here we follow a narrator who is invited over to a ghastly, crumbling mansion to comfort his old companion, who is slowly losing his sanity, with the separation between him and his twin sister. Oates, who is a modern writer, engendered the story “Where is Here?” Here we find a quiet and seemingly generic family visited by an edgy and eerie man for an elongated period of time.
In the poem “The World Is Too Much with Us”, William Wordsworth seems to be expressing his discontentment with the path society is taking away from the beautiful necessities of nature as it veers into an industrial era. Through the use of specially crafted structure, precise diction, and various allusions, Wordsworth displays his moral disagreement with the new path based on the tragedy of ignoring the tranquil state of humanity present when one is in association with nature. The use of contradictory diction by Wordsworth helps display the extreme variation he sees between the enemy of industry and the ally of nature (Marrero). The phrases “late and soon” and “getting and spending” make it seem as though humanity has been living its life amiss for some time as the focus is on self- indulgence through goods (Wordsworth line 2). The days, which were once spent in the serene of the outdoors, are now filled with “getting” the material things that only make the hearts of man grow more selfish.