‘Nettles’ is a poem written by a British poet and author Vernon Scannell, in the mid-1900’s. It is based on a strong parent-child relationship, a realization that there is no complete protection that a parent can provide for their child despite their devotion and love. ‘Havisham’ is written in the late 1900’s by Carol Ann Duffy, a Scottish poet and playwright. The protagonist is taken from a Charles Dickens character, Miss Havisham, from the book Great Expectations. It looks at the mental state of anger and bitterness of Miss Havisham when her fiance betrays and abandons her on her wedding day.
and the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice share many similarities in terms of structure, theme, and character arc. The myth of Orpheus details a passionate yet tragic love story between Orpheus, son of Apollo, and the beautiful oak nymph, Eurydice. Soon after their marriage, Eurydice suffers a ghastly death which leaves Orpheus completely heartbroken at the loss of his wife. Orpheus then travelled to the realm of the dead in search of his beloved wife and with the power of his enchanting musical abilities, he was able to make his way into the heart
The Heartbreak That Killed “The Raven” is by Edgar Allan Poe. The Poem “The Raven” is gothic literature. This poem is about how a husband tries to deal with the lost of his beloved wife Lenore. Soon after the man starts to lose his mind and senses. The lost of his wife is so dramatizing for him that it starts to affect on his state of mind , also his physical appearance.
The ghost represents both Kafka’s descent into the supernatural and serves as his ultimate ordeal. Kafka is split between whether or not to love the ghost as he realizes the ghost is a younger version of Miss Saeki, the head librarian at Komura Memorial Library. The current Miss Saeki also agrees to this relationship as she makes love to Kafka later in the novel. This internal struggle is reminiscent of when the Greek hero Oedipus married his mother by accident or the concept of forbidden love in stories like Romeo and Juliet in which the lovers realize that their love for each other is strong but would be viewed negatively in
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love. Act 3, Scene 2 reveals a conversation between Juliet and the Nurse about the death of Tybalt. The Nurse discloses that Romeo killed Tybalt and Juliet begins to question Romeo’s character, describing him as things such as “beautiful tyrant” (III.ii. 81). Juliet uses figures of speech such as metaphor and oxymoron to help show an overall theme of value and doubleness.
It seems that through the latter, Stoker may be trying to explore his homoerotic desires. In agreement with this, Roth states that the novel 'manages a fantasy which is congruent with a fundamental fantasy shared by many others. ', showing that Dracula was not just Stoker exploring his own sexual wishes but was also felt by others in society, thus showing that femininity was on the rise. Patmore epitomises the perfect Victorian woman:
While reviewing the list of masterpieces of the spoken time, on the top of the list we can see the name of “Rip Van Winkle”. This short story combines the abovementioned Gothic features and attracts the reader to see the realities through finding the hidden ideas. Step by step we’ll review the main and key points of the short story, Rip Van Winkle, to clear up some hidden ideas. Other yields of Irving’s pen similar to “Rip Van Winkle” are full of with Gothic elements. As the best examples such as “The Devil and Tom Walker”, “The Spectre Bridegroom” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” etc.
How does an author individually create one of the most distinguished verses in all of english literature: “Quoth the Raven, nevermore”? In the short stories The Cask of Amontillado and The Tell-Tale Heart, along with the poems Annabel Lee and The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe develops a unique writing style and the genre of Gothic Fiction through the use of certain literary devices. His gothic, doleful works were most likely influenced by the death of his parents when he was only three, and the demise of his young wife, Virgina, at the age of 24. These events are clearly portrayed or alluded to in both his poems and stories. Likewise, they are conveyed differently in his short stories compared to his poems.
In Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones, Susie Solomon stands as the protagonist of the novel whose life is cut short by her foil character, Mr. Harvey. In Susie’s narration of her family’s coping with her unexpected murder, she emits pure love and tenderness in a naively large supply for everyone until, and in most cases after, her final interaction with Mr. Harvey. Even in her death and her placement in purgatory, “[Susie] worried that [her] sister, left alone, would do something rash”(29) and “[she] wanted to kiss [Franny] lightly on the cheek or have [Franny] hold [her]”(41). This natural desire to protect her sister and to give/receive comfort from her friend similarly condemned to purgatory shows how her death did not change her character,
The Birthmark is a short story involving a husband, and a wife named Aylmer and Georgiana. When reading this rather dark story the mind begins to question the ethics within the writing on who was a fault for the ultimate death of Georgiana, Aylmer or herself. I would argue that it was Aylmer who was the true monster within this story. Aylmer makes her shutter at her once charming mark and tells her she is imperfect. It is also Aylmer, who turns this into a crusade of his obsession over defying nature vs. the mark.