Social issues and the psychological problems rampant in the world since the Great War of 1910 serve as the building blocks of horror and thriller in his works. Mr. Mercedes is one such thriller novel by King, with not even a hint of supernatural in it. All of the supernatural, horror and pseudo-science phenomena that are usually the centre of King’s work are totally missing. The story could have been another generic and traditional detective novel but it defeats the purpose of that genre by letting the reader know the identity of the detective and the killer from the very start. The novel is focused on the detective’s battle with
In order to fully understand this development, some influential works should not go unmentioned. As mentioned before, it was Bram Stroker 's novel Dracula which defined the vampire narrative more than any other literary work. Stoker selected featured from folklore and literary vampires, added ideas of his own and combined them into a strong archetype. “The way ancient tradition, such as folkloric elements of vampires or the influence of early demon forms […] were intertwined with cutting edge technology, such as the used of shorthand, Dr Seward 's phonography and Van Helsing 's blood transfusion, allowed for the creation of what is essebtially the vampire 's passport into the twentieth century and its manifestation once again as a socially relevant
H.P. Lovecraft & Stephen King: deliria of horror geniuses. César Castellón Gort firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract Many times has been discussed Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s influence on modern horror literature. However, little has been said about his specific influence on Stephen King. That is what I intend to discover in my work.
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Gatsby and Nick, and Holmes and Watson tackle all certain adventures or issues with the inseparable treasured companion. We can even find many others literary duos such as Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer or Dr Frankenstein and The Monster. Focusing on Conan Doyle 's characters, the main aim of this section is to illuminate the psychological bond between Holmes and Watson. Even thought they seem to be opposites, they complement and depend on each other. But how it can be possible?
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.
Furthermore, supernature can also be related to Gothic literature, which makes it hard to identify the exact genre of the novel. The definition of supernatural according to various dictionaries is something that breaks the boundaries of nature, or something
The book; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has since its release in 1886, been the building blocks of many horror and crime stories. There can be drawn many parallels between the book and modern crime stories, and that is the purpose of this essay. There will be a focus on the duali-ty, seen in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and there will be drawn lines between Sigmund Freud’s theories on the human psyche and the literature Freud’s most known theories involve what he describes as, the id, the ego and the super-ego . His theory is that a person’s psyche is split up between these three parts, in most people there is a healthy balance between the three parts, but in people such as murderers there is imbal-ance between the parts, with might cause them to not reflect morally on their actions, thus maybe making them feel okay with murdering someone. Serial killers are described to have a more dominant than normal id, and a much smaller to non-existent super-ego, therefore mak-ing them feel that killing is just a tool for getting to their goal, and since their super-ego isn’t telling them no, they see no problem with using murder as a tool, they might even see it as a necessity.
Gothic genre was very popular during the early 19th century. The style of stories from gothic genre are often associated with mystery, horror and sadism. The Tell Tale Heart, (1843) is a story written by Edgar Allan Poe with gothic elements woven into it. It is not an everyday thing to read stories that portray the main character as a satanic villain. The story is written in a first person’s point of view where the narrator is the antagonist in the story.
Dracula is a household name; however, the actual meaning is not as well known. The novel Dracula by Bram Stoker contains a unique story, one which due to the structure of the book there are multiple main characters. The book is written in the form of letters, allowing the focus to be on many different people and viewpoints. Dracula starts out with Jonathan Harker an, Englishman, who takes a trip to Transylvania to meet Count Dracula. On his way to the castle he is warned of the dangers of Dracula, however, Jonathan chooses to persist.
“Magic Laws and The Functions of Fantasy in A Fantasy Novel” is a study conducted by Amelis (2013). She uses Riordan’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief as her subject and combines Nikolajeva’s Magic Law and Tolkien’s Function of Fantasy as her framework of analysis. This study reveals that magic law is used to construct the story to be more interesting, believable, and related to human