But the Desire to be terrified is as much part of Human Nature as the need to Laugh (“The Gothic Novel” Brendan Hennessy Pg 324). The Genre of Gothic Literature has Three Connotations: Barbarous, Medieval, and Supernatural. (“The Gothic Novel” Brendan Hennessy Pg 324). There are many Gothic Literature Authors and Novels. But Is “Frankenstein” a prime example of the Gothic Literature Genre?
“The use of the word "forcing" makes the reader consider it to be rape and the posture of both Mina and Dracula portray the power he has over women. This is also demonstrated when he restrains her using only his left hand. The novel reflects to the amount of power men had over women in the Victorian period, for example a woman couldn’t own property and couldn’t work in this era. Which forced the woman to stay with the man however he behaved. Similarly in ‘The Bloody Chamber’ the Marquis is described as “big, strong and catlike, but also gentle and romantic.” This could this could refer to the concept of 'Toxic Masculinity ', which is the idea that men can 't show emotion in fear of being mocked and emasculated by society.
Khair 5). Particularly Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus emphasises the aspect of challenging nature, life, environment, and morality by giving life to a creature, or rather a monster. Moreover, scholars of the Gothic may be aware of the vast ways of reading a Gothic novel, why a certain estrangement and deconstruction of the novel is crucial (cf. Wisker, “Liminal Spaces” 404). At the very core of the literary work, adepts are able to reveal and challenge the features of the Gothic novel not only in terms of social and cultural issues, but also in psychological and personal context (cf.
The prevalent atmosphere is a doom and gloomy one, in order for incomprehensible situations to take place. Some of the most known Gothic novels are Frankenstein, Dracula, Wuthering Heights, stories written by Edgar Allen Poe. According to Crystal B. Lake, the Gothic literature expose and play with the unknown, hidden parts of society or of ourselves hence what makes it so terrifying is the fact that it brings into the light, it gives a voice to
An Irish novelist, short-story writer and essayist, Bram Stoker is one of the best and well-known author who developed his famous work, Dracula. Bram Stoker was originally derived from his real and full name, Abraham Stoker. He was born in Clontarf, Ireland on November 8, 1847. He is raised by his mother named, Charlotte Matilda Blake Thornley Stoker and his father Abraham Stoker. One of seven children, young stoker suffered from illness that left him bedridden and unable to move for years, yet the influence he got from his mother, telling him cruel and vivid tales didn’t stop him to begin shaping his imaginative mind, luckily, he was able to recover at the of 7.
Introduction Literature has proved to be throughout time a powerful tool for creating enduring myths, legendary characters and fictional stories, making thus the truth irrelevant as long as the narrative was gripping. Such aspects, together with the context and period into which a novel was written brought to life stories that have become immortal and are going to last for eternity. This seems to be the case of the 19th century author Bram Stoker, who, upon fact, legend and fiction brought to life his eponymous vampire: Count Dracula, a sinister and monstrous predator who thrived on the blood of living souls. Regarded by many as the defining work of Gothic fiction, Stoker’s fin-de-sìecle novel achieved a pervasive hold on Western imagination, transforming it into one of the most lasting literary myths of all times. Hence, it comes as no surprise that when we say “vampire” we immediately think of Dracula, and such has been the superstition created around this character that nowadays it is impossible to allude to Romania, and particularly to Transylvania, without thinking of it as the home of Dracula.
After, Edgar Allan Poe died his rival Rufus Griswold, decided to expose and criticize his work worldwide. But instead he continued Edgar Allan Poe’s fame by making a world wide spread throughout. Inside the article it even proclaims how far horror has come from Edgar Allan Poe by explaining “Today, Poe is recognized as one of the foremost progenitors of modern literature, such as horror and detective fiction, which represent the essential artistic manner of the twentieth century” (Edgar Allen). This bluntly explains how horror is very much included in daily life still continuing in our society and how well people indulge into this theme. Edgar Allen Poe was able to relate common lifestyle to his stories creating people to have some relation towards some of his stories.
WRITING: Comparing Stories of Edgar Allan Poe As a writer Edgar Allan, Poe wrote many great short stories about not only love but fear of death. In each of the three stories, “Eleonora”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, and “The Pit and the Pendulum” fear drives the characters to do things that they would never have thought they would. All of these stories share the same tones which happen to be darkness. Within each of these stories the characters do, affect the tone because without the characters you would not have a tone and the other way around. In each of these stories, Poe uses supernatural ideas to aid with the tone of fear itself.
His terrifying works of Gothic fiction affected the modern “realm of horror” from novels to movies, traces of Poe’s style still lurk about. Poe’s life inspired him to write the way he did in ways that also inspired others. Edgar Allan Poe’s most unfortunate life began in Boston January 19th, 1809. His parents were Elizabeth and David Poe, both professional actors. Three years later, Poe’s father disappeared and his mother died, rendering him a helpless orphan.
Academic Backgrounds: On September 20, 2017, I received a phone call from the University of Education’s examination department, Congratulations Mr. Israr Ahmad! You have comprehensively passed your university qualification exams, you are graduated now. The voice was still coming on my ears, you arrived at a better score of 3.37 out of 4.00 and your ranking is in between top 5 out of 60 students from your undergraduate class. Unfortunately, your role in Soccer, Cricket, and Athletics as a University’s head player is abandoned since your alumnus now. Some time ago I worked with the Dr. Khurshid Asghar, Head of the Department of the Computer Science and IT to accomplish the goal of my final year project, E-Learning System (ELS) with other three student members but I was leading them.