Bram Stoker had six siblings and was born to upper-middle-class Irish Protestant parents on 8th November 1947. His most famous work is considered to be ‘Dracula’ which overshadowed his other works and claimed the throne of his masterpiece. The gothic masterpiece published in the late nineteenth century in 1897 still retains its title of classic with its representation of the accumulated Carpathian Mountains folklores and myths through the presentation of the story in the form of letters, Journal entries and clippings of the newspaper articles by one of the character from the story Mina exhibits the gothic element of dread and mysteriousness through its first person perspective linking the reader with the events in the present time thus making the exploration and the expansion of the plot to occur at the same time as the character unfolds them. The novel ‘Dracula’ established the concept of vampires though not original holistically but still its eminent creation of the vampires in the catalogue of the eerie and ghostly creatures can be seen still in the modern society, where people who have not even read this novel knows about the superstitions of how to kill a vampire and the list of things that could protect them like Christian cross and garlic, etc. The modern day vampire adaptations repeats on the original motifs created by Bram stoker and thus makes the presence of the Dracula in the classic fiction as an indispensable status.
The occult belongs to Gothic literature. It began with a novel from Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto. The Gothic literature is a mixture between horror, full of terror story and romance. The Gothic novel tries to awake fear and terror upon the reader through supernatural and inexplicable events. The prevalent atmosphere is a doom and gloomy one, in order for incomprehensible situations to take place.
The Canterville Ghost Summary The Canterville Ghost is set in an English mansion, Canterville Chase. This mansion has all the signs one would expect in a haunted house, be it creaking floor boards or strange noises at odd hours. The main idea of the story is to show the contrast between the Britishers and the Americans during the ninetienth century. It begins when the Otis familiy moves to Canterville Chase, despite warnings from Lord Canterville, the previous owner of the house, that the house is haunted. The family includes Mr. and Mrs. Otis, their daughter Virginia, the twins and their eldest son Washington.
One reason Wuthering Heights has become interesting to scholars in the context of vampirism is its connection to the latest literary vampire phenomenon, Stephenie Meyer 's Twilight saga (2005-2008). The main character Bella reads the novel, relating her situation to the events in it, and thereby invites the reader to do the same. This reference has been used by the publishing company HarperCollins to republish Emily Brontë 's novel with a Twilight themed cover design, advertising it as “Bella & Edward 's Favourite Book” (Murnane 159). There are some remarkable parallels between both novels, and the comparison illustrated the changes vampire narratives have undergone since they were introduced to the literary world by Polidori. In order to fully understand this development, some influential works should not go unmentioned.
But Is “Frankenstein” a prime example of the Gothic Literature Genre? Written by Mary Shelley the novel centers on Victor who wants to create a Creature. Are there Examples of the three main connotations of Gothic Literature in Frankenstein? Barbarous!, the term is defined as being Savagely Cruel or Excessively Brutal. In “Frankenstein” there are examples of this Horrific Term!
In fact its short and basic story is loaded with the otherworldly, and what should these days consider personifications for characters. The appeal of the story exists in its recorded significance and what it brought to future stories inside that sort, not in the story itself. Quickly the reader is acquainted with the overbearing sovereign of Otranto, Manfred, as he is going to wed his debilitated child to the princess Isabella in a mission to secure his case to the throne he may not be qualified for. At the point when Manfred's child Conrad is struck dead, with no witnesses to his terrible passing, Manfred is at an aggregate misfortune. He strikes upon the thought of marrying the youthful princess Isabella for himself; when he proposes the idea to Isabella, she is frightened and repelled and flees, looking for asylum inside the castle's religious community.
Poe was interested in madness, detective stories, and has perceived themes like death and decay.58 A new innovation to the gothic that appears in the mid-nineteenth century is the Sensation novels. Sensation mode is derived from Radcliffean style of evoking terror , suspense, and mystery. It is regarded as a sub- genre of the gothic . Sensational novel deals mainly with senses. It is called so, because it makes the readers feel intense senses: fear, horror, excitement, suspense and anxiety.
The Brief Introduction to Gothic Literature The word “gothic” is once closely connected with the meaning of brutality in the early history. Thus, the corresponding literature with gothic features is deemed as a sort of literature that goes beyond the field of main trend of literature. And through a long period, the type of literature is accepted by people and step into its historic stage. The gothic literature possesses its own typical features. For instance, the horrible atmosphere, the existence of supernatural, the contradictions of characters, the complicated conflicts of morality and evilness.
At a glance, it might seem that the works which have been analysed in this study are indisputably similar. A Gothic novel as revealed through the various illustrations explains to the readers a world filled with terror, horror, madness, mystery and unsolved crime. The gothic fiction germinated in the latter part of the 18th century. Various causes have been ascribed for the Gothic origin and development. When Poe appeared on the American literary scene, more than seventy years old tradition in Gothic writing existed.
The purpose of this research is to investigate the British novelist Hilary Mantel’s relation to the gothic tradition. Actually, Mantel’s novels, which are hard to categorize, ranging from historical fiction to autobiographical writing going through black comedies, can be read from a gothic perspective. Accordingly, Mantel’s writing can be seen as a contribution to the gothic aesthetic which has and continues to witness various developments from its appearance to the present time. The major novels chosen for such an exploration are respectively Fludd, The Giant O’Brien and Wolf Hall. After providing an overview of the genre’s different mutations, my work shall highlight the gothic elements found in Mantel’s novels, chiefly represented by the haunting of the past, aspects of madness and terror, the dark side of human nature, settings, character portrayal, plot construction and