The blame for this tragic predicament in which she finds herself in lies squarely on the shoulders of the Puritan judges of her destiny. Another novel by Hawthorne,The House of the Seven Gables, a romance and gothic horror novel, takes place in Lenox, Massachusetts. The narrator tells this story in the third person as though omniscient (all-knowing), but occasionally slips into telling the story from the point of view of three main characters, Clifford, Holgrave, or Pheobe. He tends to vary between more of a straightforward narration and gloomy disposition, but also has a sarcastic take on a number of issues., The narrator also tells the story immediately after it
Psychoanalytic Analysis: The Masque of the Red Death Edgar Allen Poe, used a lot of symbolism and Motifs in this short story. Red was highly used to symbolized death. As we all know, every color has its purpose and meaning. Poe, used colors to symbolize the stages of life events that present in different rooms as their decorations colors. He tells about the sight of the rooms and how the first few rooms were decorated with bright colors symbolizes the early stage of life and the last one is decorated with black velvet color symbolizing the ageing and death.
Synthesis Essay: Young Arthur In the several versions of Arthur’s story regarding the Sword in the Stone, there are many unique difference among them. Like these several variations, Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d 'Arthur and Thomas Westwood’s “The Sword of Kingship” are different in their own way in the retelling of the Sword in the Stone. In Westwood’s time period of the 1800s, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Gothic Fiction movement was prevalent. Because Westwood lived in the 1800s, these movements have influenced him in his writings. Westwood’s perspective on Enlightenment, Romanticism and Gothic Fiction has caused his writing to differ with Malory’s version.
Throughout The Masque of the Red Death color plays an important part in the author’s portrayal of death. Poe described the seventh room as “shrouded in black velvet tapestries that hung all over the ceiling and down the walls” (Poe 2) and the clock that stood in the room as ebony (Poe 2). The room itself represents the darkness and loneness of death. The narrator later states that “there were few of the company bold enough to set foot within its precincts” (Poe 2).
The English novel, The Spire, and the American novel, To Have and Have Not, reflect on their heroes throughout the novel through multiple literary aspects. Their titles hint at the plots of each novel, providing the basis for speculation about the storyline before reading them. Since Golding and Hemingway wrote the two novels with different cultures and settings, the novels differ significantly in style. Though the two novels seem to contrast drastically, they both describe heroes who considerably struggle and decease at the resolutions of the plots. However, the authors’ choices of the ending expresses the differences in the era when both novels take place.
Many modernists were inspired by the Civil War, WWI, and the Great Depression to introduce a new theme into literature. This theme consisted of the stream of conscious, and hopelessness. A short piece that has both of these themes is “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” by Katherine Ann Porter. Porter’s short story compared to many other modernistic pieces during the modernist time period. A terrific comparison to this story is the story “Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, which also has both the stream of conscious and hopelessness as themes.
Gothic literature is defined as a style usually portrayed in fantastic tales dealing with horror, despair, and other “dark” subjects. Gothic literature is normally seen in the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century writings. Gothic literature was a dark element represented in the short stories: “Yellow Wallpaper,” “The Lottery,” and “A Rose for Emily.” In the short story, “Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the author wants the reader to grasp how horrifying the wallpaper is. The author describes the wallpaper as, “The color is repellant, almost revolting; a smoldering, unclean yellow strangely faded by the slow-turning sunlight.” He used this description to make the reader see how the room is figuratively dark. The word choice makes the reader feel nasty and over-whelmed at how gross the wallpaper feels.
The ins and outs of life seem to be apparent to everyone; yet we all make the same mistake of ignoring what all of our lives have in common, death. Using symbolism, Edgar Allan Poe writes ‘The Masque of the Red Death’ around the theme that life is a masquerade till death. The reader gets the first sign of this symbolism when Poe introduces the different apartments. Each apartment is decorated with a specified color and “..windows ..of stained glass whose color varied in accordance with the prevailing hue of the decorations..” (Poe 1) Poe uses the colors of these apartments to symbolize the different stages in life. The first apartment being vivid blue; corresponding with the birth or start of life.
Malory's work also allows for readers to make connections with different characters as many of them contain their own stories within this one story. Time is also relevant in Malory's work as read from the beginning of Arthurs life to the end. Although both novels follow the timeline of Arthurs life, they do so in different ways. This shows that the legend is multifaceted, in that it can be told in different ways. One main characteristic differences are the action and war scenes that Malory writes opposed to White's version.
INTRODUCTION Scepticism is any questioning or doubting attitude towards the ideas and beliefs of the society, which may or may not be based on facts. And although Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most famous and important pioneers of gothic-themed dark romantic literature, he did venture into different subject genres in a number of his works, most notably his 1849 poem, “A Dream Within a Dream”, which in spite of still sounding darkly mysterious, typical of Poe, it does embrace philosophical scepticism and borderline nihilism. Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, belonging to the period of American Romanticism. He wrote novels, short stories, poems, literary journals and even plays – being widely read in all these forms till today. His work,