Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories and poem, “Alone”, “Hop-Frog”, and “The Raven” are similar because they have a sense of darkness, but each passage has its own sense of sadness that differentiates the tones of the individual story. “Alone” contains a melancholy tone, a deep sadness with no obvious origin. Melancholy suits the poem because a cause of the narrator’s sadness is not mentioned, and it is obvious that he is deeply saddened. The narrator states that he cannot regain his happiness the same way again, which shows how he has no longer has any hope. The narrator also mentions that he is the dark cloud “When the rest of Heaven was blue,”.
Notice how the narrator crafts his struggle around abandoning life and reason. Is the use of suspense effective in Poe’s short story? Why or Why not? Yes, suspense is effective in this short story. The crack in the house and the dead trees imply that the house and its surroundings are not sturdy or promising.
Next, the second example is “He strained his eyes in the direction from which the reports had come, but it was like trying to see through a blanket.” This simile is comparing seeing through a blanket to trying to see where the noise came from. The author likely used this simile to better explain to the reader that the scene was very dark. In conclusion, these are the reasons why Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game” makes effective use of literary devices. “The Most Dangerous Game” makes effective use of both irony and similes. Irony helped develop General Zaroff’s character and teach the reader a lesson.
Nathaniel Hawthorne used romanticism in “The Minister's Black Veil”. He expressed it in ways by emotion and supernatural and also in mystery. Romanticism is explained as a literary and artistic movement of the nineteenth-century that arose in reaction against the eighteenth-century. Nathaniel Hawthorne used his ways of romanticism in the character Mr.Hooper. Mr. Hooper has a sin that he keeps a secret, it´s a secret sin he can not express nor tell anyone as he is keeping quiet and not answering questions when people of the town question him.
Similarities of “The Minister’s Black Veil” and “Young Goodman Brown” “The Minister’s Black Veil” and “Young Goodman Brown” are two short stories written by Nathaniel Hawthorne that share many similarities. In his writings, Hawthorne displays a fascination with the Puritanical beliefs and ideals associated with sin and wickedness. Such ideals serve as a common thread that weaves the stories together by using a religious base, symbolism, and a dark mood. First, Hawthorne’s meticulous usage of religion is the foundation of both stories. They are set during the Puritan time period in which people were very concerned with sin.
He believes the darkness is generational and originates from the past in his family. He believes that light originates from knowledge on life. "The silence, the darkness coming, and the darkness in the faces frighten the child obscurely….And when the light fills the room, the child is filled with darkness." Realization of this light is disheartening. Subjection to life breaks a child’s integrity and can lead to guile and this darkness can entice the child to live in it.
The quote, "character is what you are in the dark", by Dwight Lyman Moody, can be interpreted as darkness and troubled times shows your true nature. Dwight Lyman Moody's quote relates to "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe through the narrator's true nature which is shown when he encounters the raven. The narrator shows his true nature when he gets angry at the raven for saying he'll never see Lenore again. His true nature also appears in his longing for Lenore, he uses Lenore to calm himself in darkness. And again his true nature appears when he shows his fear of no longer seeing
There are many mental illnesses that would lead to insane behaviors ranging from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to Schizophrenia. While it is difficult for the average person diagnose mental disorders from such a short story, the narrator likely has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The care he takes in every aspect of his nightly stalking show the telltale characteristic of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: “And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it- oh so gently!” (Poe 1). During this nocturnal ritual, the narrator goes slowly and cautiously enters the old mans room, his work progressing at a snail’s pace. With the caution and methodical prowess of a deft horologist, the narrator stalks his prey.
The short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” uses all these devices to express the theme of gothic literature because of how dark and horrid it is. The different descriptions of the house and the nature around the house as well as the characters suggests this story is more of a gloomy sad
An example of this is in the quote, “His room was as black as pitch with the thick darkness and so I knew he could not see the opening of the door.” This means his room was so dark that the old man couldn’t see the young man about to kill him. Another example found in the text is, “And now at the dead hour of the night, amid the dreadful silence of that old house so strange a noise as this excited me to uncontrollable terror.” This means that it is incredibly late, and the old man is so scared that his heartbeat fills the dark room. This creepy setting helps to add to Poe’s creepy setting in “The Tell Tale Heart.” In conclusion, Poe was a popular American writer who wrote poems and stories that were based on similar settings which left his readers feeling unsettled when they finished reading. Readers can discover this mood by reading “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Raven,” or “The Tell Tale
¨The door was blistered and disdained.¨ That shows the door was dark and creepy. ¨The whole business looked apocryphal.¨ This showed the business wasn 't full proof. ¨She had an evil face.¨ Her face was dark and mysterious. These are a few examples of how imagery is used in the book.¨ In the book Stevenson creates a mysterious mood with diction. ¨Smoother by hypocrisy.¨ This is untrue and you don´t know the real meaning.